Theology In Motion



Join Steve Zank and Jon Jordening as they host conversations about the theology of Christian worship and how it is relates to practice, design, and culture. The "Theology in Motion" podcast is produced by the Center For Worship Leadership, Christ College, Concordia University Irvine, CA.


  • Book: The Worship Pastor

    03/09/2019 Duración: 50min

    In this conversation with Zac Hicks we explore: 1. Zac's book, "The Worship Pastor." 2. The history of music as priestcraft. 3. The distinction between law and gospel and its application to worship. 4. A resource to sing Psalm 119 in worship. Links: Zac Hicks Blessed Are All (Only in Jesus) - Lyric Video The Worship Pastor  

  • Worship and Culture

    01/08/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    In this conversation with Dr. Glenn Fluegge and Dr. Jim Marriott we explore: 1. the cultural challenges facing the American church, especially its worship practices. 2. anecdotal stories from West Africa. 3. methods for navigating culture's influence on issues of worship. 4. a framework of understanding cultural engagement in 4 different dimensions.   See attached PDF for Glenn's "In Seach of a Biblical and Contextualized Response."

  • Introduction to the Psalms

    01/07/2019 Duración: 54min

    There may be no better illustration of Theology of Motion than the book of Psalms and the singing of God's Word. This episode I sat down with Dr. CJ Armstrong, Dr. Jeff Mallinson, and Jon Jordening to talk about about the Psalms as both a devotional and congregational book. We discuss the Psalms as they are used by Jesus, monastic Christians, French Huguenots, and even Isaac Watts. Join us for a discussion of what Richard Hanson calls “one of the most significant collections of literature ever any people.”   Show Notes CJ's Translation - Lutheranism vs. Calvinism: The Classic Debate at the Colloquy of Montbéliard, 1586 Jeff's Book - Sexy: The Quest for Erotic Virtue in Perplexing Times  

  • Church-Goers Throughout History

    01/06/2019 Duración: 56min

    The Christian Church has a long and interesting history, with different events marking new periods of how the church relates to the culture, and how individuals relate to the church. In this episode of "Theology in Motion" i sat down with Dr. Steve Mueller and Dr. Joel Oesch to talk about the many reasons Christians have "gone to church" through the centuries. We discuss the persecuted-church, the institutional church, the church of the Reformation, what's essential, and the importance of community.

  • Navigating Surveys and Why Americans Go to Church

    01/05/2019 Duración: 40min

    There are many surveys available to church leaders addressing why people attend religious services and what the average person might be expecting from their church experience. On this episode Steve interviews Dr. Daniel Enemark, a professional researcher, about the meaning of these latest surveys for church leaders. Show Notes Why Americans Go to Religious Services Church Leaders and Declining Religious Service Attendance Over-reporting Church Attendance in America

  • Theology in Motion Trailer

    11/02/2019 Duración: 01min

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