#7: On worship, liturgy, and the church with Bill Brimer.

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One of the most powerful elements in the world is that of music. It’s reach is so infectious and effectual. It changes lives and impacts souls. It can start movements and influence revivals. It’s no secret that music is powerful, and I believe we’ll never fully realize the full potential of music until we get to glory and see Jesus face to face. If you think about it, music is the only thing we know for certain that we’ll be doing in heaven. On earth, we’re just getting a small taste of the majesty of heaven’s melody — a preview of the glory to come.

The theology of worship is the most essential part. Not all the lights and extras. But bringing and shining a bright light on the gospel for sinners. That’s what’s most important. And this is what Bill Brimer does through his music.

In this episode of Ministry Minded, I’m joined by Soul Thirst Church music pastor Bill Brimer. Throughout this discussion, we talk about about Lutheranism, the beauty of liturgy, and the spiritual experience of leading music. We also share our common distaste for the title of “worship leader.” Bill also shares his story behind his new album. Love this conversation and love talking to Bill about grace and theology and music. And I think you will too.


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Bill is an associate pastor and director of music for Soul Thirst Church in The Colony, Texas. He’s also an occasional contributor for Christ Hold Fast. Be sure to visit his website, billbrimer.com, where you can stream and download Bill’s brand new album, “Bill Brimer & the Skybirds.” And did I mention, it’s totally free! Go show Bill some love! Also, go follow him on Twitter, @billbrimer.


Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0.