Aaron Niequist spent many years as a musician and worship leader in some of America’s largest megachurches. But then–at the pinnacle of his career–he lost faith in the system.
As Niequist writes in The Eternal Current: How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save Us from Drowning, “[My wife] Shauna and I discovered that God’s Eternal Current is deeper and grander and more beautifully powerful than we knew. This understanding brought us face to face with our inability to swim well in it. Four songs and a hymn in worship could get our feet wet, but we had to move beyond singing if we were to enter the flow and swim. My personal practice of reading the Bible and journaling was a helpful foundation, but it could take me only so far.”
Over time, Niequist traded in the fog machines and intelligent lights for bread and wine. He replaced the impromptu leader-led prayers with historic corporate invocation. Liturgy brought Niequist back to life, and everything began to change.
In Episode 3 of the “Seekers and Speakers” podcast, Niequist talks about his journey to reimagine “worship.”