I’m very grateful to be on a small list of select blogs honored this year by Worship Leader Magazine’s Editor’s Picks (Nov/Dec 2014 issue). What a blessing! I’m not sure how I got there, but I’ll keep doing what I’m doing.
Blogging is an interesting medium. It’s leveled the playing field in some ways, and it’s made discourse and deep thought harder in others. But, if you engage with blogs as one of the several ways you process worship-related issues, you will hear voices and thoughts that you would not hear otherwise. I can attest to how powerful the blogosphere has been in impacting the worship world, and mine.
Here’s what Worship Leader had to say about my blog:
Zac points to Scripture, other bloggers, leaders, information sources as well as delivering his own pithy and passionate take on the state of worship and the Church. Pastoral, passionate, creative, wise, recording artist, worship leader, theologian, author, and a National Worship Leader faculty, Hicks’ blog often uncovers the intersection of “new” and “old” worship practices. A great resource for tapping into important worship conversations, and an essential bookmark for thoughtful worship leaders.
The Vision of this Blog
The vision of this blog has always been to process and further dialogue in how we can think more deeply and critically about worship so that, in turn, our practice might be affected. I’ve always wanted worshipers and worship leaders alike to find this blog accessible, sometimes challenging, sometimes provocative, sometimes academic, sometimes comforting, sometimes prophetic. I’ve always aimed to process out loud what I’m doing in my little corner of the world and to display a particular model of intentionality in the practice of worship leading. I’m grateful that this blog has had a reach and impact!
I want to give a shout out to my very good friend, Dave Farmer, who is the singular reason I started down this whole road. Thanks, Dave!
The Other Great Bloggers
Here are the others on the list. They’re all worth checking out:
- allaboutworship.com / Wisdom Moon
- chrisfromcanada.com / Chris Vacher
- communicatejesus.com / Steve Kryger
- middlebrained.com / Dan Leverence
- rkblog.com / Rich Kirkpatrick
- sharefaith.com/blog / Sharefaith Magazine
- votivepraise.com / Gangai Victor
- worshipmatters.com / Bob Kauflin
- worshipministrycatalyst.com / David Lindner, Kevin Kruse
- worthilymagnify.com / Jamie Brown
Congratulations, Zac! This blog continues to encourage and challenge me. To God be the glory for your miniistry!