Ben Neumann, a member of my church, told me about an interview with Matt Redman that was recorded a couple years ago. I’ve had a number of opportunities to hang around with Matt, and each time I walk away encouraged by the grace of God in his life. He’s a diligent theologian, a devoted husband and dad, a brilliant songwriter, and a leader who is always seeking to direct your attention to the greatness of God’s glory in Christ.
I’m affected by his love for and understanding of the gospel, and his heart to see people pursue God with a biblically informed passion. In this interview he talks about how he’s revisiting the use of romantic language in worship songs. I appreciate the humble way he shares his thoughts. allowing for a different perspective, but not shrinking away from testing our lyrics against Scripture. One of my favorite quotes: “The church has been under-fathered and over-mothered.”
For more on this topic, you might want to check out these earlier posts: