32, Music in the Church with Jarrod Richey, KC Podcast
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On this episode, Pastor Brito interviews Mr. Jarrod Richey. Jarrod is a gifted musician and thinker. He directs the Jubilate Deo Music Camp (Rejoice in the Lord) every summer in Munroe, LA. The camp provides an opportunity to saturate students in the wonder of God in music, but it also adds art and dancing to their experience. Students from 4th-12th grade spend a wonderful week learning about a particular theme in the Scriptures culminating in a concert on the last Sunday on the theme which they have immersed all week. Jarrod Richey is an avid apologist for church music. In this interview, he discusses the reason music has taken such a secondary role in the life of the church. “Individualism in worship has hurt the cause of music. Music in history was something you did for others, but after the Enlightenment, music has become about how I feel,” he observes. Richey further notes, “You can’t miss the imperative to sing joyfully…the historical understanding of singing is that the Triune God sings first and we…