Today on the podcast we have Dr. Jonathan Powers. Dr. Powers is the Associate Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of Mission and Ministry and the Assistant Professor of Worship Studies at Asbury Seminary. In this episode we talk about Dr. Powers’ latest book New Life in the Risen Christ: A Wesleyan Theology of Baptism and his work on the hymnal Our Great Redeemers Praise, which released last November. We discuss the collaborative nature of both projects and their significance to the church today.

*The views expressed in this podcast don’t necessarily reflect the views of Asbury Seminary.

Dr. Jonathan Powers, Associate Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of Mission and Ministry Assistant Professor of Worship Studies

Dr. Jonathan Powers has a passion for the intersection of liturgy and spiritual formation in the life of the church. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books, including Echo: A Catechism for Discipleship in the Ancient Christian Tradition, The 12 Days of Christmas Sermons, and Watchnight: John Wesley’s Covenant Renewal Service, all published by Seedbed. In 2009, he was awarded the Hoyt Hickman Award by the Order of St. Luke at Asbury Seminary for excellence in liturgical scholarship and leading public worship. He also serves on the board of the Charles Wesley Society.

In 2017, Dr. Powers was awarded the Vital Worship Grant by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship with a concentration on connecting the public worship of churches with worshipers’ personal grief by studying historical and biblical liturgies of lament.

Dr. Powers and his wife, Faith, have two daughters.

Wes Wilcox, host of Thrive with Asbury Seminary

Wes is a worship leader, artist and podcast host. He loves talking with people about their passions and what helps them thrive. When he is not drawing or playing music, he is likely relaxing with his best friend and wife, Heidi, and their dog Barney.