Anyhoo, over the next year I will be meeting with the worship leader at my church (All Saints Church), Ben Bowman. My purpose is somewhat simple: to help him listen to his life, as Frederick Buechner might put it. It always helps to have someone else listen to your life. We don't always hear ours rightly left to our own devices. So we'll be meeting once a month to read books together, to pray, to evaluate the previous month's services, to listen to new music he's written as well as to others' music and to encourage each other.
In preparation for our first meeting I asked Ben to answer the following questions. I thought they might be valuable to other worship leaders too, especially if said worship leader shared the answers with a trusted but no-nonsense friend, so I've posted them here. I've added two additional questions to the original eighteen.