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Explorations in Worship and Culture: A Conversation

2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop

All pastoral leaders, including worship leaders, are called to make decisions with discernment about culture. We are called to “not conform to this world” (Rom. 12) and yet to “be all things to all people” for the sake of the gospel (1 Cor. 9:22). At its best, Christian worship is richly contextual. It is also countercultural. To make discerned choices about how worship relates to culture, we need the wisdom of believers from many different cultural contexts to teach and to guide us, to keep us from rejecting what should not be rejected and embracing what should not be embraced.