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Principles of an Urban Doxology
What does worship look like for a church that is economically, educationally, and culturally diverse?
Audio | March 04, 2016
Jennifer Ackerman on Courageous Conversations among Pastors
The Micah Groups program brings together pastors from diverse denominational, theological and ethnic contexts, all who desire to become empowered wise preachers. They seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Over time, they build enough trust to have courageous conversations about worship, preaching and justice.
Conversation | February 19, 2016
Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Millennials in Worship
You might be surprised to learn what matters in worship to multicultural millennials in this urban Chicago church.
Conversation | December 17, 2015
Reconciliation, Story Telling, and Music
This workshop looks at how the church can lead by example in diversity and reconciliation through storytelling and music.
Audio | July 01, 2015
Worship & Reconciliation across Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Cultural Lines
A vesper service led by David Bailey and the Urban Doxology Band.
Audio | March 12, 2015
Developing a Multiethnic Accent in Preaching
Congregations are becoming more diverse which increases the need for the church planter, missionary, and preacher to communicate biblical truth in relevant and compelling ways.
Audio | February 25, 2015
Steve Prince on Visual Art and Justice
Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. What does that mean for conversations about injustices, including racism, both in the U.S. and around the world. Steve Prince creates visual art that can help us start talking.
Conversation | December 12, 2014
How Visual Arts Move Us from Brokenness to Beauty
Visual artists can help us start talking about major life issues that we don’t often acknowledge in worship.
Feature Story | December 12, 2014
David Bailey on Reconciliation and Worship Response Times
A few years ago, East End Fellowship, a multicultural Presbyterian congregation in Richmond, VA, started an urban songwriting internship and a gospel choir to reflect its congregational values of incarnation and reconciliation.
Conversation | November 20, 2014
Music Style in a Diverse Church
This workshop will explore how we can move beyond the usual church labels by engaging with broader musical traditions to create worship that is both rich in content and diverse in appeal.
Audio | February 17, 2014
David Bailey on How Story Unifies Worshipers
Musician David M. Bailey is the music director at East End Fellowship, a multicultural Presbyterian congregation in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia.
Conversation | November 11, 2013
Gerardo Marti on Emerging Churches and Religious Individualism
Gerardo Marti, professor of sociology at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, is fascinated by diversity and innovation as aspects of how the world is changing and how that affects churches today.
Conversation | Video | August 08, 2013
Gerardo Marti on Emerging Church Demographics
After writing three books about multicultural worship, Gerardo Marti has applied his research skills to what’s been called the emerging church or emergent Christianity.
Conversation | August 08, 2013
Worship Practices in the Hispanic Culture
We will explore some of the distinctiveness of worship in Hispanic Churches in USA. There will be a discussion of the characteristics of the Latino culture and its implications on the way worship is conducted in these communities.
Audio | Video | January 28, 2012
Worshiping in a Multicultural Environment
A multicultural, multilingual congregation is one that reflects the diversity of God’s kingdom, but also the complexities of life together this side of eternity. Having a way of understanding and interpreting the differences among us makes it possible to anticipate the worship described in the Revelation vision.
Reflection | Audio | January 27, 2012
Learning Worship through Book Groups
How studying a book or sermons together in a small group knits church members together in worship, fellowship, and discipleship.
Feature Story | January 05, 2012
Response to "Inculturation, Worship, and Dispositions for Ministry"
This essay is a response to John Witvliet's Afterword in Christian Worship Worldwide: Expanding Horizons, Deepening Practices.
Academic Article | March 02, 2011
A Season of "Social Capital"
An article on human relationships within society which distinguishes between three different kinds of social capital: bonding, bridging, and linking.
Article | December 01, 2009
Embracing the Discomfort of Diversity
A reflection on the value of discomfort in experiencing worship outside our familiar cultural context.
Article | March 01, 2009