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Joel Carpenter on Artists as Prophets and Seers of Hope
Twenty artists from North America and South Africa created “Between the Shadow and the Light: Artists’ Prophetic Responses to South Africa Today.”
Conversation | November 19, 2014
Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture Full Text
The full text of the Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture.
Article | June 16, 2014
David Bailey on Multicultural Power Dynamics
Musician David M. Bailey is the music director at East End Fellowship in Richmond, Virginia. In this edited conversation, he talks about becoming aware of power dynamics in multicultural congregations and neighborhoods. He lives in Church Hill, a neighborhood hard hit by economic decline.
Conversation | October 11, 2012
The Reconciling, Sanctifying, Energizing Power of Worship's Urban Beat
East End Fellowship in Richmond, Virginia, started an urban songwriting internship and a gospel choir to reflect its congregational values of incarnation and reconciliation.
Feature Story | October 11, 2012
How Churches Meet Their Neighbors
Here is the uncomfortable truth about becoming a congregation that loves your neighbors as you love yourselves: You have to go out and meet them.
Feature Story | September 12, 2012
Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture
The Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture presents four central principles of the relationship between worship and culture.
Article | February 22, 2012
Multicultural Leadership in Worship: Sharing Power Among Cultures
Being a multicultural church means more than singing global songs. It means that the people who plan worship, lead worship, and make decisions come from many cultures and ethnic groups.
Feature Story | September 22, 2011
Mark Charles on Indigenous Wisdom
Conversation with Mark Charles about Indigenous Wisdom
Conversation | July 05, 2011
Yvette Lau on worship in Hong Kong
Conversation with Yvette Lau about a worship symposium in Hong Kong.
Conversation | May 12, 2011
Swee Hong Lim on Asian Christian Worship Practices
Conversation with Swee Hong Lim on Asian Christian worship practices
Conversation | April 14, 2011
A Conversation with Mary Mikhael
This conversation explored issues of justice and peace in the Middle East, and reflected on the question: what it is like to be a Christian and a woman in the Middle East today?
Audio | April 08, 2011
Discerning the Spirits (leader's guide)
Leader’s Study Guide by Carol Van Klompenburg to be used with Discerning the Spirits A Guide to Thinking about Christian Worship Today by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. and Sue A. Rozeboom
Article | March 02, 2011
Why Study Worship Worldwide?
The topic of the book Christian Worship Worldwide is endlessly interesting, profoundly instructive, and unmanageably large. The scope is nothing short of the worship practices of the world's two billion Christians.
Article | March 02, 2011
An Open and Discerning Approach to Culture
How does worship relate to culture? How is worship in culture, but not of it? This video and accompanying Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture explore four central principles for an open and discerning approach to culture.
Article | Video | February 24, 2011
Symposium 2011 - Asian Christian Worship Practices Worth Adopting or Adapting
This session introduced a variety of worship expressions from Asian cultures, songs and prayers, gestures that can sometime speak with more eloquence than words, and visual ways to bring beauty to your worship space; all gifts for your congregation to consider.
Audio | January 28, 2011
Why Churches are Engaging Hip Hop Culture
Now that the gospel and hip hop have gone global, churches are exploring how to reach hip hop culture with the good news that another world is possible. A feature story exploring hip-hop culture.
Feature Story | April 19, 2010
A Worship Leadership Dilemma: Are consumers still able to worship?
How do I as a pastor or worship leader engage a congregation in deep, rich worship when their hearts have been shaped by consumeristic spirits that tell them to be shallow and self-serving? And how do I lead in such a way without being negative or preachy?
Audio | March 23, 2010
Worshiping the Trinity in Exile: The Prophetic Church with a Post-Era Mission
In a post-postmodern, high-tech, super-hyped, and anti-institutional world, how should we be Church and how should we be the Church at worship and in mission? How will our means match the ends so that worship is faithful to the Jesus of the cross?
Audio | March 23, 2010
Desiring the Kingdom: Which do you want?
In "Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation", James K. A. Smith explains how what we love, imagine, and desire shapes who we become. He urges congregations to reclaim worship practices that train our hearts through our bodies.
Feature Story | February 16, 2010