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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
Multigenerational, Multicultural Worship: Reports and Testimonies from Worship Renewal Grant Recipients
When people of all ages and cultures are invited to bring their gifts to plan and lead worship through music, spoken word and the arts, transformation begins. Leaders from diverse congregations offered practical ideas that have engaged people of various ages and cultures and tell us what they have learned.
Audio | February 22, 2013
Learning How to Pray from the Whole Body of Christ
In this workshop, Mark Gornik will discuss how he came to a deeper understanding of God and the Christian life through worshipping with African churches in New York City.
Audio | February 22, 2013
Wise Church: Exploring Faith and Worship with Christians Around the World (Book Excerpt)
Based on the document "Worshiping the Triune God," a collection of proverbs on worship adopted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, this book and study guide offers a global perspective on how and why we worship.
Book Excerpt | February 18, 2013
Ben Dykhouse on Being Uncomfortable in Multicultural Chapel Worship
Ben Dykhouse talks about unexpected outcomes and being stretched by experiencing new ways to sing and worship in chapel.
Conversation | Video | November 15, 2012
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
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
Lucy Kolin on Communion in a Multicultural Community
Lucy Kolin is pastor of a multiracial congregation, Resurrection Lutheran in Oakland, California.
Conversation | September 01, 2011
Glenda Brown on Dealing with Different Time Orientations
Glenda S. Brown explains an important lesson from The Crossing Baptist Church’s year of multicultural learning.
Feature Story | August 30, 2011
Background of the Worshiping The Triune God statement
An overview and introduction of 'Worshiping the Triune God,' a statement of faith and wisdom on worship and spirituality produced by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.
Article | January 07, 2011
It didn't happen every day, but was frequent enough that I clearly remember it. I would be sitting with my grandparents, in their house, around their kitchen table. We would be finishing a meal or even just a simple snack, and the conversation would come to a lull….
Reflection | January 01, 2010
Just As It Should Be
It is called Throat Singing and I do not even know how to fully describe it. To me it sounded like a cross between an oboe and someone clearing his throat. It was fascinating to listen to. And as I sat there I found myself feeling excited, uncomfortable, confused and at peace, all at the same time.
Article | June 01, 2009
"Ya’at’eeh." That is what I should have said. Ya’at’eeh is a Navajo greeting. It is always accompanied with a hand shake, and, if the parties do not know each other, it is usually followed with a formal introduction.
Article | April 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
Ethnodoxology: Calling all peoples to worship in their heart language
The new field of ethnodoxology affirms that there's no single best way to worship. A feature story about how God has gifted each culture with heart language and heart music rooted in a particular place, ethnicity, or experience.
Feature Story | February 10, 2009
“Be still and know that I am God.” That is the exhortation we hear from God in Psalms 46:10. But how possible is this in our modern technological world? What does it mean to be still before God? I used to think I understood
Article | January 01, 2009
When I Grow Up I Want to Be A Shepherd
"When I grow up I want to be a shepherd." I imagine that is what my grandfather said when he was a young boy growing up near Blanco Canyon in New Mexico.
Article | January 01, 2009
Gerardo Marti on Successful Multicultural Churches
Whether you say multicultural, multiracial, or multiethnic, churches want to become more diverse. So many churches want to know: what makes a congregation successfully multiethnic? A feature story exploring successful multicultural churches.
Feature Story | November 09, 2007