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Worship in the Big Tent
Playwriter and worship pastor Christopher Greco reflects on the effective use of interruption, surprise, spontaneity, narrative eclecticism, motivated participation, and intergenerational collaboration as tools to engage congregants in worship in the face of significant disparities in age, culture, and Christian tradition, or lack thereof.
Reflection | December 03, 2021
Co-creating with Diverse Youth
Proskuneo Ministries, a Jesus-centered multicultural worshiping community, provides multiple spaces for the diverse youth of this town to experience safety, a sense of belonging, and individual and collective agency.
Reflection | November 23, 2021
Diversity & Inclusion for All
A podcast from Calvin University featuring faculty discussing key topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Podcast | Audio | October 11, 2021
Healthy Leadership in Anxious Times
2021 Online Calvin Symposium on Worship | On-Demand Panel Discussion Video
Video | October 29, 2020
Worship, Cultural Difference, and a Kingdom Vision for Life Together
2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar
Video | June 02, 2020
How to Adapt Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God to Your Setting
Arrabon’s Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God curriculum can be adapted to church and school contexts with varying memberships and time constraints.
Article | August 19, 2019
Curriculum Prepares People to Talk about Racial Reconciliation
Arrabon’s Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God curriculum gives small groups the shared knowledge, language, and practices to effectively address deep cultural tensions and divisions.
Feature Story | August 19, 2019
Emmett G. Price III on Racial Reconciliation Resources for Congregations
Learning about diversity among Christians is a good way to embrace the ministry of reconciliation entrusted to us by God.
Conversation | September 25, 2018
Reflections on Racial Conciliation and Ethnic Diversity in Christian Worship
A presentation on racial conciliation and ethnic diversity during the 2018 Vital Worship Grants Colloquium.
Audio | August 03, 2018
Multicultural Congregations Meet for Combined Worship Services
Three church groups started out as separate congregations sharing one building. Now regularly-scheduled joint worship helps them see themselves as members of one body in Christ.
Feature Story | July 06, 2018
Seven Challenges in Multicultural, Multi-congregational Worship
Worshiping regularly with a congregation culturally dissimilar from yours is challenging but worth it. Understanding these challenges can also help you change worship to better include different cultural groups within your church.
Article | July 06, 2018
Mutuality in Worship: Sharing Our Stories and Gifts
This workshop focused on practical ways to involve people's stories, songs, and gifts in our corporate worship times—all with the goal of unity in diversity.
Audio | April 13, 2018
The Work of the People in Racial Tension
2018 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Vesper
Video | March 09, 2018
David Bailey and Erin Rose on White Supremacy
Churches often shy away from conversations about white supremacy or which lives matter. A Presbyterian elder and a worship leader explain how to pastorally move toward effective reconciliation ministry.
Conversation | February 26, 2018
Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in Christian Worship and Life
All over the world, Christian churches are struggling to obey the Bible’s clear commands to welcome the stranger, to displace the fear that leads to exclusion, and to both extend and receive mutual hospitality as gifts of God’s Spirit.
Audio | February 16, 2018
Why the Church Needs History, Especially Now: A Historian's Vision for Equipping the Church
At a time of increasing cultural and political polarization, the North American church faces enormous challenges in embodying the unity of Christ and living out Christ's mission in this time and place.
Audio | June 28, 2017
From Generation to Generation: Many Voices Singing the One Body
Two hymn writers and collaborators, one Roman Catholic and one Protestant, representing different generations, explore how the demographic, ethnic and denominational differences of contemporary American culture offer challenges and opportunities in crafting new, relevant and faithful song for Christian communities.
Video | March 08, 2017
Glorifying God in a Diverse World: Next Steps in the Journey
Sandra Van Opstal gives her plenary address at Worship Symposium 2017.
Video | February 20, 2017
Sandra Van Opstal on Multicultural Preaching
A majority of U.S. Christians born before 1965 are white. However, the fastest growing groups in the U.S. as a whole and in its churches are people of color. Preaching must change to reflect this diversity so that all generations and nations can encounter God through the Word
Conversation | April 08, 2016