Monday, March 3, 2014

Learning Multi-Ethnic Worship

My church just finished their annual missions conference, where we learned, among other things, wonderful stories about how God is working through our missionaries across the world. So, yeah, I should have posted this earlier. There are some very insightful and wise thoughts here, that apply not just those seeking to produce multi-ethnic worship services, but to the heart of worship itself.

Luther once said,  “After the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”[1] Yet it often seems this secondary treasure causes some of the greatest division in churches – especially those comprised of multiple ethnicities. After all, a myriad of cultures and ethnicities guarantees a myriad of preferences that, frankly, people don’t want to give up.