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Obeying The Call
Overcoming Cultural Obstacles to Mission
Tags: barriers, cultural, europe, roma, serbia
It was midnight on a winter night when I returned home to Leskovac, Serbia by bus from a city about 90 miles away where my wife and I felt called to plant a new church. My wife was still up waiting...
A Cameroonian Pastor's Challenge
Tags: africa, cultural, drc, songwriting, workshop
WAKE-UP CALL AT A SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
A few years ago I was in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a songwriting workshop that brought together six different language groups. At the...
Culturally Appropriate Music
Lessons Learned from Mission History in Africa
Tags: africa, cultural, hymns, music, sub-saharan africa
Editor's Note: Selected portions of this essay have been adapted from Chapter 28 in Worship and Mission for the Global Church: An Ethnodoxology Handbook (hereafter Ethnodoxology Handbook) and from...
Balancing Biblical Faithfulness and Cultural Sensitivity
Tags: biblical, bridge, cultural, worship
Every grounded and mature believer would maintain that the Scriptures must guide us as our supreme and final authority in understanding and shaping our worship.1 After all, worship is about God,...
Loving Our “Unwanted” Neighbors
Tags: cultural, gypsy, loving, mustard seed, neighbors, roma
She grew up conscious of the Roma (Gypsy) presence but had no more thoughts of them than the usual stereotypes: they are filthy and they steal, their yards look like junkyards and they do not want...