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Tag Archives: Diverse Worship

Cinco De Mayo and Worship: Appropriation or Appreciation?

“Friday is the day Mexican culture get appropriated by everyone- florists, classrooms, bars, social media. You don’t deserve the joy and beauty of tacos margaritas, brightly colored decor, if you are not ready to stand with and advocate for the people whose culture you are co-opting. #5demayo” After I posted this, I got reposts and responses. (not all happy) Along with being told by a white person that my statement was ridiculous, I was asked by another […]

Let The Nations Sing

Worshiping with younger leaders from over 150 nations for two weeks is an exciting experience! Leading the worship times is also a terrifying one. So many preferences, so many cultures, so many traditions, so many opinions. My hope is to capture some of the moments not only of our worship times, but of our worship team. My prayer is that you will grow more deeply as a worshiper through our journey. Worship at YLG2016 is […]

Multicultural Makeover

Check out my latest article in Christianity Today magazine or online. “People have strong preferences based on what they consider to be normal or good. It’s hard to see something different as just different rather than better or worse. It can’t just be that we favor a different style of instrumentation or a different worship environment. One of us has to be right, and the other has to be wrong. In general, though, whether the […]