Results tagged “cultural sensitivity” from Reformation21 Blog

Laying R.I.P. to Rest

Article by   October 2016
I have great admiration for non-Christians who have contributed to the improvement of society through their inventions, production, leadership, literature and art. My wife and I were recently reflecting on the remarkable ways in which Steve Jobs' labors helped... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 5)

Article by   December 2014
In parts 1-4, I briefly highlighted some of my thoughts regarding liturgy, music, and the inclusion of more minorities (or more specifically, African-Americans) in our churches. I am going to take a slight detour in this fifth segment, a detour... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 4)

Article by   December 2014
Crown and Joy Presbyterian Church, in Richmond, VA, celebrated its ninth Sunday on December 21, 2014. Time seems to be moving quite quickly. Before you know it, if the Lord wills, we will have finished our series through the book... continue

#FergusonDecision: 3 Don'ts of Ethnic/Cultural Dialogue

Article by   November 2014
Various social media websites and the news outlets are still ablaze after the #FergusonDecision. While I am concerned about how the world is reacting, both positively and negatively, I am also concerned about how the Church is responding. As I... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 3)

Article by   September 2014
In parts 1 and 2, I suggested that liturgy does not necessarily keep minorities away from our Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Following our examination of the liturgy, I wanted to pose another question:What about music?The so-called worship wars, as I... continue

Mike Brown: We're Still Divided

Article by   August 2014
Are you watching the news? Are you reading blogs and news reports about the recent death of 18-year old Michael Brown? Have you watched the protests that have and will continue to occur? Are you, in any sense, moved to... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 2)

Article by   July 2014
"Our call to worship comes from...", "If you have confessed your sins, I declare to you...", and "The Lord bless you and keep you" are statements frequently found on Lord's Day worship at Reformed and Presbyterian churches. Are these things... continue

Cross-Cultural Ministry: Awkwardness and Celebration

Article by   May 2014
I have had a change of heart. I wonder if and how it will work.Days ago, Ed Stetzer wrote a piece at Christianity Today, titled, "More Thoughts on Multicultural Church: 3 Things to Consider About Multiculturalism." It is a great... continue

Five Offensive Statements/Actions: What White People Say and Do

Article by   March 2014
Reformation 21 exists for the purposes of, "Encouraging biblical thinking, living, worship, ministry, and constructive cultural engagement." I desire to engage the latter in this post. To be clear, I am not playing the race card nor am I claiming... continue
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