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Culturally-Conscious Worship

SKU 9780827204812

By Kathy Black


Black uses shared stories, blended music, and the arts to enliven worship in culturally and linguistically diverse congregations. She provides biblical and theological foundations and practical methods and models for creating culturally-conscious worship.


"[Black] effectively awakens her readers to a multitude of cultural nuances. Ignoring these nuances can destroy meaningful fellowship during multicultural worship…Her important distinction between horizontal and vertical aspects of worship should be carefully considered by all who participate in worship ministries. After reading this book, one realizes how demanding the task really is."
"Kathy Black gives hope and an anchor to those of us who have struggled to create worship services that are relevant in a multi-contextual world. And she accomplishes this without trivializing the sometimes overwhelming complexity of cultures within our faith communities."
—Eric H.F. Law, author and trainer/consultant on building inclusive communities

"Kathy Black makes an important contribution to the emerging reality of multicultural worship. Her book helps persons who seek to design weekly worship services that are genuinely sensitive to culturally and linguistically diverse congregations. Black shows how shared stories plus blended music and arts can enliven worship in such congregations. She also provides biblical and theological foundations and practical methods and models, as well as addressing misunderstandings that impede culturally-conscious worship."
—Ruth C. Duck, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary