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Committed 6: De-shuttering worship (Part 2) - Ubunye, Ubuntu & Amandla

June 08, 2020 Bill Millar Episode 13
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Committed 6: De-shuttering worship (Part 2) - Ubunye, Ubuntu & Amandla
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Committed 6: De-shuttering worship (Part 2) - Ubunye, Ubuntu & Amandla
Jun 08, 2020 Episode 13
Bill Millar

This episode, a bit more technical, drawing on the wisdom of Michael Blair (Director of Church in Mission for national UC) and others, looks at the challenge of creating worship that can engage North American born folk [individualist culture] and newcomers & indigenous [collectivist]. 

The church finds itself in ambiguity. Mainstream protestant churches have been shrinking - as the traditional white cultural majority is giving way to a racially and cultural diverse population. How can we create worship that is truly open to all - worship that grows out of the lived experience of the new Canada. To help us, we look to the experience of the church in the townships of South Africa - themselves very much in-between [liminal] spaces - and discover the principles that have shaped their worship: ubunye, ubuntu & amandla.

This is the second  in a two-part series looking at worship, and draws on material from last week's deep dive into the mind & heart of collectivist worship.

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)

Show Notes

This episode, a bit more technical, drawing on the wisdom of Michael Blair (Director of Church in Mission for national UC) and others, looks at the challenge of creating worship that can engage North American born folk [individualist culture] and newcomers & indigenous [collectivist]. 

The church finds itself in ambiguity. Mainstream protestant churches have been shrinking - as the traditional white cultural majority is giving way to a racially and cultural diverse population. How can we create worship that is truly open to all - worship that grows out of the lived experience of the new Canada. To help us, we look to the experience of the church in the townships of South Africa - themselves very much in-between [liminal] spaces - and discover the principles that have shaped their worship: ubunye, ubuntu & amandla.

This is the second  in a two-part series looking at worship, and draws on material from last week's deep dive into the mind & heart of collectivist worship.

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)