Multiculturalism isn’t a trend, it’s a reality. Evidence of this country’s rich racial mix is all around us in our schools, our stores, our neighborhoods, our recreational facilities—everywhere except our churches. Heaven may include every culture, tongue, and tribe, but in the United States, Sunday morning remains one of the last bastions of ethnic separatism. It’s time to stop merely talking about multicultural worship and start living it.In this groundbreaking book, David Anderson invites us all—African-American, Asian, Caucasian, and Latino—to learn how to dance the dance of multicultural ministry. We’ve all got different moves, but that’s the beauty of diversity: the various gifts we bring, the wisdom of our heritages, the different creative ways we express the same Lord. Think it can’t be done? Think again. As Anderson demonstrates, it is being done successfully by more and more churches. Wherever your church is now on the multicultural continuum, you can join the ranks of those moving toward a diverse and thriving ministry. Combining frontline insights with inspiring stories, Anderson takes you and your church into the strategy-level realities of what it takes to make multicultural ministry work in your setting. Do you hear the beat of the Spirit? God is calling your church to the dance of unity in diversity. Don’t hold back! Grab this book, get out on the dance floor, and let Multicultural Ministry show you the steps. Includes a Racial Reconciliation survey and six-session Racial Reconciliation curriculum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Scully. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000665/bk_zond_000665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The largest, fastest-growing minority group in the United States, an estimated 30 million Latinos affiliate with Christianity. Numerous Catholic and Protestant congregations count U.S. Latinos among their membership. This book sets theologian Dorothy Bass's Christian practices movement in critical dialogue with U.S. Latino popular religion in order to explore ways that these distinctive sets of practices could enrich one another. This dialogue at the level of practices has important implications for U.S. Latino Religious Education or Christian Education programs. This book is essential for non- Latino theologians, seminary professors and their students, Catholic and Protestant pastors, and religious educators who engage in ministry with and for U.S. Latinos.
Spirit of Burgas is a summer music festival in the city of Burgas, on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The first edition of the festival took place on 15 17 August 2008 and since then it has significantly grown in popularity, becoming one of the most prominent summer music festivals in Europe. The premiere edition of the festival featured performers like The Sisters of Mercy and Hot Club de Paris (15 August), Asian Dub Foundation, Pharoahe Monch and Upsurt (16 August), Cradle of Filth, Kosheen and Bonobo on the main stage. Besides the main stage, there were separate dance, music space, rock, DJ and Latino stages presenting well-known and aspiring artists alike. Among the more popular artists on the other stages were Chris Liebing, Andy Cato of Groove Armada, King Roc of Ministry of Sound, Pendulum, Wickeda and Deep Zone Project.
This book proposes a theology of mission that is simultaneously Evangelical, Catholic, and Liberationist. The biblical foundation is Luke-Acts and the context is the church in California. The focus is on mission and ministry with the fastest-growing ethnic/cultural minority population, Latino/Latina. Although there is a historical research basis for this book, the emphasis is on the current practice and future praxis. First-century Lukan paradigms lead to a proclamation based on service and salvation: The Good News is for the poor and for every nation under Heaven.
Timed to be launched at 2009s General Convention, Juan Olivers definitive look at the history and potential future of Latino Ministry in The Episcopal Church comes at an opportune time. With Latino ministries growing around the country, in all traditions, and with increasing resource and programmatic offerings being allocated to serve those communities, this highly descriptive handbook profiles the culture, faith, and importance of this emerging minority.
A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested in the most important issues, trends, and developments in the relationship between Christianity and education. It offers a historical understanding of these two intertwined subjects with a view to creating a context for the myriad issues that characterize--and challenge--the relationship between Christianity and education today. Presented in three parts, the book starts with thought-provoking essays covering major issues in Christian education such as the movement away from God in American education; the Christian paradigm based on love and character vs. academic industrial models of American education; why religion is good for society, offenders, and prisons; the resurgence of vocational exploration and its integrative potential for higher education; and more. It then looks at Christianity and education around the globe--faith-based schooling in a pluralistic democracy; religious expectations in the Latino home; church-based and community-centered higher education; etc. The third part examines how humanity is determining the relationship between Christianity and education with chapters covering the use of Christian paradigm of living and learning; enrollment, student demographic, and capacity trends in Christian schools after the introduction of private schools; empirical studies on the perceptions of intellectual diversity at elite universities in the US; and more. * Provides the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to gain a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Christianity and education and its place in contemporary society * A long overdue assessment of the subject, one that takes into account the enormous changes in Christian education * Presents a global consideration of the subject * Examines Christian education across elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education will be of great interest to Christian educators in the academic world, the teaching profession, the ministry, and the college and graduate level student body.
Many events were staged and a plethora of new books appeared to mark the quincentenary of the birth of John Calvin, in 2009. But one area received considerably less attention in that anniversary year - namely, Calvin's ecclesiology. This study explores the development and fundamental legacy of Calvin's perspectives on and relationship with the church. Contributions are included which explore the later development and 'denominational variations' of Calvin's ecclesiology, along with ecumenical discussions/responses to and implications of Calvin's understanding of the church. There are further chapters which focus on particular aspects such as Calvin's ecclesiological method, understanding of ministry, the 'sacramental' principle, the 'invisible church' etc. Contributions on the use of Calvin's ecclesiology by later and modern/contemporary ecclesiologists also feature. This is a volume that brings together leading and emerging theological voices from Europe, North America and Latino America and from across the different theological sub-disciplines. Significantly, the book has a decidedly ecumenical perspective, with writers from several different denominational traditions contributing.