It's not the style or quality of musical performance that brings multiracial churches together, but a commitment to common participation.
So you want to have a multiracial, multicultural church. Music, you decide, is an important vehicle to get there.
But what type of music? This is the core question of Gerardo Marti's fascinating new book, Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation (Oxford University Press), and one that occupies the minds of many a Christian leader attempting to do multiethnic ministry.
Marti's answer is shocking.
After carefully studying twelve successfully integrated churches, he came to a clear conclusion:
It doesn't matter what type(s) of music. Read more