Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Director of Music and Worship at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN.
I have a friend whose e-mail signature includes Revelation 7:9-10:
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
Maybe that seems like an awfully long e-mail signature to you, but it is my friend’s dream of what worship should be: every nation, tribe, people, and language praising God together. I’m one of those people who think God wants us to start rehearsing for this kind of worship now, here on earth. But how do we go about that, especially if we come from a homogeneous cultural setting? Continue Reading »