Now, more than ever, it is crucial that Christians join together in multicultural, multiethnic worship gatherings. Believers must set aside personal preference, realize the benefit of going beyond what is comfortable and traditional, and model a higher standard for a watching world. Worship Outside the Music Box by Dr. Stephen Newby examines the need for blended worship and gives biblical examples to follow and specific instruction for making changes within the church to meet this need and to please God.
Using the Bible and the Nicene Creed as the basis of his research and citing respected Christian expositors such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eugene Peterson, and Stanley Porter Jr., Worship Outside the Music Box is a valuable tool for clergy and lay people. The book first poses the question of how does one approach worship in a new way. It continues by explaining God’s design for worship and how the Holy Spirit enables Christians to embrace many ways of praising him. Finally, Dr. Newby provides suggestions on how make necessary changes such as multiethnic leadership, multiple music genres, and the intentional welcome of multicultural Christians into local congregations.
Worship Outside the Music Box sprang from Dr. Stephen Newby’s years of research and personal experience. Dr. Newby has conducted choirs and symphonies around the world and has composed and published several musical works. He is currently an Associate Professor Music and Director of the Center for Worship and Seattle Pacific University.
For more information about Worship Outside the Music Box, contact Athena Dean Holtz, Publisher – Redemption Press, 844-2REDEEM (273-3336), [email protected].