Global South Christianity, music, and the church
Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez, Werner R. H. Krause Chair for Hispanic Ministries and director of the Center for Hispanic Studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, recently spoke on “5 or More Things You Need to Know About the Global South” at the New City Music Conference, a gathering of musicians in St. Louis. As he considers some of the implications he spelled out in his article “The Global South Meets North America” (Concordia Journal, Winter 2011), he opens up ways to move beyond seemingly impassable “Anglo” categories of community, mission (e.g., churched culture vs post-Christian), worship and music (e.g., old v. new, traditional v. contemporary, liturgical v. praise, etc, etc).
We present his thoughts here for your viewing pleasure.
UPDATE: We have experienced some difficulties with the video embedded above. If for some reason you cannot view it, the video can also be found here.