This small booklet, a study guide of sorts, recently was mailed to all ELCA congregations as an encouragement to join a journey of discussion and experience about how worship and culture engage one another, and how we, God’s people, engage this sometimes challenging, but important, topic. Drawing on the wisdom from the Nairobi Statement on Worship and Culture from The Lutheran World Federation in the mid-1990s, “Can We Talk?” provides contemporary commentary on the statement, along with suggestions on how to use this material in an engaging and helpful way in your congregation.
If you did not receive the paper copy in the mail, do not worry. “Can We Talk” is easily accessible online.
Consider using this resource as a discussion guide in a Sunday school class, small group, church council, worship team, choir, band, or any other group that would benefit from a deeper look at how worship and culture intersect. I was thrilled to be a contributing author for this resource and highly recommend checking it out.