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Dan Yarnell


While not an Anglican I wonder if I might make a few observations.

Firstly, moving on from your second point, how does a local context help or hinder engagement of worship when there is a national identity. Following on from this, how might a local community create worship that has a 'local accent' by positively engaging in the language of local mission.

Secondly, why you helpfully suggest centred and bounded set, why not go a step further and speak of fuzzy set? This enables creativity and engagement with the Holy Spirit that moves beyond a particular tradition. I think this partly engages with point four.

Thirdly, moving on from the final point about cut and paste, has youtube and the globalisation of worship songs change everything? Is this a help or hindrance to mission, especially if everyone ends up singing all the same songs in the same style? Does it in fact make sung worship the centre of meeting now?

These are my random and initial thoughts.

Blessings for the day,

Dan Yarnell
lecturer at Springdale College
National Coordinator for the Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland

PS Will you be at the Missio Africanus day tomorrow? I and my college Andy Hardy are presenting a worskshop and It would be good to connect.


Oh my gosh yes. These are the questions I've been pondering as well.

Arthur Stewart

Is there any sort of recording of the conversation that took place? I would find this very helpful.

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