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This episode is a continuation of the discussion on racial reconciliation. My guest for this episode is Dr. Michael Hawn who is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music and Adjunct Professor and Director of the Doctor of Pastoral Music Program in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Dr. Hawn discusses cross-cultural worship and especially the use of music as a valence or combining and binding medium for facilitating racial reconciliation through cross-cultural worship. He establishes the practice of cross-cultural worship in the event of the first Christian disciples at Pentecost, which was a boundary-crossing experience. Dr. Hawn discusses many of the concepts and practices developed in his book, One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship.
The music for the episode is the anthem, ‘A Place at the Table,’ words by Shirley Erena Murray, music by Mary McDonald, published by Hope Publishing Company and is used by permission.