Uncommon Harmony

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I was surprised by my tears. Recently we gathered for worship for the first time since COVID-19 sent us scurrying into our homes for shelter and safety. We stayed in “social distance” mode so we didn’t hug, though many of us desired to. We sat in family units and kept ourselves six feet apart. But we laughed – a lot. And we enjoyed seeing one another’s three-dimensional faces! And for the first time in months, […]

Arroboya: The Power of Singing In a Local Language

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Earlier this year, a team of Proskuneo went to South Sudan to serve and walk alongside the Church in Wau. One of the goals was facilitating and leading worship across generational, gender, and tribal gaps.  I was in charge of putting songs together for our trip to South Sudan. As one who has never been to South Sudan, but has experienced a lot of Sudanese culture here in the U.S… I knew I would need […]

Is One Language or Style Enough?

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I like to say that I am browner on the inside than I am on the outside. My family history goes back to Germany, France and the UK, but we Davises have been living in the United States for at least 100 years. When I talk about my cultural identity, I say that I am White American. Like the cheese. But, I also say that I am Dominican. Because I grew up in the Dominican […]