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 […]

Reflective Worship Leading [an exercise]

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As a worship leader, it is easy to feel like you are on a hamster wheel of sorts. You just finished this week’s worship service, and now it’s time to think about next week. Or, you could be like some of my Korean friends who lead worship 9 times a week. Most often, I am leading 1-3 times each week these days. With that kind of pace, it can be hard to be a reflective […]

New Song: Hearts Cry

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Earlier this month, I was preparing to lead worship at the Heart-Cry-For-Revival Conference in North Carolina. As I was thinking and praying about songs, I was disappointed. I couldn’t find one song that captured what my heart was longing to help us sing to the Lord. I was unsettled. I wrote down some half-hearted ideas, and then I wrote one line of a lyric, inspired by a MLK Jr. quote. MLK Jr said “Darkness can […]