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Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith
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  • Transforming Ethnomusicology: Methodologies, Institutional Structures, and
           Policies, by Beverly Diamond and Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco

    • Authors: Douglas Anthony
      PubDate: 2022-12-22
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • Music and Liturgy, Identity and Formation: A Study of Inculturation in
           Turkey, by Sue Whittaker

    • Authors: Jeremy Perigo
      Abstract: Research on the worship practices of Protestant Christians in the Middle East is limited. Much scholarly work on conversion studies, missiology, and church planting in the Muslim majority context is available. Yet, little research and resources around worship practices, liturgical studies, and congregational song focuses on Christianity in the Middle East. The Turkish Protestant Church (TPC) sits within this context and is latent with research potential.
      PubDate: 2022-11-06
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • The Book of Jonah in the Style of Altai Epic Stories

    • Authors: Bronwen Cleaver
      Abstract: Oral Bible translation and biblical performance in local genres is a relevant topic in today’s world of Bible translation. This paper will present the design for a performance in a local genre based an oral bible translation, using the example of the book of Jonah orally translated into Southern Altai and turned into a performance in the style of a traditional Altai epic poem. The paper will initially examine the stages of oral Bible translation, and how Jonah was translated orally by the Altai oral Bible translation team. Then the author will discuss the plots of the Altai epics and the context in which they are performed. This is followed by an analysis of some of the oral rhetorical features of traditional Altai epic poetry, and a discussion about the role of memorisation and improvisation in performance of the epics. It will be demonstrated how the Jonah epic reflects some of the features of Altai epic poetry. Finally, the paper will assess the audience’s reaction to the performance of Jonah and draw conclusions for future experience and research. It is argued that this is one of the most effective way of communicating God’s message with this oral preference community.  
      PubDate: 2022-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts, by Cameron
           J. Anderson

    • Authors: Matt Connor
      PubDate: 2022-08-22
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • Performance of the Biblical Book of Ruth as a Means Towards
           Trauma-healing: an Empirical Study from Cote D’Ivoire

    • Authors: June Dickie, Lynell Zogbo
      Abstract: In the past two decades, the Bete people, along with all the populations of Côte d’Ivoire, have experienced two painful civil wars, leading many to experience various kinds of physical and emotional trauma. To help them in their vulnerability, we organised a one week seminar which sought to take advantage of this ethnic’s group love of song and dance to address the needs of a limited group of women (of varying ages and backgrounds). We wished to see how arts and performance (music, dance and drama), combined with exposure to a specific biblical book, could contribute to the women’s healing and ignite hope. The book of Ruth was chosen as our focus because of its strong message of God’s hesed (loyalty and love), its many parallels to Bete culture, and the various points of connection (story line and main characters) which the text provides. While in alignment with many theoretical constructs of trauma-healing, our study suggests that an indirect, less intrusive approach to trauma healing can have very positive results.
      PubDate: 2022-07-28
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • The Use of Indigenous Musical Instruments in Traditional Christian Worship
           of the Yoruba, Nigeria

    • Authors: Emmanuel Fasipe
      Abstract: The use of indigenous musical instruments has played a significant role in the life and worship experience of the Yoruba Christians of Southwestern Nigeria. The early missionaries who brought Christianity to Yorubaland discouraged the use of indigenous songs and musical instruments in Christian worship. They believed that engaging in the singing and playing of indigenous musical instruments may lead the Yoruba converts back to worshiping their formal traditional gods and goddess. The indigenous musical instruments that were regarded as inappropriate for the worship of the Triune God of the Bible have become prominent today in Yoruba Christian worship. This study examines the transformation process of indigenous musical instruments used in Yoruba Christian corporate worship. The study also looks into some of the challenges and benefits of using indigenous musical instruments in Christian corporate worship.  
      PubDate: 2022-07-28
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • Method for Analyzing Lyrics in Congregational Singing

    • Authors: Kristi Colas
      Abstract: How important are the lyrics that we sing in church' Do they necessitate analysis and evaluation' If so, how might ethnodoxologists enable indigenous church leaders to do this in order to assess and improve their congregation’s active repertory' I developed a simple method for lyrical analysis and tested it during workshops with evangelical Christians in the United States, Central Asia, and France. Participants begin by considering why we sing as a congregation, according to Scripture. Next, they analyze song lyrics found in the Bible by asking specific questions of the text. They then apply the same analysis to song lyrics in their congregation’s active repertory and draw conclusions. The final section of the workshop involves stepping back and considering three major “lenses” through which we view worship: the cognitive, affective, and physical dimensions. I believe that this method of lyrical analysis could be beneficial both to ethnodoxologists and to indigenous congregations, because it increases awareness of lyrics, teaches critical thinking, and provides an objective grid for application in both literary and oral cultures.
      PubDate: 2022-07-28
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • Becoming What We Sing: Formation through Contemporary Worship Music, by
           David Lemley

    • Authors: Matt Menger
      PubDate: 2022-06-15
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
  • Singing from Our Soul: Worship music development in Latin American
           Vineyard Churches (1994-2017)

    • Authors: Fernando Mora
      Abstract: The purpose of this article, besides highlighting some of the history of Vineyard worship in Latin America, is to bring to the table a discussion about the use of translated songs and their influence in the development and maturation of Vineyard worship music in the region. This analysis is done from the points of view of the complexity of the esthetic problem that song translation creates; the signification of worship music as a turning point in a process of rupture with the past of Latin American worship leaders and musicians; and the role that song translation plays in musical localization. The final section is a call to reconsider diversity and the need to create new worship music from the realities and contexts where Latin American Vineyards are immersed, according to the variety of possibilities that the continent offers to local congregations, theologians, composers, and musicians, for missional reflection and agency, and for poetic and musical composition in different indigenous styles and themes.
      PubDate: 2022-05-06
      Issue No: Vol. 10 (2022)
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