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About Brian Schrag
Brian’s core life project is promoting arts-energized, communication-focused community engagement for futures more like Heaven. He worked as a linguist, translator, and ethnomusicologist in DR Congo and Cameroon in the 1990s and 2000s, became SIL’s Ethnomusicology & Arts Coordinator in 2006, and founded the Center for Excellence in World Arts at Dallas International University in 2012. Brian has degrees in Cognitive Science (Brown University), Intercultural Studies (Wheaton College), and Ethnomusicology (University of California, Los Angeles).
Brian and his wife, Barb, have three children and a growing number of grandchildren. He makes lots of stuff, speaking, writing, woodworking, and singing regularly for academic, spiritual, and homey occasions like weddings, funerals, and anniversaries. For more, see sil.org/biography/brian-e-schrag, HDBlues.org, MakeLifeHD.org, and BrianAtPlay.com.
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This manual is the second book in a two-volume set on the principles and practices of ethnodoxology. The first volume, entitled Worship and Mission for the Global Church: An Ethnodoxology Handbook, presents in textbook format the central “Foundations,” “Stories,” and “Tools” designed to equip readers in exploring more fully this important new field of research and ministry.
This book is the first in a two-volume set on the principles and practices of ethnodoxology. The second volume, entitled Creating Local Arts Together, guides the practitioner through a detailed seven-step process of assisting a local community’s efforts at integrating its arts with the values and purposes of God’s kingdom.
Community Arts for God's Purposes highlights the CLAT (Creating Local Arts Together) method, a seven-step process that inspires artistic creativity and collaboration with local musicians, dancers, storytellers, actors, and visual artists. In this manual, the arts are treated as special kinds of communication systems, connected to specific times, places, and social contexts. As local communities use the creative gifts developed in their particular culture to worship God and extend his kingdom, a beautiful example of the Lord’s complex artistry emerges.
This book helps communities draw on examples and insights from over two thousand years of church history to understand and improve the present. It motivates people by painting a vivid picture of a better future: the kingdom of Heaven. Contributors also apply expertise from multiple academic disciplines, such as ethnomusicology, performance studies, anthropology, biblical studies, and missiology.
Experiment with this manual. Adapt it to your setting. Let it be an aid in creating astounding bits of artistry on earth that you’ll recognize in Heaven.