The Hip Hop Poet-Laureate of Evangelicalism Strikes Again

Jefferson Bethke, the Washington spoken-word poet who started a national conversation with his poem going after religion, has just released a new one entitled “Counterfeit Gods.”  It’s deep, thoughtful, and beautifully shot.

Here’s hoping for more efforts like this from Jefferson and a whole generation of slam poets, rappers, beatmakers, and other artists who love Christ and exalt him using gifts of performance.

(HT: @drmoore, who impressed me by being the first to Tweet this–his country music bona fides notwithstanding!)