Everybody Leave Lecrae Alone

I just read the long profile of rapper Lecrae in the Huffington Post. You should read it. Here’s a swatch: “I’m digesting C.S. Lewis and Tim Kellers and so on and so forth, Francis Schaeffer,” Lecrae said, referencing some of the most influential evangelical thinkers of the last half-century. “I’m seeing how they’ve affected culture [Read More...]

Know Your Christian Rappers: a Christianity Today Breakdown

Just had the opportunity to tackle a fun assignment for Christianity Today: profile several of the most prolific gospel rap artists. Cat, meet catnip. CT just published the piece, which is a sidebar to Russ Moore’s cover story on the Christian hip hop movement (presently behind the paywall). My shorter piece covers Lecrae, Trip Lee (photo), [Read More...]

Rap You Must Listen To: “Through Hymn” on Church History

[bandcamp album=3968476305  bgcol=FFFFFF linkcol=4285BB size=venti] Steve Forst, one of my students at Boyce College, just clued me in to a rapper I had never heard of: Through Hymn.  He specializes in hip-hop on church history.  You never know what to expect with under-the-radar rappers.  It took me one listen, though, to know that Through Hymn [Read More...]

Shai Linne & Fellow Artists Ask: Should Rappers Serve Churches?

This discussion from a bunch of gifted Lampmode artists like Shai Linne (a fellow Capitol Hill Baptist Church intern!) and Stephen the Levite about the state of Christian rap is quite interesting and entertaining.  Stephen the Levite, the dude with a wild beard, has some thought-provoking comments in several places.  Shai Linne shows his pastoral [Read More...]

Christian Rap Lives

This is a cross-post from the blog of Vitamin Z, where I am guest-blogging this week. Here are five great Christian rap songs.  This post comes to you ex nihilo.  I have no reason for writing it, other than my love for these songs. 1. Cross Movement, “Closer to You.”  This one is off the Holy Culture album.  When the album [Read More...]

The Link 7.3.09: Keller on Raising Kids in Cities

Got alot for you today. 1. Here’s a helpful talk Tim Keller did on raising kids in the city.  I enjoyed his talk, which lists three cons and eight pros.  I also liked the Q&A–some great stuff came up.  It starts after roughly thirty minutes. 2. Speaking of Keller, he did a debate with Ligon [Read More...]

The Link 3.27.09: State Department Faxes, Would-Be Athletes, and Hip-Hop Souls

1. A fun and often funny look at the fax machine from Culture 11 (great site to check often–photo is its own).  Many true points here, especially on the matter of how uncertain actual reception of a fax can be. On this point, I remember the strange and frustrating experience of sending faxes to the [Read More...]

Anyabwile on Hip Hop; Catholics on Life

Check out some great videos on interesting topics: 1. Desiring God talks with pastor Thabiti Anyabwile on Christian rap.  Great little interview that’s only a couple of minutes long but offers good perspective.  If you’re not familiar with Thabiti, you should be–he is an exceptional preacher and Christian leader. 2. The Catholic pro-life league has [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, November 7, 2008

1. You may not have heard of the InSight podcasts done by Doug Baker of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.  If not, you’re missing out on excellent interviews with a number of Christian leaders: Danny Akin of Southeastern Seminary, Marvin Olasky of WORLD Magazine, David Dockery of Union University, and more.  Visit the [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, October 3, 2008

1. Mark Driscoll interviews excellent Christian rap artist LeCrae, who has recorded a song based on a John Piper book.  And you thought I was kidding. (HT: JT) 2. The CBMW blog, Gender Blog, has just published my three-part series on a blueprint for manhood.  The blog is currently not loading, but here’s the link if you’re [Read More...]


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