Are You Young? Then Come to the FOCUS Conference February 15-17

In a couple of weeks (February 15-17), I’ll be speaking on “Risking it All for Jesus as a Young Man or Woman” at the FOCUS conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. The theme of my talk is based on my new book Risky Gospel. If you’re in junior high or high school or have kids this age, [Read More...]

Did a NCFIC Panel Really Say That Reformed Rappers Are “Disobedient Cowards”?

My friend and Grammy-winning hip hop producer Alex Medina sent me a link to the above video. It’s a panel from the recent Worship of God conference put on by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. Here’s what the event info says about the discussion: At the recent Worship of God conference, attendees were encouraged to prepare [Read More...]

Scorching New Flame Song: “Trap Money”

This one goes very, very hard, as the rappers say.  Flame and his colleagues tear this song up.  Good to see Young Noah get some shine.  Believe it or not, I have rapped–in public, no less–with Flame and Young Noah.  And that is all we shall say about that. [Read more...]

Rapper Lecrae interviewed at South by Southwest

One of the world’s biggest music festivals, South by Southwest (SXSW), just wrapped.  Gospel rapper Lecrae was there and performed with Trip Lee.  While he was in Austin, allhiphop.com, one of the best-read rap websites, did a brief interview with him.  Lecrae has had a pretty wild year, which included recent praise from legendary southern [Read More...]

The Link 8.1.09: Horrible Athlete Rappers, Good Christian Rappers, and Kindles

1. From ESPN Page 2′s DJ Gallo, a hilarious rundown of some of the worst rap lyrics written by athletes.  Said one Shaquille O’Neal: “Forget Tony Danza, I’m the boss/When it comes to money, I’m like Dick Butkus”.  Huh?  2. Meanwhile, at the Legacy conference being held at Chicago’s Moody Bible Institute, there’s some legit rapping going [Read More...]

Southern Baptists and Hip Hop: No, I’m Not Making This Up

Just go here and see what I’m talking about. Russ Moore, dean of the 4400-student Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the flagship Southern Baptist seminary, interviews the Christian rapper Flame while guest-hosting the Albert Mohler radio program. For those of you who know little about either of these worlds, let me be your trusty guide and [Read More...]


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