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...]

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...]

What Is the Good Life? On Trip Lee’s New Book

This looks like a really helpful book: The Good Life by Trip Lee (Moody, 2012).  Moody has a nice website up at which you download the book’s first chapter.  Also, watch the video above to see Trip’s heart for this topic, which he rapped about in his most recent cd of the same name. This [Read More...]

Reviewing Rapper Trip Lee’s New Album

Just published a review of rapper Trip Lee’s new album (out today), The Good Life.  Head over to the Gospel Coalition to check it out. Here’s a teaser: The rappers used to sit on the periphery of evangelical life. Now they’ve taken over. Their songs play not only in the streets, but in the minivans, the [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 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...]

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...]

The Week-est Link, June 13, 2008

1. Desiring God has a nice blog post from rapper Trip Lee that is worth reading. 2. Very interesting biography on late twentieth-century evangelicalism. I cannot wait to read this one. 3. Some great music from Sovereign Grace that you may not have heard about. Buy and be encouraged in your walk with the Lord. [Read More...]


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