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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Is rap music redeemable?


It may surprise some Christians to learn that rap music, known in the general culture for some of the most blatantly offensive lyrics and videos, is now being used by some artists to convey some of the deeper truths of the Christian faith to a younger audience. Listen to Dr. Russell Moore and Marcus T. Williams-Gray (aka. "FLAME") discuss rap and the gospel HERE.

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Blogger Danger Chris said...

I love what is going on in the world of redeemed rap. Guys like Flame, Lecrae and Trip Lee are really preaching over a beat. There are so many good artists, none the least everyone involved with the 116 crew.

I think CCM has some catching up to do. I also think that teens who listen to these guys are being taught. My two cents.

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Blogger Dusman said...

Andrew,

I've been a long time listener of Timothy Brindle, Shai Linne, Flame, and others. As a matter of fact, as a pastor, I am *very* encouraged that these guys are using the medium of rap to preach doctrinal truth; especially when it contains more doctrinal truth than any CCM artist I know of (excepting Steve Camp of course).

I remember hearing Paul Washer comment about the music that was played right before he brought his message at a conference (it was calvinistic rap) and he spoke about how refreshed he was to hear so much doctrinal truth in this type of music and he admonished them to keep doing it for the glory of God and don't compromise the truth for the sake of man's glory.

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