20 Truths from "God's Country"
Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural church
the country music stereotype of rural, so we who live in rural places cannot succumb to the temptation to write off cities as dumpster fires of hedonism and violence, rap albums come to
The DJ Making the Angels Rap
Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official.
The DJ Making the Angels Rap. If you heard a Christian rap song over the past 15 years and thought, “That sounds like a hit,” there's a good chance DJ Official was involved.
It’s Official: Evangelicals Appreciate Chick-fil-A the Most
The popular chain scores big for community impact among Christians, Southerners, and millennials.
A recent parody rap video “My Pleasure to Serve You” showcases Chick-fil-A's Christian-tinged distinctives, like its smiley homeschooled cashiers, customers' Bible studies gatherings
Learning to Recognize the Shepherd’s Voice
No one matures as a disciple on their own.
From birth, lambs are conditioned to follow the flock. Sheep get a bad rap for their flock mentality, but God created them with an instinct to stick together as a means of survival.
Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, Again
(UPDATED) On his second late-night stint, rapper's remixed song features quotes from MLK.
Gleanings. Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, Again. (UPDATED) On his second late-night stint, rapper's remixed song features quotes from MLK.
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too
The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative.
For his sophomore album Uncomfortable—released by Reach Records, the rap label founded by Lecrae—Mineo invited followers to share their version of the cover art, his bearded and
Morning Roundup 2/11/15
Lecrae at the Grammys; Pastors' Friends; Assuming Evangelism
After his album Anomaly rose to No. 1 in the country, Atlanta-based Lecrae scored his first Grammy nomination in the rap category. He's up against Eminem
Morning Roundup 10/1/14
Lecrae; Emerging Adulthood; 8:28
email; print. Lecrae: Christian Rappers, Christian Rap, and the No. That album, Anomaly, is classified as Christian rap, because he's widely thought of as a Christian rapper.
Kendrick Lamar's Duel with Damnation
The influential rapper’s latest record is all about our fear of being condemned.
members are able to relate and engage.” This holding-in-tension of religion, sex, violence, money, and drugs (which Hodge calls the “neo-secular sacred”) appears in much rap music.
Gleanings: April 2015
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
1 gospel artist of the year—Billboard said most Christian rap and hip-hop titles will no longer count as “gospel” music. They'll still qualify for Christian, rap, and overall sales charts.
The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner
What Paula White’s Washington moment implies for the prosperity gospel’s future.
major baggage, especially for evangelical leaders who have for years lamented the endlessly positive health and wealth theology associated with her ministry (even doing so in rap).
Morning Roundup 12/4/13
Christian Art; Reformed Rap Response; Support Hobby Lobby
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Wishing You Neither a 'Traditional' nor 'Contemporary' Christmas
How hymns (and a little bit of hip hop) can aid our worship. Plus a new Christmas hymn from High Street Hymns.
Again, to offer a seasonally-appropriate example, here's a rap version of "O Come O Come Emmanuel" that speaks not only to bridging the traditional and contemporary music divide