Can Rap be Christian? No.
Here are links to my discussion of Christian rap in response to Mark Dever’s 9Marks interview with Shai Linne:
Believers and Depravity
Evaluating Hip Hop
If you’d like to comment or debate particular points, please do so at the appropriate post.
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children.