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PDF of entire debate with Shai Linne

Several people have asked for a compiled version of the whole debate about Christian rap with Shai Linne. Here it is:

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Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is on faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He has written two books, dozens of articles, 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 two children.

4 Responses to PDF of entire debate with Shai Linne

  1. Thanks, Scott, both for the debate itself and for putting it out in this format.

  2. Scott Aniol Scott Aniol says:

    And thanks for your help many times along the way!

  3. Billy Allred says:

    Maybe I missed it, but I would love to see you post a blog covering your thoughts several weeks post debate. Specifically, I would be interested to hear you answer the following:

    What do you feel the debate accomplished in your own life, your ministry, wider Christendom?

    For me, I thought it was helpful to see you interact live with specific objections to your philosophy of music. It helped me understand both perspectives a little more clearly, although I’m not sure it changed my mind about anything. I still believe Rap is not an appropriate medium for communicating truth.

    I also wondered if you and Shai finished the debate on the same good terms you seemingly started with? I liked the format, but as time went on, I thought interest dwindled. What would you do differently if you were starting fresh?

    Thanks,
    Billy Allred

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