Series: Can Rap Be Christian

Can Rap be Christian? The Presuppositions

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Can Rap Be Christian You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Are “Christian” and “rap” mutually exclusive? Mark Dever’s answer after a 9Marks interview with Shai Linne and Curtis Allen (Voice): “Hardly.” This from one of the most conservative evangelicals alive today. It is primarily for that reason that I’d like to make a few comments about the interview. If this is what one of the most… Continue Reading

Can Rap be Christian? Believers and Depravity

Can Rap be Christian? Believers and Depravity

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Can Rap Be Christian You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

We’re discussing the issue of Christian rap this week in response to a recent interview by Mark Dever with Shai Linne and Curtis Allen. Yesterday I dealt with some of the errant presuppositions that inform a position that says, “no musical form can be sinful in and of itself.” Later this week I’ll tackle the… Continue Reading

Can Rap be Christian? Neutral Things

Can Rap be Christian? Neutral Things

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Can Rap Be Christian You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

As we discuss the issue of Christian rap, I am moving toward an evaluation of the form itself. But before we get there I must lay the necessary groundwork to prove that such an evaluation is necessary or even possible. Monday I argued three important points: Man is completely depraved and thus cannot trust his… Continue Reading

Can Rap be Christian? Culture

Can Rap be Christian? Culture

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Can Rap Be Christian You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

We are discussing Christian rap this week in response to Mark Dever’s recent interview with Shai Linne and Curtis Allen. Monday I argued three important points: Man is completely depraved and thus cannot trust his own preferences implicitly. Music is a medium of human communication and thus must be carefully evaluated to determine whether its… Continue Reading

Can Rap be Christian? Evaluating Hip Hop

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Can Rap Be Christian You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Today we finally arrive at a discussion of the nature of rap itself. This post will be beneficial for you, however, only if you accept the following assertions on made on Monday: Man is completely depraved and thus cannot trust his own preferences implicitly. Music is a medium of human communication and thus must be… Continue Reading