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In a recent front-page article for Christianity Today, Russell Moore argues that Christian hip-hop could call the American church back to a powerful, even dangerous, gospel. Calling the American church back to the gospel – there’s glory in those words. On our better days we want that so badly that we can taste it. To change [...]Continue Reading →
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Is Rap Really a Canvas?
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series”Is Rap Really a Canvas?”
We have studied some statements by Shai Linne and boiled them down to four propositions.
1) Rap is a medium.
2) Media are morally neutral until informed by content.
3) Christ’s act of redemption means that [...]
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Is Rap Really a Canvas?
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series”Is Rap Really a Canvas?”
The following abridged discussion took place here.
Credo Mag: In the past you have been criticized for redeeming such a “depraved genre” as hip-hop. What is your response to this criticism?
Shai Linne: Arguments against “depraved genres” are ultimately [...]Continue Reading →
On March 29, 2011 By Ryan Martin
Anthony Bradley recently submitted a commentary for World magazine publicizing ‘holy hip hop.’ He writes, “If you are looking for theologically saturated Christian music that has the greatest potential for widespread appeal, your best option may be Christian hip-hop.” The first sentence gives away a great deal. First, he missteps in the first clause, [...]Continue Reading →
The section on prayer in John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is surely one of the most beloved passages of that influential work. Therein, Calvin addresses, among other matters, the importance of reverence in corporate prayer. For Calvin, an essential mark of reverence in corporate prayer is attentiveness. He says,
Whoever engaged [...]Continue Reading →
On April 19, 2010 By Administrator
Part 3 of Scott Aniol’s discussion of Christian rap with Michael Riley. In this episode, Scott and Michael discuss the issue of redeeming culture.
[podcast]http://www.religiousaffections.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/03-Can-Rap-Be-Christian-Part-3.mp3[/podcast]Continue Reading →
On April 5, 2010 By Administrator
Part 2 of Scott Aniol’s discussion with Michael Riley. In this episode, Scott and Michael discuss the issue of meaning in form.
[podcast]http://www.religiousaffections.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/02-Can-Rap-Be-Christian-Part-2.mp3[/podcast]Continue Reading →
On March 15, 2010 By Administrator
Scott Aniol sat down with Michael Riley to discuss the controversy over Reformed Rap. This 15 minutes podcast is the first of three parts.
[podcast]http://www.religiousaffections.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/01-Can-Rap-Be-Christian-Part-1.mp3[/podcast]Continue Reading →
On October 17, 2009 By Administrator
Scott’s interview on the “Understanding Our Times” online radio program is available here.
Scott also preached and taught at First Baptist Church in Sterling Heights, MI on Saturday and Sunday. The first three were sessions for the church musicians in the church, and the latter three were preached in the church on Sunday:
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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 [...]Continue Reading →