Tag Archives: depravity

Music through a sinless lense

Music through a sinless lense

Music through the Eyes of Faith by Harold M. Best (Harper Collins, 1993) is not a heavy read, but it’s not light either; the author is obviously well trained in both music and logical thinking. The book is a little dated (1993), but in terms of foundational philosophy, it is an excellent example of what a… Continue Reading

Authenticity

Authenticity

There is a cry today for authenticity in worship. This comes in several different forms, but most commonly it relates to worship and music style compared to the prevailing culture and an individual Christian’s tastes, and it is usually used as the foundation for arguments that every generation needs their own songs and that people… Continue Reading

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: The Presuppositions Believers and Depravity Neutral Things Culture Evaluating Hip Hop If you’d like to comment or debate particular points, please do so at the appropriate post. 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

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? 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