Reformed Rap?

Ohh yes. Tim Challies points me to a whole new world, filled with the likes of Evangel, CHRISTcentric, Flame314 and more. It’s nice to see Tim soften a bit from his previous, more negative stance on Christians in rap music. I have to say, the music is great (unlike much in CCM), though the lyrics aren’t always my cup of tea. Besides songs with titles like T.U.L.I.P. and ones extolling the virtues of penal substitutionary atonement theories, there’s this zinger from Evangel’s debut album:

Conversion is good but when you got the wrong version
It could be a deterrent to the urgent that is currently lurking
That’s why we’re not emergent. Cause to the flesh it sounds good, what
But you don’t just buy any detergent; you buy what’s worth it, right?

Who would’ve thunk to rhyme emergent with detergent? : )

All the same, it’s pretty fascinating stuff.

Listen for yourself!

6 Responses to “Reformed Rap?”


  1. 1 natrimony August 20, 2008 at 2:51 am

    I’m pretty sure Bethlehem Baptist (where John Piper pastors) has included at least one of these groups in their worship service.

  2. 2 Benjamin Williams August 20, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Not totally off-topic: Check out the new ads from Kenneth Cole, they include Jay Bakker “http://is.gd/1L9K” and Matisyahu “http://is.gd/1L9R”. The message in the ads “We all walk in different shoes”.

  3. 3 zoecarnate August 20, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Wow to both of you! What a wild world of people in confluence we live in.

  4. 6 ron koustas September 2, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    I love the “wrong way” sign!


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