A Preface for my Christ Family
Recently, I had the chance to read an article in XXL Magazine, which had the potential to excite me because it focused on Christian rap, but in the end somewhat disappointed and even grieved me. Internally, I was restless until finally deeming it necessary to respond for the sake of the glory of Christ, the benefit of His people, and the benefit of the mission to reach hip hop with the gospel.
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John Onwuchekwa is the pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA.
Here’s the problem
Had a conversation with a good friend of mine this past week as we were on the
back porch grilling. Having just celebrated a birthday, we were talking about
the “good ole days” and what’s wrong with these “young bucks” nowadays. My
good friend shared with me a story about a guy he had a conversation with. He
asked the younger guy what he was “learning.” The younger dude responded
by recounting all the books he was reading, restating all of the quotes that he
tweeted from the books that he read. When he got done, my friend repeated the
question, “so what are you learning?
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Rich Perez is the pastor of Christ Crucified Fellowship in (Washington Heights) New York City.
A Gospel Community: A Re-Emphasis on Mission
Right teaching leads to right practice. Gospel intake should lead us to gospel living.
Enlightened and transformed by the light of the gospel message, with Jesus as it's
center, we are not merely encouraged, but rather mandated by it to live a lifestyle
A breakdown & insight of one of the most important projects in Christian Hip-Hop history.
One of the biggest gripes with Christian hip-hop is its’ lack of creativity. Either there’s a barrage of
Reach/Lampmode clones or a desperate attempt to latch onto trends secular hip-hop threw out the
window several years prior (*glares at auto-tune/screwed up hooks & trap beats*). For there to be such
an assortment of rappers that are certain God called them to preach the Gospel, it seems a large part
have fallen into the trap of saying the same thing in the exact same way.