Sunday, August 10, 2008
hoops, hip hop and the gospel
So, my homeboys (no, literally, the boys from my home) went to this event and returned with a c.d., which they expected to be a sampler of Christian rap. It is, in fact, 13 tracks of gospel-focused sermon excerpts by three different pastors (C.J. Mahaney, Josh Harris, and John Piper) set to hip hop beats. After I realized this, I felt badly that our family had snagged one, because our boys
listen to tune out Piper every week. But, then something marvelous happened. My boys really liked it. They kept asking for "that John Piper c.d.". Avery was really drawn in by the hip hop beats. And I could hear him quoting scripture along with pastors. Are you kidding me? It's like the Ovaltine of gospel messages, except better!!! Thank you, WHOEVER YOU ARE, you, who gave a lil' flava to these gospel messages!!!