Jackie Hill: The Jig-A-Boo Poem
It’s a poem, sort of. Very entertaining, but it’s certainly not ‘Gospel thunder’ as some are calling it. Impressive? Yes. As entertainment.
Jackie states at the beginning the reason for her poem is “so that we can start being real Christians again, instead of Jig-A-Boo’s.”
Christians are never ‘revived’ by impressive poetry or any other form of temporary profundity or amazing skills.
Seriously, brethren, when Tim Challies calls the video below ‘Gospel thunder’, I pray you start asking yourself why you are reading Tim Challies.
Entertainment, even of the ‘spoken word’ variety, will never replace expositional preaching from God’s Word by God-called, Church confirmed pastor-teachers, but this kind of thing is immensely popular among the younger folks in the new Calvinist movement, and in some cases, a substitute.
It’s not preaching, but it’s a great message, entertaining for many. It’s even entertaining in spite of the historical errors regarding 1865 and the whole slavery thing.
- A Much Needed Rebuke (5ptsalt.com)
- Q&A: Is It Possible to Teach the Cross and Sovereign Grace Without Being A Calvinist? (5ptsalt.com)
Well, she most certainly is taking a particular church culture to the woodshed. Is it entertainment; yes, no doubt. But, without question, she brings much truth to light in a artistic form.
It’s actually a tremendous sermon filled with numerous Scriptures in an attack on the history and culture of too many black churches. She’s saying the same things you say about white evangelicalism. So, what is your real problem with it? Every word she said was true, including the analogy of the 13th Amendment to the finished work of Christ.
I don’t know about others who have viewed & been inspired by this video, but I certainly would not see it as an attempt to “replace expositional preaching from God’s Word by God-called, Church confirmed pastor-teachers.” It’s a good message in an unusual package.
Yep, like I said.
I’m sure it was received as mere entertainment by some. All I heard was an admonishment to start studying the Scriptures, stop listening to false teachers who preach prosperity and spout out heresy, start judging by fruit & teaching, stop living in sin, and bow before Jesus Christ in repentance & belief. I don’t know who Tim is, but it sounds like he understood the message. Maybe it wasn’t culturally relevant to the author of this article. We are to correct the Church when it needs correcting, and she spoke this scripturally sound poem to a group of people who needed to hear it. The trouble is, did they have ears to hear? Only God knows.
After thinking about it for a few minutes after posting, I think I may see where the author is coming from. I agree that it will never replace the exposition of scripture. I may have misunderstood what the author’s intent was in critiquing this poem.
Hello, I don’t know Tim Challies. I will look him up. Spoken Word is an art just like poetry. In order for these Spoken Word poets to communicate the gospel as outlined in the Word of God they like all ministers need to spend time in the Word of God. This piece I believe is a sermon in Spoken Word. From a content point of view this piece is biblically sound. From the poets I have heard they Speak the Word of God. I don’t know about others. She’s also asking is this whole idea that we have created what worship SHOULD entail? Preaching, spoken word, bible study ought to cause us to stop review what we are doing where we are going but more importantly ask is God part of this and is He leading us or we ourselves? The impression that I am getting is that you are not convicted not convinced of this as a suitable means to communicate the gospel. Spoken Word is not a replacement of the Biblical exposition. With all love and grace, I’m saying this: More than 2000 years ago the best way to communicate was face-to-face word-of-mouth. No paper, no pen, no mobile phone/cell, no facebook, no email, no fax.. I can go on. We use most/all of these to communicate. Content is key. Presentation is also important. Please don’t misconstrue it nor its ministry. I sincerely hope that as a result of this ministry that more young people are establishing and strengthening the relationship with God & getting involved in ministry in their churches. If not, then that is something we need to review. If I have misunderstood please clarify. Reply & Discuss. And she’s right on the 13th amendment: December, 1865!
If, as you say, it’s a sermon, then it shouldn’t be heard as she is a woman. Thanks for the comment.