Tag Archives: hip-hop

Secondary Separation–When to Stand Apart

Dr. Peter Masters: Separation, secondary separation, the view of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, contemporary worship, worldliness and cultural accommodation are the topics of this article. Also, how the medium may ruin the message. It is clearly a vital duty of Christians to stand apart from false teachers who deny the fundamentals of the faith. ‘Do not […]

Holy Hip-Hop and the Presentation of the Gospel

From Brian McClung: Is this [holy hip-hop/Christian rap] a God honoring, Scriptural way to present the Gospel? No, it most certainly isn’t and can never be! How can it ever be right to employ the music of the world, styles of music that stem from a rebellious, immoral culture, to present the Gospel? You cannot […]

A Contrite Apology from Dr. Joel Beeke to “Christian” Rappers

First, here is Dr. Joel Beeke’s apology: Recently I was asked to participate in a panel discussion at a Reformed Worship conference. In that discussion the panelists were asked to address the subject of Christian rap music (which I took to mean rap music primarily in the context of a local church worship service). To […]

These Christian Leaders Were Right–Until They Apologized for Speaking the Truth

From the Q&A session of the recent conference on The Worship of God. What is truly ironic is that the expressed purpose of the conference was “to establish that God must be worshipped in the way He has designed, not the way man desires.” Alas, they spoke the truth, yet when pressured afterward, lost their […]

Reformed Hip-Hop and the Militancy of the Church

The glory of the Church while on this earth is due to its militancy against doctrinal error and worldliness, and the true visible Church is glorious in this aspect, make no mistake. It is the false churches, made of professing Christians who court the world like a lover who encourage the true Church to follow […]

The Foreign Spirit of Contemporary Worship Music (video)

Wow. If you have the time, this is a message, and an education, much needed in the Church today.

May 23

Charles Wesley on the Dangers of Contemporary ‘Christian’ Music

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) is well known as a minister, poet and hymn writer. Even in his time, he was well aware of the dangers of music that was ‘fleshly.’ There is much in the lyrics of one hymn he wrote, which the Church, particularly young people who profess Christ, would do well to study and […]

The Compromise of Lecrae and Those Who Promote Him

‘Holy’ hip-hop artist Lecrae has won a Grammy award. But he wouldn’t want to be called a holy hip-hop artist, or even a Gospel artist. Tell that to those who promote him, like the Gospel Coalition, John MacArthur and Grace-to-You, or John Piper and his Desiring God ministries. Why wouldn’t he want to identify with […]

“Holy hip-hop”as Family Catechism?

Here’s the trend in the Church these days… https://twitter.com/jaredhmoore/statuses/291659570605092865 Here’s the poll. What do you think? Wait!! Read this before you vote.

Lecrae: “My Artistry Generates A Platform”

“My music, my artistry, is really generating a platform for me to be able to articulate the revealed will of God, and His manifold wisdom in that He desires to accomplish His work in and through the Church.” – Lecrae Well, Lecrae, that sounds great, except God never ordained nor instituted behaving like the world, […]

Lyrics – The Worst Argument for Contemporary Worship Music

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.  – John 4:23 The nameless woman to whom these words of Jesus were spoken is representative of the vast majority of mankind, all religious, […]

Shai Linne: Things Used for Evil to Glorify God

‘Holy’ hip-hop is not a venue in Christianity. It’s an excuse to bring worldliness into the Church, and it’s working. – Joel Taylor To those who say, "How can you take that thing that is used for evil and glorify God with it?" My two word answer is "The Cross." The central act of redemptive […]

The Ultimate Statement of Musical Rebellion

God does care about the music too. Punk music [including hip-hop] is the ultimate statement of musical rebellion. Changing the words and the artists and calling it Christian will never sanctify it. It has no place in a new Christian’s life.’… I cannot bring any of my old sinful desires and practices into worship to […]

Young, Restless & Reformed vs C.H. Spurgeon

  they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. – Ezekiel 22:26 [Don’t miss the video below on Church growth. This is precisely what the […]

5 Features of New Calvinism

New Calvinist has a two-part series of articles on “Who Are the New Calvinists?”  The Lectures by Ted Williams were delivered at the School of Theology, Metropolitan Tabernacle, London, on July 4, 2012. The lectures were read by Darren Cadapen, a member of the Tabernacle fellowship. From Part 1:  New Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition and […]

John MacArthur: “Reclaiming the culture is a ridiculous concept.”

So much for ‘holy hip-hop’. If you like John MacArthur, and hip-hop, you won’t like this. If what MacArthur says is true, and I believe it is, then a whole lot of excuses regarding ‘redeeming the hip-hop culture’  by way of holy hip-hop just went down the drain. Many who support the use of ‘holy […]

Russell Moore, Al Mohler–Blurring the Line Between the Holy & the Profane

From Newcalvinist: “Dr. Russell Moore spoke about how the church can dialogue with the hip-hop culture. He said: There is something in hip-hop that we can learn from in all kinds of ways, in our evangelism, in our discipleship, in our preaching, especially in our preaching. He asserted that the lyrics of rap music are […]

Q&A: Where Do You Draw the Line in Music?

*** Please Note: This post does not answer, nor does it even deal with the question above. It is not intended to. “Drawing the line in music” was the question asked me, but the question misses the point of the original post, Christian Rap Is A Lost Cause, from where the question was asked. Don’t […]

Music Is Neutral? Amoral? Really?

I am so tired of young people telling me that music, in general, is neutral, amoral – that is, outside the boundaries of biblical judgment. Are you kidding me? Do you really think, and believe brethren, that music is so neutral that you can put Godly, Calvinistic lyrics to any musical genre, and you can […]

Two Reasons to Abandon ‘Holy’ Hip-Hop

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. – Galatians 5:16, […]

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