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The Hip-Hop Church

Efrem SmithPhil Jackson

The Hip-Hop Church

Efrem SmithPhil Jackson

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Pastors Smith and Jackson invite readers to the hip-hop church, which, like the culture from which it rises, speaks to the heart. Here, they show the urgency of connecting hip-hop culture and church to reach a generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Church Life)

- Publisher Hip-hop is here.The beats ring out in our cities. Hip-hop culture is all around us: in the clothes youth wear, in the music they listen to, in the ways they express themselves. It is the language they speak, the rhythm they move to. It is a culture familiar with the hard realities of our broken world; the generation raised with rap knows about the pain. They need to know about the hope.Enter the hip-hop church.Like the culture it rises from, the hip-hop church is relevant and bold. And it speaks to the heart. In this book, pastors Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson show the urgency of connecting hip-hop culture and church to reach a generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They give practical ideas from their urban churches and other hip-hop churches about how to engage and incorporate rap, break dancing, poetry and deejays to worship Jesus and preach his Word.Hip-hop culture is shaping the next generation. Ignoring it will not reduce its influence; it will only separate us from the youth moving to its rhythm. How will they hear Christ's message of truth and hope if we don't speak their language? And how can we speak their language if we don't understand and embrace their culture?Hear the beat. Join the beat. Become the beat that brings truth and hope to a hungry, hurting generation.

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About "The Hip-Hop Church"

Pastors Smith and Jackson invite readers to the hip-hop church, which, like the culture from which it rises, speaks to the heart. Here, they show the urgency of connecting hip-hop culture and church to reach a generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Church Life)
- Publisher

Hip-hop is here.The beats ring out in our cities. Hip-hop culture is all around us: in the clothes youth wear, in the music they listen to, in the ways they express themselves. It is the language they speak, the rhythm they move to. It is a culture familiar with the hard realities of our broken world; the generation raised with rap knows about the pain. They need to know about the hope.Enter the hip-hop church.Like the culture it rises from, the hip-hop church is relevant and bold. And it speaks to the heart. In this book, pastors Efrem Smith and Phil Jackson show the urgency of connecting hip-hop culture and church to reach a generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They give practical ideas from their urban churches and other hip-hop churches about how to engage and incorporate rap, break dancing, poetry and deejays to worship Jesus and preach his Word.Hip-hop culture is shaping the next generation. Ignoring it will not reduce its influence; it will only separate us from the youth moving to its rhythm. How will they hear Christ's message of truth and hope if we don't speak their language? And how can we speak their language if we don't understand and embrace their culture?Hear the beat. Join the beat. Become the beat that brings truth and hope to a hungry, hurting generation.
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Meet the Authors

Efrem Smith

Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized preacher. He alEfrem Smith is an internationally recognized preacher. He also consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership and comso consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership and community development. Efrem Smith served as Founding Pastor ofmunity development. Efrem Smith served as Founding Pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church and President of The Sanctuar The Sanctuary Covenant Church and President of The Sanctuary Community Development Corporation in Minneappolis, Minnesoy Community Development Corporation in Minneappolis, MinnesoC

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson is a freelance anthropologist and writer. He has contributed to various magazines including "Sleaze Nation," "Pure," "For Women," and "Penthouse,"ý

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By Bakari Kitwana
  • Foreword By Alton B. Pollard Iii
  • Shout-outs
  • Hip-hop And The Church: Opposition Or Opportunity?
  • part One: Why Should The Church Care About Hip-hop?
  • 1 Church And Hip-hop
  • part Two: Understanding The Hip-hop Culture
  • 2 What Is Hip-hop?
  • 3 Blues And Negro Spirituals, The Parents Of Hip-hop
  • 4 Hip-hop As Postmodern Culture
  • 5 Hip-hop Theology
  • part Three: Bringing Hip-hop Into Your Church
  • 6 Holy Hip-hop
  • 7 The Emcee And The Preacher
  • 8 The Deejay And The Worship Leader
  • 9 Bringing Hip-hop Into Your Worship Service
  • 10 Practical Ways Of Reaching The Hip-hop Community For Christ
  • Conclusion: Church And Hip-hop--you Don't Stop
  • Appendix: Hip-hop Resources

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 229682
  • Product Code 0830833293
  • EAN 9780830833290
  • Pages 227
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jan 2006
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.264kg

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