Friday, October 25, 2013



I have typically enjoyed John Piper because he has written some of the best, most serious books taking the rReformed faith seriously. But the, as he has grown in popularity and now set up the Desiring God ministries, I wonder if all that media space to fill has not resulted in some...less than stellar output. COnsider this example:
We recently sat down with Lecrae to talk about his latest album, Gravity, which just won Best Gospel Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Here he raps the gospel in one minute
Let's take the most important message in the world and trivialize not only by trying to make it short and simple, but by setting it in a derivative music format.

I would venture to say that many of the problems the church faces today stem from the fact that we have attempted to reduce something as big as the good news that Christ came to offer to a sound bite. A message that has inspired some of the greatest art and architecture in human history now inspires bad poetry sometimes set to music stolen from others? That's a problem, that is not "relevance."

God found the gospel so important, and so large that He did not merely declare it - He incarnated to live it. If God did that, who are we to reduce it to a one minute rap?


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