Chesterton: “Tradition is the Democracy of the Dead”

Mention the word "tradition" in a group of two or more Christians, and you are likely to hear as many different perspectives as there are people present.  Backlash against a high view of Church tradition can be seen in many (but not all) denominations flowing out of the Protestant Reformation ranging from disdain and distrust … Continue reading Chesterton: “Tradition is the Democracy of the Dead”

“Breathe In, Breathe Out”: Lecrae on The Word

If you were to search the song title "Breathe In, Breathe Out" on Rapgenius, you would find two very different entries.  The first was put out by Kanye West on College Dropout (2004), and it's rhymes are concerned with...well, let the man speak for himself: "now I'm rappin bout money, h*#s, and rims again." However, … Continue reading “Breathe In, Breathe Out”: Lecrae on The Word

Breaking News: 1,000 Year-Old Songs Found in Hymnal

Think for a moment.  On average, how many Christians have sung the songs you typically sing in a Church gathering?  Hundreds? Thousands?  Hundreds of Thousands? What if I told you that there are songs you could sing that have been enjoyed and used to praise our God for more than a millennium?  You heard me: … Continue reading Breaking News: 1,000 Year-Old Songs Found in Hymnal

The Gospel of John according to Hip-Hop, Vol. II

What if I told you that listening to hip-hop could actually hone your skills in Biblical interpretation?  In an article I wrote in September, I argued that there are at least 7 distinct similarities between the way the hip-hop genre functions and the way John's Gospel is written (e.g., collaboration, double entendre, sampling).  Well, we … Continue reading The Gospel of John according to Hip-Hop, Vol. II

Why Switchfoot Sings Christians’ Songs

Can the word Christian be an adjective?  We certainly have found plenty of things to slap it onto: Christian fiction, Christian movies, Christian music, Christian bookstores, Christian T-Shirts, Christian Dior, Christian Bale...okay, those last two don't count.  The point is, the word Christian is an adjective these days.  Are we Christians okay with that? Switchfoot's Viral Quote … Continue reading Why Switchfoot Sings Christians’ Songs