The Gospel Coalition Blogger Discusses Christian Hip Hop and the Black Church
Thabiti is definitely one of the leading voices in the online evangelical world. He pens the Pure Church Blog for The Gospel Coalition and is one of their Council Members. He is a frequent conference speaker and has written a litany of books, including The Decline of Black Theology and his latest The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship. His chief responsibility however, is Pastoring First Baptist Church in the Grand Cayman Islands.
Tune in for 40 minute sit down with him as we discuss The Black Church, Christian Hip Hop and much more.
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In our interview, we spoke with Thabiti Anyabwile about:
– (2:00) – How he got into Christian Hip Hop
– (4:02) – How Many of the Popular Reformed Pastors got into Christian Hip Hop
– (5:20) – Why Many Tradional Black Churches haven’t embraced Christian Hip Hop
– (8:07) – The Decline of Black Theology
– (14:02) – The Role in Seminary in the decline of Black Theology
– (17:15) – How he ended up in the Grand Cayman Islands
– (19:25) – His former Pastor Mark Dever’s Passion for the Church
– (22:25) – Is there a limit for how big a church can/ should be?
– (24:50) – The Growth Of Christian Hip Hop and how we should guard our hearts
– (28:40) – Does the term “Christian Hip Hop” matter
– (32:40) – The Opportunity that new Christian Hip Hop artists have to educate people about Christ
– (35:05) – WHat engaging the Culture looks like Biblically (Link to his Sermon from Together For The Gospel)
– (39:05) – The Missional Church’s response to His engage the culture sermon
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