REACHING THE HIP HOP GENERATION
by Ralph C. Watkins
pants, blaring car stereos and nonchalant attitudes are just a few
stereotypes of the hip hop generation. In reality, it's a
world filled with eclectic language, colorful characters and misguided
energy. With such harsh criticism coming from the African American
church, many hip-hoppers have sought out separate vehicles of spirituality.
The gap is growing farther apart every moment, and question now
becomes, what are Christians prepared to do to win these souls?
Gospel Remix: Reaching the Hip Hop Generation (Judson
Press) is an in-depth look into the mind of a hip-hopper. This book
is the answer to all ministries that seek to understand and help
young people in this chaotic era.
Gospel Remix: Reaching the Hip Hop Generation (0-8170-1507-8)
is available for $14.00, www.judsonpress.com.
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C. Watkins, DMin, PhD,
is an assistant dean of African American Church Studies and associate
professor of Society, Religion and Africana Studies at Fuller Theological
Seminary. He is also a director of Christian education for First
AME Church in Los Angeles. An active teaching scholar, Dr. Watkins
has more than 250 publications and conference presentations to his
credit, and is also author of I Ain't Afraid to Speak My Mind. www.ralphwatkins.org
A. Barr Jr., MDiv is
a senior pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
and adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Geneva
Byrant, PhD, MDiv, is founder and pastor of one that fastest
growing AME churches in the nation, The Empowerment Temple in Baltimore,
Maryland. Reverend Bryant previously served as the director of the
NAACP's youth and college system. www.jamalbryant.org
H. Curtis, DMin, is senior pastor of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was elected president of the Hampton
Ministers and Musicians Conference in 2007 and was a contributor
to Outstanding Black Sermons, Volume 4 www.mt-ararat.org
Moss III, MDiv, currently serves as Pastor of Trinity United
Church of Christ under the leadership of senior pastor, Rev. Dr.
Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. Prior to this post, Dr. Moss served as pastor
of the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. He
is also author of Redemption in a Red Light District and is currently
the president of the Hampton University Minister's Conference. www.tucc.org
1. What is hip hop defined as?
2. Who is the hip hop generation?
3. Why has there been such a huge separation between the African
American church and hip hop?
4. Can living hip hop and living Christian coincide?
5. In what ways can the church evolve to attract hip-hoppers?
6. Should the church accept or reject hip hop music?
1. Acknowledging the need for the church to change with the times
2. Understanding the "plight" of young people, and learning
how to help them.
3. Preparing your ministry to go to the next level
The Gospel Remix: Reaching the Hip
Co-authors: Ralph C. Watkins, J. Barr,
J. Bryant, W.Curtis, O. Moss
Pages: 144, paperback
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