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9 Marks + Hip Hop = “The Church: Called and Collected,” New From Lampmode

The Church: Called and Collected

New Record from Lampmode

So glad to see the following in the inbox this morning:

9Marks has teamed up with Lamp Mode Recordings to release The Church: Called and Collected, a hip-hop album on the nine marks featuring Shai Linne, FLAME, Trip Lee and more.

Click here to purchase.

This album adapts Mark Dever’s Nine Marks of a Healthy Church to the hip-hop community in order to communicate valuable messages on preaching, membership, discipline, church leadership, and other key marks of healthy church life.

I’m looking forward to jamming to this soon! If you’ve never listened to this genre of hip hop, you might be surprised how Christ-centered and Biblical these songs can be. It’s like combining a sermon, a lecture on Biblical Theology and Ecclesiology with a rhythmic sound and beat that’s near intoxicating! Our family loves it. I hope you will give it a try!


This is Going to Have to Come Down to a Vote!

]Recently I posted a link to Jim Hamilton’s Messiah in the Old Testament Rap. I asked for potential rapper names for Jim and I’ve gotten too many to decide from…so we’ll have to decide this the good ole democratic way…


Hermeneutical Hip-Hop?

Jim Hamilton is an author/scholar. He is a pastor. He is a blogger. He is a professor. He is a godly father and husband. And apparantly now we can add rapper to his resume.

That’s right…Jim has put together a rap called The Messiah in the Old Testament in Seven Minutes . What’s even better is that he actually recited the rap for his class on the Messiah in the OT. Hopefully the audio will be forthcoming!

Here’s the first few verses:

God promised a seed, who would crush the serpent’s head
Adam and Eve hoped in what God said
This can be seen from the naming of the wife
Whereas death was promised, the promised seed means life

What Eve said when Cain and Seth were born
Shows she thought that the seed had been born
The line is traced to Noah, through ten generations
And at his birth his dad thinks its time for vacations

For the land had been cursed because of Adam’s sin
The toil was painful since the loss of Eden
But at the birth of Noah, Lamech hopes for relief
Return to Eden would mean the end of grief

Read the whole thing here.

Here’s a question for readers of Mercy Swimming: What could Jim’s rapper name be? If you have suggestions please comment!! (J-Dog? Hambone? Modern Melchizedek?)