Disciples of the Street

Author: Eric Gutierrez
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1596272406
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This is a stunner. Eric Gutierrez opens closed windows of the soul and delivers an utterly challenging, refreshingly original work. Read it." Malcolm Boyd - Author of "Are You Running with me, Jesus?" What would cause a small, 140 year-old, Episcopal Church in the heart of the South Bronx to begin offering hip-hop services? How would the church, both locally and nationally, react? Utilizing scores or interviews and months of research, Disciples of the Street is the story of one Church's engagement with hip-hop religion, the conflicts that ensued, and the resulting birth of something much larger. Following the start of that small hip hop religious movement from its inception in the summer of 2004, through its building of a national profile, in a story that moves from the birthplace of rap to youth detention facilities in Virginia to the New South and all manner of places in between, Gutierrez looks deeply into the questions of what hip-hop has to say to the traditional church and what the church might say to hip-hop culture. Disciples of the Street is a compelling story well told and the definitive look at the issues facing a movement that's growing in popularity and gaining traction around the country.

Rap With a Mission How Rap Hip Hop can be used in Missions and Evangelism

Author: Joseph George a.k.a Joey.G
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326584502
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Book explores the History behind Rap and Hip-Hop in the Christian and Non-Christian World. It describes how Hip-Hop has strongly influenced and shaped Global Youth Culture and how it plays out in Post-Modernism. It importantly shows how Christians are using it to communicate the Gospel in Missions and Evangelism.

Die Poetik des deutschsprachigen Rap

Author: Fabian Wolbring
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847004220
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Rap ist die wohl populärste und einflussreichste Lyrikform der Gegenwart. Gerade unter jungen Männern ist das Schreiben und Deklamieren von Rap-Texten inzwischen eine der beliebtesten Freizeitbeschäftigungen überhaupt. Dabei orientieren sie sich in der Konzeption wie auch im Vortragsstil an textsortenspezifischen Regeln und Prinzipien. Fabian Wolbring erschließt diese nun am Beispiel des deutschsprachigen Rap erstmalig und untersucht sie auf ihre ästhetischen Potenziale hin. Es zeigt sich, dass die Gestaltungsprinzipien in Reim- und Rhythmusbindung, Stimmnutzung, Themenwahl und Sprechverhalten wie auch das gängige Autorschaftsmodell besonders dazu geeignet sind, den Sprecher als souverän, autonom und überlegen zu inszenieren. Die literaturwissenschaftliche Analyse gewinnt dabei kulturdiagnostisches Potenzial.

The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture

Author: Emmett G. Price, III
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081088237X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this collection of provocative essays, leading thinkers, preachers, and scholars from around the country challenge both the Black church and the hip-hop generation to realize their shared responsibilities to one another and to the greater society.

The Hip Hop Prayer Book

Author: Timothy Holder
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 159627090X
Format: PDF, ePub
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A powerful evangelism tool developed at Trinity Church of Morrisania in the South Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop. The Hip Hop Prayer Book offers a means of worship that draws in the young and speaks to those not generally spoken to by the church. Contains Bible stories, psalms, daily prayers, a variety of services (including a Eucharist, a marriage service, and burial rites), and a selection of powerful prayers from rappers and urban youth. Designed with the enlivening power of hip hop in mind, The Hip Hop Prayer Book is ideal both for personal worship and for use by church leaders looking for ways in which to broaden the reach of their congregations. It includes a wealth of contextualizing and instructive materials. Currently used in worship by a growing number of churches, it is accessible for those just learning about liturgy or about hip hop.

Love West Hollywood

Author: Chris Freeman
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 9781593500559
Format: PDF, ePub
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The story of Los Angeles' gay history is often overshadowed by the mystique of Hollywood, as well as the notion that the gay community was centred in the City by the Bay or the Big Apple. Now, this belief is dispelled in this collection of thoughtful andinteresting essays on the significance of the gay community in LA.

The Cultural Matrix

Author: Orlando Patterson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674967305
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The Cultural Matrix seeks to unravel an American paradox: the socioeconomic crisis and social isolation of disadvantaged black youth, on the one hand, and their extraordinary integration and prominence in popular culture on the other. This interdisciplinary work explains how a complex matrix of cultures influences black youth.