Voice @ Bethlehem Baptist Church

31 10 2006

This past weekend Voice (Curtis Allen) did a concert at Bethlehem Baptist Church, where John Piper is the Senior Pastor. As someone who has enjoyed hip-hop music before coming to Christ and has been increasingly disgusted by much of the lyrical content of the genre, I am particularly encouraged by the sanctifying work of God via Curtis. But even if you do not enjoy rap music (presuming you are a follower of Christ) you can enjoy the theological content of the song.
To learn more about Voice see this interview with Justin Taylor.
Voice is affiliated with Sovereign Grace Ministries.

Below is a video below from Piper’s church; if you look close you can see Piper boppin’ his head J





Who’s bad?!

27 10 2006

Definitely no disrespect intended to John Piper (or Edwards, Calvin or Luther…) but this is funny, creative and true. Though I think John Piper and Michael Jackson would have different views on depravity and certainly on the meaning of ‘bad’.

So to be clear, the bad here is the Rom. 3.9-18 sinfully depraved, wickedly enslaved, workers and fountains of iniquity who can do nothing on their own accord to merit the favor of a holy and righteous God, but rather wholly and entirely enslaved to sin’s lusts and desires apart from the grace of God in Christ.