If a recent encounter at LifeWay Christian bookstore is any indicator of the impact of Christian hip hop artist Lecrae and others like him, then I’m somewhat encouraged.
I went to the music section and noticed two young adults–a Hispanic female and and white male–talking passionately about Christian hip hop, Lecrae in particular. Though I had heard quite a lot about Lecrae, I had never listened to his music. At any rate, I joined the conversation.
My new Anglo friend, who was quite versed in all things Lecrae, began to list and evaluate one Lecrae album after the other. With my new Hispanic female friend still there, I said to myself, “This is good for racial reconciliation.” God knows that I live for these moments!
Before you know it, I left with three Lecrae albums, having been persuaded by my new white friend and brother in the Lord.
It is safe to say that God is using Christian hip hop in remarkable ways.