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Un.Orthodox: Church. Hip-Hop. Culture.
From its roots in the South Bronx over thirty years ago, hip-hop has swept across continents and oceans, shaping the music and mores of urban culture. It is more than just music. Hip-hop is a lifestyle that encompasses attitude, fashion, and a largely counter-Christian worldview. Transcending ethnic, geographic, generational, and economic barriers, hip-hop places one of th ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published April 29th 2007 by Zondervan Publishing Company
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Urban D is both a pastor and an MC, so his is an interesting perspective to take into account. The book gives a rudimentary take on the history of hip hop, but is more interesting in hearing his own transformation into the hip hop ethos. The book swings to a very 'emerging-church' postmodern theology (without being unorthodox); and is somewhat helpful as a case study in the final section of the book to see a church truly doing a contextualized ministry to a specific group. Not sure whether this ...more