The Language Of Protest

In an article published by Youth Specialties, Jimmy Dorrell explores the possibilities of revitalizing the faith of suburban and urban youth by using the medium of hip-hop culture:
...Passionate city dwellers recognize that the Gospel must take on new forms or "wineskins" to reach today's disenfranchised youth. Taking hip-hop's protest, vulgarity, and anger themes out to be replaced by revolutionary and redemptive themes, scores of Saturday night urban youth congregations have sprung up that attract the unchurched in a participatory worship. They capitalize on young people's frustration with America's culture of materialism and reshape the biblical message of purpose and meaning in the harsh and honest language of the streets...

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