“Sing, My Brother, Sing” Explores Black Christianity & Hip Hop

Tue 2/18 @ 3-4:15PM

It’s irritating to see how people and the media too often conflate rightwing evangelicals with “Christianity” as if they represented all or most Christian thinking. In fact, Christianity has many permutations, and Black Christianity is often diametrically opposed to that of white evangelicals.

Dr. David L. Moody, an assistant professor in communication studies at the State University of New York at Oswego, has written Political Melodies in the Pews? The Voice of the Black Christian Rapper in the Twenty-first Century Church. In it he explores another strain of Christian belief and practice which draws on contemporary hip hop for its expression.

At a lecture and discussion titled “Sing, My Brother, Sing: Black Liberation Theology, Christian Hip-Hop, and Youth Ministries, taking place at Case Western Reserve University’s Clark Hall room 206 (11130 Bellflower), Moody will talk about how these new ministries came about and how they’ve affected Black young people in the church, and share background on Black liberation theology and nationalism,

He’ll do a presentation followed by a Q&A session. It’s free and open to the community, and there will be light refreshments. Go here to register:

case.edu/socialjustice/programs-and-events/upcoming-events

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