Gospel-Centered Hip Hop

Create for God’s Glory

Christians can create art as a way to share the gospel with the world. Even art forms such as hip hop can glorify God. Pastor Eric Mason sits down with Christian rappers Trip Lee and Lecrae to talk about their careers. They speak to other artists about keeping God as their focus and paying attention to their audience. 

Dr. Eric Mason is the co-founder and Lead Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia. Lecrae is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor. Trip Lee is an author, teacher, hip-hop artist, and a pastor at Cornerstone Church in Atlanta.

Trip and Lecrae are artists—they create music for God’s glory. They discussed their approach to writing and performing songs: they desire to keep the gospel as a central focus and always remember their audience as they compose music. 

As an artist, how do you use your art for God’s glory? What is your thought process as you create? How does Scripture play a role in the creation process?
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Trip and Lecrae discussed their audience and how they seek to draw people who never hear the gospel in daily life. Who is your audience? What are their needs? How does your art form speak to or meet those needs?
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As an artist, what could you do this week to focus your art on honoring God? How could you consider and honor your audience with your art this week?
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God the creator gifted us to create. Use your art form, whether it be music, painting, poetry, or something else, to worship God. Strive to love God and others through your creations. And thank God for your ability to create for His glory. 

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