Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A "Divine Dramatist" of the 21st Century?

Last summer, Dan Smith, a self-styled "storyteller-preacher," circulated a song/video called "Baby Got Book," a play off of the 1992 song "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. The song is about the Bible and its authority (read the lyrics here)--a staple doctrine of evangelical Christianity--and beckons a question (seriously): given what we've discussed about Whitefield and his use of cultural conventions to convey his message, is Dan Smith a kind of modern-day Whitefield? Why or why not?

And speaking of revival preachers, noted Edwards biographer George Marsden will soon published a shorter, updated version of his work on Edwards titled A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards. And here's some religious humor related to Jonathan Edwards. (HT: JEC blog)

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