Some of the most inspiring music ever created came from black churches in the US south. That sonic DNA can be found in everything from soul and R&B to rap and hip hop. So why not just cut to the chase and have services with devotional hip hop music?
That’s exactly the situation with a church in Huntersville, North Carolina. Pastor Quinn Rodgers says “We’re trying to reach the un-churched, the de-churched, the folks who have given up on church and looking for something different.”
In place of traditionally arranged and sung hymns, they will be transformed into something more modern by a DJ and his decks.
More details here. I wonder what Mahalia Jackson would say?