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Episode Info: *if viewing on a mobile device (phone, tablet) please scroll down to the bottom to play episode. Use Apple? Listen and subscribe via iTunes! (or download Apple’s Podcast app) Use Android? Listen and subscribe via Stitcher Radio! (or download Stitcher Radio app) Summary & Intro In this encouraging conversation, I go deep into the poetry and rhythm behind the artistic style and vision of Humble Beast founders and artists, Beautiful Eulogy. Beautiful Eulogy declares the Gospel through the medium of hip hop and spoken word poetry. BIOGRAPHY (Taken from Humble Beast website) Beautiful Eulogy is a Portland, Oregon-based group made up of artists Braille, Odd Thomas, and Courtland Urbano. The group introduces a distinct and directive sound that’s driven by a desire to worship and glorify the God of the Bible, based in the context of its members’ hip-hop roots and shaped by influences like electronic music, folk songs and old hymns. SUMMARY In this chat, we tackle questions and thoughts like… “Is music even a good means for communicating theology?” “If I am trying to push an agenda to put my own aesthetic on display, I am missing the point of making much of Jesus.” “Sometimes we have a tendency when it comes to art, we create false dichotomies where it’s always either or, either or, either or. My desire to do things in excellence is not antithetical to my desire to make Jesus known. In that also, there are things that I do throughout the course of my life that I attempt to do in excellence that is not necessarily declarative.” “Excellence is not a false dichotomy from declaration.” “It’s the intentions of the heart that has to come to the forefront: am I laboring for the approval or applause of man….or am I doing it ultimately to the glory of God that desires to do it with a posture towards humble obedience to God?”Read more »

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