Reconciliation, Jesus, Hip Hop, and the Spoken Word

Reconciliation, Jesus, Hip Hop, and the Spoken Word
Date Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6 - 9 p.m.
Location the Underground - View maps and directions
CostThis is a free event, open to all.
SponsorsBethel Student Government, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Reconciliation Studies

Event Description

How can hip-hop music and spoken-word testimonies illuminate our understanding and practice of reconciliation? Young adult artists, youth leaders, and preachers from the Twin Cities, alongside students from our campus, will answer this question through their hip-hop compositions and spoken-word testimonies. They will grapple with issues of injustice, revel in God’s love, share stories of courage and pain, celebrate the complexity of our humanity, invoke the teachings of Jesus, and in the midst of a hurting world, they will share how their experiences interface with their Christian faith. And you never know, we may add a pinch of holy silliness to the affair!

Students from Dr. Claudia May's "Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and our Multicultural World" class and Bethel student artists will share their testimonies and spoken word/hip-hop compositions with young adult artists from the Twin Cities. 


Contact Suzi Nelson at or 651-638-6577.