Now here's a little story I've got to tell / about three white rappers you know so well (or perhaps don't), and the issues of legitimacy that faced the Beastie Boys in 1989 and MC Hammer in 1990. Were they real hip hop? Or posers and phonies? How do you measure legitimacy anyway?
For the Apostle Paul, the question of legitimacy was life or death as he faced trial before Felix, the Roman ruler. Would the Church be validated and legitimized by the worldly powers of the day? And is there an even more crucial source of legitimacy in the eyes of God and neighbour? Find out as we explore Acts 24 (and the history of rap in the late 1980's).