Inner Compass: The Soul of Hip Hop

The fifth season of the interview series exploring how people make their decisions about an ethical, religious, or social justice issue. Guests include authors, activists, religious leaders, and other engaging thinkers from around the world. Without asking beforehand about guests’ religious background, the two alternating hosts openly explore the values and motivations of their guests’ life work. Episodes cover areas such as Arab Spring, Christianity, working environments, social media, activism, organic farming, heaven, hip hop, and education strategies.

This week, many thought hip hop music would be a short-lived fad, but it has lasted decades and is even growing in popularity. Clearly this type of music connects with many people. Daniel White Hodge, author of two books about the messages of hip hop, looks past the commercialized material to the complex themes of a music that turns to God surprisingly often. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.

  • TV: The Soul of Hip Hop – Monday, 7/16 at 11 pm
  • TV: Healthier Healthcare Environments – Monday, 7/23 at 11 pm
  • TV: Arab Spring: Revolution or Reformation? – Monday, 7/29 at 11 pm