Saturday, November 9, 2013

Heidelberg Catechism Rap (Video and Lyrics)

Curt "Voice" Allen performs the rap song he wrote about Kevin DeYoung's book on the Heidelberg Catechism, "The Good News We Almost Forgot." Kevin and C.J. Mahaney, who challenged Curt to write the song at Next 2010, are in the front row.

Verse 1:
Yeah I'm on a mission like a couple spies, and that guys is the reason why I catechize. The good news we almost forgot I recognize, Heidelberg rediscovering the gospel prize. It's not scripture but the truth in it will mention he, introduction hide and seek the 16th century. Written in a time when your mind was the weaponry, this document is back into the populace shouts to Kevin D. Better than you think not as bad as you remember, purpose driven truth, from Frederick the elector. He would initiate, the 129 questions to illustrate truths like Christ propitiates. All in a document, whose purpose was to teach children, a guide for preachers, and confessions in a church building. And this is all fact The Heidelberg Cat has been around but now it's seem like it is coming back.

We believe in the cross, believe in his life,
We believe in his death, believe he's the Christ.
We believe that he rose from grave yes it is him
And we read the Heidelberg Catechism

We believe in the after life and we believe nothing's after Christ, so we stand our ground, cuz the truth's been around from the word to the Heidelberg.

Verse 2:
Year of the Heidelberg resulting in renewed passion, and we could see it in our lives lights camera action. Let's take a gander and address a few questions from Heidelberg document then look at the answers. But before that make sure that, you know how it's broken down, in a Q & A format, a few sections. Suggestions how to read this not to sound promotional, but Kevin put it in his book to make it a devotional. Each question each answer has a bit of commentary, so the application of it is not some involuntary. Mystery, the history screams through rings true but I'll just leave that up to God, cuz that's between you. to believe, but to believe you gotta read you and then you meditate on all the truths that the Heidelberg will illustrate. What's that the catechism homey where you been the good news we almost forgot let's get it in!

Verse 3:
From the word to the Heidelberg, we see that what's the comfort of life should come first. And in death that I with, body and soul but belong to the savior, commentary from me man, tell this to your neighbor. Moving on, how many things are necessary for thee, enjoying this comfort, to live and die happily? Three, my sin's misery, deliverance from sin, and gratitude for God is how the answer ends. Let's stretch it out the Lord's day 23 the grandaddy of them all, questions 59 and 60. What good does it do to believe in all this? In Christ I am right heir to the promise. Paraphrase, anyways I'm kinda limited I'm just trying to say a couple things my man Kevin did. On the Heidelberg, go and get you one, and by the way CJ homey this was fun.


  1. Well here is the good and bad. The good is I can appreciate all the work he put into doing this, and that he enjoys singing something that is so edifying.Also people who hear this may actually start reading the catechism itself.

    The bad I would say is I think this idea plays into the thought process of The Bible,Catechism,etc... cant be understood or enjoyed unless we make it more fitting for the culture. I believe it was this same thought process that started different Bible versions as well as churches like the "Emerging Church".


    I love your blog Esther!!!! ;) -Shawna

    1. Thanks for your comment Shawna!
      I agree with all you said!! :D
      I am not a fan of rap...I do actually kinda like some of these kind a little...I find it interesting that the rap CCM is kinda more "sound" than other modern kinds..I don't know why but yeah...Although the modern rap is one of the most disgusting, evil kinds, so I certainly understand your disdain towards it!
      Thanks for your comment. You know I love 'em!

      I'll be check'n out your blog sista every so often.
      I love you my Shawna girl! ;)

  2. Thanks for posting--love the song, important message and very well produced.

    1. You are welcome!! :o)
      I like it and don't at the same time. hehe ;)