spoken word

VIDEO: Knock Knock

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning singer, playwright, actor, author, and composer, but he is foremost a storyteller. In “The Power to Heal” (Sojourners, July 2014), editorial assistant Rebecca Kraybill talks with Beaty about how he uses stories to call us toward “the capacity to do better.”

Listen to Beaty perform “Knock Knock,” a powerful poem that tells the story of his father’s incarceration.

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Viral: "Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus"

Jeff Bethke

Spoken Word poet Jeff Bethke, via Twitter @JeffuhsonBethke.

Are you a Christian who spends a lot of time online? Then perhaps you've heard of Jeff Bethke. Bethke, aka bball1989, is a spoken word poet whose rhymes and videos are capturing the attention of thousands of Christians across the web.

His latest video is going viral among online Christian communities. Provocatively titled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus,” the poem is a unique fusion of prophetic criticism, personal testimony, and a call to action.