The Unexpected Theology of Old School Hip Hop and R&B
by Derek J. Murphy
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About the Book
lives. Many have built their identities around
the soundtracks that accompany our
memories and experiences. THROWBACKS is
a devotional styled book that revisits popular
R and B and Hip Hop songs from the 80s and
90s, and flips them to add unexpected
inspiration. God has a way of showing up in
unpredictable ways, and author, Derek J.
Murphy, has found Him in some of the most
well loved songs of two generations. Crafted
with Gen X’ers and Millennials in mind, this
book is honestly for anyone who appreciates
great music and a good Word.
Derek Joaquin Murphy has been working in ministry most of his life. He began by singing in church with his family, and by his preteen years began to play the organ, piano and keyboards. At age fourteen, the young musician helped to form a youth choir, Instruments of Praise, and served as youth minister of music and choir director for his home church Rose Hill Church of God in Christ. Although he tried to escape it, he ultimately surrendered to the call and began preaching in April of 1999. Currently, Derek serves the lead pastor, and teacher at Rose Hill Church of God in Christ, and is married to his high school sweetheart, the former Angela Pickett, an awesome teacher in her own right. They share three beautiful children. He also writes a blog, at derekjmurphy.com. Fully equipped, and with God’s leading, Derek is committed to presenting a never changing God to and ever changing world.