Uplyme Rapper

Rev Gavin Tyte, a 40-year old “beatboxer, vicar, musician, producer, graphic designer and videographer” [1] from Uplyme in the English county of Devon, has made a rap version of the nativity story. It tells the story faithfully, and has subtitles and includes the Scripture reference for each verse. Unlike a lot of rappers, he is actually understandable!

More information:
Oddity Central: English Vicar Raps Nativity Story
Rev Gavin’s church: Uplyme Church

[1] From his Youtube profile, accessed 22 Dec 2011.

Where’s the Line to See Jesus?

Several years ago in a shopping mall a four-year-old boy saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught that Christmas is when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mother, “Where’s the line to see Jesus”?

That question set in train a series of events that eventually saw Becky Kelley recording this song and video. It really is a beautiful and quite moving song, but with my poor hearing the singer’s diction makes the words difficult to understand. I had to find the lyrics in order to see what it was all about.

Don’t you love the faith and directness of little kids?