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Shai Linne speaking in Cedarville University chapel

Christian rapper Shai Linne returns to Cedarville chapel

by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Shai Linne, Christian rapper and church planter, will return to Cedarville University to speak in chapel on Friday, January 19, 2018. Linne was a keynote speaker for the annual 9Marks pastors conference at Cedarville University in 2017.

Linne’s vision is to highlight the character of God and present the gospel of Jesus Christ and a biblical worldview through hip-hop culture. He considers himself a theologian, poet and pastor.

Having released studio albums since 2002, Linne joined the Lamp Mode Records label in 2005. He has released seven albums through Lamp Mode, including his latest album, “Still Jesus,” released July 2017. He has collaborated with Christian rappers Lecrae, Trip Lee and Timothy Brindle.

Linne has been part of several churches, including Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia; Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.; and Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia. He helped plant Risen Christ Fellowship in Philadelphia in 2016.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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