Daniel White Hodge, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies and Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry at North Park University in Chicago. Currently, his research and community engagement explore the intersections of faith, critical race theory, justice, Hip Hop culture, and youth culture. His two current books are Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009), and The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010). He is currently finishing a book titled The Hostile Gospel: Exploring the Socio-Theological Traits inThe Post Soul Context of Hip Hop (Brill, late 2015). His upcoming book Between God & Kanye: Youth Ministry in a Post-Civil Rights Era (IVP 2016) will break new ground in youth minstry studies and is co-authored with Pastor Russell St. Bernard.