Crunk rap artist Lil Jon and DJ Snake have a top 10 single dedicated to the hook, “Turn down for what.” Since I was a bit out of touch with the language, I embarrassingly asked some teenagers what it meant. Urban Dictionary confirmed what they also told me: “Rhetorical question used by teenagers. “Turn up” is the act of getting drunk and high and being reckless so “turn down” would mean sobering up.”
So Lil Jon proudly shouts, “Turn down for what… Another round of shots.”
The Intoxicating Message of Grace
Grace is intoxicating—It changes the way we see the world. It changes our behavior. It changes our speech. And it certainly affects our mind. This is the grace that Paul Zahl describes when he writes, “Grace is love that seeks you out when you have nothing to give in return. Grace is love coming at you that has nothing to do with you. Grace is being loved when you are unlovable…”This kind of grace is intoxicating.