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20 Truths from "God's Country"
Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural church
the country music stereotype of rural, so we who live in rural places cannot succumb to the temptation to write off cities as dumpster fires of hedonism and violence, rap albums come to
The DJ Making the Angels Rap
Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official.
The DJ Making the Angels Rap. Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official. Jason Bellini| August 18, 2016. The DJ Making the Angels Rap. Image: DJ Official.
Learning to Recognize the Shepherd’s Voice
No one matures as a disciple on their own.
From birth, lambs are conditioned to follow the flock. Sheep get a bad rap for their flock mentality, but God created them with an instinct to stick together as a means of survival.
An Innocent Black Man Forgave the Crooked White Cop Who Framed HimSubscriber Access Only
And that’s good news—but not cause for ignoring larger patterns of injustice.
224. Price $14.77. Buy Convicted: A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship from Amazon. Forgiveness can get a bad rap.
Henry McNeal Turner: Church Planter, Politician, and Public Theologian
How America's first black army chaplain fought for freedom, justice, and democracy.
Africa” movement, the modern-day civil rights movement, the Black Power movement, James Cone's A Black Theology of Liberation, and even some elements of nationalist rap found in
The Fearless Call of Asian Americans in Christian Hip-Hop
Breaking stereotypes and spreading the Good News.
He recalls the experience in Bad Rap, a documentary about Asian Americans in hip-hop that recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Image: MC Jin.
Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, AgainSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) On his second late-night stint, rapper's remixed song features quotes from MLK.
Gleanings. Lecrae Brings Reformed Rap to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, Again. (UPDATED) On his second late-night stint, rapper's remixed song features quotes from MLK.
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too
The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative.
For his sophomore album Uncomfortable—released by Reach Records, the rap label founded by Lecrae—Mineo invited followers to share their version of the cover art, his bearded and
Morning Roundup 2/11/15
Lecrae at the Grammys; Pastors' Friends; Assuming Evangelism
After his album Anomaly rose to No. 1 in the country, Atlanta-based Lecrae scored his first Grammy nomination in the rap category. He's up against Eminem
Why Grammy Winner Lecrae Will Never Dominate the Gospel Charts AgainSubscriber Access Only
Evangelicals’ favorite rapper is so successful, Billboard has changed how it ranks Christian music.
After his album Anomaly rose to No. 1 in the country, Atlanta-based Lecrae scored his first Grammy nomination in the rap category. He's up against Eminem
Morning Roundup 10/1/14
Lecrae; Emerging Adulthood; 8:28
email; print. Lecrae: Christian Rappers, Christian Rap, and the No. That album, Anomaly, is classified as Christian rap, because he's widely thought of as a Christian rapper.
Kendrick Lamar's Duel with Damnation
The influential rapper’s latest record is all about our fear of being condemned.
members are able to relate and engage.” This holding-in-tension of religion, sex, violence, money, and drugs (which Hodge calls the “neo-secular sacred”) appears in much rap music.
Challenging the Narrative: How Race Complicates the Latest LifeWay Debate
Black Southern Baptists weigh in on the issues around removing Sho Baraka’s album.
no longer carry it.”. The chain offers about 20 albums labeled Christian hip-hop/rap, including several by Lecrae and Trip Lee. After watching his timeline
500 Years After Luther, We Still Feel the Pressure to Be JustifiedSubscriber Access Only
Luther's law/gospel insight is as brilliant as ever—especially in 21st century America.
and permanent. You don't have to be an ex-con to find yourself beholden to a rap-sheet long after the sentence has been served, the debt paid. Even
The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner
What Paula White’s Washington moment implies for the prosperity gospel’s future.
major baggage, especially for evangelical leaders who have for years lamented the endlessly positive health and wealth theology associated with her ministry (even doing so in rap).
Gleanings: April 2015Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our April issue).
1 gospel artist of the year—Billboard said most Christian rap and hip-hop titles will no longer count as “gospel” music. They'll still qualify for Christian, rap, and overall sales charts.
Morning Roundup 12/4/13
Christian Art; Reformed Rap Response; Support Hobby Lobby
Dec 4, 2013. Roundup. Morning Roundup 12/4/13. Morning Roundup 12/4/13. Christian Art; Reformed Rap Response; Support Hobby Lobby |. Ed Stetzer. Image: Marshall Astor / flickr.
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
(This viewer, for example, had trouble believing that Strange could learn these mystic arts as quickly as he does.); The musical scores in Marvel films often get a bad rap.
Does Grief Ever Go Away?
What if grief could be more like embarking on a sturdy sailboat for a journey and less like capsizing in a tsunami? A guest post by Jonalyn Fincher
Our goal was to moves beyond pat answers or theological packages to unpack the hard and dignifying work of facing our pain. Grief gets a bad rap in our culture.
Wishing You Neither a 'Traditional' nor 'Contemporary' Christmas
How hymns (and a little bit of hip hop) can aid our worship. Plus a new Christmas hymn from High Street Hymns.
Again, to offer a seasonally-appropriate example, here's a rap version of "O Come O Come Emmanuel" that speaks not only to bridging the traditional and contemporary music divide
Why So Many Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
Stephen Mansfield: Why So Many Conservative Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House
And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election.
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