Lecrae reveals in his new book, Unashamed that rappers Tupac and Ice Cube were his idols when he was craving acceptance and being led astray by a gang-banging uncle.
The Reach Records founder and Academy Award winner took to Facebook Sunday to share an excerpt from the book, which is set to release on Tuesday.
"I was hungry for male attention, and Uncle Chris offered a father-like relationship. I was hungry for acceptance, and Uncle Chris symbolized the promise of a family-like community. And I had idolized gangsta rappers like Tupac and Ice Cube and movies like 'Boyz In the Hood' and 'Menace to Society.' more >>
Reflecting back on his life as a student, teacher and church leader, Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, has come up with a list of five things he would most like to tell his 25-year-old self.
"During my 58 years, I've occupied several roles. I've been a student, teacher and church leader. I've been an intern, employee and boss. I'm a son, father and grandfather, as well as husband, neighbor and friend," Jakes wrote on his website.
"As I approach my sixth decade, I've been thinking a lot about missed opportunities, regret and the hard-scrabble lessons I've learned along the way," he added. more >>
The Reverend Franklin Graham recently denounced former Speaker of the House John Boehner for calling Sen. Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the Flesh."
On his Facebook page, Rev. Graham posted a comment Friday in response to Boehner's referring to Sen. Cruz as being the Devil incarnate.
"Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shame on you! You had no business calling Ted Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh' — this is an embarrassment. And it's an embarrassment to our nation," wrote Graham. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has hit back against criticism from transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, arguing that bathroom policies that allow people to choose facilities based on their gender identity "opens the door for predators."
"This is not a matter of right or left, or Democrat or Republican. This is common sense. It doesn't make sense for grown adult men, strangers, to be alone in a restroom with a little girl," Cruz said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."
Jenner, who identifies as a Republican, had argued in a video that concerns over molestation are unfounded. more >>
Target has seen its stock prices plummet after over 1 million people signed a petition pledging a boycott over its new bathroom policies that allow employees and customers who are men according to their birth sex to go into women's bathrooms and dressing rooms.
The Family Policy Institute of Washington reported that the company's stock fell from $84.10 per share on April 19 to roughly $79.36 on Friday, explaining that a loss of $4.74 per share "would represent a corporate loss of over $2.5 billion," if constant.
Breitbart News also reported on Target's plunging stock prices, arguing that it shows that the company's "favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms." more >>
In Sunday's fifth episode of National Geographic's "The Story of God," actor Morgan Freeman continues his quest to find out why evil exists in the world.
"To understand why evil exists, we have to know where it comes from," Freeman says. "For Christianity, it could be the devil himself, or is evil something that comes from inside us?"
Growing up as a child in Mississippi, Freeman encountered his first experience with evil in the form of racism at a Greyhound bus station where white and black people were segregated and he was forced to enter through a door designated for "colored" people. Freeman explains that as a young boy, he was confused by the ordeal. more >>