For months, Lecrae has been adamant about not being labeled a Christian rapper. Now, he is revealing that he believes Christians, as a whole, are stereotyped.
"For a lot of people, groups, Christians included, issues are homogenized and so to be a Christian I'm either this staunch conservative Republican or I'm this tree hugging liberal," Lecrae told CNN last week. "You're stereotyped. It's almost assumed that people know what your issues are going to be."
The 35-year-old Christian rap artist who was the first to simultaneously top both the Billboard gospel music charts and the Billboard 200 with his 2014 album Anomaly, has been involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. Although he took part in the Ferguson, Missouri, protests after Michael Brown, who had committed a strong-arm robbery was shot and killed by a white police officer in 2014, Lecrae admits that he has received flack for it. more >>
Benjamin Watson says he's humbled to be one of three finalists considered for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
The annual NFL players award recognizes one man for his charity work and excellence off the football field. Watson, the New Orleans Saints tight end, is in the running along with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin.
After 20 years of marriage, Kirk Franklin says being unfaithful to his wife would be comparable to cheating on God, and advises men not to cheat on their children and the Kingdom of God in search of something "newer."
"Men can be dumb at times, and want what's newer, fresher, or what our other 'head' thinks is better. But to fail Tammy is to fail God. To cheat on Tammy is to cheat on the Kingdom, my children, and even you. Those who trust me to chase Christ with everything I got," Franklin said, according to BET. "I'm not perfect, but I'm still in love with Tammy."
The 46-year-old gospel music recording artist, songwriter and producer revealed that the pair met when they were young. Although Tammy came from a good family, Kirk did not and was challenged to change by his future wife. more >>
Season 11's "American Idol" finalist Colton Dixon married his longtime girlfriend Annie Coggeshall at the top of the year and is now celebrating God's blessing on their marriage after waiting until their wedding night to be intimate.
Dixon, 24, proposed to Coggeshall, 27, at Disney World in Florida last September and the happy couple married on Jan. 8 in Nashville, Tennessee. In a recent interview after returning from their honeymoon bliss in Tahiti, the Christian rocker talked about how different it is for them traveling together now that they are married.
"It was kind of strange: we checked into the room and realized, 'We actually get to go to sleep side by side! This is so cool!'" Colton told People. "Anywhere we've traveled before, we've always gotten two hotel rooms. We wanted to remain pure in that area." more >>
Steve Harvey's Miss Universe flub was the subject of laughs heard around the world, but the comedian and host believes the mishap was a result of his prayers.
The 59-year-old talk show host mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the iwinner of the annual Miss Universe Pageant last month before realizing his mistake and crowning Miss Philippines as the actual winner. The flub, made on live television, resulted in memes, criticism and outrage around the world.
After issuing his apologies and reflecting on the matter, Harvey is revealing that he prayed for the moment to happen. more >>
As though there was not enough in this world that deceives us, one professional artist has compiled 10 amazing drawing tricks that can fool any untrained eye.
Howard Lee recently uploaded to YouTube a video of him drawing various objects and then putting his viewers to the test as to which one is real and which one is a drawing.
It's not as easy as it sounds. Lee's skill with sketch and paint is such that each two-dimensional drawing looks as real and three-dimensional as the objects they are juxtaposed. more >>