His music is wildly popular among black and white evangelicals, but his messages on race have not been so well received. Nonetheless, Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae isn't changing a thing.
The Texas native who's earned a Grammy, GMA Dove Award, and two BET Awards regularly speaks out about racial issues, but it's starting to create a fault line between him and some of his fans. In an interview with The Washington Post earlier this month, Lecrae said despite the criticism, he isn't backing down.
"I don't see this as a black-white issue. In India, the Filipinos are being treated like they are less than human," he said. "I'm not focused on race [blacks and whites], exactly. If blacks in America are treated equally, I'll move on to the next group." more >>
WASHINGTON – Popular emcee and Reach Records founder Lecrae hit the stage early Saturday morning at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led an impassioned prayer that called for the people of God to come together and cease being passive towards injustice.
In his prayer, Lecrae started off by reading Isaiah 58 from verses 1 through 8. Towards the end of his reading, which emphasized fasting, the Texas native began to recite the scriptures below with great conviction.
"Is not this the fast that I choose: more >>
Pokémon Go is the latest mobile game craze and Christian public relations expert Hunter Frederick says as thousands try to virtually catch their favorite Pokemon, many churches are capitalizing on the floods of people who are traveling to their parking lots to find Pokemon.
The value of Nintendo's business has doubled since the release of Pokémon Go and according to Frederick, so has the traffic in church parking lots throughout America. The aim of Pokémon Go is to catch a virtual Pokémon that has been superimposed into the real-world. As users move around a virtual map on their smart phone while they walk through the real world, they can capture creatures and then train the Pokemon and battle them against others at Poké Gyms.
Poké Gyms are actual landmarks where players congregate and play around each other. Frederick told The Christian Post that given the number of people who've been randomly showing up around churches throughout the country, he believes church staff should use it as a ministry moment to share Jesus through acts of kindness and hospitality. more >>
Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement protesting Chick-fil-A company President Dan Cathy's support of the Blue Lives Matter campaign were recently shown some love by a Tennessee Chick-fil-A franchise.
Members of the Tri-Cities Black Lives Matter movement had been protesting in front of a Chick-fil-A in Johnson City when the franchise owner reached out to them with a kind gesture, according to a report from WJHL. The owner and restaurant employees served lemonade to protesters on both sides of the debate on racial justice.
The Black Lives Matter protesters gathered because they wanted to "send a message" to the national Chick-fil-A chain for its open support of Blue Lives Matter, a pro-police movement started to counter Black Lives Matter after NYPD officers were ambused and killed in 2014. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham is offering up some sage advice for single mothers.
In his latest syndicated advice column published in the Kansas City Star, Graham responds to a question from a single mother of two who is unsure about whether or not she should allow her boyfriend to move in with her because she doesn't know if he is really committed to helping raise her children.
Graham responds with his typical farsighted wisdom and advises the woman that allowing her boyfriend to move in would set a bad example for her children. more >>
Best friends Blair Reynolds and Justin Stumvoll, hosts of the "The Liberation Project" podcast, started their program after observing what they describe as an absence of masculinity among men in the Church.
"I was absolutely grieved," Reynolds said in an interview with The Christian Post. "When I became a Christian I was saddened by the lack of masculinity in the Church. It baffled me how passionless and passive so many men were."
During their youth, Reynolds and Stumvoll said when they encountered the Lord they noticed they became more manly, a real shift in their hearts had taken place. But they struggled to know how to express and live that out, particularly in a Christian context. more >>