Category: Music

The Church Music The Arts

Same Rebel, New Level: Lecrae’s Departure from Evangelicalism

Ameen Hudson

Lecrae Devaugh Moore is not a stranger to the evangelical Christian world. In September 2008 he released an album entitled “Rebel.” It became the soundtrack to the lives of many evangelical Christians, young and old, urban and suburban. The Hallmark track “Don’t Waste Your Life” (based on a book by popular reformed evangelical Pastor John […]

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Pass the Mic Music

Pass The Mic: Hamilton

Beau York

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Tyler and Beau discuss Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking Broadway Musical: Hamilton, its cultural impact, hip-hop roots, and the controversial nature of this historical re-imagining of both the American Revolution and founding of American Democracy. For those that might not be aware, Hamilton: An American Musical is based on the […]

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Music Current Events Christian Living Identity

Lecrae Freestyles Good News for Black Lives

Matthew Linder

Anyone who has been following Lecrae on Twitter since the Ferguson riots, will notice that he has increasingly spotlighted racial injustice, particularly, in regards to the police shootings of African-American men, women and children. Most recently, on September 19th, he tweeted about Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest: “Take a knee…people riot. Take a bullet…people quiet.” […]

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Theology Music The Arts

Hype, Hope, and Hip Hop

Taelor Gray

“Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ Is a Gospel Rap Masterpiece” reads the headline for a recent article from Rolling Stone Magazine. Whether knowingly or unknowingly, Rolling Stone is sprinkling complexities atop a decades-old discussion in the Christian community. The war over genre definition amongst Christians who rap has spawned treasures and trolls alike. Everything from […]

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Music The Arts

Beautiful Eulogy

Tyler Burns

“We the Beautiful Eulogy attempt to communicate audibly and visually to help you hear and see the glory of God clearly.” These stacatto bars from emcee Odd Thomas perfectly sum up the music and ministry of one of the most eclectic groups in all of hip hop, Beautiful Eulogy. The Portland, Oregon-based crew gained a […]

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