Two men. Both Black. Both Grammy award-winning hip-hop artists. Two completely different messages. Within one week both Lil’ Wayne and Lecrae made headlines for their music, but for very different reasons. Last week, Christian hip-hop artist, Lecrae, won a Grammy for “Best Gospel Album” at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The prestige of music’s highest honor … Continue reading Lil’ Wayne, Lecrae, and Redemption
Racial and ethnic diversity in the church is not simply a cultural issue it’s a gospel issue. I recently wrote about some encouraging signs of racial progress in a Southern Presbyterian church. While most of the comments were positive, one person raised a concern that I’ve often encountered: When you talk about race aren’t you … Continue reading Is Diversity Just a Cultural Issue?