The Restoration is your first album in seven years. Tell us how you decided to record a project with this theme.

The last seven years have been a bittersweet time of learning my deep need for Christ's grace, but also a glorious time of Christ making clear he already accomplished my restoration with the finished work of his life, death, and resurrection. In the midst of being overwhelmed by my sinfulness, my restoration occurred as I looked away from my performance to what Jesus has done in restoring me to the Father. The encouragement, hope, and joyful strength I found in feeding on my positional right-standing---secured by Christ's blood and righteousness (i.e., justification)---further empowered his ongoing restoration (i.e., sanctification) in my life. Add a comment

Lecrae Moore wants to make two things clear: He’s a man of God. And he's hip-hop. “If I was a plumber, I wouldn’t say, ‘I’m a Christian plumber,’” said the Houston-born rapper during a recent stop by the Complex offices. “I’m going to say I’m a hip-hop artist. You're going be able to tell the filter that my Add a comment