On day 1 of the Legacy Conference, the weight of the temporal life that each human being faces was met with the greater reality of the glory of God. In song, rap, teaching, preaching and celebration; the conference theme of "God getting glory alone" was present everywhere. For most participants, it was hard to imagine how the gathering experience could possibly improve.
Gatherings like the Legacy Conference are always approached with high expectations. Attendees invade the venue anticipating refreshing fellowship, healthy teaching and fire-kindling exhortation. This year's Legacy theme, Soli Deo Gloria, further cements these expectations with the goal of God receiving the glory alone. And on day 1 of Legacy Conference, He was lifted high.
Lecrae talks various assumptions behind his motives, and what goes on behind the scenes with his mainstream industry artists relationships.
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where Lecrae gives an update on Church Clothes 2.
He went from gang bangin' and rappin' about thug life, to being apart
of one of the most popular CHH groups around. Check out Prince AJ of
Still Trill Christians' testimony and find out what STC hoped to
accomplish with their debut "Kings" album now!
Rich Perez is the pastor of Christ Crucified Fellowship in (Washington Heights) New York City.
I vividly remember those moments when my self-esteem was considerably influenced by who I was friends with. Despite the fact that I played it cool and never gave the impression of worry or concern, those moments were very real and likewise their effects. But if you can, think back with me on those moments when a classmate, a teammate or just some kid down the block asked you to do something in order to hang with him/her or just be their friend. What did they ask you? Was what they asked worth friendship with them? How does what they ask inform you about them and their heart?
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Jonathan Walton talks about his goals as a part of InterVarsity / New York City Urban Project (NYCUP) in fighting human trafficking, transforming lives and reconciling them to God. He illustrates and expounds on his experiences with human trafficking in New York City. We hope this pierce's your heart and encourages you to get involved or at least to support 'King Kulture: Stop The Traffic' so we can help Jonathan and NYCUP continue their fight.'King Kulture: Stop The Traffic
' compilation album releasing August 27, 2013. Pre-orders for the album and limited and exclusive packages are available from the Rapzilla Official Online Store
Much of our human existence is characterized by an obsession with "now". And while instant gratification and present pleasure seem to constantly stoke our temporal fires, the truth is that none of us can escape asking one vitally important looming question: "What happens to me after I die?" Hip Hop's connection to the afterlife is well-documented and has included the predictable ("I wonder if heaven got ghetto" from Tupac), the thoughtful ("That's what Heaven look like" from Kendrick Lamar or "Live in the Sky" from T.I.) and yes, even the bizarre (…too many to even name here).
Jay Z tried his hand at an answer while promoting the song "Heaven" from his upcoming new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'. In a brief video, the Roc Nation mogul gives his own theological take on God's dwelling place. Jay says:
"No matter what religion you are, like, accept other people's idea. Okay, cause have you ever been to heaven? Have you ever seen it? Just from my ideas, heaven is in your daughter's laughter. Hell can be if your child was missing for three minutes; you're in three minutes of hell. It's just not my beliefs that you know, a just God would make you burn for eternity for free will that He gave."
He works eight hours during the day as a loan analyst, spends time
with his wife and kids in the evening, and writes and records the
vivid pictures that he paints with his rhymes throughout the early
mornings. Check out Collision Records newest artist Dre Murray’s
testimony and get a glimpse into his upcoming album 'Gold Rush: Maybe
One Day,' right now!