Leonce Crump II is the pastor at Renovation Church in Atlanta Georgia
I was recently invited to participate in an event as the guest speaker, and I said these words to a group of young men there. The event was called Camp Grace, a camp specifically for under-resourced, inner-city children. Many of the kids were from right around my neighborhood here in Atlanta, so it was a privilege to get to speak to them because who they become will not only affect their lives, but it may affect mine as well.
For them, these words have meaning because in their neighborhoods it is the strong or most violent that is counted courageous. The one who "Don't take no $#!@ off of nobody." But, if I could just get them to see that true courage is not always being able to win the fight, the argument, or the conflict by force, then it could fundamentally change how they interact with each other, and the other kids in their neighborhoods.
Jesus is the perfect example of this type of courage and strength.
Flavor Fest Conference is an annual three day convention, founded by Tommy "Urban D" Kyllonen, pastor of Crossover Church in Tampa,FL, which consists of workshops, concerts, the Rapzilla.com Beat Battle and more. Along with the announcement of this year's theme, "City Of Pain", Flavor Fest is revealing the artists and speakers on the schedule. Check out the lineup after the jump...
Last night I was in a silly mood. Maybe it was because it was my birthday and I was coming face to face with my ever shortening mortality. Maybe it was because I have some really big decisions hovering over my head and I just needed a mental retreat. Whatever the reason, the sillies were alive in my head. While I had the sillies, I came up with the idea of a Christian rap name "Crawse." It made me laugh to myself and I shared it with some people around me. We all laughed and then...it hit me. "I wonder what other people would add to the discussion of something called #badchristianrapnames."
Jaime is the third single from ALERT312's full length LP, "Of Vice & Virtue". Boogalu reflects on the Christ-like- servant- leader posture of his father Jaime and how it has molded him as a father today.