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Churchy Fallacies Are Drivin’ Me ‘Crae

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Lecrae is being attacked for his recent secular appearances. But the problem runs much deeper than one rapper-who’s-a-Christian. Read more

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Why the Church Should Thank Beyonce

By Ify Ike 

One woman’s rant on why the church owes the pop star a bit more gratitude and attention. Read more

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Breaking Down Beyoncé’s Iconic Brand

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From desecrating art to hanging with the First Lady on her birthday, King B has everyone talking. But is anyone really holding her accountable for her actions? Read more

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A Wake Up Call for Gospel Artists

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The excessive commercialization of Gospel Music has threatened a genre that has significantly impacted the African American community for decades. The solution? Read more

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Shai Linne’s “Fal$e” Positives

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The Christian rapper caused a stir by naming names in his quest to combat heresy. Here’s why that could backfire. Read more

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Gospel Throwback: Hezekiah Walker, “Christ Did It All”

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Part two of the Gospel Throwback, a three-part series examining the emergence of contemporary gospel music. Read more

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Lil’ Wayne, Lecrae, and Redemption

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Lil’ Wayne and Lecrae are both Grammy award-winning rappers. Both are at the top of their game. But there is a distinct difference between the two artists. Read more

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Mary Lou Williams: An Evening of Sacred Jazz

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Mary Lou Williams, a musical pioneer, married the beauty of jazz with the grandeur of liturgy. This Wednesday evening, UrbanFaith contributor Deanna Witkowski will lead a symphonic tribute to her musical legacy at Park Avenue Christian Church. Read more

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Gospel Throwback: Commissioned, “Victory”

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Part one of the Gospel Throwback, a three-part series examining the emergence of contemporary gospel music. Read more

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Puritans and Propaganda

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Is criticizing the racist cultural roots of Puritanism out of bounds? That’s what some Calvinists are debating following Christian rapper Propaganda’s scathing indictment of Puritan history. Read more

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