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Episode 446:“Too Black”... Lecrae & White Evangelicalism


Filling his songs with faith and the theology of respected white leaders like John Piper and Tim Keller, Lecrae became a darling of white evangelicalism.


When he spoke out against racial injustice in 2017, all that began to change. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, record producer and Christian activist Lecrae sits down with Phil to talk about being called “too Black,” Fallkirk Center co-founder Charlie Kirk’s recent attempt to “cancel” him, and, in the midst of it all, why he still has hope for the church.


Plus - was that really a golden statue at CPAC?? Seriously??


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/donald-trump-gold-statue-cpac_n_6038eac7c5b60f03d9b3dec5




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Lecrae was brilliant! What a beautiful soul. Two gems I want to remember: "A people wound became a God wound." "If you live for people's accepatance, you'll die from their rejection...I needed to walk in truth regardless." LOVED this interview.

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Dark Hei
Dark Hei
2021年3月07日

The flip side of white evangelicalism is white liberalism.


There seems to be a huge push-back from the black community according to my youtube algorithm. (Maybe it is fake, I don't know. I am not from US)


In both cases it is about white majority telling the black community how to be white. I heard a term that you guys used before "David Attenborough honorary white"


Maybe you can discuss about that in the future.


Just to give some balance in perspectives.


Your Podcast has been a great solace for me since the post-2016 elections, God Bless!

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jfisher1103
jfisher1103
2021年3月05日

I so appreciate your interviewing Lecrae and inviting him to share his story. Good point about evangelicals needing to apply what we have learned in missiology to our understanding of the black church in America. The Church so needs to be formed by the wisdom of the black church and the experience of minority Christians in order to be refined.

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Tim Keith
Tim Keith
2021年3月04日

Loved the shout out to Sho Baraka. Sho's reference on the Narrative to the event Lacrae describes is wonderful. "Clicked up with some brothers, we were ready to reach

With a mic and a track, we was ready to preach

Nothing too deep, nothing too deep

A bunch of Justin Timberlakes, we were all in sync but

Years later, I felt I lost my core mission

I was just rapping for these rich kids

Like the night before Christmas

No love lost, I just went independent"

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Michael Ando
Michael Ando
2021年3月04日

Thanks Phil, Skye, and Christian for another encouraging podcast. I loved the interview with Lecrae, it's another moment when I feel like I need to apologize to black Christians everywhere for their white brethren's inability to feel the slightest bit of empathy, humility, or understanding. I am completely gobsmacked that Christians who are supposed to be known for their love of one another, love of their neighbors, and demonstrators of the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, somehow feel empowered to believe they understand the African-American experience better than African-Americans themselves.


In these strange and divisive days, I tell people that the Holy Post podcast saved my sanity and maybe even my faith. Thanks for spreading God's message with humor an…

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