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Religion and Hip Hop

Kendrick Lamar's Theology of Alright

Stanley T. Talbert | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion
Stanley T. Talbert

If you have seen Kendrick Lamar's latest music video, "Alright," then you know it is arguably one of the most epic music videos of all time. Lamar's "Alright" gives you a lift of hope in the midst of perpetual antipathy for black and brown human lives in our world today.

Tupac Shakur, Jesus And Resurrection Power

Ebony A. Utley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Ebony A. Utley, Ph.D.

Jesus' resurrection must not be limited to the Christian narrative of death, burial, resurrection, ascension and promised return. Jesus is resurrected every time someone like Tupac can see a reason for his pain and persecution and decide to persevere. Tupac literally saw himself as Jesus.

Are Kanye and Jay-Z Our Most Powerful Preachers?

Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion

Young people leaving institutionalized religion may not be turning towards nihlism as some fear. Instead they are seeking and finding spirituality and...