Hip Hop Dance in the Church Still Proves the Church Needs to Correct This Behavior [VIDEO]
Again, we are never concerned about the naysayers of AT2W. If anyone can call themselves saved and a man or woman of God and dance like a hip hopper IN THE CHURCH, there’s a real problem going on.
The video below needs to be addressed. Why are pastors allowing the younger generation and others to take over the church and turn it into a hip hop circus? What has happened in the church that would allow this behavior and it not be addressed and corrected? Do they really think they are reaching God with the ways of the world being showcased at the pulpit?
Secular Producer Says Holy Hip Hop Should Not Be In the Church
There are many people who think hip hop, hip hop gospel or holy hip hop should be recognized as a authentic form of godly worship. Well, we found a secular music producer who has more reverence of God and the sanctity of the house of God than most will admit. He says the message can’t be interpreted over a banging hip hop beat. Producer Louis Rodger says its sad and the church is losing credibility.
See for yourself how a secular producer rebukes holy hip hop in the church:
African American Seminaries and Churches Say They Must Embrace Christian Hip Hop For Next Generation
Originally posted: Nov. 12, 2011
“If we’re going to take young people seriously, we have no choice,” said Alton B. Pollard III, dean of the Howard University School of Divinity.Howard University recently had their annual convocation featured the rocking beat of Christian hip-hop artists Da’ T.R.U.T.H. and Sean Simmonds, and professors are using spoken word — poetry performed as social commentary — to examine the New Testament.“In order to be relevant, in order to do youth ministry, you can’t do ministry without engaging hip-hop,” said Maisha Handy, who has taught a course on hip-hop and Christian education for two years at Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center.Howard’s Pollard concedes that seminaries “have come a little late to the dance,” but says its better to embrace hip-hop rather than be intimidated by it. And though some might cringe at the genre’s misogynistic, violent and drug-related undertones, it’s not all that different from the church’s initial reaction to jazz or the blues.“Some artists do definitely exhibit egregious behavior and that behavior should never be condoned,” said Joshua Wright, a sociologist at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, speaking at a hip-hop panel at Howard. “But this does not make all hip-hop artists devil worshippers.”Wright pointed to Christian hip-hop artists — self-described “misfits” who are caught between two worlds — as an example of how hip-hop can be harnessed for good.Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University scholar who teaches a class on hip-hop superstar Jay-Z, said religious critics of hip-hop need to look at their own leaders.“As much as you want to dog a rapper and steamroll his or her lyrics, steamroll some sermons, too, of the bishops and the imams and the rabbis,” said Dyson, who was headed to a concert featuring Jay-Z and Kanye West.Dyson spoke in an open collar, and advocates say dressing down is just one way some churches can indicate an openness to hip-hop culture.“Maybe we need some fitted caps on Sunday,” said the Rev. Willie J. Thompson, Jr., an assistant pastor of a Presbyterian congregation in Springdale, Md., who helped coordinate Howard’s Christian hip-hop concert. “Maybe we need to dress down. Maybe we need to change some of the things that we’ve become accustomed to.”Read more HERE
Kirk Franklin and Steve Harvey Portray Their Feminine Side in Church Version “Coming to America” Skit
This video, starting at 4:00 is pure ignorance with an effort to feminize the gospel. Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” in the 1980’s may have been funny then but it surely is not funny anymore- especially with Kirk Franklin and Steve Harvey playing the roles. Its nothing short of bubblegum gospel at its finest. SMH
Has Hip Hop Gospel Made The Black Church and Gospel Artists Lazy and Wicked?
Yes indeed, hip hop gospel has truly made many gospel artists and the black church more wicked than they already were. The creativity of gospel music today is compared with the riddle and rhyme of secular artists who just put a nice rap along with most times, already created music by past popular legends and sometimes, just any easy tune to make you bob your head.
Debra Winans, ex-Wife of famed comtemporary and new age gospel singer, Bebe Winans is speaking out about her marriage to Bebe Winans and the infamous domestic violence incident that occurred in front of her home in Nashville, TN on Feb. 13th this year. She also talks about her new book, dating and her new image.
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So Bebe Winans was in the news this week. And it seems as though he is walking ‘scott free’. What the heck?!!
A Nashville judge has decided to dismiss the misdemeanor charges for domestic violence against Bebe Winans.
Apparently, this judge has agreed that since he had been attending counseling that the charges needed to be dropped.
Counseling sessions were required and Judge Gloria Dumas dropped the charges due to no treatment needed for Bebe Winans.
Bebe and Cece Winans have been a household name for a long time especially for those who have listened to black gospel music in the 80’s and 90’s.
Actually, to be frank, they have not been just featured as ‘gospel singers’, but the ‘Winans family is greatly known all over the world, and their records have been played on many R&B, Soul and Hip Hop radio stations.
Bebe and Cece Winans have been known as the ‘cross over’ duo in gospel music and their family has prided on this forever. They were the ones who crossed over and created a “contemporary R&B sound to their music. This has given them a sort of secular image but many still honor them as traditional gospel singing groups.