“The Gospel According to Kirk Franklin” MTV Special [Watch]
“Give me that power to walk away when another God takes your place,” Kirk Franklin intones on an early June evening in New Orleans. The lights have gone blue in the Orpheum Theatre; he’s on the sixth night of the southern leg of his 20 Years In One Night tour, which began in March. The 41-song career retrospective set is loosely arranged like a church service: First, nine exultant praise songs to wind the crowd up, and then the darker repertoire, the songs about human failure. Franklin and his six backup singers perform “Give Me,” a martial call-and-response confessional. “Anyone can be saved,” he says. “Even Kanye.” Everybody reacts. Hisses, laughs, gasps, and the kissing of teeth fill the Orpheum. Franklin seems satisfied that the reference hits and proud that it may have scandalized.
Kanye West and Kirk Franklin to Collaborate Musically?
If Kirk Franklin is working on an album with Kanye West, we could never be surprised. Kirk was never very “spiritual enough” for us anyway because we think he took gospel too far in his own way. Everyone knows about the rumors of Kanye West’s involvement with the Illuminati and how could Kirk Franklin not know this? This is because he isn’t spiritually grounded and doing an alleged album with Kanye West is probably everything he’s ever dreamed of. We bet he will call this his way of reaching more of the world through his music when really he’s already too into the world to help anyone! That’s our two cents!
Pastor Charles Jenkins Signs Byron Cage to his new label Inspired People
Pastor Charles Jenkins of his choir, Fellowship Chicago, announced a major signing to his music label Inspired People: Award winning artist Byron Cage. At this time, there is not a projected release date yet but Cage is expected to begin recording new music this year. Inspired People is proud to be distributed through Motown Gospel.
Pastor Charles Jenkins says this about Cage:
America’s Got Talent Contestant Travis Pratt Rocked the Show Singing Opera [VIDEO]
Travis Pratt surprised the America’s Got Talent judges by singing opera. The audience responded with a near-instant standing ovation. Pratt asked his girlfriend to marry him on stage.
UAB Gospel Choir Pays Tribute To Don Cornelius and Soul Train [VIDEO]
The UAB Gospel Choir pays tribute to the late great Don Cornelius & Soul Train, who featured cross-over artists that performed soul and gospel choir. Recorded live at the UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Kevin Turner, Director – UAB Gospel Choir- Source
Katy Perry’s Preacher Parents “Thank God for Daughter’s Divorce”
Katy Perry’s parents are seeking a breakthrough in their daughter’s life through the divorce of her husband. The two evangelical pastors spoke from the pulpit last week to a congregation that was said to be ‘unusually’ packed.
Pastors Keith and Mary Hudson spoke to the very attentive audience about Katy’s recent split from her husband Russell Brand and calling it ‘a gift sent by God’.
Black Gospel Music is Main Worship For Other Nationalities Who Sing it Holy
Have you ever drove down the street and seen a Baptist or better yet Full Gospel Korean church? We have and now we know why its very popular for people of Asian decent to incorporate what we know as black gospel into their worship.
Traditional Japanese faiths like Buddhism and Shintoism have many gods and people avoid religions that make specific claims like Christianity. Unbeknownst to many Americans, the Japanese have loved black gospel music for decades.
Pastors’ Daughter Katy Perry Allegedly Sending Seductive Message to Little Girls at Concert
We don’t know a lot about Katy Perry but one thing is for sure she’s no little saint. As the daughter of two pastor parents, she left her Christian gospel roots and quickly went mainstream in a really obnoxious way.
Katy Perry is known for her song, “I Kissed a Girl“. The song “I Kissed a Girl” was inspired by an experience that Katy Perry had to share with the world which in our opinion allowed young girls to think about the same sex in ways they may not have.