Posts tagged ‘Lecrae’

January 2, 2012

PASSION 2012 At The Georgia Dome SOLD OUT !!! Over 42,000 College Students Pour Into Downtown Atlanta

According to reports, more than 42,000 tickets have been purchased for PASSION 2012 at the Georgia Dome, in downtown Atlanta.  As of 30 December 2011 last week the entire event was sold out. This year’s conference runs from Monday, January 2 – Thursday, January 5, 2012 featuring renowned speakers Francis Chan, John Piper and Beth Moore and host, Louie Giglio.

Also featured will be all the sixstepsrecords artists as well special guests Hillsong United and Lecrae.  This will also be the last concert performed by the David Crowder Band.

Passion conferences are designed to draw university-aged young people, and many participants have had their lives changed. “Passion 98 changed my life,” says a Texas man on the Passion 2012’s Facebook wall with the picture of a hat, which he says has accompanied him to over 26 nations. “Tomorrow it accompanies me, my wife and 10 students to Passion 2012 – I am hoping they bring back a Passion Hat this year!”

Passion seeks to engage the “university moment” with the compelling message of Jesus and the challenge to leverage life to make him famous. To achieve that purpose, tens of thousands of students who love Jesus will make a difference this year in the city and beyond. Upon registration, every attendee will bring towels and socks to donate to the city’s homeless community. By Jan. 5, more than 100,000 socks and 40,000 towels will be collected and donated.

As part of Passion’s “Do Something Now,” the participants will also raise $1 million to free, rescue and restore those entrapped in modern-day “slavery,” such as bonded laborers in India and girls and women trafficked to Western nations from Nepal and other developing nations. There are more slaves today than any other time in the history, according to Passion. The Do Something Now movement has raised over the past years more than $6 million to help end treacheries like sex trafficking, provide clean water and meet other pressing global needs.

The Passion movement began in 1995 with a stirring in the heart of Giglio to see college students across the globe “awaken to the reality of a glorious God and Creator.” Passion gathers college students from campuses and churches around the world and across ministry and denominational lines.

February 3, 2011

LECRAE: ‘It’s Me Against The (Hip Hop) World’ – Doin’ It Hard For The Glory Of God


I don’t know about you but usually when I think about the idea of Living For The Glory Of God, I think about singing a Chris Tomlin worship song maybe with my hands raised, and maybe a Louie Giglio talk.  Neatly pressed, familiar.  Suburban.

Now, what comes to your mind when you think about Hip Hop?  Exactly.  Now think about Hip Hop & The Glory Of God, doesn’t it seem like oil and water coming together.  Two things that should just remain separate.

Well enter Lecrae, an Atlanta-based Christian Hip Hop Rapper.  Who is single-handedly taking on the Hip Hop World.  In fact his retort to the hip hop world in his new single, “Chase That (Ambition)” is:

“Ay you can have the money, And you can have the fame
But me I want the Glory, I’m livin for the Name”

So move over.  Chris Tomlin.  Move over Louie Giglio.  Move over John Piper.  There’s a new voice rising, that’s extending beyond the conference halls of suburban audiences.  His name is Lecrae.

I loved the lyrics from the rest of the song I quoted above.  Definitely worth a read:


I’ll tell you whats better, or better yet worse
Chasin your own glory by doin the Lord’s work
So holla if it hurts
But we were made for greater
Our greatest satisfaction is making His Name famous
So if we’re never named among the greatest, (or) they don’t critically acclaim us
Aint nothing to be ashamed of
We gave it up for the Savior”


Say no more.

I’m a new Lecrae fan.