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Evangelicals Are Extremely Excited About Kanye’s Jesus Is King

posted on October 29, 2019

Slate’s Ruth Graham reports that evangelicals are embracing rapper Kanye West after the release of his new album, Jesus is King. Recently, West has hosted Sunday services, an invitation-only musical Christian experience, and he has expressed support for President Trump, which puts him politically in line with many evangelicals. “West is hardly the first artist to flirt with religion as an artistic phase,” Graham writes. “But he has provided plenty of signals that he is not just dabbling in God-language as a motif, but plunging into the distinct values and practices of 21st-century American evangelicalism.”

Read at Slate