(RNS) — Hip-hop conversion stories such as Kanye's and Flame's have as much a place in the discourse about religious conversion narratives as does Augustine's 'Confessions.'
(RNS) — If Kanye’s understanding of God comes through the lens of African American New Thought, his egotism, ostentation and seeming megalomania have a historical and theological context.
(RNS) — Kanye's new album 'Jesus Is King' has caused a stir for its author's conversion, but what lessons does it offer about faith?
(RNS) — White supremacy has always been on the lookout for black spokespeople. From the moment he donned that red hat, Kanye became their great black hope to endorse their white nationalist messiah.
(RNS) — It would be a beautiful thing to see Kanye become a prophet of resistance rather than a profiteer of the Christian market.
(RNS) — Since Kanye West announced his conversion and his intention to produce a gospel album, there's been a reaction from Christian Twitter, most of it mocking his pledge. But there shouldn't be a spiritual litmus test that qualifies us to say what’s happening with our faith.
(RNS) — Beyond his showmanship, some experts say, the God-obsessed rapper is offering something the church typically doesn’t allow for: a space where people are allowed to be saint and sinner.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — West's wife, Kim Kardashian, said of Kanye's rarely seen faith-oriented act, “It’s definitely something he believes in — Jesus — and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching.”
(RNS) Baraa Ktiri quoted a Kanye West lyric to explain her decision to attend Trump's inauguration: "My presence is a present."
(RNS) The young, hip pastor, who married Kanye West and Kim Kardashian last year, has made a career of pastoring some of the biggest celebrities in America. But what does being "cool" have to do with being a Christian?
Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said they removed Kim because she is a "pornographic symbol" who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values
JERUSALEM (Reuters) In a quick visit to Jerusalem, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had their toddler daughter, North West, baptized on Monday at a 12th century Armenian church in the old walled city.
The dueling queens of pop join Kanye West and John Lennon as some of the biggest names in music whose work has been labeled “blasphemous.”