Propaganda, FLAME And Tedashii To Open Spring U-Church Series

Friday, January 17, 2014

Christian hip-hop artists Propaganda, FLAME and Tedashii will open Lee University’s spring U-Church series on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. 

"When our team began planning for U-Church, we started with a focus on providing a diverse line up,” said Josh York, U-Church director. “With the recent success and massive growth of Christian rap and hip-hop, we knew this was the time to break away from our common mold and put this event together.” 

Review for each artist:

Propaganda’s subject matter ranges from staying accountable to God to standing up boldly for one's faith both in word and in one's life. In his career, Propaganda has opened for and performed with such groups as De La Soul, The Visionaries, Lightheaded, Ahmad & 4th Avenue Jones, LA Symphony, and toured with KRS ONE. 

FLAME has received five Dove Award nominations, three Stellar Award nominations and one GRAMMY nomination. His previous two albums, 2010’s “Captured” and 2012’s “The 6th,” both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel charts. In addition to making his own music, FLAME is also the co-founder of the record label Clear Sight Music.  

FLAME’S discography includes self-titled debut album “Flame,” “Rewind,” “Our World Fallen,” “Our World Redeemed,”  “Captured,” “The 6th” and “Royal Flush.”  FLAME is the youngest Christian Hip-Hop artist to release seven full- length studio albums.

With his music, Tedashii shares his past identity struggles, the fountain of his new identity, and challenges listeners to find their identity in Christ alone. His sophomore album, “Identity Crisis,” charted No. 2 on the Gospel Billboard chart and No. 9 on the Christian Billboard chart. Since his last release, “Blacklight,” Tedashii has been heard on many songs as a feature artist and has also been serving at The Village Church in Denton, Texas, with his family. 

U-Church is a free, non-ticketed event for students, alumni and the community. Seating is first-come, first-serve, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. 

Childcare is available for all who attend.  Please contact Christie Wyatt at cwyatt@leeuniversity.edu  for more information.

For a chance to win contests, as well as have input on future artists, please follow U-Church on Twitter @LeeUChurch. 

For more information about U-Church or other campus ministries, contact Joyce Lane at jlane@leeuniversity.edu or 614-8347.

The ESV Men’s Devotional Bible: A Review

Men have a peculiar weight on our shoulders. Biblically, it’s our responsibility to lead our families and our societies in obedience to Christ. Much of our present cultural climate is caused by men abdicating their God-given duties. The only remedy for the situation we’re in is godly men willing to lead. For that reason, please consider the ESV Men’s Devotional Bible as a Father’s ... (click for more)

Eric Youngblood: Mutton, Planet-Saving, And Being Sick Of Yourself

Ever wonder what it feels like to be a granule of salt? No sane person likely ever does, but for a moment, let’s! Imagine being stuffed in a decorated cylindrical dispenser and hurled through the air until landing on a mound of scrambled morning eggs. Consider the trauma of being stranded inside a 16 ounce tin can surrounded by water and cut green beans.  ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Highway 58 BBQ

A fire destroyed a barbeque restaurant on Highway 58 on Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to the Highway 58 BBQ around 6 p.m. The business is located at 4921 Highway 58. Though the business was housed in a small building, the flames and smoke could be seen from a long distance away.  Captain Teri Rose with Quint 6 said the ... (click for more)

2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tipping The Preacher

I got an unusual telephone call the other day from someone I love who asked my help in solving one of life’s delicate mysteries. It is a tough question: “How do you tip a preacher?” In the first place, you never tip a preacher. It’s the preacher who gives out the tips, helping to keep you on the straight-and-narrow in your quest to waltz through the Pearly Gates. But there are ... (click for more)