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His DC Talk bandmates are back as collaborators. Since Truett McKeehan, an aspiring rapper, died at age 21 in 2019 after an accidental drug overdose, his father, the Grammy-winning Christian artist TobyMac (also known as Toby McKeehan), has not produced much original music, releasing a few “lost” demos and a concert recording that included “21 Years,” a song mourning the loss of Truett.Now, a new album reflecting the trajectory the songwriter has traveled in the almost three years since the death of his oldest son was released on Friday, a collaboration with Truett’s sister, Marlee, Sheryl Crow, and TobyMac’s former bandmates from DC Talk—the Christian rap trio formed at Liberty University that launched TobyMac’s career.Life After Death is filled with songs of lament and sadness, as well as a mourning father’s declaration about the goodness of God.“God has been kind enough to show me that there is life after death,” TobyMac told an intimate gathering of dozens of fans, staff, and donors at WGTS, a Christian music radio station in Rockville, Maryland, on the night before the album’s release. “It’s hard to even say because I almost at times don’t want life. I think I’m cheating somehow on my son. But somehow or another I’ve learned that God is good.”But in an indication that the album’s title refers to those Truett left behind, TobyMac points to a song he performs with DC Talk veterans Michael Tait and Kevin Max.“The second verse on that song is my favorite lyric on the record,” said TobyMac. “It says: ‘Would you step across a party line? Would you walk into my cold cell? Can you see me in a different light? Would you meet me at the well?’” ...Continue reading...
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Spiritual Leadership Conference 2021 has begun! Our theme this year is â€œDeclare the Gospel.â€ And what a needed theme this is! In a world that is pushing declarations of division and hatred, we must be the people who declare the salvation and redemption available through Christ. Every service and session of this year's conference is centered around helping Christians and churches more effectively declare the gospel in their communities.We recognize that many are unable to travel to Lancaster for the conferenceâ€”and especially this year with some of the travel challenges related to Covid. For this reason, we are making all of the services and the auditorium sessions available on live stream.So, whether you will be on campus with us this week or joining via live stream, here are a few ways to glean the most from this conference:Conference AppThe Spiritual Leadership Conference app (available on both iOS and Android) provides helpful, updated information on session times and titles, information on speakers, nursery locations, a campus map, and direct access to the live stream.For conference delegates, the app includes a concierge service, a personalized conference schedule, and the ability to ask questions for the discussion panels directly through the app. Enable notifications to receive updates on schedule changes or other helpful information.Live Stream Schedule All of the services and the sessions that take place in the main auditorium will be live streamed at lbclive.tv.(All times below are given in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7). A full conference schedule is available at slconference.com or on the conference app.)Sunday, October 38:30 and 10:30 AM â€“ Morning Service5:00 PM â€“ Evening ServiceMonday, October 46:30 PM â€“ Evening ServiceTuesday, October 58:30 AM â€“ General Session 1 (Paul Chappellâ€”Declaring the Gospel in Your Community)10:15 AM â€“ General Session 2 (Dean Herring, Kuna, Idaho)6:00 PM â€“ Preservice Interviews6:30 PM â€“ Evening ServiceWednesday, October 68:30 AM â€“ General Session 1 (Pastor Paul Chappellâ€”Casting and Implementing a Fresh Vision for Your Church)10:15 AM â€“ General Session 2 (General John Teichert, Maryland)6:00 PM â€“ Preservice InterviewsÂ 6:30 PM â€“ Evening ServiceJoin the Conversation You can follow @slconference on Twitter and Instagram or like Spiritual Leadership Conference on Facebook for updates throughout the conference. (I'll be posting updates and photos on my Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook channels as well.)We're using the hashtag #slc21 across the social media platforms, so whether you are attending in person or watching live stream, join the conversation to share how the Lord is using the conference in your life!
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