Popular Christian singer and YouTube star Jamie Grace has been very vocal about her various encounters with racism while Americans across the nation protest racial injustice. Most recently, she shared her experiences of racism in the church.
“If I had known Jamie Grace was black, I definitely would not have brought her here…” she wrote on social media, revealing that a “white pastor” said this to someone from her team while they were setting up Grace’s photo banner in the lobby of the church.
Grace is one of the few black singers who has had success in Christian contemporary music, whose audiences are predominantly white. She said after a few weeks of posting about racism, it has come to her attention that many of her supporters and friends did not realize racism still existed.
“The quote above represents one of many personal experiences. Sadly, racism is very much thriving in many Christian communities. My question to YOU is, what will you do about it? How will you search your heart to make sure it is clear of discrimination and bias?” she asked.
“And if you have checked, and it’s clear, how will hold your community accountable? How will you actively raise anti-racist children? How will you uplift the voices of black men and women beyond a retweet or post on social media?” she continued.
Grace encouraged her followers not to respond on social media but rather to actually put their words into action.
“Unsure of where to start? If you have the day off of work today, watch ‘When They See Us’ on Netflix. If you have a few hours or even minutes, check the ‘Live About It’ or ‘Anti-Racism’ highlights on my Instagram,” she instructed.
“If you had the time to read all of this, but are unable to take at least 3 minutes to see or save the resources listed, please consider unfollowing me. I do not share this story to cause shock and awe followed by lack of action. Thank you so much for understanding.”
Earlier in the month, Grace kindly confronted Grammy Award-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle about her reaction to the murder of George Floyd.
Grace responded to Daigle and asked her to consider taking her comments and support for black people even further. Daigle broke her silence about the death of Floyd with a 53-minute response after being questioned about it by some of her friends.
“Thank you for posting this, Lauren. I know we haven’t talked in a while but I hope you know that I support you and know that your voice is beautifully influential. I know that you said this is difficult to process and you didn’t watch the video in its entirety as you don’t want this to feel normal, but might I ask, whether you watch it or not – please don’t withhold from feeling it ALL. Allow yourself to feel it all. As black people, this IS normal to us. And we don’t have the privilege of to not acknowledge the normalcy,” Grace told Daigle in the comment section of her video.
“This is not a killing movie or violent video game, this is potentially my reality every time my husband goes to Chick-fil-A or the gas station. This is the conversation that our sons and brothers have as young as 8, learning to seem less ‘scary’ so they can come home from school,” she said. “This is ‘n***er’ shouted from the very churches I am booked to lead worship. And whatever our white peers need to do to feel what we feel – we need you to press into it and feel it. We want change. And I genuinely believe in my heart that you do too. But that change begins with empathy, so that the change is not FOR us, but WITH us.”
Documentary film focusing on the Hollywood star’s journey to Christianity
California: Hollywood star TC Stallings has become a firm believer in a documentary film. The film is titled ’24 Counter: The Story Behind the Run ‘. The film features the star of a football fanatic and a desire to monetize.
Stallings was born in a land where drug dealers and gangsters were comfortable. From an early age, he wanted to be a football player, but his focus was always on football. Football became the god of Stallings. That means getting into a good college,TC Stallings says he thought he could make money for his family and build a good career. Though he was admitted to college, he came to realize that God is the most important thing in life.
God transformed footballers into a tool for his life. Stallings explained at that time that it was understood that God is the owner of our lives, not football, and that the Holy Spirit should control our actions.He hoped that the documentary would be the beginning of new projects. He added that he must make decisions in life, not by what people say, but by what God says and that is how all Christians should go.
‘Christ in You’ movie to showcase how God’s changing lives through prophecy, miracles
The documentary “Christ in You” is set to release a new installment of its series this month that will highlight how spiritual gifts are still at work in people’s lives throughout the world.
The second part of the series is scheduled to launch during a four-night digital premiere on July 16-19. “Christ in You: The Voice” captures the experiences of ordinary Christians who look to the Holy Spirit to share words from God with whomever He puts in their path.
Created by a group of millennials from Switzerland, filmmakers Andrea di Meglio and Jonas Wiprächtiger said the purpose of the movie is to show that the gifts of the spirit listed in the New Testament are still in motion today.
“These films were made to show the Body of Christ that everyone can move in the miraculous and to show the world that God is alive, transforming people through His love,” said.
“The devil has been using the media to spread lies, fear, and bad news. We want to use this film to spread the Gospel and to empower the body of Christ. Stories of hope like the ones shared in the ‘Christ in You’ movies could change the course of history,” he added.
Chris Bueno, CEO of Ocean Avenue Entertainment, the film’s distributor, added, “More than ever, our world needs to experience ‘Christ in You: The Voice.’ This movie inspires true hope and is the spiritual antidote for these disquieting times we live in right now.”
The film includes interviews with Pastors Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton of Bethel Church in Redding, California; John and Lisa Bevere of Messenger International; Graham Cooke of Brilliant Book House and BrilliantTV; Bob Hazlett of Ascend Ministries; Italian Catholic priest Father Raniero Cantalamessa, and everyday people who provide wisdom in navigating toward a prophetic lifestyle.
“Christ in You” even highlights how God at work in secular European nations.
The digital premiere will stream July 16–19 an be followed by an exclusive virtual round-table discussion with faith-leaders, where viewers can ask questions about some of the miraculous things shown in the second film.
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