Congratulations to musician, song-writer, producer, and TV host Kirk Franklin. Who won the Bobby Jones Best Gospel Award BET last night! Franklin brought his wife of 20 years to the stage with him to accept his well deserved award. Over the past 25 years, Franklin has been the most prominent name in gospel music, and started a lot of controversy by merging hip-hop culture with gospel music.
Franklin challenges his audience with his latest album, titled Losing My Religion. Franklin believes the pursuit of trying to know who God is, and trying to have a relationship with God is lost in religion. He feels that religion causes sin, and leads to rebellion. Franklin says, “Since we haven’t seen God with our own eyes we shouldn’t try to understand him with intellect. Christianity is a faith walk, we can not use scientific or a logical approach.”
His new album was inspired by people who misunderstand the incredible truth about creation, salvation, and repentance. Last night after his uplifting acceptance speech, Franklin boldly took the time to give a big shout out to his Lord and savior Jesus Christ.