Gospel recording artist, Travis Greene, took his #EngageCulture movement to NYC during Grammy weekend.
Greene was joined by the legendary Bernie Herms, and Gospel recording artists, Tauren Wells, and Danny Gokey for a discussion centered around merging the worlds of faith, music, culture and content.
The panel discussion was hosted and moderated by Dr. Holly Carter, founder of the Merge Symposium.
Alongside featured panelists, the #EngageCulture event also included special guest appearances by GRAMMY Award winning Producer Rodney Jerkins, and gospel singer James “JJ” Hairston, leader, chief songwriter and director of the Youthful Praise choir.
Greene’s #EngageCulture movement started because, just like most of us, he found so many things in our culture to complain about.
“Eventually God just told me to hush up, Greene told ABC radio. There’s only three responses you can have to culture. You can complain about it, which so many people do. You can tolerate it and just confirm to whatever’s going on. Or you can confront it…and literally engage in it.”
Travis adds, “God just kind of taught me that passion is birthed out of problems. So, when you see something that you don’t agree with, or that you’re not a fan of or that you don’t like, often times He’ll empower you to be the difference, to be the change.”
Make sure to check out Greene when he kicks off his U.S. tour, beginning February 18 through March 1.