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    Lightbulb HCR/ill Spot Merger/Vic stepping down?

    Just got an email confirming the 2, and if both are true, then I just wanted to say that after reading this:
    On a sadder note, Victor Padilla, founder of Holy Culture, has decided to resign. Here is what he had to say:

    "As hard as it is to walk away from Holy Culture (radio, website, download store, etc.), and my active involvement in Christian Hip Hop as a whole, the Lord has given me an amazing peace about the decision!

    From this point forward, one hundred percent of my time will be directed towards learning more about the Lord and His Word, pouring into my three young boys (that they may be Godly men of the faith!), loving my wife as Christ loves His Church, and serving in any capacity possible in my local congregation (Calvary Chapel of Antioch)."

    Often times during my years with Holy Culture, the platform somehow began to receive more attention (and affections) than the God the platform was supposed to be glorifying, and it is with a heavy and broken heart that I admit my guilt in not only being associated with that, but often times being one of the chief architects!

    My shame is that the (often misguided) expansion of the platform took too many years (that I can't get back) from quality time with the Lord, family, and church. This verse in Joel comes to mind when I reflect on times wasted (Joel 2:25 ESV - I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter...). It's not that Christian Hip Hop is necessarily a locust, but more so that I allowed it to be a locust in my life. And that decision over the past half a decade has affected me emotionally, spiritually, and even physically! But I thank GOD that He is gracious to forgive us of our sins, and restore us! (1 John 1:9 ESV - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.) My prayer is that the new partners in Holy Culture will do a better job than I did with the platform in expanding His Kingdom instead of expanding a kingdom. Amen."
    I just wanted to say Thank you Vic for creating the site and maintaining it for so long. I cannot imagine where I would be spiritually OR musically without the help and guidance of this site. My prayers are with you and your family and it's encouraging to hear how you will be pouring more into your boys, who are blessed to have a father who is even willing to do so-and how you will be ministering to your wife. May God be praised for His Faithfulness to us!

    God bless you in your future endeavors.
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