Law or Gospel writes: Is Kanye West believing the Gospel, or being put under a microscope to see how well he performs?
I'm neither justifying him based on performance nor condemning him for a lack thereof. However, as followers of Christmas it would be unwise not to at least attempt to discern the fruit of true conversion in a mans life. "You will know them by their fruits" is how our savior put it. Truly believing the gospel and being born again will always produce fruit. Sometimes little at first, but always something. The gospel forever changes a man. And praise God for that!
Just a few things that encourage me to believe perhaps Mr. West's conversion is true: 1. Clear efforts to turn away from his previous state. 2. A humility in some of his statements that probably hasn't been there before. 3. Notice he doesn't presume to preach God's word himself at his new concert events, but has an actual preacher preach for him. From what little I found on his preach he's a solid preacher of God's word. Though it is possible I've found information on the wrong guy. Just some thoughts to consider.
Although it is true that "Christian entertainment" has been more entertainment than Christian, it does not benefit us to be so cynical about this supposed Kanye West conversion. Keith Green was a crazy kid back in his day and tried just about every religion under the sun before his coming to Christ. By every appearance his conversion was genuine. Truth be told, every Christian should ask:"how unlikely was it that I should be saved?" A camel through the eye of a needle right?