Bible of Love Is Not Your Ordinary AlbumBible of Love defies every rule in the music industry, clocking in at an impressive 32 tracks long duration. To pull it off, Snoop collaborated with some of the heaviest hitters in the Gospel industry including Fred Hammond, Tye Tribett, Mary Mary, Rance Allen, The Clark Sisters, Faith Evans, and many more. According to Snoop, he and co-executive producer, Lonny Bereal, handpicked some of Snoop’s personal favorites from gospel and R&B. His goal was to both showcase the genre and bring people together.
What Does the Bible of Love Teach Us?In this episode Troy looks at 2nd Timothy 3: 1-9 as he deals with the 18 characteristics of an individual that has a form of godliness. How does a "form of godliness" apply to Snoop, the Gospel Music industry, and the individuals mentioned on this album? We will take a look at their affections, their actions, and their agenda. Have you heard Bible of Love yet? What did you think of it? We'd love to hear your thoughts! Sound off on our Facebook page: DoubleEdge Music on FB
Drake, the PhilanthropistDrake paid for all the groceries of one shopper in the supermarket, gave scholarship money to a high school student, provided $10K shopping sprees for a few individuals, and supplied a homeless shelter with some funds to help contribute more to the community, among other deeds. TMZ caught up with Drake to ask him how it felt to give away so much money: "Man, it's one of the - exactly the best thing I've ever done in my life, to be honest, for real." The reporter even asked how he could ever outdo such a video. "I don't know," he laughed. "Just keep helping."
#GodsPlan, the Generosity ChallengeSince the release of the video, the internet has been abuzz with nothing but kind words and thanks for the rapper. Drake says he never intended to start a hashtag, but instead was motivated by a genuine desire to help and support people. But, the generosity in the video has taken on a life of it's own as the #GodsPlan challenge, where people share their good deeds.
What Can We Learn?Through his abundant generosity, Drake is inspiring people all over the internet to do the same. So, what can the Church learn from Drake and his unintended #GodsPlan challenge? In this episode, Troy will deal with 1- the REMEDY for not giving, 2- the REASONS for giving, 3- the REWARDS of giving, and 4-the RUIN of not giving. If you wish to be a great example of love and generosity, then you don't want to miss this episode!
Nikolas Cruz: Demons Made Me Do ItAfter the authorities charged him with the premeditated murder of 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, Nikolas Cruz told authorities that "demons" gave him instructions on how to commit one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. Investigators told ABC News that Cruz said he heard voices in his head, described as demons, as he gunned down his victims on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which he had attended from Jan. 13, 2016, to Feb. 8, 2017.
A Troubled PastAfter further investigation into the shooting, details are coming to light about this young man's history. Nikolas has been in and out of trouble since his childhood. The police have reports of visiting his home for violent outbreaks numerous times. Fellow classmates report seeing hints of violent tendencies and social media posts of horrifying plans of attack. Neighbors report that Nikolas would torture and plague the neighborhood pets and stray animals as well.
What We Will LearnWhile the world is trying to figure out why Nikolas would commit such atrocities on a school campus, Troy looks at Mark chapter 5 to discover the seven signs of a demon possessed individual. After listening, ask yourself if Nikolas Cruz is indeed possessed by demons.
Quincy Jones Has Got Bad Blood with Taylor SwiftIn numerous interviews, Jones has slighted and insulted the work variety of music artists, from Elvis to the Beatles, but most notably Taylor Swift. When he asked Jones about Taylor Swift, GQ interviewer Chris Heath described the look on Jones’ face as "somewhere between disapproval and disdain." Jones scornfully described Swift’s songs just “hooks.” Jones also said “knowing what you’re doing” and work ethic is what’s missing from Swift’s music. Of course, Swift fans are not pleased with Jones’ comments. But was Jones wrong to be pointing fingers at Taylor Swift?
What You Will Learn in This EpisodeIn this episode, Troy will share highlights from Quincy Jones’ GQ interview and break his commentary down into three categories: his successful career, his sinful conduct and his soul’s condition. What can we, as believers, learn from the life that Quincy Jones has lived?
Jesus Paid It All is one of those hymns that has endured for the ages. Although written over a century ago, it remains fresh and relevant. Most recently, The Newsboys and Kristian Stanfill have given their modern renditions of this timeless hymn. Jesus Paid It All remains a favorite of conservative and contemporary churches […]
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- So, in this episode Troy examines the Scriptures to see the Biblical view of music.
- Troy also examines its power, its purpose, and our partnerships in creating it.
The Love of God by Frederick Lehman, and his daughter, Claudia Mays, has endured as one of the most beloved hymns over the decades. The popular Christian band, MercyMe, did a rendition (listen to it here: MercyMe– The Love of God). However, my favorite rendition will always be the one by the Gaithers and Friends (listen […]
Pastor Cortt Chavis is on point! So much truth! Pastor Chavis hones in on the heavenly origin of music and exhorts us to ponder that music is the only element on Earth that isn’t earthly. It’s the only thing on Earth that we manipulate that didn’t originate here. Selah. Music was created by God with […]
Thomas Chisholm became convicted of “sin, righteousness and judgement” at a revival meeting, in his small town of Franklin, Kentucky, led by evangelist and pastor Dr. Henry Clay Morrison. Afterwards, although Chisholm struggled with bouts of poor health, he was captivated by the continued hand of God on his life. Chisholm gave up a […]