Quincy Jones Insults Taylor Swift

Quincy Jones Insults Taylor Swift and Her Music

Quincy Jones, music mogul and legend in the entertainment industry, has maintained steady fame for nearly seven decades. And it's no wonder he’s continually in the spotlight. Jones’ list of accomplishments is miles long. From the production of Michael Jackson’s top three albums, to the production of The Color Purple, to the score for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Jones continues to stay contemporary and relevant in music and Hollywood. But these days Jones is in the news again, not for what he’s doing, but for what he’s saying.

Quincy Jones Has Got Bad Blood with Taylor Swift

In 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 Episode

In 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?  
Christian Singer Remakes Taylor Swifts Songs

Christian Singer Remakes Taylor Swift’s Song to Reach the World

Can Christian Lyrics With Secular Music Be A Good Evangelistic Tool?

Beckah Shae, a Christian music artist, with a heart for the younger generation, and a songstress with her own original hits, also remakes popular secular songs that young folks are listening to. Shae has redone songs like Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do and Ed Sheeran's Shape of You. Most recently she has taken Havana by Camilla Cabello and turned it into Hosanna.   Beckah Shae rewrites each song with lyrics about the Lord, the truth of the Bible, the wicked works of our Adversary, etc. Shae posts her cover songs, with a Christian twist, to Youtube and her Patreon account. Shae’s cover songs are going viral and she’s reaching new records for daily views on Youtube. But, is her approach Biblical?   Listeners chimed in on Facebook with answers to that question and their responses ranged from “Yes, as long as the lyrics are clean its harmless” to “No, what’s born of the flesh is flesh and what’s of the Spirit is Spirit” and everything in between. It’s generated quite debate!  

What you will learn:

  • 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.
  This is only the first in a few episodes to covering artists who sample or do remakes of other artists' work. Be sure to listen in for this one and follow up episodes!   For More Music News and the Bible episodes, be sure to check out: Music News & the Bible   Or. if you have feedback about the show, visit our page on Facebook: DoubleEdge Music on Facebook
Timbaland's Addiction

Music Producer Timbaland Almost Destroys His Career Through An Addiction

The Epidemic of Addiction and What We Can Do About It

Legendary producer Timberland has opened up about his struggles with addiction. In a recent interview he reveals he suffered a near-death overdose. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the artist, born Timothy Mosey, revealed that he began taking OxyContin in his 30s. The addiction began innocently. He began using OxyContin to help with nerve issues that came from a gunshot wound he got as a teenager.  As his usage became rampant, his chart success declined, and his marriage collapsed. The downward spiral lead him to struggle with a cycle of depression and further addiction. Timberland said he survived a near-death overdose while sleeping three years ago, recalling that "there was a light...I woke up trying to catch my breath, like I was underwater. But through that whole thing I saw life – I saw where I would be if I don't change, and where I could be if I did." After weaning himself off the medication and experiencing withdrawal, he "thought about Michael Jackson... I didn't want to be old and taking these pills."

What You Will Learn:

In this episode Troy discusses:
  • Timothy Mosley who was instrumental in producing some of the most well-known songs for Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and many other well-known artists.
  • Highlights of his successful career, contrasted by the low of addiction to pain pills.
  • Troy gives seven motives that should compel anyone that is dealing with drugs, pornography, or any other type of sin that seems impossible to break.
You could help someone to break free from addiction with these seven Biblical motivations. Take time to listen!   For More Music News and the Bible episodes, be sure to check out: Music News & the Bible   Or. if you have feedback about the show, visit our page on Facebook: DoubleEdge Music on Facebook
Episode 136: Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks Has a New Life for the New Year

How beautiful it was to hear of her new life in Christ!

Jordin Sparks, the famed 2007 winner of American Idol, is heading into 2018 with a lot of new things going on. The popular singer-actress recently announced a secret elopement and marriage, and also a baby on the way.  As if those big surprises weren’t enough, in an emotionally moving Youtube video, Sparks also had other news to share: the testimony of her Christian conversion. How beautiful it was to hear of her new life in Christ!  

What You Will Learn:

  • In this episode of Music News and the Bible, Troy shares the three C’s of God’s redemptive work:
  • The condition, the conversion and the commission.
Listen in to be touched by the amazing work that God has done in the life of Jordin Sparks, and that He does in the lives of all those who are saved by His grace!   If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out more: Music News & the Bible   Or if you have suggestions for the show, visit us on Facebook and leave some feedback: DoubleEdge Music on Facebook
Stop Harassment

A Biblical Response to Sexual Harassment (Part Two)

What Biblical Principles Can Help to Prevent Sexual Harassment?

In this second follow-up episode, Troy’s wife, Adrienne, his twin brother, Sean, and Sean’s wife, Deborah return to the show for another panel discussion on sexual harassment. A listener’s email starts off the show as a springboard to discuss not only sexual harassment within the culture at large, but also within the church. The team analyzes the harmful attitudes that have crept into the church-- the lack of holiness, the prevalence of youngsters in leadership and much more. Troy, Sean, Deborah and Adrienne also delve into the Biblical principles and safeguards that believers can put in place to combat the culture of promiscuity and dishonor. This dynamic panel gives another lively discussion, chockful of Biblical insights and Scripturally-sound advice. So, be sure to tune in with an open Bible!  

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Photo, Francois Poirier

What You Will Learn:
  • In this episode, Troy's panel discusses attitudes within the Church that leave Christians vulnerable to the same sexual harassment scandals that are in the world
  • The panel members elaborate on several verses that give Christian principles which would keep us from falling into the sexually dishonorable and deviant patterns of the world
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Harassment by a Boss

A Biblical Response to Sexual Harrassment

A Roundtable Discussion on the Reasons Behind the "Epidemic"

With the many individuals today being exposed for the ungodly behavior of sexual harassment, Troy felt the topic was so weighty and important that it warranted a roundtable discussion. He asked his wife, Adrienne, his twin brother, Sean, Sean's wife, Deborah, and a brother-in-the-Lord, Ibn to join him for the discussion on why sexual harassment is so prevalent in our country. Adrienne, Ibn, Deborah, Sean and Troy each share their different perspectives on the aspects which have contributed to the "epidemic" proportions of harassment cases we are seeing today. What results is a lively discussion of the "why" behind sexual harassment.
 
Harassment by a Boss

Why Is Sexual Harassment Happening in Our Society? Photo Credit: David Pereiras, Adobe Stock

What You Will Learn:
  • In this episode, the panel discussion explores the reasons behind the astounding proportions of harassment cases today
  • The Biblical responses to the choices we've made as a society and their results on our generation and the generations to follow
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Episode 122 Why I Quite Listening to Hillsong Music

Why I Quit Listening to Hillsong Music

Fight Breaks Out After a Hillsong Worship Service

A security guard for Hillsong Church is in stable condition at a local hospital after suffering bleeding on the brain. An assailant hit the guard in the head while the guard tried to prevent a group of churchgoers from being attacked. An Australian media outlet 9News reports that a group of men were standing outside the church heading to Redfern Station when an argument suddenly broke out with another group of men. Police say the church's 33-year-old security guard stepped in to break up the fight after he saw an 18-year-old man being struck in the face. An assailant then attacked and punched in him head, which left him unconscious. How could something like this happen outside of a church service, and for that matter outside of Hillsong Church, the group that is responsible for creating much of the music that we listen to in the contemporary Christian world?
 

What You Will Learn:

  • In this episode, Troy explores the reasons why he quit listening to Hillsong
  • Troy revealed the problems with Hillsong Church, as well as the purpose of and the preaching behind their music

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Episode 121 Snoop Shoots Pres. Trump

Snoop Shoots President Trump in His Latest Music Video (Part Two)

Can Anger Really Be Redeemed?

Double Edge Music Podcast Host: Troy Isaacs

In the last episode, Troy looked into Snoop's latest music video in which Snoop shot a clown called "Ronald Clump", clearly a representation of President Trump.  This isn't the first time Snoop has fired off a President Trump, but it's the first time he's gone so far as to pretend assassination. Snoop recently criticized other music artists for just releasing “party music” and not dealing with real issues like “this (expletive) clown president.” Does Snoop have a legitimate reason for being angry? If so, is that how he should express his anger? In the Scriptures, Troy looked at two forms of anger: righteous anger and reckless anger. Now in this final episode, Troy explores "redeemed anger".

 What You Will Learn:

  • In this episode, you will hear Scriptural examples of redeemed anger
  • How can anger be redeemed? What does a Christian need to do to redeem their anger?

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Episode 120 Snoop Dog Shoots President Trump in Video

Snoop Shoots President Trump In His New Music Video

Snoop and Madonna Are Angry and Are Taking Action

Double Edge Music Podcast Host: Troy Isaacs

President Trump has really gotten some folks angry! Madonna has said she is “pissed off” and that she has often thought about “blowing up the White House”. Snoop recently criticized other music artists for just releasing “party music” and not dealing with real issues like “this (expletive) clown president.” Snoop used his new music video to make his point. In the video, he shoots a clown dressed like President Trump. Does Snoop have a legitimate reason for being angry? If so, is that how he should express his anger? Let’s look at what the Scriptures tell us about Righteous Anger, Reckless Anger, and Redeemed Anger.

 What You Will Learn:

  • In this episode, Troy will discuss righteous anger, reckless anger, and redeemed anger
  • How should the Church respond when provoked to anger?

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Episode 119 SHould Christian Musicians Love The Shack as Much As They Do?

Should Christian Musicians Praise The Shack Or Vilify It?

How 'The Shack' is Sweeping the American Church

Double Edge Music Podcast Host: Troy Isaacs
The movie The Shack is sweeping the American Church. It's soundtrack is a "Who's Who" of the Christian music world, boasting names such as LeCrae, Hillsong and Tim McGraw. Hillsong said it's an "honor" to be on the soundtrack along with such talent for such a "great movie". LeCrae also had nothing but praise for the movie. But is this movie as praise worthy as Hillsong and LeCrae think it is? What does the Bible have to say about what's portrayed in The Shack? Listen in as Troy covers the history and heresy of The Shack as contrasted with the holiness of God.
 What You Will Learn:
  • In this episode, Troy will discuss the history and heresy of The Shack as contrasted with the holiness of God
  • How 'The Shack' is sweeping the American Church.
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