Gospel

  • Good Friday, Billy Graham, and the Transcendent Gospel

    Today is Good Friday; the day we remember Christ’s death on the cross. This sacrifice—the greatest outpouring of love this world will ever know—earned us our freedom from the bondage of sin. Without the pain, loss, and sorrow of Good Friday, we could never know the intense joy of...
  • Holy Snoop! Watch Snoop Dogg Rap Song from His Hit Gospel Album at the Stellar Awards

    Snoop Dogg is singing a whole new tune. As if becoming Martha Stewart‘s BFF and briefly changing his name to Snoop Lion weren’t departures enough, now the famed rapper, 46, has topped the Billboard Gospel charts with his new album Bible of Love. The accolade comes days after Snoop...
  • Snoop Dogg Raps Song from His Hit Gospel Album at the Stellar Awards

    Snoop Dogg is singing a whole new tune. As if becoming Martha Stewart‘s BFF and briefly changing his name to Snoop Lion weren’t departures enough, now the famed rapper, 46, has topped the Billboard Gospel charts with his new album Bible of Love. The accolade comes days after Snoop...
  • A Brief History Of Gospel Music, From African Rhythms To ‘The Brooklyn Sound’

    As Easter and Passover approach, University of Connecticut music professor Robert Stephens joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss the evolution of gospel music, from African rhythms to the Hammond organ that characterizes the popular “Brooklyn sound” in churches today. Interview Highlights On how gospels grew out of...
  • Snoop Dogg’s “Bible of Love” debuts at #1 on “Billboard” gospel chart

    Snoop Dogg‘s first-ever gospel album, Bible of Love, has debuted at number one on Billboard‘s Top Gospel Albums chart.   The celebrated rapper credits his late grandmother, Dorothy Tate, for introducing him to gospel music and inspiring him to release a gospel album of his own.  As previously reported, Snoop told ABC Radio that he...
  • Gospel Rescue Mission running out of space to house families

    The executive director of the Gospel Rescue Mission in Las Cruces said the mission is dealing with overcrowding and has to cram several families into one room for housing.   From 2015 through 2016, the Gospel Rescue Mission housed around 3,500 people. More than half of them have been...
  • Ed Sheeran gets a Perfect gospel makeover for Easter

    British Gospel/pop artist Philippa Hanna has taken the Christmas Number 1 ‘Perfect’, giving the song another festive twist ahead of Easter with an inspired worship-cover. Attracting over 200,000 shares in the past couple of days, the video has gone well and truly viral with over 6 million views! Philippa...
  • The Indelible Career Of Gospel Innovator Dr. Bobby Jones

    Singer and bandleader Dr. Bobby Jones is known affectionately as the Ed Sullivan of gospel music. Jones has helped to launch the careers of many gospel stars and his Nashville home is lined with trophies for his contributions to music. But despite the enormous impact he’s had in the...
  • Snoop Dogg creates 32 track gospel masterpiece; critics approve

    Normally, hearing that a rapper is preparing a 32-track album is cause for concern. Yet, Snoop Dogg these days is less a rapper than a multichannel entrepreneur and media personality. Just look at how he spent the lead-up week to his new album, Bible of Love (out Friday), his...