New song from The Erwins playing now before CD is released

Today we added another first radio single from a yet-to-be-released Erwins project. The new album will release in November. You can hear it on Texas Gospel Canada before it is available at the store.

This song will be familiar to many of you. It’s message is timeless and one we need to hear often. Jesus. 

Listen for the new song Nobody by the Erwins starting today (Sept. 16) On Texas Gospel Canada.

Gospel concert to benefit Christian Counselling Ottawa

A virtual concert featuring the Triumphant Quartet & The Collingsworth Family is set for this month. Proceeds will benefit Christian Counselling Ottawa.

The online event is set for Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Promotors promise, “An intimate evening of music and more with two of the most popular Gospel groups in North America.”

For more information visit www.christiancounsellingottawa.ca

Do you pretend to know someone else’s heart?

FLOYD ROGERS, TEXAS GOSPEL CANADA VOLUNTEER

There are two words I’ve heard Christians and non-Christians alike use to start sentences during an argument. The two-word preface may carry more implications than some would like to admit.  The words are: “You want…”

In the heat of argument one may say, “You want to cause trouble…” or “You want to seem smart…” sort of poisoning the well, if you wish, as they portray their opponent as someone with a malicious motive rather than someone with whom they disagree.

Consider, 1 Samuel tells us, “The Lord does not see as man sees; for the man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Corinthians in the New Testament tells us, “…who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit.” There are other scriptures that seem to say God alone is capable of knowing someone’s true motivation.

It may be comforting to believe that the only way someone could disagree with us about important matters is if they have some nefarious incentive. But given that we can only guess what goes on within someone else’s heart, should we really speak as if we have the ability to do so? Too, shouldn’t we ask God to make sure we understand our own motives before casting judgement on others?

What are your thoughts?

Changes to The Perrys related to COVID-19 and economic challenges

SPECIAL FROM STOWTOWN RECORDS

Nashville, TN (August 17, 2020) – Libbi Perry Stuffle of The Perrys has announced changes for their group. As we all know, we are living through unprecedented times as COVID-19 has altered the landscape of what we all knew to be normal. The music industry, and specifically Southern Gospel musicians and ministries, have worked to continue throughout these last few months. The Perrys are no exception.

“I have done everything that I can do to sustain the families of The Perrys,” reveals Stuffle. “With the current climate and not being able to work many dates, we recently had a group meeting on the bus where I shared this with the guys and encouraged them to do what they have to do to continue to support their families. As a result, both Troy Peach and Andrew Goldman have decided to pursue other opportunities. I want to thank them both for their service, their time and their love. They helped me when I needed it the most: through the health crisis with Tracy, through my surgery and recovery last fall and most recently, through the Covid-related changes. They have remained faithful and I appreciate them for that.”

“Moving forward,” continues Libbi, “I intend to fulfill our obligations for all dates that are still on our schedule. I have a lot of great friends in this industry, a lot of great singers, and they have offered to help me meet these obligations so that the quality of the ministry and music of The Perrys continues as expected. In time, when things open up, I hope to find permanent replacements for these two positions. But until then, I’m grateful for these friends who have come alongside me to walk with me through this time. I love this music; I don’t want it to go away and I don’t want The Perrys to go away. I am moving forward with great hope and anticipation. You will hear more from Troy and Andrew in the days ahead as they transition to new places in their ministries. But I wanted you to hear from me to know how much I love and appreciate my guys.”

To keep up with The Perrys, you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and can keep up with their concert schedule on their website.

Can people tell you are a Christian by what you post on Facebook?

I once told a woman that what she posted online was not very Christian at all. She responded by telling me, “We aren’t in church and I’m not bound to any biblical rules or principles. This is FB and we make the rules.”

There is at least a grain of truth in that statement: We can choose to go against God’s principles. God does not force us to live as we should. Is it not hypocritical to claim you are following Jesus while purposely doing our own thing?  Doesn’t this misrepresent to the world what being a Christian means?

What are your thoughts?