“Flashy performances and red-carpet interviews fill the ceremony, each artist jostling for a slice of the limelight.”
(The Dissenter) For nearly six decades, the Dove Awards have claimed a central stage in the world of Christian music, lauding artists and performers for their accomplishments. Originating in 1969 as an initiative by the Gospel Music Association, the Dove Awards have closely mirrored secular events like the Grammy Awards in presentation and scope. Even its association with Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)—a network that has faced its own litany of controversies, including the promulgation of heresies like the prosperity gospel—raises questions about the ceremony’s doctrinal grounding.
Dressed in the veneer of Christianity, the Dove Awards make a desperate attempt to be like the world, echoing the glamour of secular award shows in its decor, musical performances, and even acceptance speeches. The ceremony—held amidst glitz, glamour, and the adoration of fans—allegedly seeks to celebrate Christian artistry. But let’s cut through the pageantry and ask a hard-hitting question: Does this annual spectacle truly serve to glorify God, or has it morphed into an arena that idolizes men and compromises the Gospel?
CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains many people you’ll want to mark and avoid as per Rom 16:17-18.