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Today’s Verse: Dolly Parton Focuses on Christian Music, says ‘Stop Judging’

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

– Luke 6:37

Dolly Parton makes a comeback

Dolly Parton, at 73, is suddenly in the spotlight again, with some saying she is having a “millennial moment” as she seems to be everywhere in pop culture again with a new podcast, Netflix show,  and touring musical, plus two Grammy nominations.

Parton has been nominated for a Grammy in the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music category for collaborating on the single, “God Only Knows,” with the band King & Country.

Dolly’s second nomination is a song she co-wrote with Linda Perry titled “Girl in the Movies,” which was featured in the 2018 Netflix movie Dumplin’.

Be sure to check out YouTube Christian music to hear Dolly’s latest songs.

In case you didn’t know, not only is Dolly Parton a successful performer and actress in her own right, but she has written numerous hits for others, including Whitney Houston’s mega-smash “I Will Always Love You,” the theme song from the movie “9 to 5” and more.

Dolly sees Christian music as her “ministry” and “calling”

“Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!”

–Psalm 100:2

Dolly Parton has recently spoken at length about her decision to focus on making Christian music.

She called it her “ministry” and “calling.”

“I’ve just felt like God was calling me into that,” Parton said. “I’ve always felt like my music was more my ministry than a job.”

“I just feel that this day and time, we need more people that are in a position to help to try to do something, if they can, to brighten the world a little bit,” Dolly added.

“That’s what I’m hoping to do now.”

Dolly: Christians need to stop judging

“Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.”

–Romans 14:13

During a recent interview with Larry King, Dolly Parton spoke out against Christians judging people, particularly gay people.

“If you’re the fine Christian that you think you are, why are you judging people?” Dolly asked aloud. “That’s God’s job.”

“If you’re gay, you’re gay. If you’re straight, you’re straight,” the Dollywood founder said. “And you should be allowed to be how you are and who you are.”

Mary Newman