Monday, January 20, 2014

Music Recommendation: Hillsong United

Sometimes, I feel like a Christian music snob.

This is because a lot of the Christian music that speaks about Jesus just sounds, in my opinion, very bad. Poorly produced, carelessly written. It doesn't sound genuine. And I love singing hymns and songs of praise to my Creator, but a lot of new Christian tunes sound tired, formulaic.

Enter Hillsong United.

Also known as, awesome. Aka, glorious. Better yet, a group of talented (and handsome) young Aussies who have style, musical finesse, and a love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

When I saw them at the 2014 Passion conference, everything within me said, FINALLY! Here is a band who wants to glorify God, but are actually musicians. This is how the Lord should be glorified: passionately and with care for the craft.

"Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy." ~ Psalm 33:3 

I believe God has created us to create, and to enjoy that process. I think He likes watching us painstakingly piece together a song, giving thought to (even dwelling on) the lyrics, and watching our creative imaginations at work.

Most of all, I believe God wants our worship to be genuine expressions of our hearts for Him.

Hillsong is changing my view of worship. I praise God for this band, and the passion they put into their work.

*commence the music perusing*

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