Little over a year ago, I wrote this opinion piece on Hillsong and it’s great move toward including The Apostles’ Creed on their album. Singing this song in church yesterday morning made me happy seeing that this song is bringing the Creed into non-traditional churches.
I have to admit, I am no fan of Hillsong. Bring out the pitchforks and release the hounds! And while we’re at it, I am not too fond of worship either … As a genre, that is. I’m just not a fan of the soft pop-rock influences that dominate the “Contemporary Worship Music” scene, as the genre is often called.
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I often find contemporary worship music lacking in creativity, and I find it a pity that worship has been narrowed down to this one genre; it’s become a musical style, and it’s just not mine. One of my personal favourite worship moments was singing August Burns Red’s “Redemption” (from the album Messengers) during one of their shows in Belgium. That’s one of the worship styles I like, but I understand that I also cannot expect everyone to be on the same page.
Next to the genre, I also do…
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