Tim Hawkins on Worship Music

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  • 2012-11-28T13:08:09

still prefer Hillsong and Gateway worship :)

  • 2012-11-28T00:23:53

this is hysterical! OCAG friends can you see Mike & the worship team doing this on a Sunday morning? HA! I'm not a Zepplin fan, but made me laugh.

  • 2012-11-26T13:23:14

Ha ha this is my fav, use to be a huge L Z fan, until I gt saved...Thank You Jesus!

  • 2012-11-25T22:50:11

Love some good clean comedy.

  • 2012-11-23T15:58:12

I agree with Tim. All modern music sounds the same, regardless of the words (see Katie Perry). Other things we are supposed to do in this life.

  • 2012-11-23T13:54:40

I don't think this is mocking God. You know one of Tim's sayings is, "If you can't laugh at your self, laugh at other people," and he also mentions that worship pastors should use this to "freak us out." So, I think, on one hand he is making fun of Led Zeppelin, and on the other he is saying that we come into God's house looking so solemn and not really wanting to be there, using this music would really wake us up and take notice, don't you think. I am a fan of Tim Hawkins and his funny antics and if you have ever been to one of his shows I am sure you will be too, but I am a follower of Jesus Christ as I think Tim is too.

  • 2012-11-23T13:46:51

Well, I for one, am not at all offended. I had a good laugh. Nice way to start a youth group and get the kids attention, that's for sure. We would probably have a follow-up discussion about this very topic: do you find this sense of humor offensive? Does Christ/God the Father have a sense of humor? How do we face crises in our lives without reliance on the Trinity and some lighthearted fun? Where do we draw the line between mocking and silliness and how can we help others to do that so it doesn't turn to being hurtful toward others in school? (Kids cross that line all the time, but most studies show they wouldn't without peer support or influence.) Then we will turn our attention to more important and truly offensive things, like injustice and poverty and helping our neighbor--showing our gratitude by our deeds more than words. Just my nickles worth.

  • 2012-11-22T02:15:33

Casting this as sacriligous is absolutely ridiculous. God has a sense of humor, but apparently some people here do not. I think God is using Tim to further His kingdom in a unique way - and that has nothing to do with being "of/in the world." Comments here about not judging are spot on. I suspect that most of the people here that don't like this believe that any music that doesn't come from a 1500-1899 protestant hymmnal is sacriligous, including any "worship" music that doesn't come from a pipe organ or perhaps piano, isn't honoring or worship of God. Not so. Such views are quite short sighted. God can and does use music of all types (including contemporary Christian music - which has be variously disparaged here) to reach people of all types for His kingdom. We too often cast stones as anyone who doesn't think like we do or worship like we do (cf. "If We Are the Body" by Casting Crowns) - which is decidely un-Christian. How about we stop 'judging' and simply be The Body.

  • 2012-11-22T02:01:21

Don't be fooled into believing God doesn't use music of all sort (including "so-call Christian music") to reach huge numbers of people. Contemporary Christian music may not be your thing, but thinking 19th century protestant hymms is the only music that honors God is seriously short-sighted. God can and does use music of all types and and from all ages (including current) to reach people and further His kingdom. Assuming God doesn't (or can't) use Contemporary Christian music for His kingdom work would be limiting God's power and ability to work His plan for creation would be quite short-sighted.

  • 2012-11-22T01:54:03

You're assuming that you exclusively knwo "Gods way," and that that is the only way that God uses people to reach people. That would be putting God in a box and limiting His power and ability. Assuming you know the exclusive will of God would be a serious mistake. Besides - God has a personality, and that includes humor.

  • 2012-11-22T01:49:04

Seriously, people. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this. You seem to miss the point that God has a sense of humor - along with other personality traits (yes, God has a personality - that's where we got it from). If someone were using these "words" in an intentionally derogatory fashion, that would be taking the Lord's name in vain. This is humor - get over it! He's using his God given gift and you have no idea whether this is God's plan for him, to use humor to reach people who may be otherwise unreached.

  • 2012-11-21T16:32:11

I think that many need to lighten up on this one. Yes worshiping, God is holy, but we all know God has a sense of humor. God isn't thinking of us enjoying some fun as sinful and vile. Whenever I see Christians being too uptight, it makes me think of David. King David was a great man of God. He is the only individual in the bible stated to be "a man after God's own heart". He is the man whose descendants brought forth Jesus into this world. Holy man, Godly man. But did David do that we all know him well for? Bathsheba. This Godly man saw a beautiful, naked woman bathing, he wanted her physically, he had sex with her and sent her home, she became pregnant, and then to cover up his mistake, David had her husband killed. And through that man we were given Jesus. So tell me God doesn't have a light-hearted side. God chose a sinner to bring himself to earth. Do you think that with something like this, that he's looking at simple comedy as being derogatory and bad? No, not all. It's being too strict that turns many off from following God. There has to be a good balance, not too liberal, yet not too uptight.

  • 2012-11-21T08:58:59

There is a time and season for everything under the sun. Tim gives us clean, fresh humor and helps us laugh at ourselves. Christians need to smile and laugh, the world doesn't want what we have if we are always grumpy and serious. Jesus came to give us life abundant. I plan on having laughter here and in Heaven! He is a wonderful alternative to other comedians out there who curse, disrespect women, and talk about sex all the time. I know I enjoy it when my children laugh and even joke with me in a teasing way. Tim means no disrespect. He has a gift that God gave him and is using it. If you don't agree, don't watch him but God made him this way and frankly, I am glad. Keep up the good work, Tim. You are loved...

  • 2012-11-20T21:22:22

Laughing is good. It says so right in the Bible.

  • 2012-11-20T20:46:39

Agreed, so many judges here. "Laughter is the best medicine". Not all have that gift to make others laugh. Laughter eases the burden on the soul. Those who laugh have new hope in life. Real life. Since God is above all in everything He is indeed above all in His humor. Those here who judge falsely this man as if they know his heart are like little children who don't want to take their medicine. They say that they enjoy comedy but they themselves don't have the ability or heart that it takes to cure others with such a great gift. This man has no malice in his heart and he suceeds in helping with whatever burdens that they bring. Simple laughter. But the Pharisees here say "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners." Nitpickers. So which is more important, that this man unburdens others, or that he impresses those who have become his judges. If he is doing Gods will, those here who profess otherwise will have to answer to God for their false witness. I myself see nothing wrong with the way that he glorifies God.

  • 2012-11-20T17:38:15

Philippians 1:15 to 18 says “It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

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