Tim Hawkins on Worship Music

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  • 2012-11-14T03:04:45

So many of us need to lighten up! God is honored in the laughter of His people....He invented laughter...I am THRILLED that folks like Tim help me learn to laugh at myself and the ways I label my own comfortable ways of viewing life as "God's way". Only the Lord can judge.

  • 2012-11-14T01:22:18

For people that fine this offensive: LIGHTEN UP! God gave us a gifts of laughter that Tim brings out in us. It's not how you sing praise and worship, it's THAT you sing in praise and worship. And honestly, it's about a PERSONAL relationship. Not a group relationship.

  • 2012-11-14T01:15:03

Yeah I don't think this guy is serious. He's a comedian. lol

  • 2012-11-14T01:11:58

Yes praising God is serious business, but this was meant to be funny! Poking fun at people who are way to serious. BTW, God cannot love us any more than he already does!

  • 2012-11-14T00:19:33

What is the world coming to at all That is entertaiment not praise or rejoicing to the Lord and it is insulting Christianity.

  • 2012-11-14T00:19:08

Haha don't mind people that don't have a sence of humor.. That was funny and I seriously doubt that God is going to condemn me because I thought it was funny. I know it offends some people but thank the Lord that He made us different. I know how a person can be thrown under a bus because of offending a Religious person.

  • 2012-11-13T22:04:01

I can understand the concern that singing "Shout To the Lord" to the tune of Led Zeppelin could be offensive to God. Similar thoughts crossed my mind when I first heard this (on YouTube a long, long time ago :) ). It's good to be cautious in our entertainment and wary about crossing the line between humor and desecration. But if you really think about it you may find that Tim isn't trying to take something sacred and drag it through the dirt. Quite the opposite. He's attempting to take something that has been considered "dirty" (a.k.a. Zeppelin's music), and turn it into something clean and God-glorifying. Maybe the thing that freaks us out is that we're not used to it. One of Tim's best qualities is his ability to do tongue-in-cheek humor that catches you off guard and drops you to the floor laughing. His job is to be funny – to tell jokes. Most of his material isn't to be taken seriously. It's just for laughs. And it's all done in clean, good humor. (Pun intended.) Actually, a lot of Tim's stuff is derived from his family life. He jokes about the silly things that his family does, most of all him. It's self-deprecating humor – the art of laughing at oneself and getting others to laugh along. It's like slipping and falling while learning to ice skate and instead of breaking down in tears, we break out in laughter. We see the humor in our own mistakes and give others the permission to laugh as well. Someone said in the comments that Tim is "making fun of us, not God." It's that self-deprecating humor. Laughing at ourselves. Tim doesn't really expect us to sing praise songs to the tune of Led Zeppelin. Just as he doesn't really crave panda burgers or think that he's pregnant (something he wrote on his twitter once). It's funny because it's so random and unbelievable. In the words of Air 1 radio's Brant Hansen, "That's all..." Now who wants to go ride a pretty pink tractor with me?

  • 2012-11-13T21:30:22

Love your 2 cents.

  • 2012-11-13T21:27:09

Steve Matta But it's not okay to laugh AT G-d. He is Holy. I was surprised at Tim on this one.

  • 2012-11-13T21:12:21

he didn't change the lyrics at all he just gave it a different beat it amazes me that christians will judge each other on little things like this he wasn't poking fun at GOD he was just giving it a different beat he even said use it to surprise us he wasn't poking fun at GOD there are other ways to worship other then the old hymns look people are worshiping now using rock Ex- Skillet, Red using Rap- Lecrae and Trip Lee but i guess to you that's not worship because there is no piano there are hundreds of diffrent ways to worship not just one there is no right way to worship other then being truthful at heart. I think it's funny it's not poking fun at GOD it's suggesting a different way to sing the song like the casting crown song Jesus friend of Sinners says in one lyric "Nobody knows what we're for only what we're against" cause instead of trying to reach out we are to busy judging each other and others lighten up laugh a little

  • 2012-11-13T21:08:17

I really enjoyed that! God created ALL music and gave us the minds and hearts to worship with it as we choose.

  • 2012-11-13T20:46:53

If you have ever been to one of Tim's shows/concerts you would know how all of this ties in to glorify God. There is a point to every one of his songs and stories!

  • 2012-11-13T20:34:55

Wow some of you need to relax. He isn't suggesting we actually use Led Zepplin songs for worship and he isn't mocking worship or God. Some of you must think God is super uptight...yikes. God is on His throne and a little humor (of which he gave Tim a gift for) certainly isn't going to knock Him off the throne. Talk about sacred cows...

  • 2012-11-13T20:11:39

I do not care for Tim Hawkins. I think what he does is just plain stupid and not funny at all.

  • 2012-11-13T19:52:13

I don't get the "God's name in vain part". He changed the tune of the song. Ever heard of different versions of Amazing Grace? The words that he sang were actually the words glorifying God. He just changed the type of music. The melody he used was not the way we usually hear the song so that is what made it funny. We don't normally hear that song in a hard rock version. A definition of using God's name in vain would be something like...To use God's name to justify or legitimate an action that is not justified or legitimated by God. For an example making war on another country and claiming it is "God's will". Claiming God said something that he didn't. Using God to place a curse. Using God's name to elevate your own position. These are examples of blasphemy. This comedian did not do any of the things listed above not even close.

  • 2012-11-13T19:29:48

who is to know but the person and God.

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