“This I Believe (The Creed)” by Hillsong

This video (found here) of a fairly new song by Hillsong Church, Australia, is a terrific piece of Christian art:

It is based on the Apostles’ Creed and thus brings ancient, Christian catholic truths right into the forefront of contemporary musical worship styles.

One particular artistic feature of the video which stands out for me video include the golden-domed church buildings which appear a few times. To me, these give off the impression of catholic Christianities like Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism.

And yet, this high church indication is juxtaposed with the low church Evangelical experience of the individual, and the normality of every day human experience like walking down a cobblestone street, people going shopping, or driving a car. And yet these “normal” settings also see difference, like the man singing presumably to God in the streets.

This captures, I think, the uniqueness of Christian holiness — we all, as a Church body, are together in unity yet individually in the world but not of the world under one God in three persons. This, to me, goes together well with a great theme about the Trinity of God, who, being three, is yet one God, most holy, and sovereign, and glorious Father reigning over us and uniting us under the name of his Son by his Spirit. God himself is unique, and he is separate and distinct from our world, but is himself in us.

It blows the mind, to be honest. But that’s just me. I really appreciated this song, and I think you will too.


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