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10 Things Scarier Than Hillsong’s ‘Peace’ Music Video

Nik Goodner
Writer + Founder of CRTVCHURCH

Published 03/21/18

H ILLSONG Young and Free recently released a music video titled PEACE — an artistic piece that examines darker tones + elements.

The video is sparking some hot takes in the comment sections and since this article’s release, the video has been removed. People were scorning the video for being so “creepy and scary.”

An article from HILLSONG explained the video saying:

“When it came to making this video, we deliberately chose to represent the struggle of anxiety, along with the refuge that is found in God’s peace, in a symbolic way, allowing each young person who watched it to respond to it personally.”

They also quoted, Cesar A. Cruz, saying: “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable,”

This video is art. And the reason it makes people uncomfortable because we’re not used to seeing this type of element come from a church. While it does have visually darker tones, it is not scary.

The majority of “art” that is pushed out from the church in recent years has been hype and marketing, whereas, this is very artistic and interpretative. As HILLSONG says in their article: “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” This is not a witty sermon title like Savage Jesus — though there are artistic elements in that series — this is a video that is meant to invoke something from its audience — a juxtaposition of spiritual peace in the face of worldly anxiety. And, while it might have its critics, this is the type of art I think the church needs to become accustomed to seeing and producing.

With that being said, we couldn’t resist… We’ve put together a list of 10 things that are scarier than Hillsong’s ‘Peace’ Music Video.

 

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10. Carman’s ‘Satan Bite The Dust’ Music Video

Satan, demons, the wild west… #chills.

 

9. M&Ms Slaughtering a Co-worker

Look how they are tearing their friend apart for mere advertising purposes!

 

8. Receiving a Logo File in a Word Document

OH… GOD, PLEASE NO!

 

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7. Craving Chick-Fil-A on a Sunday

We’ve all been there, am I right?

 

6. Someone Who Refers to Papyrus as a “Cool” Font.


Get those people out of your life…

 

5. People Who Order a Steak Well Done


Maybe you should just eat chicken…

 

4. Watching Your Computer Automatically Update Minutes Before Service


I’m looking directly at you Windows.

 

3. The Haunting Thought Your Car Will Go Unmanned In Case Of The Rapture.


OH! THE HUMANITY!

 

2. Christian Mime.


Ummm… No.

 

1. Hearing Hillsong’s Oceans Will Be The Opening Song This Sunday


Oh. Not again…

 

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Nik Goodner

Nik is a content creator living in Orlando, Florida. In 2015, he and his wife, Lydia, founded CRTVCHURCH to bring fellow church creators together. You can hear Nik every week on the CRTVCHURCH Podcast. 

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