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The I-HEART film

October 27, 2009

“On Wednesday, November 4th, popular Australian musical sensation Hillsong United will appear LIVE on movie screens across the US for an exclusive One Night Event featuring a performance by the internationally recognized worship band and their much-anticipated documentary I HEART REVOLUTION: WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, hosted from Australia.

“This one-night event will begin with a LIVE intro by Hillsong United’s lead singer Joel Houston, followed by the band performing from their church in Sydney and conclude with the worldwide debut of their cause-based documentary telling the stories of justice, compassion, and mercy around the globe.”

I admit it. When I heard Hillsong United was doing a one day only, live event in movie theaters I thought, “Publicity stunt.” I did. I’m cynical by nature, and not completely delivered of it yet.

But I don’t know. I love this quote from the trailer,

“If what’s happening within those four walls [where they’re having a concert/worship event] is having no effect on those streets we travelled down to get there, then maybe we’re missing the point.”

Casting aside cynicism, I love that they’re doing this. Hillsong United is a very talented group of young adults who have already made an international name for themselves. Yes, it’s about worship and it’s about Jesus, but not any worship team can draw crowds of people – especially young people – out to an event. (And maybe that’s more our fault than theirs.) They’re at a point where they could coast on their success, talent, good looks (most of them), cute accents, etc.

But they’re not. Cynicism now abandoned, I can’t not believe that what they’ve seen as they’ve travelled the world has really shattered them. And I love that they’re doing something about it.

So, first, you can go here to get more info and buy tickets. It’s Wednesday, November 4. That’s one week from tomorrow.

Second, what are you doing about that thing that God has put on your heart? Teenagers, human trafficking victims, orphans, Africa, HIV/AIDS, abortion, etc. The burning heart of a God who loves justice will fuse to yours at a point if you’ll let it, but then you have to do something. It doesn’t matter if you’re an international celebrity or not.

2 Corinthians 8:12//If there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.

Two things I want to know.
1 – Are you going next Wednesday? (I think we’ll go to Barrington if you want to come with us.)
2 – What are you doing?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2009 3:43 pm

    Going: $15 a ticket is kinda pricey for the jobless.

    Doing: what I was doing has died off cause of car issues. so now it’s prayer and praying for people. but, yesterday I went to the hospital to heal someone, that was exciting!

  2. minjoo permalink
    November 4, 2009 3:06 am

    ONLY ONE DAY till the film hits cinemas Nov 4! This is a one-off event you’ve got to see… http://www.theiheartfilm.com. DON’T MISS OUT!!

    • Lex permalink
      November 4, 2009 10:42 am

      Word … comment robot.

  3. Maggie permalink
    November 4, 2009 11:04 am

    Have you ever been to http://www.givmusic.com? http://www.givmusic.com/iheartfilm has a widget with an exclusive hillsong download. I would check it out if you’re interested. You can also embed the widget on your site which is pretty cool. I hope you enjoy the movie, it’s going to be awesome!

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