TTBHH: Church replaces worship with DJ

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(Photo: The Church at Clarendon) Stephen Taylor (left) and DJ Hans Daniels (right) pose for a photo at The Church at Clarendon in Arlington, Virg. on Aug. 11, 2013.

Stephen Taylor (left) and DJ Hans Daniels (right) pose for a photo at The Church at Clarendon, Arlington, VA. Aug. 11, 2013. (Photo by: The Church at Clarendon)

Church Swaps Band for DJ During Experimental Worship Service

By Jeff Schapiro, Christian Post Reporter

A Virginia church took a unique approach to worship Sunday morning when it swapped out its band with a Christian DJ in an experimental worship service called “Church Remixed.”

The idea for the unorthodox worship service was a collaboration between Stephen Taylor, community minister for The Church at Clarendon in Arlington, Va., and Hans Daniels, an Atlanta DJ who performs under the name DJ Hans Solo.

Taylor and Daniels, who share a passion for electronic dance music, met each other last year at a Memorial Day party while Taylor was in the Atlanta area visiting relatives, the minister told The Christian Post. They kept in touch, and over time the idea of using a DJ in a worship service grew into a reality.

“He would post a song that was kind of a sort of electronic, beat-driven type worship song and then I would be all over it, sending him feedback, giving him ideas…Over a year, it just sort of simmered between us and we kept feeding off each other,” said Taylor.

Daniels played a blend of contemporary Christian and secular music both before and after the service Sunday, Taylor says. He was joined on stage by one of the church’s praise singers during the service, and the songs he played weren’t altogether unfamiliar to the congregation. He played a version of “Blessed Be Your Name,” for example, but it was unique in that it was mixed with “Praise You” by secular artist Fatboy Slim and “Around the World” by Daft Punk.

Taylor says his church is attended by many young people who are familiar with the hip-hop culture.

32 Comments on “TTBHH: Church replaces worship with DJ”

  1. Are you kidding me? They really want to disrespect the house of The Lord with secular music and call it gospel music? What is this world comkng to.

  2. That is sad every thing of the world people once did they are bringing it in the church am thinking hard about going to church because if someone was stripper a I guess they are going to have stripper Sunday smh Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Everything is creeping in slowly in the 501c3 churches… before we know it they going to have krispy kreme donuts and milk for communion everywhere because they want everyone to relate and coexist!

  4. Wow! This is such a bad idea….why mix the holy with the profane? I mean, is being original not relevant anymore? Shame on this minister!

  5. Well I guess the angels singing Alleluia around The Throne are next on the chopping block 🙁 Too bad we just don’t really understand there is no compromise or middle ground when it comes to True Worship and following what thus saith the Lord. Train up a child in the way they should go, not in the flashy, catchy way. JESUS THE SAME TODAY, YESTERDAY, AND FOREVER…..

  6. This is the dumbest thing I’ve heard this week! What’s wrong with the church of today? The Apostle Paul would have a heart attack if he was alive in 2013

  7. WOW! I don’t care about a DJ. We music all the time. BUT secular music. Give me a break. Why are we really trying to “reach the world” with these tactics. You can’t win a world you idolize. Where are the ture saints?????

  8. I am not so sure how many read the entire article, but this is more of a tragedy than a shame (which it is). The DJ used to be a praise and worship leader before going into the world with his talents. The actions of this pastor is what God was referring to when he was talking about the hirelings versus the real shepherds of His flock. This pastor should have admonished him to put away the secular and return to the sacred in regards to worship and his lifestyle. Rather, by inviting him in, he is not only pimping his talent/gift (which are given without repentance) but also condoning the quasi-Christianity lifestyle that plagues the church today.

  9. New tricks old tricks same devil! The devil put sin on wax… They loved it. Sin on cassette…they loved it! CDs mp3s downloads…they loving it!
    Jeremiah 5:31
    31The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
    When even the”church” is doing wrong, what are YOU gonna be doing?

  10. They’ve forgotten what worship is about to begin with. It’s not about satisfying our own desire for “catchy” tunes and beats. It’s about bringing glory to God’s name and praising him because he is holy. You CAN’T use secular music to glorify a holy, almighty God!

  11. Remember sometime ago at my old church a young girl wanted to do a praise and worship dance off of
    R Kelly, and I said nope. Others in the church agreed, but she was so upset she told her mom and they ended up leaving the church……… BYE!!!!! People pleasers will always want to appease.

  12. Thanks for the post, i have to tell u guys a few weeks ago i went to a church all was going like a church service should go, then at the end three live band that was making music add unto the Lord starring playing bob Marley.and all i could think is aren’tw in the host if the Lord? Why would they do such a thing. Every church i have been un as an adult has issues.and honestly i don’t think that will ever change, but what i don’t get is we know we beef God or else why would we do God like this. He deserves so much better from us, these are ex of how pple come to church with ungodly motives. Sorry that should be we need not . I hate to ask but is it stool sage to go to church with am this foolishness h going on..i wonder.

  13. I’m so tired of hearing “pastors/preachers/bishops” and whoever else using the excuse of doing what the world does to “draw” people. Sounds like they don’t have ANY faith in their god. Jesus said if HE be lifted up, not worldly ways(music,dress,entertainment,etc)HE will draw all men.When are they going to let the name of Jesus draw the lost? My Savior don’t need a dj with a remix to bring people to Him. It’s sad how the church has become a mockery and we want God to bless america.Yeah right!

  14. The Bible says do not mix the Holy things and the profane things. This is exactly what is happening here. Worship is not just music, it is the spirit behind it. Its a shame that the house of God has turned into a joke.

  15. This is why we tell kids not to play with matches. In this case the pastor and DJ might get burned. Let us pray for them.

  16. The pastor has a love for electric dance music and “Over a year, it just sort of simmered between us and we kept feeding off each other.” I just don’t understand what was simmering between them, is this an intimate relationship between the two men? Sounds like more than just music. Anyway, this is just ungodly, what next holy go go dancers on the pulpit. I am so sick and tired of the nonsense. The young people there will get nothing but the world. The preacher must not have a message to preach, if he has to hire a DJ to keep the flock’s attention. Sad, sad, sad.

  17. If you look and act like the world, you are not of God , worldly anything is not of God , you cannot play worldly music in the House of God. You are loving the World and you know what God says about that.
    WE do not please sinners. or the world, we please God.
    You are running a night club pleasing the world and not God. Wake up….Too bad if they do not want to know God and His Word and they do not want to be right with God but with the world instead…nononono
    Worship is Godly and unto God and brings in the power of Holy Spirit. Obviously you are not seeking God in all of this night club stuff.

  18. So many people being deceived.You cannot worship GOD and baal.True worshipers of our LORD JESUS CHRIST would be warned by HOLY GHOST,that this is against GOD.These people follow another jesus,not the real JESUS of scripture.(GAL 1:6 – 9)

  19. The End is near Saints. God help us to turn our hearts to God wholly and fully surrendered. Earlier in the week I saw an you tube video of an Pastor l replacing the communion bread and grape juice with Arizona Ice Tea and Skittles! Shall not the judgment of God visit for these things. God help his true remnant to turn in now. God blless

  20. People do love to play church, and I see why. If you are not a part of the church (the body of Christ, his bride, born again believers, holy ghost filled saints, etc.) then yes, you will try to imitate the real deal but fall very short in perverted, vile and evil ways, always pretending and never obeying the truth.

    If a true man of God was sent to them to tell them the truth and show them their faults where they are falling short they will scoff, scorn and rebel even more against the truth. Hypocrites always reject truth, but true believers cleave to the truth and will change their ways because of the love they have for Jesus.

    So…..Judgment is sure to come because Christ’s stands true to His word…

    “But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.” – Luke 7:30-32

    Hypocrites love to perform, entertain and be entertained, and when a we as believers disagree with them, reject their ways and stand against their hypocrisy, then they say we are wrong or possessed and are judging them.

    Keep blowing the trumpet and sounding the alarm Ex Ministries!!!

  21. I could not even finish reading that foolishness due to becoming vexed in my spirit. What in God’s beautiful earth has happened to His Church or at least those who say they have Him. It’s so sad when the spirit of delusion cause these poor and wretched souls to become so numb, cold and blind that they can’t see that they are in apostasy…… it truly so sad. why why why why must some who were ransomed from the world run back into it and then bring it into God’s kingdom? The Kingdom of God is truly suffering violence from the time of John. Father You know who your true church is. Those goats shall not inherit Your kingdom but only Your sheep will.

  22. My brothers and sisters in Christ, I have a weapon for you all towards them that say we judged. Me say to you all, will we not judge angles in the times to come? So listen to what Paul says about dealing with the wicked people who Continually sin with out care for Christ.
    1 Corinthians 5:11-13 KJV

    But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

    I have news for all those who cry DONT JUDGE, I have all right to judge your wickedness and further more not to even eat with you. Read it and weep sinners who have hardened your hearts,we the servants of God are to judge you sin. 😛

  23. It trips me out …not this story, it’s just the end fruit of what has been in “the church” for the longest!!! In Pentecostalism we’ve shouted, spoke in tongues, filled with the spirit, ect using LTBG music for ages..and still do it!!!! Come on. I hear people talk about how anointed such and such was or is, until they are found out or made legends! Sometimes I feel like the Church of Christ got it right…concerning music that is. It’s time for “The Church” (the true one) to be truthful with herself and to Christ Jesus. The only song I’m concerned with is the one in my heart (it’s pleasing to God) and the only worship that matters is a life lived for Christ…everything else is white-wash. (Matt 23:27, Eph 5:19, Gal 5:22-24)

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