Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CMS 2010: Israel Houghton and Michael Gungor (Updated)

From the wouldn't-it-be-cool-to-be-at-this-guy's-church dept.

Next up at CMS was Israel Houghton featuring Michael Gungor. These guys love working together and you can tell from the results. You can also tell the sound guys loved them - perhaps a little too much. I put in earplugs at one point and it was clear that the distortion I was hearing was because the speakers being driven way beyond their limits. I was just waiting for the speakers to explode in a Hollywood-esque shower of sparks (you can hear it clearly in the videos below).

Israel also gave a great message about compassion for the less fortunate and how it is incumbent on us to help. It is a sheep and goats message not heard often enough in this politicized, personal-rights-espousing, what's-mine-is-mine cult that many of us claim as Christianity. He did a great song in that vein (which I didn't manage to catch) talking about how we ignore the sick and starving while complaining loudly about trivial minuta that inconveniences our daily lives. If anyone knows the song that I'm talking about, please mention it in the comments. I would love to include a reference to it. [update] User hamilton512 was nice enough to provide the name of the song - Love Revolution. I've included a shakycam video of the song below the fold.


Israel Houghton featuring Michael Gungor
Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So

Israel Houghton featuring Michael Gungor
Mighty to Save (beginning cut off)

One more bit of content below the break.



Israel Houghton featuring Michael Gungor
You Hold my World (end cut off)


Israel Houghton: Love Revolution
Recorded in Phoenix, Arizona

2 comments:

  1. "He did a great song in that vein (which I didn't manage to catch) talking about how we ignore the sick and starving while complaining loudly about trivial minuta that inconveniences our daily lives. If anyone knows the song" ...the name of the song you are thinking of is Love Revolution and it is on the new album Love God Love People!

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  2. Cool! Thanks. I've added a video of, "Love Revolution" to the post.

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