Listen to the words of the music. John Piper Weighs In On 'What A Beautiful Name' Theological Controversy There has been an ongoing debate within the Church community about the theological validity of hit Hillsong worship track 'What a Beautful Name.' The church found itself moored in controversy over this in 2014, when its founder, the Sydney-based Brian Houston, released a statement regarding his opinion on same-sex marriage after it was revealed that there was an openly gay couple on the choir staff. Hillsong’s music program funds the entire church and every time your church sings one of their praises, you are lining Brian Houston’s pockets, and carrying out his “vision.” See Also: Hillsong: A Breeding Ground of False Converts – And Your Church Pays For It. It should also be said that Hillsong has been at the heart of some serious controversies in years past. What's the Controversy Behind Hillsong? In our article, Why Hillsong Music is Dangerous for Your Church, we explain how the CEO of Hillsong, Brian Houston, attempts to use their music program to build an empire that he basically sits on top of. Question: "Is Hillsong a biblically solid church?" Due to its popularity and Lentz's apparent unconventional style, Hillsong NYC has been covered extensively by the religious and secular press since it launched services in October 2010. Answer: Hillsong Church was founded in 1983 in Sydney, Australia, by senior pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston. The line in question reads: "You didn’t want heaven without us, so, Jesus, you brought heaven down." Is this strictly true? Carl Lentz has deep roots in the sports world – he played basketball in … In his statement, Houston writes: "I wish to correct reports that Hillsong church has 'an openly gay couple directing a choir' at our New York City campus. Houston said he did not “diminish biblical truth or suggest that I or Hillsong Church supported gay marriage.” Hillsong's position on homosexuality and gay marriage … When compared to Scripture, it becomes very clear that Jonathan Douglass and Hillsong Church … I don’t see how you get that any money that goes to Hillsong supports an organisation that is steeped in corruption and defiles the word of God because Hillsong is a heretical organisation (which means holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted, that sounds like Jesus because he did not believe what the Pharisees believed) because it was founded by Frank Houston who was an … Lentz is a baller, literally. He “sees” a large, global church centered around worldly culture and music, with the purpose of influencing the world with his watered down, substanceless version of Christianity–and he claims his …