Hillsong’s Brian Houston Confirms Youth Leader Appeared as ‘Naked Cowboy’ at Women’s Conference

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NEW YORK — Hillsong leader Brian Houston confirmed this week that the youth minister at Hillsong NYC recently appeared as a “Naked Cowboy” lookalike at the congregation’s recent women’s conference, but said he didn’t know about the plan in advance and that it “won’t happen again.”

As previously reported, Hillsong’s Colour Conference was held on May 6 and 7 in Madison Square Garden with ticket prices set at $209.50 a person in advance and $219.50 at the door.

“Colour seeks to ‘gather, equip and mobilize’ women of all age, background and culture in the belief that together we can and will make the world a better place,” a description of the event reads. “Our team labor to create an atmosphere that will refresh heart and soul, and inspire transformation. Our desire is that worship, creativity and the presentation of God’s Word (the Bible) will honor the King of heaven and cause faith to rise, enabling the enormous potential within to become reality.”

But online video footage of the event shows members of Hillsong NYC engaging in patriotic shout-outs and performing the song “New York, New York” surrounded by firemen, a costumed statue of liberty, Broadway dancers—and a look-alike of the city’s notorious “Naked Cowboy,” Robert John Burck.

The “Naked Cowboy,” dressed in only what appears to be underwear and a cowboy hat, moves to the front of the stage at one point and blows kisses to the cheering, flag-waving crowd. Hillsong NYC leader Carl Lentz is believed to be seen in the footage, as well as Bobbie Houston and her son Ben Houston, who leads Hillsong Los Angeles.

The identity of the cowboy was soon revealed as being Diego Simila, who has served as the youth leader at Hillsong NYC since 2010. A former model, Simila sports his last name tattooed in large script across his chest, which can be seen in the video footage.

Some expressed concern over the matter, finding the situation to be inappropriate—especially for a women’s conference presented by a professing Christian church.

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“I usually don’t expect to see a near-naked cowboy gyrating from the stage of a Christian women’s conference. Nor would I see and hear thousands of Christian females applauding and squealing in delight, and spurring on the performance. Indeed if I were of the world, I’d expect these sights and sounds to come from a giant bachelorette party at a strip club,” wrote Amy Spreeman of Berean Research.

On Friday, Brian Houston, Hillsong co-founder, published a blog post in which he explained that he and others were not aware of the plan.

“I do know that Bobbie—my wife—who was convener of the conference was clearly unaware that this was going to happen and was taken back by it,” he wrote. “She was at the dress rehearsal and there was no sign of a cowboy there. Carl and Laura Lentz were also not part of the decision.”

“I can only guess at this point, that some one thought it would be funny and sent him out there without thinking about the ramifications,” Houston said.

However, he denied that Simila was wearing underwear and noted that the youth leader had a flag draped over one shoulder. He refuted those who referred to Simila as being the “Naked Cowboy” since he wasn’t completely naked.

“He was wearing proper shorts, not underwear, and he had a flag draped over him—bare-chested and perhaps inappropriate, certainly unexpected and unauthorized; but not naked,” he said in defense.

Robert John Burck, who Simila was emulating, is known in New York City as the “Naked Cowboy” as he walks the city shirtless and without pants, with only a cowboy hat and underwear. Burck’s manager has since released a statement that Hillsong did not obtain permission to replicate his likeness, and that they object to the emulation at a church event.

“What I also know is that talk of apostates etc., is nonsense. Some well-meaning person just made a silly decision,” Houston asserted. “It won’t happen again.”

But some have noted that the incident is just one among a number of recent concerns regarding Hillsong.

“First they brought us sleazy Silent Night. Then they had the sexual pervert Austin Powers appear at their women’s conference in London, and now they’ve had The Naked Cowboy appear at their women’s conference in New York. We fear to see what they have in store for their next conference,” wrote the blog Pirate Christian.

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  • Josey

    Deny the truth all you want mr. houston and keep making excuses for this shameful behavior, it is disgusting and no way is Christ there. Repent for the day of the Lord is near!

  • Karen

    If he says he didn’t know this was going to happen, then he needs to be more aware of what his staff is doing and be on top of things as a leader.

    • Jack

      I love being micro managed!

      • Jeremy Derby

        Yes, because a leader being properly informed and knowledgeable about what his staff is doing is being a micromanager…

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Tattoos encourage showing off skin and therefore promote immorality. Christians should manifest spiritual and physical purity.

    • Jeremy Derby

      I disagree with this comment. I have tattoos and am involved in ministry. However, I don’t show off my tattoos in fact you would not even know I even have tattoos at all if I had not told you, and all of my tattoos are related God. Just because someone has tattoos does not mean that tattoos in themselves promote immorality. They are just another form of art, and for me serve as physical reminders of who I am. A gun is just a tool, and does not in itself promote immorality. Are there people who do good things with guns, yes, are there people who do bad things with guns, yes, but that does not make them bad, they are simply a tool. With that said I completely disagree with this youth leader doing what he did, it was completely inappropriate and he should not be allowed to work with the youth any more.

      • Peter Leh

        She also said this about the SBC fight the right to owns slave is better that christians fighting for equal protection for all americans:

        “Your racist ancestors are actually better than you morally.
        Single-raced peoples desire to preserve racial purity and the Western
        culture has no right to call disliking of inter-racial marriage as

      • Ken Faivor

        This is my take on tattoos which are all the rage in the world.

        Lev 19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Jehovah.

        Many will not hear that because it’s in the old testament, but is the spiritual interpretation in the new Testament? I think so.

        Jas 4:13 Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:
        Jas 4:14 whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
        Jas 4:15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.
        Jas 4:16 But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.
        Jas 4:17 To him therefore that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

        Tattoos are a form of glorying in your vauntings. Even if your tattoos are God related, it seems to me that it’s bragging on how you choose God and that will never change, as if you have any power at all. It is God that chose you and keeps you……Right? We can not keep ourselves nor pledge ourselves.

        Joh_15:16 Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

        Num 6:24 Jehovah bless thee, and keep thee:

        It seems to me that tattoos are a form of a man-made pledge doesn’t it to you?

        Mat 5:33 Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
        Mat 5:34 but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God;
        Mat 5:35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
        Mat 5:36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.
        Mat 5:37 But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one.

        • Jeremy Derby

          Actually nothing you referenced in the New Testament actually refers to tattoos, and what you referenced in the Old Testament was taken out of context. If you actually studied scripture you would realize that they were around a culture that used tattoos in occult type worship. Thus the tattoos were linked to worshiping false God’s. All of the commandments in the Old Testament fall into one of two categories. They are either related to loving God or loving people.

          • Ken Faivor

            Well, look at the tattoo business itself then, from a different perspective, if you can’t see it from a Godly point of view. These tattoo parlors are always in the seedy parts of town, along with the marijuana shops, instant cash, party stores, sripe joints, bars and nightclubs. Where sin is openly worn on the sleeve, and hookers and drug dealers are found on the street corners. Birds of a feather do flock together.

          • Jeremy Derby

            You miss the entire point. You mean the God view that I already pointed out which was related to worshipping false gods and occult worship? However your claim that they are Always in the seedy parts of town is false, as the shops I have gone to are not in seedy parts of town. Since you seem to know where all the seedy parts of town are, then I suggest that bring the love of Christ to those people, and through sharing God’s message with them than those people will turn away from their sin, and the businesses of sin will eventually fade away since they will no longer have any customers.

          • Ken Faivor

            Do whatever you like………paint away.

          • Ken Faivor

            It is said that Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Doing wrong so that he could do right…….Was he a servant of God?
            I liken that to your Godly tattoos.

          • Jeremy Derby

            Ken Faivor, you are making the same mistake that Ya’akov (James) is make you are both trying to take commandments out of the historical, cultural, and biblical context and apply them to Christians, when in fact it is your own personal prejudice that says that tattoos are evil. Is a sword or a gun by its own nature evil? No it is how those weapons are used.

          • Ken Faivor

            You probably would not have asked me that had you known that I am a pacifist and believe that all forms of physical violence toward his neighbor is wrong for a Christian for any reason. Yet I believe in the second amendment and own guns (for hunting). But I will not, by the grace of God, use them on a fellow human being under any circumstance. Nor do I believe that the use of any weapon should be used by a Christian for war, self defence or any such thing.

            If you want to paint yourself, go ahead, but I am not going to, nor are you going to get me to agree that it’s ok.

            I wonder…..are you ok with piercings also? What about a Christian lady wearing a teeny weeny bikini at a public beach is that ok too? Or a Christian going nude at a nude beach……is that ok? Where do you draw the line?

          • Jeremy Derby

            You said that you would never use a weapon under any circumstance on a another human being. If someone had your spouse or any of your other loved ones at gun point or was about to rape your spouse or your loved one, and the only way to stop them in time was to shoot them, would you not shoot them simply because you are against violence? Would you rather your loved die or be attacked simply because you failed to act? Bikinis are no different than underwear and are a completely inappropriate bathing suit. Loving ones neighbor as yourself, one would chose naught to flaunt their naked flesh, or mostly naked flesh in front of others resulting in risking lust issues that should not be their and also completely disrespecting the other person. If I had not told you I had tattoos you would never even had an issue with me, because it has no impact on anyone else but me.

          • Ken Faivor

            By asking me these questions, it shows that you either are ignorant of God’s promises of protection or you don’t believe He can do it.

            Psa_18:48 He rescueth me from mine enemies; Yea, thou liftest me up above them that rise up against me; Thou deliverest me from the violent man.

          • Jeremy Derby

            Nice to see that you take scripture so completely out of context that you would actually allow other people to be killed, raped, or injured rather than protecting them when God gave you the ability to protect them. By choosing to do nothing, and knowing that you would do nothing to stop evil, you are actually serving evil. God often acts through people, that very protection that he promised was being fulfilled by provided a means of protection.

          • Ken Faivor

            Psa 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked; And they that hate the righteous shall be condemned.

            Who shall slay the wicked?

          • Jeremy Derby

            Again you are taking scripture out of context to support a concept your personal belief of pacifism, which is actually unbiblical.

      • Ya’akov (James)

        The G-D you say you serve, the G-D of Israel instructed his people not to tattoo themselves. No exceptions listed. Don’t do it for this reason- “I am Yehoveh [your G-D]”.

        How does it make it acceptable then to act in rebellion but making your etchings “G-D related”? Something like the lgbt movement making use of our Creators sign of mercy in the face of judgement, the rainbow, as their symbol.

        Just as He who called you is holy, be holy in all you do, as it is written, “be holy as I am holy.”

        Stay away from tattoo parlors. He is Yehoveh.

        • Jeremy Derby

          If you actually studied scripture, rather than simply taking things out of context, you would realize that they were around a culture that used tattoos in occult type worship. Thus the tattoos were linked to worshiping false God’s. All of the commandments in the Old Testament fall into one of two categories. They are either related to loving God or loving people.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            That’s just it, I do study the Hebrew Scriptures. Forgive me if I seem to come down hard on you, that is not my intention. I fear you have fallen prey to those who would distort the eternal Word of G-D. My intention is to demonstrate the holiness of our Creator, the G-D of Israel.

            You are correct is saying all of G-D’s instructions fall into two categories,

            1) loving G-D and
            2) loving our neighbor

            The tattoo prohibition falls under category No. 1. Allow me to demonstrate.

            Read Leviticus 18:1-5, the preamble to the instructions for proper relationships and certain practices, including etching oneself with a tattoo. Yehoveh tells his people NOT to do as the Egyptians did and NOT to do as the Canaanites do, but to follow his instructions. Is it evident to you tattooing is an Egyptian and Canaanite practice?

            You said of Israel,
            “they were around a culture that used tattoos in occult type worship. Thus the tattoos were linked to worshiping false gods”.

            I’m inclined to agree with you. However I would like to bring your attention Deuteronomy 12:29-31 where Israel is forbidden to take worship practices of canaan’s gods and using them for worshipping Yehoveh G-D of Israel. This would include tattooing.

            In conclusion, to have a tattoo etched into your skin, a Canaanite worship practice by your own admission, even for the True G-D, does not demonstrate love for him, only presumption. It is telling him, “I will do it my way, not yours”.

            Search out this matter with due diligence and in the fear of Yehoveh G-D of Israel.

          • Jeremy Derby

            I forgive you, and I will admit I used to believe as you, maybe one day when you become more mature in your faith you will realize that your current understanding is flawed. If the tattoos where linked to worshipping false gods than they would be in violation of God’s commandments. As I stated before my tattoos are not a form of worship. They serve as reminder to myself, they are not a part of me worshipping God.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            Whether it is tied to the worship of other gods is not really the point. It was (and is still) an Egyptian and Canaanite practice forbidden by Yehoveh for his people, no matter the justification. He has set us apart to live set apart by his instructions.

            May I never become so “mature” in the faith so as to do this voluntarily. The beginning of wisdom is to get wisdom. Though is costs you everything, get understanding.

          • dshalom

            The Assembly of Laodicea (The people decide what is right and wrong) is shining bright today.

          • Jeremy Derby

            Let’s take a look at a few others that were given to the Israelites
            that you claim us Christians should follow, since apparently every little law
            for the Israelites applies to us.

            Leviticus 19:27:

            not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard.”

            apparently according to you we aren’t allowed to trim our facial hair.

            Leviticus 19:19:

            my decrees. “‘Do not mate different kinds of animals. “‘Do not plant
            your field with two kinds of seed. “‘Do not wear clothing woven of two
            kinds of material.”

            to you we can’t have any clothes made of any mixture of materials, so you
            better go check your closet.

            Leviticus 19:32:

            up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your
            God. I am the LORD.”

            According to you, you better always be standing when in the
            presence of anyone older than you no matter the situation.

            Leviticus 19:33-34:

            33 “‘When a foreigner
            resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among
            you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were
            foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”

            According to you we need to completely
            ignore all of our immigration laws and if someone illegally enters our country
            than they should be treated just like a native born of that country.

            Leviticus 25:23:

            23 “‘The land must not be
            sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as
            foreigners and strangers.”

            According to you land can’t be sold
            permanently so, I guess you’re violating God’s commandments if you have
            purchased or sold any land.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            Jeremy, you need to stop using the scriptures in such a way.

            1) Leviticus 19:27, don’t get what is equivenent to a “bowl cut” and don’t mar (destroy) the edges of your beard. Haircuts and shaving were not prohibited. This is not so much “what” but “how”.

            2) Leviticus 19:19 is about mixing wool and linen which is a holy mixture reserved for the High Priest’s clothing and tzit tzit, fringes/tassels. See Deuteronomy 22:11.

            3) Leviticus 19:32, I do this and teach my children to do the same.

            4) Leviticus 19:33-34, this is in the land of Israel but has practical application for us as well.
            When a foreigner came to live among Israel, they were not to bring with them foreign gods and foreign worship practices. They were expected to follow whatever torah instructions that may have applied to them. No idolatry, no adultery, no killing, no bearing false witness, ceasing work on the sabbath and etc.

            5) Leviticus 25:23, this is referring to the land of Israel not being sold permanently because IT belongs to Yehoveh, the Hebrews are permanent leaseholders.

            You must learn the scriptures from the historical and cultural context when the words were spoken.

          • Jeremy Derby

            I purposefully pulled each of those out of context for a reason. To point out to you the exact same flaw that you are performing by taking a commandment that is out of context, that was given strictly to the people of Israel. Whether you want to believe it or not you are failing to apply historical and cultural context, simply because tattoos are something that you are personally against.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            The only thing you have pointed out to me is the ability to use the scriptures the way a drunk uses a lamp post; only for support. One should never come to the conclusion, because some instructions are for Israel in the land of Israel, that all are only for Israel simply because you want to have (a) tattoo(s).

            My personal view of tattoos I have not divulged and is largely irrelevant. They were always prohibited in Hebrew culture after Egypt precisely because the Holy One said not to. He is Yehoveh, he said don’t do it and that is all the reason we need.

            A gentile coming to trusting faithfulness in the G-D of Israel through Messiah Yeshua who has tattoos, it is understood he acted in ignorance. It is quite another matter for one who is a believer to do it, knowing the prohibition and reasoning it away.

            This is about treating Yehoveh as holy by behaving in a holy manner, as his word instructs. Ritual purity for the follower of the G-D of Israel is as important today as when the words were spoken by Yehoveh to Moses face to face.

            I am a gentile like you, and as such, am grafted into greater Israel, spiritual Israel, with its covenants and promises. G-D told his people to be holy as he is holy.

          • Jeremy Derby

            I will be praying that you will be able to understand historical, cultural, and biblical context of scripture and for discernment in applying it to your life, as you are obviously very new to your faith and you have a long way to grow in your walk with God.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            Relatively young in Messiah I may be. What I do is study almost exclusively the Torah of Moses from the cultural and historical context of the people it was entrusted to.

            Please tell me, what is it that informs your understanding? What are the sources? I’m familiar with one Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill fame who teaches what you believe but I found his teaching shallow and less than thorough and exegetical, even sponsoring tattoo conventions.

            What you do is your business, but when you bring the reputation of our Creator into your lifestyle, that is quite another. I know the seriousness he requires when invoking his name, his reputation. You should, too.

          • Jeremy Derby

            I have been studying scripture, both the Old Testament and New Testament my entire life, I dig deep into the historical, biblical, and cultural context of every passage that I might even slightly question. I have moved every few years. So the influence for me was people that were far older and wiser than myself in the scriptures from many different locations. This would include not only different pastors with their divinity degrees but my own professors as I have gone after my own divinity degree. They all provide their input and have several doctoral level degrees from many different universities. I have many different books that assisted me in my understanding. However, my most powerful source is God, and through the Holy Spirit and the spiritual gifts that my God has given me in wisdom, knowledge, and discernment.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            Would the Holy Spirit lead you to sin intentionally? Would the Spirit of Holiness lead you away from what is holy, righteous, good and spiritual namely, the Torah of Moses?
            Pastors with divinity degrees? Name for me some ancient Hebrew sources, some Jewish sages.

            From the very mouth of Moses we learn wisdom and understanding comes from obedience to the instructions of our Creator, for each instruction teaches us about the attributes of Him.

          • Jeremy Derby

            The Holy Spirit would never lead me to sin. Seems to me that the only people you care about are those of ancient Hebrew and other ancient Jewish sources. You seem to completely disregard the Holy Spirit, and you seem to completely disregard Jesus all together. From the mouth of Jesus, we learn how to truly follow the teachings of the Old Testament, and not simply to follow a legalistic checklist. The Torah of Moses is only part of the story. To truly even begin to understand any of scripture one must first understand the gospels, and experience Christ in their lives. Without that, all you have is a head full of knowledge about the law. There is a difference between knowing God and knowing about God.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            I confess freely and do not deny Yeshua is Lord, that he is the atoning sacrifice for sin, the living water, the Spirit of G-D who makes me clean through my trusting faithfulness in him.
            I know the Spirit is given to cause us to walk in the Torah of Moses, see Jeremiah 31, quoted in Hebrews 8.

            You yourself declared you study the word in its cultural and historical context and now you tell me you don’t? Which is it?

            I’m not advocating a legalistic checklist. Let’s see how consistent you are. The One who said “…you shall not etch tattoos in your skin” is the same One who said “you shall have no other gods besides me.” Is it legalistic to not bow down to an idol? Is it legalistic to not have sex with another man’s wife?

          • Jeremy Derby

            You took my own words out of context, no different than your picking and choosing scripture out of context. I never once told you that I did not study it in context, part of studying it in context is the context it fits into all of scripture. Having no other God’s before God is in align with loving the Lord your God, if you had any other god’s than it would be in violation. Not having sex with another man’s wife is in relation to both loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself. Christ wrote the law onto our own hearts. Just as having the tattoos were involved and occult worship to other gods, thus making them violate loving the Lord your God. This isn’t a checklist, this isn’t a matter of being legalistic, it is matter of the heart. However, I will say this in reference to Romans 14:14 which states, “I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. ” Since for you tattoos are unclean and sinful, than for you it is, and for me it is not. In this you are right for yourself, and for me I am right for myself. If my tattoos were linked to occult worship or worshiping other gods than they would be violating God’s will, not because they are tattoos, but because of the worship and focus on other gods.

          • Ya’akov (James)

            I took nothing out of context, I took you at your word.

            You are correct in that the Spirit writes and will write the Torah of Moses on our hearts, but for now, it is not accomplished by some mystical way or through osmosis, but only through study and application. The days ARE coming, declared Yehoveh, when he will write it on the hearts of his people. We have but a down payment, a deposit and still wait for the fullness of the promise to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days, his Spirit will cause us to live the Torah as though it were our very nature, for it will be our very nature.

            I have not advocated legalism, only obedience to our Creators instructions out of love for what He has done for us. The pattern is this, Israel was redeemed through no effort of their own to effect it and only after redemption were they taken to the mountain for instruction in living the life of the redeemed.

            On your treatment of Romans 14:14, after accusing me of,
            “picking and choosing scripture out of context”, you do that which I
            am accused of.

            Clean and unclean are relevant today (as are holy and common) and can only be defined in the Torah. True, nothing is unclean of itself. Animals that are unclean meaning “not food” are themselves not inherently unclean of itself while alive. In death it becomes unclean.

            In context, Paul is speaking of objects, mainly food in Romans 14. Did you notice his statement in v.14 is a one-way street? Paul writes, “…nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.” Do not infer “and vise-versa” here. It is not justified. He never says that if you believe something is ritually clean, but it is unclean, then for you it is clean. There is no danger in seeing something as unclean and avoiding it, but there IS danger in assuming something is clean (when G-D actually says it is unclean) and we partake of it anyway.

            For you to use this passage to justify your tattoos is absolute presumption. “Do not etch tattoos in your skin, I am Yehoveh”, is part of loving him. Ancient Jewish wisdom teaches your body belongs to the one who created you. To have permanent marking intentionally placed on your body belies that ownership.

            “…do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from G-D? You are not your own,
            for you were bought with a price. So glorify G-D in your body.”

  • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

    MATT.7: = You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

    15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

    I Never Knew You

    21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many
    will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your
    name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your
    name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    Build on the Rock

    24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and
    the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on
    that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Naked Cowboy and $209 tickets = false prophets/pastors ravishing the foolish female sheep morally n financially.

    …….The Naked Cowboy youth leader is probably sleeping around with the girls in Hillsong Church, just like the lust of the flesh that is in the world.

  • hytre64

    I would not call it a “silly decision”, but rather a disturbing lack of discernment – especially by one who is supposed to be a “Youth Leader” and by the organizers of this little display. It also highlights a lack of discernment by the women who stayed in the auditorium and cheered. I believe that my wife and daughters would have stood up and walked out the moment that he appeared on stage.

    If this was the tone of the conference, I do not see much Godly “equipping” happening for these women.

  • Emmanuel

    Hillsong is sadly going down the wrong path. So much for being a christian church.

    • Amos Moses

      Hillsong Church Launches 24-Hour Ministry Network ‘Hillsong …

      Mar 17, 2016 … Hillsong Church, a world leader in Christian worship music, … recognized pastors and teachers, according to a statement from TBN.

      • Emmanuel

        One TV station I will not be watching.

        • LadyFreeBird♥BlessedBeTheLord

          I stopped watching TBN a while back.

          • Emmanuel

            Me too

  • Amos Moses

    Houston …………. we have a problem …………

  • Randy Ludlow

    It is well beyond just this, google hillsong easter performance
    This is just slick cupcake christianity apostate crap 🙁 Ungodly

    • Amos Moses

      Hillsong Church Launches 24-Hour Ministry Network ‘Hillsong …

      Mar 17, 2016 … Hillsong Church, a world leader in Christian worship music, … recognized pastors and teachers, according to a statement from TBN.

      All heresies eventually converge ……………..

  • Peter Leh

    btw the naked cowboy is not naked

    • Amos Moses

      Yeah …………….. a man in his tighty whiteys (a hillsong youth pastor) at a hillsong womans conference ………….. makes all the difference in the world ……………….. (“conservative christian” strikes again) ………… SMH

      • Peter Leh

        “”conservative christian” strikes again”

        by point out the obvious… any liberal conservative or cult leader can do that. 🙂

        • Amos Moses

          By your comment you are saying “sure, its okay, he was not really naked” as if that made any difference whatsoever ………. and any liberal did ……………

  • Amos Moses

    June 08, 2016
    The Pope and Hillsong will unite “Together 2016” in Washington D.C.

    Today it was announced that Pope Francis would deliver a video message to help unite Christians in the “Next Great Awakening” at Together 2016, joining in the ecumaniacal gathering. Together 2016, also known as The Reset Movement, bringing together different religions in an effort to erase the lines of doctrinal divisions.

    Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus, says adding the Pope to the lineup is the best news yet.

    “We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016,” Hall said in a statement, reacting to the announcement that the pope has added his name to the list of speakers. “That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world.”

    Hall is the college pastor who came up with the idea of uniting pastors and Christian leaders from all denominational backgrounds to join 1 million people at the free event “in hopes of inspiring true revival in the America.”

    Pirate Christian Radio and Pastor Chris Roeborough

    All heresies eventually converge …………..

    • Amos Moses

      And the list of those choosing to take part in this

      Hall is the college pastor who came up with the idea of uniting pastors and Christian leaders from all denominational backgrounds to join 1 million people at the free event “in hopes of inspiring true revival in the America.”

      This so-called revival is bringing Assemblies of God Supt. George O. Wood and Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd together to link arms in spiritual unity with the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, Grace Communion International (formerly the Armstrongism Worldwide Church of God), and a host of familiar Chrislebrities including Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Bob Lenz, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West,Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Samuel Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, Ann Voskamp, KB, Christine D’Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, Lindsey Nobles, Amena Brown, and Josh Brewer.

      This revival movement to Unite faiths is part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), started by C. Peter Wagner from the Latter Rain movement. It is counterfeit Christianity, and here’s why: NAR isn’t an official organization, nor can it be characterized by a common creed. It is instead a loosely knit and often unaffiliated network of leaders who share a common vision and goal for the visible Church.

      All heresies seek to converge …………….. and eventually they do ………….