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Christian singers rocked the house Thursday night

Derek White, Staff writer

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The house lights may have went down on April 12 at 7:00 sharp but with the help of Chris Tomlin’s Burning Lights tour it still stayed bright in The Bank of Kentucky Center.

During the Burning Lights Tour, Tomlin shared the stage with Kari Jobe, fellow Christian singer.  Jobe opened the show with a collection of songs from her newest sophomore album “Where I Find You.”

Jobe and Tomlin first connected on Jobe’s first collection of inspirational songs in which Tomlin helped co-write a portion of.

Chris Tomlin, a Christian artist since the beginning of his singing career in the early 1990s. Tomlin has taken off since then with his 2013 Burning Lights album being number eight of his solo career.

Though Tomlin has always emphasized that his mission to share the message of God is more important than his music.  Tomlin has received a large array of awards and acknowledgements for his work including two Grammy nominations for his 2006 album “See the Morning,” soon followed by a gold certification of his 2008 album “Hello Love.”

Both Tomlin and Jobe, write a more contemporary form of Christian music than what one may find in a hymnal from most churches but they share the same meanings.  It’s a form of contemporary Christian music including what you may find in many bands of the rock persuasion today including electric guitars, drum sets and a light show to keep the burning lights effect in the air throughout the concert.

Also at some concerts touring with Tomlin and Jobe is Louie Giglio, who does the inspirational speaking.  Giglio is a pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta and is an active member in “planting churches” with his and other churches all over the country.

Giglio is a graduate of Georgia State University and earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Texas Theological Seminary.

Though Giglio was not on this part of the Burning Lights tour. Giglio had this to say on the Passion City Church Website about Christian events.

“At the end of the day, no one really needs another event or a great show.  Yet, we all need an encounter with our Creator that results in Him becoming greater in our thinking and our affection, while reshaping us into the people he has always dreamed we could be.”

The night was full of inspirational singing and a full light show throughout.  The night also called for one big surprise.  As it was announced during concert that Toby Mac, a Christian artist known for his hip-hop styled Christian music will be at The Bank Of Kentucky Center in November.

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