This article is from Issue 64: July/August 2013

Citizens is one of the most exciting artists on Mars Hill’s new music label, which is looking to make the Christian worship music scene as diverse as the body of Christ. Their high-octane brand of rock makes the music as potent as the lyrics.

For a long time, worship has been all the heart, and then we try to squeeze theology into that. I feel like the way it’s shifting, and it should, is we take the theology and we see the way that thinking produces right emotion. So you get more of an appropriate response. I think that’s the trend we’re seeing.