Church Uses Twenty One Pilots Songs In Sermon

A Christian church in Texas has implemented an unusual style of preaching through the use of Twenty One Pilots songs. According to Alternative Press, WoodsEdge Community Church says that the meanings and parables in the duo's songs can be tied to the Gospel. A sermon created by Pastor Justin Ulmer examines the lyrics of the band's tunes and focuses on the Gospel messages set forth within them. The sermon itself is mostly about what it means to repent, which the pastor believes is also a common theme in the band’s lyrics. A message on the church's website states, "What sets Josh (Dun) & Tyler (Joseph) apart from other bands is that they meet their audience where they are, as they are, and they let them know: ‘We get you. We care about you.' And once their audience feels loved by them, they can slowly challenge them to consider a new way of thinking, a new way of feeling, and a new way of living." Twenty One Pilots is currently touring overseas in support of their recently released fifth album, Trench. The pair will start a new North American tour on May 1st, 2019 in Monterrey, Mexico, closing out on June 29th in Columbus, Ohio.