Casting Crowns Performs in North Korea

 | January 24, 2008 10:03 AM

Casting Crowns, a Christian worship band, was the only U.S. band invited to play in North Korea’s 25th Annual Friendship Art Festival. The thought of a U.S. band, let alone a Christian worship band, blows my mind away.

On top of this some of my friends who were in North Korea at the time watched them play and said they played Christian songs.

North Korea is one of the darkest and most oppressive nations in the world. We pray for revival in North Korea. May this performance be a precursor to that revival.

Here is a YouTube video of If We Are The Body.

2 Responses to “Casting Crowns Performs in North Korea”

essny wrote a comment on January 24, 2008

Did I already tell you about the documentary, Crossing the Line? I was curious to see how a defector (James Dresnok) lived in the country. Fascinating on many fronts like his reaction to Charles Jenkins’ renuniciation of N. Korea.

seonghuhn wrote a comment on January 24, 2008

Thanks for letting me know about that documentary. I recall hearing about this but only vaguely. I just read about Charles Jenkins on Wikipedia and it’s pretty fascinating.

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