The next step...

OK. So, if there is absolute moral standards exist, and secular music is not inherently evil. Is there a place for a straight (lyrics not changed) secular song in church? I've obviously got an opinion here, but I'd like to hear your thoughts before I throw my hat in the ring. Bring it on!

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4 Responses to "The next step..."

David J Hensley said... July 19, 2008 at 9:07 AM

If the song you want to use helps to illustrate the message of the day, or point peoples mind and hearts towards Jesus, then its appropriate! If any of the lyrics are vulgar, or distracting, or do anything to separate us from Holy God, then the song would be inappropriate. Secular music as a whole can be used, if done correctly, to glorify God. As can secular movies! GracePoint is currently doing a whole series titled, "GracePoint at the Movies" where the pastors are using movies to illustrate biblical principles and values that are relevant in our lives today. Why cant it be the same with music?

dadofanz said... August 2, 2008 at 3:27 PM

well you know what my opinion is i'm sure but I'll throw my 2 cents to ya just because we can't have the conversations we used too.
I think that music is not the problem i think it's the people in the pew or chair depending on your particular flavor of church that is the problem. Yes there are standards, there have to be playing the Black Eyed peas singing my humps would not work. But thats obvious. Using something else that talks of the spiritual struggle or illustrates the way Christians are supposed to live, act and reach out is fine.
For what it's worth I think the church needs to use things that the world claims as their own.

frank523 said... August 6, 2008 at 10:42 AM

So, what's the next step?

Kevin said... August 6, 2008 at 1:46 PM

Hey, where you at???

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