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« on: February 17, 2012, 06:58:27 am »

Secular Music in the Church Endangers Sacredness?

A New Jersey megachurch's latest effort to better engage with culture by embracing some of pop culture's most popular songs reignites the debate over whether churches should utilize secular music to be relevant.
While Liquid Church is using songs like Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and Bruno Mars' "Grenade" as part of its "Pop God" sermon series this month, some point to the danger that lies in "using cultural mediums to transfer sacred messages."

Dr. John Hardin, a writer for 9Marks, a Washington, D.C. organization that helps "church leaders define success as faithfulness to God," cautioned in an email to The Christian Post that "the methods and the messages carry with them the DNA of the culture from which they were taken."

By embracing the methods of the world, pastors end up embracing the values and the meanings of the world. Hardin, a former college pastor, said that ultimately they may surrender the sacredness of their church, and "the sacred ceases to be that which is set apart, when it is framed in that which is perhaps all too near."

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 11:17:30 pm »

Well yeah, how can the Holy Spirit do its work when there's the evils of rock music abounding?

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