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Old 12-11-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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I've read pros and cons about this and wondered what goes on out there in other churches. This article link is about secular music in general, I brought up Christmas because it's that time of year. [url=http://www.christianpost.com/news/secular-music-in-the-church-endangers-sacredness-69590/]Secular Music in the Church Endangers Sacredness?[/url]
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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I've read pros and cons about this and wondered what goes on out there in other churches. This article link is about secular music in general, I brought up Christmas because it's that time of year. Secular Music in the Church Endangers Sacredness?
I won't use them in my church. There's enough good Christ-focused songs to use.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Well, we don't sing them in our church but I would not have a problem singing a secular tune or two. As long as the main focus is on Jesus and why he came to earth why would singing "Jingle Bells" bother me?
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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It's been said that the reason the church has so little influence in the world ... is that world has so much influence in the church. Most folks can probably stand a little Christian music for an hour or so per week ... without feeling too 'religious'
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: NY
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I might answer differently depending on the particular song. In general, I do not think a song or anything else need to throw specific names (Jesus, God, etc) at me in order for it to be used for a God glorifying purpose.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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I go to church to worship God, not sing Under the Mistletoe and Rudolph. I can do that at my company "holiday" party.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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No.

Secular music is fine outside of church, but the reverential nature of the liturgy demands more.
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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There is an enormous number of beautiful Christmas songs that keep with the reason for the season, thanks. Keep that other stuff at the mall.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Florida/Tennessee
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I guess y'all don't listen to Bluegrass or Country.

I'm not advocating a DJ at church but I do like some songs that resonate with me. Here's one;


Josh Thompson - Way Out Here - YouTube

Where I'm from there's two types of believers (not really)... thumpers and shinners. Both love Jesus but and both can give sin a bad name.

...just sayin'
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: New England
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I guess y'all don't listen to Bluegrass or Country.

I'm not advocating a DJ at church but I do like some songs that resonate with me. Here's one;


Josh Thompson - Way Out Here - YouTube

Where I'm from there's two types of believers (not really)... thumpers and shinners. Both love Jesus but and both can give sin a bad name.

...just sayin'
I never liked bluegrass, then I heard the Old Crow Medicine Show, now I'm sold out to it, learning slap on my upright bass, which by the way is going well.
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