Friday, August 10, 2007

Should Christians Watch Movies?

I noticed in the newsletters of a large, local evangelical church that they have been screening R-rated, secular movies. They have done this in the name of understanding the culture. Of course, many "cutting edge" churches are using video clips in worship services and sermons. A local evangelical campus ministry at UVA often screens secular movies followed by theological discussion. Is this wise?
What about the individual Christian who goes to the movie theater or rents videos? Some Christians watch hundreds of movies a year. For a sober challenge to this practice, listen to Scottish preacher David Murray's prophetic message "Should Christians Watch Movies?" I was personally convicted by this sermon.

JTR

1 comment:

BRIAN M. said...

Pastor Jeff,

Great sermon by David Murray...definitely convicting!

You might enjoy "The Christian and the Theater", which was published by the American Tract Society in the 1820s. Check out http://www.gracegems.org/ATS/theater.htm

v/r
Brian M.