Media culture in worship

Churches who have been using movie clips without permission may be relieved by a recent decision of the courts (see below). But the deeper issue is the appropriateness of certain clips for worship. This site is devoted to the ongoing debate regarding how the desire for purity in worship should be balanced with a desire for cultural relevance. What should be the guidelines for  the use of secular media in worship?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mauricka McKenzie, Sr. on September 13, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Secular media should not be vulgar, disgraceful, nor offensive for dramatic effects. A committee consisting of a teenager, middle age adult and two senior adults should review and recommend all appropriate secular media to the pastor for approval for use by worship leader before being displayed in church. A purpose statement should be given to the pastor along with secular media themes as it relates to preaching the gospel should be provided in an abstract commentary.


    • Posted by Christopher Fuselier on September 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Mauricka, it is so important to make sure that when we use secular media that it has taste. We must remember where we are and why we are present. The worse thing that we can do is dishonor our Lord and offend our guests.


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