Friday, July 06, 2007

Entertainment Driven Christianity

Has the entertainment culture dominated our churches? Christian theology on a popular level seems to revolve around entertainment. Read this quote from Capitulating to entertainment:

"You do not learn about God and learn to know God by being entertained. I taught VBS for three years, and each year I became more and more dissillusioned with the “packaged” entertainment based VBS program that our chruch at that time put on. It wasnt just the entertainment that was so bad, the VBS program also played into the destructive frenetic hyper activity that typifies secular child entertainment today:

Train [teach] a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it Proverbs 22:6

"Today we teach our children that the world is about entertaining them, is it any wonder that adult life in America today is driven by entertainment, and is it any further surprise when those same children who were “trained” by their church via fallen secular entertainment methods then turn to that lifestyle when they reach adulthood and reject the idea of obedience to God on ideological grounds? As obedience to God on ideological grounds means you will not be entertained but frequently humbled."

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