Christian Media: Does it create a ghetto or support?

Picture_1Think Christian blog has a post about the use of Christian Media:  Christian Media Use.  In the article we see that an overwhelming number of Christians, both laity and clergy, engage with Christian media.  One thing I noted is how at least 78% listen to Christian music while 55% go to Christian movies. Read the article and then answer:  What is the good news and the bad news of this? 

My thoughts:
  Good news? It says that our Christian music is far better than our Christian movies.  We need more End of Spear, Narnia and The Passion to change even our own ranks.  The bad news is that we have a defined "Christian" subculture that is out of touch with mainstream America and we may understand our unsaved neighbors less than we think we do–we don’t want to leave them "left behind" do we?  My fear is we would rather live in our ghetto.

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

8 comments

  1. I agree with your sentiments Rich. We seem to be creating our own rather subculture rather than engaging the culture around us. Whats it gonna take for us to break beyond the walls we have set up around ourselves?

  2. I agree with your sentiments Rich. We seem to be creating our own rather subculture rather than engaging the culture around us. Whats it gonna take for us to break beyond the walls we have set up around ourselves?

  3. I agree with your sentiments Rich. We seem to be creating our own rather subculture rather than engaging the culture around us. Whats it gonna take for us to break beyond the walls we have set up around ourselves?

  4. I agree with your sentiments Rich. We seem to be creating our own rather subculture rather than engaging the culture around us. Whats it gonna take for us to break beyond the walls we have set up around ourselves?

  5. I see both sides of the equation here…
    There are the Christians who cuss, chew, drink, and watch movies full of sex and violence, all under the auspices of ‘relevancy.’ (Some will at least admit that they simply like it)

    Then there are the Christians who refuse to even be around anything that doesn’t have the “Approved by Focus on the Family” sticker on it.

    Perhaps the middle ground is to judge all things, not by the label (are they ‘Christian’ or are they ‘cool’) but by Paul’s words in Philippians 4:8-9. The ‘good’ things, the things that we have seen in ‘good’ people, these we should practice. There is much that is good that does not wear the label ‘Christian’ and there is much that is ‘cool’ that is not good.

  6. I see both sides of the equation here…
    There are the Christians who cuss, chew, drink, and watch movies full of sex and violence, all under the auspices of ‘relevancy.’ (Some will at least admit that they simply like it)

    Then there are the Christians who refuse to even be around anything that doesn’t have the “Approved by Focus on the Family” sticker on it.

    Perhaps the middle ground is to judge all things, not by the label (are they ‘Christian’ or are they ‘cool’) but by Paul’s words in Philippians 4:8-9. The ‘good’ things, the things that we have seen in ‘good’ people, these we should practice. There is much that is good that does not wear the label ‘Christian’ and there is much that is ‘cool’ that is not good.

  7. I see both sides of the equation here…
    There are the Christians who cuss, chew, drink, and watch movies full of sex and violence, all under the auspices of ‘relevancy.’ (Some will at least admit that they simply like it)

    Then there are the Christians who refuse to even be around anything that doesn’t have the “Approved by Focus on the Family” sticker on it.

    Perhaps the middle ground is to judge all things, not by the label (are they ‘Christian’ or are they ‘cool’) but by Paul’s words in Philippians 4:8-9. The ‘good’ things, the things that we have seen in ‘good’ people, these we should practice. There is much that is good that does not wear the label ‘Christian’ and there is much that is ‘cool’ that is not good.

  8. I see both sides of the equation here…
    There are the Christians who cuss, chew, drink, and watch movies full of sex and violence, all under the auspices of ‘relevancy.’ (Some will at least admit that they simply like it)

    Then there are the Christians who refuse to even be around anything that doesn’t have the “Approved by Focus on the Family” sticker on it.

    Perhaps the middle ground is to judge all things, not by the label (are they ‘Christian’ or are they ‘cool’) but by Paul’s words in Philippians 4:8-9. The ‘good’ things, the things that we have seen in ‘good’ people, these we should practice. There is much that is good that does not wear the label ‘Christian’ and there is much that is ‘cool’ that is not good.

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