The Spiritual and the Secular

The Spiritual and the Secular

I find it rather interesting that the church in it’s effort to avoid “worldliness” rails against anything secular merely because it is not affiliated or associated with the church.  I recall as a young Christian in a rather conservative, charismatic church being told that I had to rid my life of all things secular.  Near the top of the list was my entire record collection.  For those of you who don’t know what a record is…google it.  I remember a pastor once telling me how dangerous it was to allow anything secular, especially “rock music” into my life.  I would most certainly be corrupted.  Not wanting to be corrupted, I took my entire collection and threw it into a dumpster.  Now I will be the first to say that within popular music are many themes that are completely inappropriate for a person intent on living a life of godliness.  It’s important for followers of Christ to learn to be discerning regarding what’s appropriate for them.  But for many well-meaning Christians, it’s not discernment they’re after, it’s the ridding of all things secular. Read more about The Spiritual and the Secular