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Postby Nikazahn В» 14.01.2020

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I received an e-mail recently asking a similar question about the legitimacy of Christian musicians pursuing a career in secular pop music. How should we think about it? Is it always wrong? It is something we should encourage? It might be the result of savvy marketing or great musicianship. The church is and always will be the primary means God uses to spread the Gospel and to make disciples. We can use our music to entertain without glamorizing or promoting the idols of materialism, pride, and self-centeredness.

Few of us would do very well if the details of our lives were published for millions to read about and critique. It just means that in most cases we should focus more on disparities than pronouncing final judgments. At the very least, our private prayers for an artist should equal our public critique. A Christian musician may not overtly sing about salvation or the cross, or play music composed by Christians. But we can never state that our Christianity takes a back seat to our musicianship.

Our identity as Christians governs everything else we do. The Gospel redefines our priorities, redirects our passions, and reshapes our worldview. Christian musicians in the general marketplace have the opportunity to influence non-Christians not only with their music, but with their lives.

God may give them opportunities to share the Gospel with others who may never be reached otherwise. Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope are two artists who made a difference in that way. There are many more. Some Christians will serve the church in the church. Others will serve the church outside the church. Both are demonstrating through their lives that Jesus is the only Savior and sovereign Ruler of the world. Our art is a diverse reflection of who we are as the body of Christ.

Bottom line: Know your heart and seek to make music for the glory of Jesus Christ, no matter where you play or sing. No other kind of music is going to last anyway. Christian music , Christian Musicians , secular music. However, as a tuba player, I play classical chamber music in a local quintet in a variety of venues — some local church services, some completely secular settings. And of course, this will apply to secular music in a local secular venue as well.

I will most certainly look for some way to mention my primary use of guitar in a church setting, and perhaps toss out a commercial for my local church. If God uses this situation to draw anyone to visit my church or any church , then great! If not, then at least I hope to do a quality job, to have fun, and to serve the audience so that they will also enjoy the performance.

It almost seems that some feel there must be some explicit spiritual rationalization for everything they do. Pick your area or areas of service, and serve God as you have opportunity.

This can be in a secular music setting or on a bowling team. Build relationships and let God provide the witnessing opportunities. We never know which situations will result in good fruit.

Lots of good observations are listed. These situations will be very different for different people. My approach is to seek God first, to make service to the Body of Christ my priority, and to enjoy the freedom God provides to enjoy other opportunities as I strive to walk with Him.

I was always wondering about playing secular music and if its right or wrong. I am currantly in a situation where I can do with some extra cash. I wonder what Christians would say if they hear about me playing at this resturant…love songs, light RnB contemperary music etc…thanks for sharing your thoughts.

But what about a Christian who plays oboe? The instrument, the setting, and the style of music being played are a very minor element in the equation when considering where a Christian who happens to be a musician can be used by the Holy Spirit to bring glory to God. Consider my comments left at the previous blog regarding Tony Kniffen! But I would not condemn a brother or sister who had the resolve and conviction to try this.

If the civic theater opportunity would merely provide musical support for a blatantly ungodly message, I have my answer to the why NOT question. If agreeing to teach guitar lessons in the local music store would leave necessary home projects undone, I again may have my answer. Why not?

For me, playing in a band outside of church is like playing on the church softball team. Our whole lives are ministry, but our primary ministry is playing music for the local church. Well put Bob. I have been affected by this verse recently as it applies to my music and writing. I think that wether you are pursuing a career or just playing at a coffee house the question is where is the motivation coming from?

It is so easy in this situation to let money or popularity or self fullfilment become the motivation behind the music instead of glorifying God and serving others. Is God sending me or am I sending myself… I think I wonder about that everyday. Where is our heart? Because where our treasures will be, also our heart will be there. It always comes down to that. Where is our heart.

The ministry of the 2 Christian musicians that you mentioned, Kerry Livgren and David Hope forever changed my life. God was pleased to use their musicanship and service in Kansas and later AD to bring me to faith in Jesus Christ.

Hey, Bob. Great post. How about this situation: a band made up of Christian kids, writing Christian lyrics although to be honest they are not always straighforward and they can be hard to understand because of the style of music , and truly desiring to be a light in a dark place, opens for a secular band in a secular venue, amid other opening secular bands that are decidedly raunchy.

Thanks for the post. It helps shed some light on this issue that is close to my heart. But I have a harder time understanding why P. D calls itself christian, because of some of the language in their recent albums. But I agree that Christians should deffinately watch who they are associating themselves with.

Thus I aplaud the efforts of Relient K very recently, and Switchfoot a few years ago. Why do Christian musicians have to be confined to a genre CCM? As a worship leader I have recently run into an issue with a person interested in joining our church in order to be part of the worship band. Already I have a problem with the motive: this person seems driven by his desire to play music not his desire to serve God.

Anyway, he plays in a secular band during the weekend. The band plays songs from the 70s and 80s. He recently asked to come to our practices. Church policy. Even if he meets those requirements I am dubious about having him on board. We are the hands and feet connected to the healing vine. We only took it because his life was authentic. If he would have been one to reject the sinner in his sin-our parents or grandparents would have never come to the light.

I believe this is the time to get in the fight. Could a simple conversation in love with this man open up your concerns with him? You could even bring your conclusions to someone in leadership you trust. Rather, he prohibits association with a professing Christian who behaves this way. Christians are able to associate with the lost, and indeed unless we hide on a mountain top, this is unavoidable. Our task is not to love the world system, but to be salt and light to the world — which requires association with people.

More on this below. Regarding kids and loud or poor quality music — it is the words that make music Christian vs. So I believe we have to initially separate words from music and judge each element individually.

Effective song writing requires talent in both areas simultaneously, of course. Are the words true to Scripture? Likewise a song can have great musical quality but be devoid of truth or contain false teaching as well. When mentoring kids, I would suggest focusing attention on both elements and encouraging progress and discernment in each. But regarding musical style — there is a wide spectrum of tastes. I try to choose the best quality, Christian music I can find and play it as a model for my kids.

I have a friend who plays in a secular band and also occasionally in a church setting not my church in this instance. So the situation seems very similar. Due to the repertoire of his band, I do certainly question his discernment.

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Postby Fenritaxe В» 14.01.2020

My heart says it is time to give up the secular stuff. And you hammer that same nail again with osng quote from Col. However, if we knowingly understood that other non-believers were singing the same songs while un knowingly worshipping the Devil with them, then I really struggle to see how God would or could even receive something like that at all. So behalf of all believers, thank God for you!

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Postby Kilrajas В» 14.01.2020

Get the picture. Steve Inman January 23, at Osng. Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope are two artists who made a difference in that way. I have many themes to explore musically, and God gave us a universe for us to get aquatinted with in all its forms!!

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Postby Gomi В» 14.01.2020

Rich January 19, at AM. Bob Kauflin March 21, at PM. It is something we should encourage? When Jesus died on that cross the seamless robe was. Others will serve the church outside the church.

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Postby Akinris В» 14.01.2020

His music basically talks bambling being yourself and not letting other place you in a box. Might God cause spiritual growth? Thanks click this insightI do have friends of mine who struggles when it comes to this topic.

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Postby Mugis В» 14.01.2020

Idol worship…. Make no doubt about it, I love God immensely and would give up whatever necessary for Him. But I wanna saya word.

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Postby JoJocage В» 14.01.2020

What you and I need is the imputed righteousness of Jesus. Notice what God does. It's about Friends. When Jesus died on that cross the seamless robe was.

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Postby Akill В» 14.01.2020

Hi All I am a Christian and am not a musician but I love music. Maria, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. These are the only type of venues around sobg small town to perform in. I have some good news for you.

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Postby Tagul В» 14.01.2020

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Postby Kazilkree В» 14.01.2020

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Postby Vushicage В» 14.01.2020

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Postby Virisar В» 14.01.2020

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Postby Zulurg В» 14.01.2020

Ian March 8, at AM. We never know which situations will result in good fruit. That big black bundle of my sin was laid on Jesus. Some of us may be called to simply make a living by using our gift as a musician.

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Postby Vum В» 14.01.2020

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Postby Kajigar В» 14.01.2020

It read more left intact. He has covered me with the robe of righteousness. Sometimes these garments signify the emotional mood they are involved in. It answers a question—a question that every one of us are interested in today.

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Postby Vudozahn В» 14.01.2020

If you read the chapter about spiritual gifts in the bible you will know what i m talking about. Do you have a suitable garment that will get you into heaven? Messages are conveyed by the means of the use of clothing in the Bible. Perhaps Jesus had scgipture.

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Postby Malazragore В» 14.01.2020

Why do Christian musicians continue reading to be confined to a genre CCM? Notice what happens in verse Everything God predicts is going to come to pass. Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope are two artists who made a difference in that way. Lindsay July 24, at PM.

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Postby Arashik В» 14.01.2020

When He shall come with trumpet sound. Christian Person September 21, at PM. God was in charge that day at the cross.

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Postby Brahn В» 14.01.2020

I finally found the answer to the question and dilemma that many Christian Musicians face when they are making music. David April 23, at AM. Hey, Bob. Thanks you so much for this post. But I have a harder time understanding osng P.

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Postby Sar В» 14.01.2020

Everything God predicts is going to song to pass. Clothing in the Bible has spiritual significance. Now, having experienced this firsthand, and having prayerfully considered my path and vocation as a songwriter, I am led scripyure scripture there is a reason these events unfolded the way they did. God has called cowboy opened a door for me to bring Gospel Jazz into a secular dwelling. No, I believe that for any type of gift which we honour God with, it needs to be sincere and given to Gambling scriptire our whole hearts.

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Postby Nalrajas В» 14.01.2020

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Postby Kigataur В» 14.01.2020

I games gambling addiction squadron had some tell me, though, that being in the bar is an issue. You and I are. At some stage my sng, when she was very sick, told me that if she were to die her only wish would be to get to a big praise and worship before it happened. The sad thing is that artists who are Christian singers and musicians need to always be faced with these two opposing sides.

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Postby Merg В» 14.01.2020

Wes May 24, at PM. But I wanna saya word. When Jesus was born the Bible says that they wrapped Him in swaddling clothes.

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Postby Nasar В» 14.01.2020

So behalf of all believers, thank God for you! Then u r truly a light link the darkness. The high priest tore cowboyy clothes. He has just rendered his position obsolete. Music is a talent but we might have different gifts in expressing our selves artistically.

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Postby Akinoramar В» 14.01.2020

You have to understand the provision that Jesus has made. A Christian musician may not overtly sing about salvation or the cross, or play music composed by Christians. The idea of baptismal regeneration is foreign to the New Testament. One of them would win it and walk away. Jesus Christ was the Lamb who was slain before the.

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Postby Gotaur В» 14.01.2020

He does not serve in a featured role in the church music setting. Daily prayer time? That means He clothed them with gambing skin here an animal.

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Postby Meztisida В» 14.01.2020

I think you should not be afraid of telling your boyfriend that he ought not to be playing music that dishonors God, scripture is clear that we are to do everything for the glory of God, and that we have scrripture communion with orange games if indeed we have been born again of course. My worship mentor says to lay it all out there for the other members and let god handle the rest. There had been no sight of blood.

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Postby Muzragore В» 14.01.2020

Well my wife recovered fully thanks to our Lord Jesus and the guy game buy software a builder us at church and with the mall praise and worships got a calling to go and learn as a pastor and before he left he asked me if I would lead the team. Whoever gets snake eyes gets the garment. But the priest was never to tear his garments because God is the God of hope. I have read some of the posts and comments made.

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Postby Sat В» 14.01.2020

The high priest tore his clothes. Many Ministers have expressed their disapproval of link singing Gospel Jazz in a a secular setting. Thankyou Lord………. Is God sending me or am I sending myself… I think I wonder about that everyday.

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Postby Tojazilkree В» 14.01.2020

It may be that scgipture robe was made by the mother of the Lord. I would always trip them up on Classical Music. You will see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven. Is that helpful?

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Postby Shagami В» 14.01.2020

Get the picture. The worship music made by you and others like you has blessed me, and comforted me countless read more. I always heard that there was no such thing as Christian music, but Christian lyrics.

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