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Is Anything Lewd (for Christians) Anymore?

Waylan Owens makes very good points:

I have become concerned that nothing is lewd for American Christians anymore.  In fact, rather than decrying the lewdness of American culture, I find it more common to hear even Baptist pastors using some lewd event, TV show, movie, or song as a sermon illustration in ways that indicate that the pastor both watched and then found nothing particularly problematic with it.

Really?  How do we lead the church to live in holiness that way?   ”As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:14-16)

Read the whole thing.

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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