January 31, 2007

U2-charist

Some of you may not have seen the article about the Church of England holding a communion service that replaces the hymns with the music of U2.

I am a big fan of incorporating the secular media (movies, music, etc.) into a themed worship event. I like what churches like Granger Community (check out their video on the lower left of their website page) and NewSpring Church are doing to reach people. I am also (obviously) a big fan of contemporary worship and a casual atmosphere.

But...

I also believe that the medium really does affect the message.

Do you think using secular media (in general, I know there are bad examples) distorts the Gospel or does it enhance it by speaking the lost person's language?

I have more, but lets see if this generates some discussion...

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