Community Discussion: Using Secular Music In Church

Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on September 23, 2008

Like the shock we experienced in adding drums in a worship service (for the first time) is similar to the shock of introducing a secular tune on Sunday morning. How far we have come in church music from singing, "Awesome God" and "The Battle Belongs to the Lord" (Those born before 1980 or those who were pre-exposed - remember these?)

Some say that the Church has gone too far in the direction of contemporary music by using secular songs. Others say that we have not gone far enough in order to be relevant with culture. There is a fine line between remaining relevant and remaining biblical but sometimes these lines are blurred leaving mixed signals to those in Christ and those seeking Christ. Assuming that there is a point and context for delivering these songs, when is it helpful, when is it hurtful? Where is the biblical foundation that can support the use of secular songs in a worship service? What say you?