I’ve heard a broad range of opinions on how Christians should consume media – what we should watch, listen to, etc. This Sunday, in my class on The Hole in Our Holiness, we’ll spend some time looking into that question.
Meanwhile, consider these thoughts by Kevin DeYoung (full post here).
“I’ve learned over the years that the simplest way to judge gray areas in the Christian life like movies, television, and music is to ask one simple question: can I thank God for this?” (emphasis mine)
The more I think about it, the more this seems like a pretty good test. It avoids legalism. It becomes more refined with our conscience (assuming we avoid self-deception). It allows for a certain level of Christian freedom. And, it’s simple.
It’s already made me re-evaluate some of the things I watch.
What do you think? What tests do you use for determining what to watch and listen to in your Christian life?