Crossing the Line

Using media during a church gathering is something I find to be very helpful in connecting a Biblical point to daily life. Whether this is through the internet in some way, showing a movie clip, or referencing a popular tv show…there is a lot of value in relating today’s culture to the sacred.

I often see churches use clips from rated PG-13 or even rated R movies. Or using clips from what many would consider to be inappropriate tv shows.

So I’m curious…

Is showing an appropriate clip from a rated R movie or tv show with plenty of innuendo a bad thing?

Does it somehow endorse that everything that happens in those movies or tv shows as ok to watch?

Does it cheapen Christianity and evangelism by connecting it with something with far less value and depth?

What do you think?