While I miss teaching Sunday School, I deeply appreciate the opportunity to listen in and participate with Pastor Hull’s adult Sunday school/Bible class. We are currently going through the Gospel of John.
Since he encourages us to “think theologically,” he encourages questions. Sometimes they go up and down rabbit trails, but eventually, we come back to the point. One of the rabbit trails on Sunday a week ago was about contemporary Christian music.
I find it trite and shallow for the most part, but my taste is not the determining factor. (That probably is a very good thing!) 🙂 If it was up to me, CCM would probably be limited to the weakest radio stations in the lowest bandwidth Internet outlets.
And yet… That isn’t the core of the issue. One of the justifications was that, since you aren’t doing something overtly bad, you are doing something good. Another of the justifications was that, since the Name of Jesus is mentioned, it is a good thing.
I’m not so sure about that. IF the mere mention of Jesus Name is a good thing, we would encourage cussing. It isn’t the mere mention! It’s reverence, delight, thankfulness, repentance that spills out THE NAME OF JESUS.
Your mileage may vary! Listen to what Pastor Hull has to say for yourself.