Culture, Culture, Culture–Part 2

Posted: June 9, 2009 in Uncategorized

What do you listen to? Classic rock? Country? Metal?

I’ve been a metalhead since ’83 and, frankly, I really hate most pop, country, hip-hop, etc. However, as a missional pastor, I try to listen to a lot of different types of music. 

One tactic that I recommend is to go to Billboard.com and iTunes to check the top singles and downloads in different categories.  I do it every week or so. 

Some will object that Christians shouldn’t expose themselves to secular music, but if you were a missionary dropped into a foreign country then what would you do? You would study the language, culture, etc.  In an increasing secular world, the culture and language of those around us center around pop culture.

So, if you don’t know something about Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, Flo Rida, or Lamb of God then you have work to do.

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