He said that we have to reclaim art for Christ. The first atribute we see of God is His creativity. He is an artist. Jesus was a master story teller. And Christianity has abandoned this field almost completely. This church often opens their services with secular music. By doing this, people will start associating music they hear on the radio with Church and Christ, and their thoughts will be there. And what is “secular” anyway. Paul quoted the pagan philosophers and poets of his time. “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” is set to the tune of a popular tavern song. He encouraged worship leaders to go to as many rock concerts as possible to see what turns those people on, then do it in church. Meet people where they are.
Why is church suppose to be entertaining? Christianity isn’t supposed to be fun and games. Jesus didn’t organize carnivals and parties. People were drawn to Him because He looked them in the eye and loved on them. At some point, the lights stop flashing and people have to love Jesus because of who He is and what He has done, not because it’s “cool.” In fact, being a Christian inevitably sets people apart. What if we spent less money on conference designed to show us how to be cool and more money on taking care of the poor?