This island world has a lot of dancing going on. The good kind. And otherwise. But not the kind of dancing you’d see during, say, the halftime exskinvaganza of a major American sporting event.
But I believe we can’t condemn any abuse of dance and performance without some idea of what these things are meant for.
What is the purpose of dance and other creative expressions in God’s world? Because, if we can’t instinctively and simply answer these questions with heartfelt biblical rationale, then we may as well give up and let the Footloose-type villains have the last word.
Here’s an excerpt from our show notes:
Some Christians from sheltered/legalistic environments sometimes wake up and think something like: “Hey, all that stuff was actually good all along, so let’s just accept it all!”
Well, that’s a baby step in the right direction.
But you have to run the whole way, away from the notion of “it’s all evil” but past the equally silly notion of “it’s all good.”
You have to get to the biblical concept that God gives these gifts, man corrupts them, but Jesus redeems them.
No spoilers, but I love how Sharon Hinck explores this in particular in Hidden Current.
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“Dancing” at least privately and non-corporeally in my own mind, where you cannot see,