Is it OK for Christians to watch movies with profane language?

How do you view Christians watching movies with profane language in it? Some argue that we should avoid engaging with culture. Others argue that we should exercise liberty. How should we think about such movies?


Here’s the question I was asked:

How do you view Christians watching movies with profane language in it including using our Lord’s name in vain? This is something that my husband and I really struggle with as we feel like the odd ones out. How is it that a lot of Christians don’t have a problem watching it? Is there something we are missing and don’t see?

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This question follows an article with a sermon I posted here. You might find this article helpful to read.


If you’d like more information about movies and how to think about them, I recommend Meaning at the Movies:Becoming a Discerning Viewer by Grant Horner.

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