Still, in engaging these various elements of culture, where is the healthy balance?
Personally, I feel that it is important for Christians to be familiar with the culture so that we can employ it as a tool for sharing the Gospel. There are almost always redeemable elements!
Do not misunderstand. I am not suggesting that you ought to take your children, nieces, and nephews out to see Shutter Island…I am merely suggesting that, within the context of ministry, it is wise to recognize that, like it or not, children are exposed to the culture, and if we are not at least familiar with the elements of society, then we have no means by which to engage and redeem it.
Is a love for the World or a love for the Gospel informing the way you approach ministry and carry out your life?
Kids are interacting with the culture of the world. In the case of High School Musical, I watch it because I like it and because I know kids are watching it, and I want to be able to relate to them as I seek to build relationships and share the Gospel.