In this article, the author seeks to begin establishing biblical boundaries for ethical discussions regarding entertainment. Recognized as a cultural force, leisure is an indelible part of the human experience. While embedded in a sinful world, leisure has its legitimate and important role in Christian life. The author argues that Christians should not refrain from partaking of this aspect of human life. Rather, they should inform their hearts biblically and follow the fourfold application of God’s law in choosing wisely how to live. The Christian needs to look at the clear commandments of God, inform his own conscience, be mindful of the weaker brethren, and be careful not to bring unnecessary scandal to the culture around the church.
Entertainment; Ethics; Intercultural; Moral law; Law of love
O autor é ministro presbiteriano e pastor da Congregação Presbiteriana Semear em Brasília-DF. É formado em Comunicação Social–Jornalismo pela Universidade de Brasília. Concluiu o Mestrado em Divindade no Seminário Teológico Presbiteriano de Greenville, Carolina do Sul, e obteve o grau de Ph.D. em Estudos Interculturais no Seminário Teológico Reformado, em Jackson, Mississipi.