Will My Music Warp My Child?
Russell Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He formerly served as Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. Dr. Moore is the author of The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective (Crossway, 2004) and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches (Crossway, May 2009).
- 2010 Sep 24
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Dear Dr. Moore,
Like you, I am a fan of country music. I listen to our local country music radio station in the car, and have for as long as I can remember. I'm a mother now, though, and I now drive around with my infant son in the back seat. I am aware more than ever of the less than moral aspects of country music.
Now, I grew up (like you did, from what I understand) listening to country music, so I know that, in and of itself, it's not going to drive someone to the Honky-Tonks or the divorce courts. But it's made me think. Should I give up my music altogether, listen to it only alone when my baby's not around, or just keep listening, like my parents did? What's the ethical thing to do?
Coal Miner's Daughter