Do you ever sit in church and find yourself nodding your head vigorously as the preacher says something in the sermon? Something that you believe so strongly that you PHYSICALLY have to express agreement?Christian is a great noun and a poor adjective.-Rob Bell in Velvet Elvis
Rob Bell's book makes me do that. And, I try to write about it here when I find myself nodding. So, here I go.
Try as you might, you cannot divide the world into "Christian" and "secular". You can stick a fish on a picture frame, but it doesn't make it any more Christian than one without the fish. You can put a U-2 album in the pop section of the music store and a Mercy Me album in the Christian section, but that doesn't mean that a listener will get more truth and hope from the second than the first. And it certainly doesn't mean that a Christian should not be a consumer of the first because they aren't found in the Christian stamped and approved section of the store.
I read once that there was no Hebrew word for "spiritual". Why? Because there was no separating the spiritual and secular for the Jewish people.
EVERYTHING that is done is connected to your beliefs.
Even that job you have that you think has nothing to do with your faith. (If you are performing your job in a way that is disjointed from your faith, well, things like Enron come to mind.)
Paul said, "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17)
Whatever you do. Do it all. In His name.
Not just the things you have labeled "Christian".