This is a promotional video for the Light of the World Ballet Company. I’ve watched two performances today, and didn’t take a single picture or video.
These are professional performers who tour the world, entering places like India and China that perhaps wouldn’t be open to missionaries (preachers) and share the Gospel while they are there. Perhaps only Baptists would even second guess ballet as ministry. Are other denominations as critical of dancing? “A praying knee and a dancing foot don’t grow on the same leg,” I was told by one preacher’s wife. Very Baptist.
I told our students (private Christian school) that whatever God has gifted them to do, do that for the glory and honor of God. How many country music singers learned to sing in church, or got their start in the church choir? But let me open this box: Can you really do anything for the glory and honor of God? David danced before the Lord; Psalm 150 mentions dancing, blowing horns and crashing symbols. But where is the line? Can you skateboard for Jesus? Bowl for Jesus? Play in a Christian rock band? Are there things “done for Jesus” that are really just whatever we wanted to do in the first place? Can you really (fill in the blank) for Jesus? Or maybe answer this question: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever witnessed supposedly done for the glory of God? I could easily link “preaching baby” again.