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Upright Downtime: Making Wise Choices about Entertainment

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How should Christians have fun? When God created human beings, He gave them the capacity and desire for pleasure. Human entertainment can glorify the Lord by expressing joy and creativity. But when unrestrained, it often degenerates into self-gratification.

Living in a society that pursues and worship pleasure, believers today often struggle with a right view of entertainment. How much time should entertainment consume? What types of entertainment may a Christian enjoy? Some in the world simply withdraw from all forms of entertainment, while others refuse to admit any need for moral restraint. Ecclesiastes shows that both philosophies have existed at least since Solomon’s day. How should a believer react to these extremes?

Throughout Scripture, God provides principles by which we can weigh the value of entertainment in every form. Upright Downtime distills these truths for practical understanding and application, offering a biblical, balanced response to the pleasure-loving world we live in.

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  • Provides a guide to entertainment from a biblical standpoint
  • Discusses entertainment from a Christian perspective
  • Provides Scripture references for every topic
  • A Background to Entertainment
  • Discerning the Right Application of Entertainment Today
  • A Biblical Guide to Entertainment
  • Wrong Philosophies of Entertainment
  • Test Cases for Entertainment

Top Highlights

“Whereas the former trap of distraction was incidental, the trap of escapism is intentional” (Page 14)

“If people engage in creative and constructive activities during their leisure, civilization is advanced; if they indulge in useless and destructive activities, the social order deteriorates and progress is retarded.’” (Page 14)

“Scripture does not prohibit our entertainment, but it does prohibit self-gratification while neglecting responsibility” (Page 14)

“entertainment provides an easier, more immediate, tangible pleasure that often drowns out meditation.” (Page 13)

“among the trees of their amusements just as Adam and Eve hid themselves from the presence of God” (Page 15)

  • Title: Upright Downtime: Making Wise Choices about Entertainment
  • Author: Brian Hand
  • Publisher: BJU Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 116

Brian Hand is professor of New Testament at Bob Jones University Seminary.


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