Media Talk 101 Blog
Media Talk 101 Blog
Everywhere we go people seem to be connected to someone somewhere else, but often not with those nearby. What has happened to real conversations? How can we help restore this basic social device? Phillip gives Rhett a media history quiz and shares why it is important to make intentional connections in a superficially connected world.
Length: 56 minutes
The old saying “actions speak louder than words” is clearly portrayed in the parent-child relationship. What you do as a parent can influence your child’s behavior more profoundly than what you say to them. What pattern have you set in your home?
Phillip and Rhett talk about some concerns to keep in mind when it comes to technology, our relationships, and what habits we are passing on to the next generation.
Length: 64 minutes
We are instructed to have well trained minds for the purpose of action in God’s kingdom. With our attention divided by the distractions of today’s media, focusing on that task can be hard to do. Really, focusing on any task can become difficult. How do media influence our ability to focus? Phillip Telfer discusses brain science and the Word of God as he teaches about memory, attention, and mental growth.
Length: 49 minutes
A recent report shows that teen texting and driving deaths have surpassed teen drinking and driving deaths in the United States. What can we do to curb this statistic? Phillip Telfer explains what makes texting and driving so dangerous and why we need to be extra cautious about our media habits while we are on the road.
Length: 29 minutes
Sometimes we need a good reminder of why we do the things we do. I had such a reminder the other day and I thought I would share it with all of you. I hope this serves as a reminder to you as well.
Take Time to See the Roses
My wife and I recently took our two boys to a museum and aquarium about an hour’s drive from our town. On our way there as we wound through the lush green hills and farms of northwestern Illinois, enjoying the sights we had come to love and had grown so fond of, a car came whizzing up from behind. The impatient driver of the car, that was now dangerously close to our back bumper, did not hesitate to get around us when the next passing zone came. As the car passed I glanced over to see something that just made my heart sink. It was something so common place, but in the serene context of this country drive it was, in my mind, really out of place.
In this age of digital distractions, does God still speak to His people like we read about in the Bible? Jesus said that His sheep would hear His voice. Have you struggled with understanding what it means to hear God’s voice? Are you someone who wonders why you don’t hear His voice? This podcast focuses on a Biblical understanding of what it means to hear God's voice and some common hindrances in our lives that can block our spiritual ears.
Length: 34 minutes