Media Talk 101 Blog
Media Talk 101 Blog
Phillip moves to an important point from God’s word as he and Rhett wrap up their review of the documentary “Video Games: The Movie”.
Length: 58 minutes
“Video Games: The Movie”, a documentary about the history, culture, and future of video games, was recently released and has received fierce criticism from both gamers and film critics alike. What topics did the producers cover, what did they leave out and how deep did they go into objectively looking at video games? Phillip and Rhett weigh in with their analysis of the film and its message in this 2 part series.
Length: 61 minutes
Each year billions of dollars are spent on gifts in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Many children have had their wish-lists made well in advance in hopes of getting the latest and greatest toys, gadgets, and video games to add to their collections. Phillip and Rhett discuss some of the top gift ideas of the year and help shed some light on why many are problematic.
Length: 44 minutes
It seems that there is nothing untouched by the influences of media and entertainment in our culture today. Has the Church fared well? Phillip shares a thoughtful response to a question regarding music in the Church and what is appropriate in worship.
Length: 47 minutes
Should Christians see a movie in a theater or not? 2 Peter 1:3 says, “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue”. So, Phillip Telfer directs us back to the scriptures to help us as we consider how to answer that question ourselves.
Length: 42 minutes
The apostle Paul wrote: “pray without ceasing,” in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. What does he mean by that? Could your prayer life be impacted by your media habits? Phillip Telfer answers these and other questions as we continue the summer Question & Answer series.
Length: 34 minutes
The Counterfeit Life - Part 6
It’s no secret that Drug and Alcohol abuse leads to a life of brokenness and regret, but why are so many people drawn to it? How has media contributed to the problem? More importantly, what is the solution? Phillip Telfer wraps up “The Counterfeit Life” series with a look at the person of the Holy Spirit and how we can have real life in Christ through Him.
Length: 49 minutes
The Counterfeit Life - Part 5
We live in society full of despair and hopelessness and much of today’s media continues to serve dark and morbid entertainment that leaves people starving for hope. How can they be set free? In this episode Phillip Telfer continues “The Counterfeit Life” series by addressing another one of the enemy’s schemes: the trap of hopelessness and despair.
Length: 20 minutes
The Counterfeit Life - Part 4
100 years ago there were many who made predictions about what life would look like in our time. Yet who would have predicted our current state of the family? Would they have guessed that half of new marriages would end in divorce? Would they have envisioned the disconnected nature of the typical modern family? Would the lifestyles and actions of the fathers, mothers, teens, tweens and children have shocked them beyond belief? In the midst of all this trouble is a culture of entertainment that continues to drive a wedge between children and parents and between husbands and wives, and in doing so continue to shake their fists at God in defiance.
Length: 33 minutes
The Counterfeit Life - Part 3
Does happiness come from money, possessions, makeovers, upgrades, new gadgets and shiny trinkets? In part 3 of “The Counterfeit Life” Phillip Telfer talks about the marketing of discontentment in today’s media and entertainment. There are counterfeit definitions of what it means to live life to its fullest and the world and the media it produces have their own spin on what it means to be happy.
Length: 28 minutes
The Counterfeit Life - Part 2
Our culture is so accustomed to depicted violence that it should be shocking how little shocks us. As technology continues to advance, so does the entertainment industry’s ability to produce more realistic special effects, many of which portray acts of violence. Violence has been around since the first family walked the earth, and violence as entertainment has also existed throughout history but what does God think about it?
Length: 28 minutes
Today's entertainment has become one of the biggest stumbling blocks of spiritual growth and family health in this generation. It often portrays deceptive messages about what it means to live life to the fullest. Many careless homes have allowed toxic media to poison hearts and minds with wrong ideas about relationships, accomplishment, purpose, and identity. Learn about the messages prevalent in today’s media that could rob you and your family of the real life that God wants you to have. Part 1 in this podcast series addresses the subject of sexual immorality in media.
Length: 29 minutes
We don’t think of our culture as idolatrous because we don’t see people bowing down to statues and making sacrifices and offerings to false gods. Our understanding of idolatry is too narrow and our understanding of true worship is also becoming more and more confused. This episode looks at mankind’s tendency towards idolatry which continues to manifest itself in our entertainment driven society.
Length: 17.5 minutes
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