Media Talk 101 Blog
Media Talk 101 Blog
For nearly 10 years Media Talk 101 has been sharing the message of media discernment in the light of following Christ. From seminars to the Captivated DVD to the Christian Worldview Film Festival, the Lord has entrusted this ministry with several platforms to encourage the body of Christ to pursue righteousness in every aspect of their lives. In this episode, Phillip and Rhett share some thoughts about the 2015 Christian Worldview Film Festival and announce another avenue that the Lord has given to continue to teach a Biblical approach to media discernment.
Length: 39 minutes
Many people are waking up to the fact that our culture has an out-of-balance infatuation with the various forms of media that are available today, but is recognizing a problem enough? What will it take to see lasting change? Phillip Telfer gleans from Scripture to encourage action in the lives of believers.
Length: 44 minutes
Links Phillip mentioned in this podcast:
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
A recent report estimates a rapid increase of smartphone use in the next few years. How will this affect our potential for outreach as we seek to impact the world with the Gospel? Phillip Telfer shares some thoughts on this and other topics on this month’s podcast.
Length: 49 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
Have you ever had a hard time connecting with someone in a face-to-face conversation because they are busy connecting with others remotely? All of us could list times this has happened to us and how it made us feel. How are our relationships affected by this? Phillip Telfer identifies the heart of the matter and makes some helpful suggestions regarding cellphone etiquette.
Length: 42 minutes
Many of us take full advantage of the benefits that modern media and technology have to offer in our daily lives and work. Often, tech savvy individuals find it hard to disengage from media at home and consequently their relationships suffer. In a revised policy statement on Children, Adolescents, and the Media, the American Academy of Pediatrics states their concerns about increasing media use in the lives of young people. Are your family relationships negatively affected by the use of media in your home? Phillip Telfer discusses the AAP policy statement, shares his own concerns, and recommends some helpful solutions to this common struggle.
Length: 36 minutes
Raising godly children in this digital age is not without its challenges. Many parents rightly believe that it is beneficial for their children’s mental and spiritual growth to have limits on media usage, but what can happen if parents don’t apply the same limitations to their own use of media? Also, can an app on a smartphone teach infants better than a parent can? And, should Christians use social networking sites like Facebook?
Length: 38 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.