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A funny video that Google posted as an April fool's joke that will make you think.  As they say "there is a lot of truth in jest." 

 

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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

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How does a Christian stand strong in the midst of an increasingly humanistic society?  Phillip Telfer delves into the backstory of a few famous men who stood strong in their day and takes a look at why they were able to thrive in Babylon.

Length: 59 minutes

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Click here to listen to "A Call to Anguish" by David Wilkerson

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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

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Links Phillip mentioned in this podcast:

Click here to listen to the 'Here & Now' interview with Matt Richtel

 

Click here to learn about Matt Richtel's new book "A Deadly Wandering"

 

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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

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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

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What has over 55 million people captivated each month?  What is Amazon willing to pay so much for? How much data is out there? What happens in an “internet minute”? These are just a few questions answered in this month’s podcast as Phillip and Rhett discuss a variety of topics including a look into the worlds of Minecraft.

 

Length: 62 minutes

 

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Click here to see the "internet minute" infographic.

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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

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“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

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Here is a Volkswagon commercial that has a great message.

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Would you hand the keys of your car to a child with no driving experience or training?  Of course not, yet many parents hand the “keys” to the internet to their children without first teaching them how to navigate the Web safely.  This month Phillip introduces Media Talk 101’s newest project and shares some helpful wisdom regarding child training and internet safety.

Length: 64 minutes

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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

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"Social Media Guard" Video

"Look Up" Video

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We can all relate to this humorous Coca-Cola ad.

Phillip mentions this video in the Media Talk 101 Podcast episode 54.

 

 

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"'Look Up' is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone."

DISCLAIMER: This video contains the use of a derogatory term that rhymes with "mastered".  If you think this will be offensive to you or others nearby please do not press play. 

Phillip mentions this video in the Media Talk 101 Podcast episode 54.

 

 

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Two years after its release, “Captivated” continues to impact the lives of those who see it.  Recently 100 bloggers from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Review Crew watched the film and gave their 100% honest reviews.  Phillip and Rhett take time to respond to their reviews and share the heart of “Captivated”.

Length: 59  minutes

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Click here to read the reviews of Captivated done by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Review Crew.

 

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A year ago Media Talk 101 launched the pilot episode of what became one of many ways we seek to build up the Church by “Teaching Media Discernment in the Light of Following Christ”.  Phillip and Rhett mark one year of weekly episodes by sharing some highlights from the year and explaining the heart and vision of the Media Talk 101 Podcast.

Length: 43 minutes

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Christian Worldview Filmmakers Guild and Film Festival Recordings

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Phillip and Rhett invite Matthew Sample and Joseph Graber onto the program to discuss the inaugural Christian Worldview Film Festival that was recently held in San Antonio, Texas.

Length: 44 minutes

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When making a film or playing music, what is the end goal of the artist?  Phillip Telfer speaks of the danger of self-glorification in the arts and the true purpose of all believers, which is to make God famous.

Length: 27 minutes

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Whether it’s through films, music, or by any other means, Christians must have a focus as they engage the culture.  Phillip shares scriptural principles to explain why it is necessary to have Spirit led wisdom and understanding in the arts. 

Length: 48 minutes

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Phillip continues the discussion about the possibility of a veneer in Christian filmmaking as he and Rhett come up with 10 reasons a Christian may set out to make a film.  

Length: 57 minutes

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