Becoming Desensitized

Becoming Desensitized

Imagine for a moment that you woke up one morning and you noticed that your fingers felt numb.  At first you don’t think much about it, “maybe I just slept funny.” By lunchtime you are starting to get concerned because now the numbness has crept up...
Media Talk 101 Turns 10!

Media Talk 101 Turns 10!

Ten years ago this month the ministry of Media Talk 101 became an official nonprofit organization. I was also writing a book at the time and preparing a seminar, which both got a humble launch at a small church in downtown Chicago. I was glad to be assisted by Rhett...
Web 2.0 Woes

Web 2.0 Woes

Do you ever get frustrated or find yourself disturbed by the personal comments seen frequently at the end of news articles on the web today? I’m talking about those coarse, rude, and often sophomoric posts from self-proclaimed authorities who are so determined to spew...
Why Does Media Talk 101 Use Facebook?

Why Does Media Talk 101 Use Facebook?

Here are some common questions that are raised about Media Talk 101’s use of media… I thought you were against media and technology? This ministry is not anti-media, or anti-technology. We are pro-discernment and pro-wisdom. Today’s media have a...
Media Discernment Challenge

Media Discernment Challenge

Here’s some challenges to help you develop better media discernment  What are some things you have been neglecting in your life that are spiritually, physically, or mentally beneficial? It is likely that these are going to be hard things to make good habits of....
Violence in Media: How Much is Too Much?

Violence in Media: How Much is Too Much?

I recently witnessed the horrific scene of a head-on collision with fatalities, caused by someone texting while driving. The sound of screeching tires, grinding metal, shattering glass, terrifying screams mixed with the horrible sight of bruised and bloodied...