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  • Scriptural Insights - Media Talk 101 Blog
    it s not easy but it s certainly rewarding When I began to follow Jesus at the age of seventeen I realized that I had never read all the way through the bible even though I grew up in a strong Christian home I decided I would forgo all other elective reading until I had read through the word of God entirely How else could I learn to discern what was right or wrong in other books that I might read Since then my love for the scriptures has grown and my appetite for its daily sustenance has increased Continue reading Hits 44284 0 Comments 0 Ponder Your Path Posted by Phillip Telfer on Tuesday 29 January 2013 in Scriptural Insights This month I am using our family bible time to read and explain the Proverbs to my children There is so much wisdom that can be applied to this media saturated world we live in One of many examples we came across is found in Proverbs 4 25 27 which says Let your eyes look straight ahead and your eyelids look right before you Ponder the path of your feet and let all your ways be established Do not turn to the right of the left Remove your foot from evil The Internet is not necessarily evil there is much good that can be found if your ways are established One simple way to keep out of trouble on the Internet is to have a good purpose that is established before you even open a browser I believe that surfing the web is foolish It is not only a huge time sink but beyond that there are innumerable stumbling blocks around every corner When you get on the Internet with no clear purpose and especially no good purpose then

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  • Guest Blogs - Media Talk 101 Blog
    don t affect us In fact the book showed examples where value systems were affected to varying levels by the games and also showed that boys especially who play games like GTA are more likely to get into physical fights In the end the book was well researched and well written but still I felt that something was missing One the one hand it was great that the authors showed some concern for media effects and gave some helpful advice to parents But on the other hand it seemed as if they were saying well because Johnny won t become a killer if he s not already a sociopath relax a little I am reminded of this verse from Psalms The LORD examines the righteous but the wicked those who love violence he hates with a passion Psalm 11 5 The middle school kid who spends free time playing Grand Theft Auto is not likely to become a mass murderer but I think it is pretty clear that God is not a fan of violence in the real world and He certainly doesn t want us to love it and I m not convinced that God is not concerned with games like GTA simply because it s not real people being killed And besides aren t there better things that we could be spending our time on Click here to listen to a podcast from Philip Telfer where he shares his top 5 concerns about video games Hits 121994 0 Comments 0 Earth Day Posted by Anthony Barr on Monday 22 April 2013 in Anthony Barr s Blog Imagine going to an art museum with the express purpose of enjoying the paintings of the master artists Let s pretend that the museum has a special masterpiece whose creator is actually present at the museum Now imagine that instead of looking at the artwork you spend all of your time texting totally focused on your cellphone screen and oblivious to the beauty surrounding you You re not really cheating the artists because your blindness doesn t detract from the beauty and majesty of the artwork but you are cheating yourself and denying yourself the delights of seeing and appreciating the artwork Today is Earth Day a day for celebrating the earth and calling attention to the continuing problems of pollution and mismanagement of natural resources Of course the environmentalists and indeed much of the secular or pagan world will spend the day worshiping the creation rather than the Creator c f Romans 1 As Christians this is a great day to especially focus on seeing and appreciating the beauty and design of God s creation and worshiping Him as our Creator Going back to the art museum analogy I d like to point out that as Christians we should be viewing our earthly home as an art gallery of sorts and we of all people should be most attuned to and appreciative for the beauty of God s creativity and artistry

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  • Anthony Barr's Blog - Media Talk 101 Blog
    In fact the book showed examples where value systems were affected to varying levels by the games and also showed that boys especially who play games like GTA are more likely to get into physical fights In the end the book was well researched and well written but still I felt that something was missing One the one hand it was great that the authors showed some concern for media effects and gave some helpful advice to parents But on the other hand it seemed as if they were saying well because Johnny won t become a killer if he s not already a sociopath relax a little I am reminded of this verse from Psalms The LORD examines the righteous but the wicked those who love violence he hates with a passion Psalm 11 5 The middle school kid who spends free time playing Grand Theft Auto is not likely to become a mass murderer but I think it is pretty clear that God is not a fan of violence in the real world and He certainly doesn t want us to love it and I m not convinced that God is not concerned with games like GTA simply because it s not real people being killed And besides aren t there better things that we could be spending our time on Click here to listen to a podcast from Philip Telfer where he shares his top 5 concerns about video games Hits 121994 0 Comments 0 Earth Day Posted by Anthony Barr on Monday 22 April 2013 in Anthony Barr s Blog Imagine going to an art museum with the express purpose of enjoying the paintings of the master artists Let s pretend that the museum has a special masterpiece whose creator is actually present at the museum Now imagine that instead of looking at the artwork you spend all of your time texting totally focused on your cellphone screen and oblivious to the beauty surrounding you You re not really cheating the artists because your blindness doesn t detract from the beauty and majesty of the artwork but you are cheating yourself and denying yourself the delights of seeing and appreciating the artwork Today is Earth Day a day for celebrating the earth and calling attention to the continuing problems of pollution and mismanagement of natural resources Of course the environmentalists and indeed much of the secular or pagan world will spend the day worshiping the creation rather than the Creator c f Romans 1 As Christians this is a great day to especially focus on seeing and appreciating the beauty and design of God s creation and worshiping Him as our Creator Going back to the art museum analogy I d like to point out that as Christians we should be viewing our earthly home as an art gallery of sorts and we of all people should be most attuned to and appreciative for the beauty of God s creativity and artistry However just like everyone

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  • Media Talk 101
    Slides Follow Along Notes and Outline Media Choices Convictions or Compromise Christian Worldview Film Festival What Others are Saying Contact Donate Blog Error ReCaptcha plugin needs a public key to be set in its parameters Please contact a site administrator Please enter the email address associated with your User account Your username will be emailed to the email address on file Email Address Captcha Submit Article Categories Articles by Phillip

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  • Seminars | Seminars
    the messages prevalent in today s media that could rob you and your family of the real life that God wants you to have Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture Finding freedom often starts with an understanding that we might be blind to our captivity When Jesus talked to His followers about gaining freedom they responded we have never been in bondage to anyone This generation has become captive to TV captive to social networks captive to texting captive to video games captive to pornography and captive to a number of other forms of electronic media that have taken control of many lives and are holding them hostage Many adults young adults teens and children have been deceived by the world s philosophy that freedom means doing whatever you please Learn what authentic freedom is and how to escape the cultural walls that try to keep us from it Handle with Care Family Conflicts over Media Entertainment What do you do when you discover that your kids are digitally connected to nearly everything and everyone but you How should a spouse respond if the husband and wife are not on the same page regarding media choices in the home Rediscover timeless Biblical principles that can be applied to modern family struggles Regaining Focus in an Age of Digital Distractions For over 60 years American culture has had an ever increasing infatuation with electronic media and entertainment A handful of thoughtful skeptics in the past contemplated the long term effects on family society and individuals Now we are reaping the consequences as more and more studies confirm what some had rightly predicted That is our ability to be attentive is steadily eroding We are becoming less attentive to our families study work and most importantly to God What are the

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  • Media Talk 101
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  • Follow Along Notes and Outline | Seminars
    endurance fixing our eyes on Jesus What s the Problem The Bible says to lay aside the weight and sin which so easily ensnares Today s entertainment can be one of those snares Media Consumption We live in an all you can eat media buffet culture that continues to consume vast amounts of entertainment Media Literacy Media literacy is understanding that all media has a message and those messages have an impact in our lives Worldview Having a Biblical worldview is critical to discerning right from wrong and for building convictions about media choices Heart Matters We have been desensitized and need to be re sensitized through a change of heart and the renewing of our minds The Counterfeit Life Beware of the counterfeit life Media often protrays deceptive messages about what it means to live life to the fullest The Battlefield The battle is not against Hollywood The Bible teaches us about spiritual warfare and we cannot afford to be ignorant of the weapons and tactics of the enemy Garbage in Equals Garbage Out The Bible says that you will reap what you sow Media has become a fuel that drives the engine of our culture Power in Unplugging

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