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  • Cleaning House: Ridding Your Life and Home of Toxic Media | Action Steps
    is on the subject of books but what he is teaching would readily apply to electronic media as well Tolerance of noxious literature is not a mark of intellectual size it may be a mark of a secret sympathy with evil Every book should stand or fall on its merit altogether apart from the reputation of its author The fact that a nasty and suggestive book was written by an accepted writer does not make it the less harmful Christians should judge a book by its purity not by the reputation of its author The desire to appear broad minded is one not easy to overcome for it is rooted in our ego and is simply a none too subtle form of pride In the name of broadmindedness many a christian home has been opened to literature that sprang not from a broad mind but from a mind little and dirty and polluted with evil We require our children to wipe their feet before entering the house Dare we demand less of the literature that comes into our home A W Tozer Consider some of these verses from Scripture as well Therefore say to the house of Israel Thus says the Lord God repent and turn away from your idols and turn your faces away from all your abominations Ezekiel 14 6 I said to them Cast away each of you the detestable things of his eyes and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt I am the Lord you God Ezekiel 20 7 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols or with their detestable things or with any of their transgressions but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned and will cleanse them And they will be My

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  • Media Discernment Worksheet | Action Steps
    Media Discernment Worksheet pdf Use this as an individual or family the next time you sit down to watch TV or a movie or sit down to play a video game or surf the web This could also work for listening to music or for music videos Make several copies if you ld like for your whole family and see what each person picks up on Afterward take the time

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  • 101 Things to do other than... | Action Steps
    23 Sit around a campfire 24 Find an accountability partner 25 Mentor someone that you can help out 26 Write letters to family and friends 27 Read to children 28 Send a care package to someone who could use encouragement 29 Show kindness to someone new at school 30 Speak out on things that are right Personal Development 31 Learn to juggle 32 Visit a local park or nature preserve 33 Plant a garden 34 Practice hospitality 35 Read classic books 36 Get used to having some quiet in your life 37 Use and practice the talents God has given you 38 Learn sign language 39 Learn to play an instrument 40 Learn a foreign language Family 41 Research your family history 42 Do your chores 43 Clean your room 44 Read to a younger sibling 45 Play a board game with your family 46 Spend more time with your family 47 Mow the lawn 48 Play with your siblings 49 Help dad and mom 50 Clean the garage Ministry 51 Go on a mission trip 52 Serve at a homeless shelter 53 Visit shut ins 54 Visit orphanages and spend time with orphans 55 Visit nursing homes or elderly people in assisted living and talk with them or sing for them 56 Bake cookies for your neighbors 57 Get a world map and pray for each country 58 Raise money for a missionary 59 Be kind to someone who is unkind to you 60 Visit someone in the hospital The Rest of the List miscellaneous 61 Build a tree house 62 Do an art project 63 Jump rope 64 Climb a tree 65 Read to someone at a children s hospital 66 Walk the dog 67 Go fishing 68 Play Bible trivia 69 Tutor someone 70 Walk around your

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  • For Parents | Action Steps
    media discernment MENTOR your children regarding media MODERATE media in the home moderate has more than one meaning and they both apply MONITOR children s media choices inspect what you expect MOVE closer to your children their attraction to media

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  • Redeeming the Time | Action Steps
    will show it because it is to be revealed with fire and the fire itself will test the quality of each man s work If any mans work which he has built on it remains he will receive a reward If any man s work is burned up he will suffer loss but he himself will be saved yet so as through fire 1 Corinthians 3 11 15 When we get to heaven we want to hear Well done as in Good job not as in T bone steak His master said to him Well done good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things I will put you in charge of many things enter into the joy of your master Jesus Matthew 25 23 How much time do you invest in entertainment It is not likely that you will steadily become more like Christ if you are captivated with everything else but Him Use self control to limit your media diet and commit to spending more time reading God s word seeking Him through prayer and reflecting on the life of Christ Therefore be careful how you walk not as unwise men but as wise making the

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  • Repentance: When East Should be West | Action Steps
    m talking about When it comes to changing highways there seems to be thousands of them and they don t necessarily go the direction that is indicated in their titles After several uncertain exits I found myself going in the opposite direction than I needed to I was already tired from the night s activities and had spent almost an hour driving up to this point but there was nothing else I could do but turn around and start my way back That s not always very easy on a highway but heading to Nevada would never get me home There can be an overwhelming sense of defeat and exasperation when you realize that you have spent time money and energy going in the wrong direction Turning around can be a very humbling experience to face Sometimes I ll test a group of people and ask them what the main theme of Jesus preaching was The common answer is love which is definitely a good response but the Bible says this about the preaching ministry of Jesus from that time Jesus began to preach and say Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand Matthew 3 2 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations beginning from Jerusalem Luke 24 47 The preaching of repentance did not stop with Jesus but also continued with His disciples but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea and even to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God performing deeds appropriate to repentance Acts 26 20 Repentance lies at the foundation of a right relationship with God and it s more than feeling bad or guilty for what

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  • Media Talk 101
    All New Media Choices Convictions or Compromise DVD Audio Podcast Action Steps Online Store Seminars Learn about our Seminars Sample Slides Follow Along Notes and Outline Media Choices Convictions or Compromise Christian Worldview Film Festival What Others are Saying Contact Donate Blog Invalid request Article Categories Articles by Phillip Blog Action Steps Q A In The News Media Talk 101 Inbox About Jesus Audio Video Podcast About Media Talk 101

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  • Dial-Up Mode. - Media Talk 101 Blog
    blogger from this site Team Blogs Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here Search Login Login Login form Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Posted by Rhett Simkins on Tuesday 26 May 2015 in Videos Font size Larger Smaller Hits 1101 0 Comments Dial Up Mode 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 0 Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark 2015 Film Festival Recap A Big Announcement Ho Trackbacks Trackback URL for this blog entry Rhett Simkins Rhett is the office manager at Media Talk 101 After being challenged at the very first Media Talk 101 presentation given by Phillip Telfer he has grown to have a great desire to see the lives of others impacted as his was Rhett s story of finding freedom from media is featured in the documentary Captivated He his wife Emily and their two boys live in a small town in northwestern Illinois and continue to enjoy the freedom that comes from a life in Christ View author s profile Show more posts from author Subscribe to updates from author Author s recent posts Dial Up Mode Videos May 26 Eyes on the Road Videos Jun 26 The Social Media Guard Videos May 28 Comments No comments made yet Be the first to submit a comment Leave your comment Guest Wednesday 17 February 2016 If you would like to register please fill in the username and name field Username required for registrations Captcha Image Reload Image Automatically register me as a user of this site Subscribe to this entry Please fill in your email address to subscribe to blog updates Blog Categories Media Talk 101 Podcast 63 Videos 6 Media

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