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  • Captivated Documentary Canadian Premiere - Media Talk 101 Blog
    Forgot Password Remember me Login Posted by Phillip Telfer on Tuesday 19 February 2013 in Media Talk 101 Updates Font size Larger Smaller Hits 96683 0 Comments Captivated Documentary Canadian Premiere Captivated will have a premiere public showing on February 23rd 2013 in Toronto This event is sponsored by MissionFest Toronto I will be attending this event to introduce the film and will also be available for comments and questions afterward 0 Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark The Visitor Short Film Renewing the Mind Trackbacks Trackback URL for this blog entry Phillip Telfer Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 20 years sharing at camps retreats schools conferences and churches around the country He is the founder and president of Media Talk 101 which is a non profit organization dedicated to teaching media discernment in the light of following Christ He has also produced and co directed the award winning documentary Captivated Phillip and his wife Mary have been happily married for 21 years and have been blessed with four children They reside in rural Mt Carroll IL in a small farmhouse with a grand view of rolling hills and stunning sunsets http www mediatalk101 org View author s profile Show more posts from author Subscribe to updates from author Author s recent posts 2015 Film Festival Recap A Big Announcement How You Can Help Media Talk 101 Podcast May 26 Episode 62 Thriving in Babylon Media Talk 101 Podcast Jan 01 Episode 61 What s Your Motivation Media Talk 101 Podcast Nov 26 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

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  • New Website, Blog, and Podcast Coming Soon! - Media Talk 101 Blog
    Hits 36438 0 Comments New Website Blog and Podcast Coming Soon I ve been working with Rhett Simkins our office manager to overhaul this website This has been a long and tedious process but hopefully it will be worth it all once it is done For those who are web builders you might like to know that I am using Joomla 2 5 Artisteer for template creation and a bunch of components modules and plugins If you are interested in knowing any other details be sure to contact me and I would be glad to share them with you 0 Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark Ponder Your Path Trackbacks Trackback URL for this blog entry Phillip Telfer Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 20 years sharing at camps retreats schools conferences and churches around the country He is the founder and president of Media Talk 101 which is a non profit organization dedicated to teaching media discernment in the light of following Christ He has also produced and co directed the award winning documentary Captivated Phillip and his wife Mary have been happily married for 21 years and have been blessed with four children They reside in rural Mt Carroll IL in a small farmhouse with a grand view of rolling hills and stunning sunsets http www mediatalk101 org View author s profile Show more posts from author Subscribe to updates from author Author s recent posts 2015 Film Festival Recap A Big Announcement How You Can Help Media Talk 101 Podcast May 26 Episode 62 Thriving in Babylon Media Talk 101 Podcast Jan 01 Episode 61 What s Your Motivation Media Talk 101 Podcast Nov 26 Comments No comments made yet Be the first to submit a comment Leave your comment Guest Wednesday 17

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  • Reading Through the Bible - Media Talk 101 Blog
    I was teaching a group of students at a Christian school and challenging them to consider how they spend their elective time The average teen consumes 53 hours of media each week and I compared that to the time it would take the average reader to finish the entire bible Are you ready for this It takes about 75 hours One of the students wrote to me and said they were going to put those statistics to practice and read the bible in 75 days by reading an hour a day I was pleasantly surprised but it occurred to me that it was easy for me to spout off an impressive comparison but another thing altogether to apply it personally I had never read the bible in 75 days That gave me an idea a personal challenge and one for others as well I decided to read through the bible in 101 days in conjunction with my ministry s name Media Talk 101 I set my course kept a timer with my bible and logged my progress I timed myself every day even when nodding off in some of the more tedious chapters and the grand total after 101 days was 74 hours That s about 45 minutes a day on average or about 3 of the day A I mentioned earlier this is my fourth year in a row to do this but it s not just for the challenge anymore it s for the blessing I receive As much as I love in depth bible study and meditation on the word I have found that reading the bible through in a short period of time gave me a wonderful panoramic view of God s word Many scriptures began coming together with this new perspective and my life was being spiritually impacted by this steady diet As I ve shared this with others a common response is I don t like to rush through the bible Well what I have to say to that is this 45 minutes a day is hardly rushing On the other hand giving God s word priority for 45 minutes every day is not easy with distracted lives Back in the 1950 s the famous pastor and author A W Tozer commented about the distractions of the newspaper the telephone the radio and the television These modern playthings like pet tiger cubs have grown so large and dangerous that they threaten to devour us all No spot is now safe from the world s intrusion You can download your free Bible reading challenge plans here Go for it 0 Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark Episode 2 But it Doesn t Affect Me Captivated Online Premiere Coming Soon Trackbacks Trackback URL for this blog entry Phillip Telfer Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 20 years sharing at camps retreats schools conferences and churches around the country He is the founder and president of Media Talk 101 which is a non

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  • Ponder Your Path - Media Talk 101 Blog
    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 your way is not established and your feet may find themselves entering the path of the wicked Prov 4 14 I teach my children that the Web is like the local library we go there at times but we don t read or checkout just any book In fact there are many books we will not even look at The reason is that there are books that are in the way of evil Prov 4 14 which we are instructed to avoid it do not travel on it turn away from it and pass on Prov 4 15 When we go to the local library we already have books in mind that we will check out Our way is established We are told in the book of Hebrews that Christian maturity comes from training our senses to discern between good and evil We need to be sure not to turn to the right or the left when we utilize the powerful resource of the Internet 0 Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark New Website Blog and Podcast Coming Soon The Visitor Short Film Trackbacks Trackback URL for this blog entry Phillip Telfer Phillip Telfer has ministered to youth and families for over 20 years sharing at camps retreats schools conferences and churches around the country He is the founder and president of Media Talk 101 which is a non profit organization dedicated to teaching media discernment in the light of following Christ He has also

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  • Grand Theft Childhood - Media Talk 101 Blog
    those shootings as relatively common events The incidents studied included the most notorious school shootings such as Columbine Santee and Paducah in which the young perpetrators had been linked in the press to violent video games The Secret Service found that that there was no accurate profile Only 1 in 8 school shooters showed any interest in violent video games only 1 in 4 liked violent movies T rated games are better for teens than M rated games and are mostly harmless because there is limited blood and gore Actually this is untrue because when the consequences of violence aren t shown in this case the immediate physical consequences of violence it is easier to become desensitized to violence People are not toy soldiers and people bleed when shot That is not to say that M rated games are great but realistic is often better so long as one does not become desensitized to realistic violence which is worse than being desensitized to stylized and unrealistic violence All that to say T rated games are not always a safe bet One major theme that appeared again and again in this book was the concept of differential risk Hundreds of thousands maybe even millions of kids play violent video games like Grand Theft Auto but the vast majority of them do not go on killing sprees or commit acts of crime and acts of violence However a small minority of kids may be extremely adversely affected by violent video games and violent media in general and that might motivate them to commit senseless crimes Granted another question that remains unanswered is whether violent games cause at risk teens to become violent offenders or whether those with that personality and that propensity towards violence seek out those types of games in other words is this correlation or causation On the flip side even if the majority of those who play violent video games don t become killers that doesn t mean that video games 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

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  • Earth Day - Media Talk 101 Blog
    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 else in our technology infused world we often spend way too much time oblivious to nature It s as if we grow desensitized to nature s beauty We absentmindedly look at the sky and totally miss the big puffy clouds or the radiant sunset We see the flowers and the trees but it as if we are color blind and only see dull gray where there is a dazzling display of color In his book Desiring God John Piper makes a slight change to the answer to the Westminster Catechism s first question what is the chief end of man The original answer to the question is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever Piper changes the and to a by what is the chief end of man to glorify God by enjoying Him forever He then remarks that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him This principle living to glorify God by enjoying God and His gifts has forever changed my life In relation to today s post this mindset has encouraged and motivated me to continually cultivate an eye for beauty design creativity color etc in God s creation There s another book that has influenced a lot of people Ann Voskamp s A Thousand Gifts is a book that invites us to live in awe and wonder of God and His artwork and to cultivate thanksgiving and gratitude for the little gifts of life breathing the scent of a flower feeling the blades of grass between your toes etc I recommend that you read this book as well as Piper s book but even more importantly I recommend that you cultivate a sensitivity to the artwork of God starting today as we celebrate Earth Day 0 Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark Episode 3 Desensitized and Numb Episode 4 The All You Can Eat Media Buffet Trackbacks Trackback URL for this blog entry Anthony Barr Anthony Barr is a freelance writer researcher and storyteller Anthony is also a junior in college and will be graduating with a BA in Humanities at the end of 2013 As part of his doctoral research on behalf of Mark Hamby president of Lamplighter Ministries Anthony studied modern neuroscience motivation and leadership faith linguistics media effects storytelling and a number of other interconnected fields of

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  • Renewing the Mind - Media Talk 101 Blog
    origin of our word metamorphosis Thus Romans 12 2 tells us to that we are to undergo a metamorphosis of the mind Just how dramatic is this metamorphosis This is the same word that is translated transfigured Christ s transfiguration is the same process of change that we are commanded to go through as manifest by the renewal of our minds Ok keep this in mind pardon the pun as we shift gears In recent decades people have believed that a brain is like a computer it s programmed and you input data and when it is full it s full However modern neuroscience has a better model in reality the brain is a living organism that is continually changing The technical term for this continual brain changing is neuroplasticity The neurons in our brain are continually interacting to form neural connections the cute but insightful phrase is neurons that fire together wire together Think of it this way as a golfer practices his swings the neurons in his brain are connecting and the more he practices the stronger those neural connections patterns This is the science of habits Now another dimension to this is the more these neural connections are reinforced i e the more the violinist practices her concerto the harder it is to break the connection It s like electric wiring the more insulation that is added the faster and more effectively the electricity flows What does Romans 12 and the idea of metamorphosis have to do with neuroplasticity Well when Scripture speaks about the renewal of our mind it is talking about our biological makeup not just our spiritual faith This is one reason why we must be so discerning when it comes to media Not only does content affect us i e violence in videogames but the very mediums we interact with also affect us Does that mean we should get rid of all electronics Of course not But if we are to be able to discern the will of God we ll need to have our minds renewed daily in His Word and in prayer 0 Subscribe to this entry Print Bookmark Captivated Documentary Canadian Premiere Episode 1 Not Evil but Powerful Trackbacks Trackback URL for this blog entry Anthony Barr Anthony Barr is a freelance writer researcher and storyteller Anthony is also a junior in college and will be graduating with a BA in Humanities at the end of 2013 As part of his doctoral research on behalf of Mark Hamby president of Lamplighter Ministries Anthony studied modern neuroscience motivation and leadership faith linguistics media effects storytelling and a number of other interconnected fields of study Anthony s passion is to see his generation embrace their calling to pursue excellence for the glory of God by diligent study and work He believes that true cultural transformation can only occur when the Body of Christ relentlessly pursues excellence Anthony blogs faithfully on his website www anthony barr com http www anthony barr com View

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