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  • Web 2.0 Woes | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    13 Remind them to speak evil of no one to be peaceable gentle showing all humility to all men Titus 3 2 Biblical Guidance 2 What you post on websites matters to God Web 2 0 is not a license to be unloving or unkind The pen may be mightier than the sword but if you are not thoughtful and careful with your words then they can cut like a sword and be harmful to others There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing Proverbs 12 18 I am tempted to give a reference to a passage of scripture without including the passage because it is lengthier and you probably won t take the time to read it Too bad I decided to include it below and if you take the time to read it you will be blessed but if you already have it memorized or are in the daily habit of meditating on it then by all means skip the next paragraph Let not many of you become teachers my brethren knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says he is a perfect man able to bridle the whole body as well Now if we put the bits into the horses mouths so that they will obey us we direct their entire body as well Look at the ships also though they are so great and are driven by strong winds are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires So also the tongue is a small part of the body and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire And the tongue is a fire the very world of iniquity the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body and sets on fire the course of our life and is set on fire by hell For every species of beasts and birds of reptiles and creatures of the sea is tamed and has been tamed by the human race But no one can tame the tongue it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison With it we bless our Lord and Father and with it we curse men who have been made in the likeness of God from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing My brethren these things ought not to be this way James 3 1 10 Biblical Guidance 3 Our words should build each other up not tear each other down Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment so that it will give grace to those who hear Ephesians 4 29 So is Web 2 0 good or bad for the

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  • Why Does Media Talk 101 Use Facebook and Other Kinds of Media? | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    your heart is captivated with yourself then I would personally recommend that you get off of Facebook and get your face into God s book until your heart begins to reflect His heart Another concern is regarding the use of time The bible teaches us to redeem the time Facebook can be a huge time waster if you are not careful If you find that you are constantly on Facebook and it is distracting you from more important things in life or from face to face relationships or from time spent with God in His word and through prayer then you may want to take a break or get off Facebook permanantly in order to help break any time wasting habits that you have formed I have a Facebook and Media Talk 101 has a Facebook page I hope will be used for God s glory and to promote media discernment in the light of following Christ Don t you think it is ironic to make a DVD about media discernment Our website is a type of media I use PowerPoint when I speak to groups which is another type of media We provide audio recordings which are another type of media And we have produced a documentary that is on DVD I don t think that is ironic because we are not anti media nor do we advocate that media be abolished That being said I am reminded of a song by a band that sang If we re adding to the noise turn off this song It is certainly possible to experience media overload with positive and helpful media being produced by well meaning ministries businesses and individuals That includes Media Talk 101 So if you are spending too much time on this website or if you watch

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  • A Titanic Lesson | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    R M S Titanic to S S Mesaba Recieved thanks Minutes later the Mesaba responded with Stand by indicating that they were waiting confirmation that the message made it to the bridge They didn t get a reply from Jack instead he continued to send passenger messages 9 38 p m S S Mesaba to R M S Titanic Stand by About an hour and a half later the R M S California s radio operator chimed in 11 00 p m approx R M S Californian to R M S Titanic Say old man we are stopped and surrounded by ice Phillip s was perturbed at this interruption while trying to catch up on sending and receiving passenger messages through Newfoundland and fired back with the following message 11 10 p m approx R M S Titanic to R M S Californian Keep out Shut up shut up I am busy I am working Cape Race The California was the nearest ship capable of helping the Titanic once it began to sink but was not able to be reached because the wireless operators had turned their equipment off for the night Titanic s Second Officer Charles Lightroller had been on duty that night and wrote the following in his autobiography The one vital report that came through but which never reached the bridge was received at 9 40 p m from the Mesaba Phillips the wireless operator on watch who received the message was not to know the extreme urgency of the warning or hat we were at the time actually entering the area given by the Mesaba and are literally packed with icebergs field ice and growlers He was very busy working wireless messages to and from Cape Race Later when standing with others on the upturned boat

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  • 2011 Media Discernment Challenge | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    and live a life that s different than what you are living now it will take time to climatize to a new surrounding Here are four ideas that can help you acclimate to new heights of spiritual living 1 Consider a two week media fast A media fast means to go without certain media for an extended period of time in order to humble yourself seek God and help your heart to clear from many of the media toxins that can distract us from God or grieve His heart Often times people who go on a media fast begin to realize the addiction they have to media and the impact it has on their life But the idea is not just to fast from media for a couple of weeks only to binge on media again Hopefully this time will encourage you to develop good lifetime habits of discernment and choices regarding your media diet read more about a media fast Keep a journal during your media fast and when you re done take some time and write a short article about what God taught you during that time or share your insights in a two minute video and send it to me and I ll post it on our site 2 Clean House Fasting from something that is good and nutritious or even unhealthy but sustaining can be a good thing but living on a diet of poison is deadly Much of media today crosses the line of unhealthy into the realm of spiritual poison Don t compromise Be sure and get rid of anything in your possession that dishonors God read more about cleaning house 3 Renew Your Mind and build a stronger Biblical worldview in your life by spending more time in the Bible Take our Bible reading challenge and read the entire Bible in 101 days you can do it It only takes about 45 minutes a day The average reader can read the Bible in about 70 75 hours I took this challenge myself earlier this year and it took me 44 minutes a day on average to read the entire Bible in 101 days Some people make the argument that they don t like to rush through reading the Bible or they don t want to be legalistic about a Bible reading plan I don t believe it is legalistic to discipline yourself to read the Bible on a regular basis because legalism is not about a disciplined life but about a wrong philosophy that you can somehow earn your salvation through doing things Let s get past that excuse and address the other issue of not rushing through the Bible Reading the Bible 45 minutes a day could hardly be considered rushing through the Bible While I was reading the Bible in 101 days that did not stop me from diligent study beside my Bible reading or keep me from meditating on certain verses and memorizing others Try this read the Bible in

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  • Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    form of doctrine to which you were delivered And having been set free from sin you became slaves of righteousness But now having been set free from sin and having become slaves of God you have your fruit to holiness and the end everlasting life Romans 6 17 18 22 True freedom does not mean doing whatever you please or whatever gratifies you personally That is the deceptive philosophy of the world that has taken the masses captive Authentic freedom is about being set free from sin through Christ in order to live a holy life that glorifies God Freedom is escaping sin s penalty it s power and ultimately it s presence to be a slave of God and servant of righteousness This is where life to its fullest begins How do you break free and STAY free No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man but God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able but with the temptation will also make the WAY OF ESCAPE that you may be able to bear it Therefore my beloved FLEE FROM IDOLATRY 1 Corinthians 10 13 14 emphasis mine One way of escape is to flee from idolatry Now if you only think of idolatry as people showing reverence and making sacrifices to statues of false deities then you have a narrow view of idolatry Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality impurity passion evil desire and greed which amounts to idolatry Colossians 3 5 Have you allowed today s entertainment and the constant distraction of media to become an idol in your life If you don t know here s a simple test that might help are you willing and ready to let go of it If the thought of that causes a reaction inside and you find yourself building a mental defense as to why it s not an issue in your life and how there s no need to let anything go then it might be an indication of idolatry This is what really hit home with me over 20 years ago as a young believer still in my teens when my heart was challenged with the issue of entertainment I had heard a powerful and convicting sermon about living for Jesus and the Holy Spirit began to confront me about entertainment even though the message wasn t distinctly addressing media choices A bell rang and I sprang out from the corner to the middle of the ring for a mental boxing match with the Holy Spirit about media I threw my first punch but God it s not an issue then another jab my music choices don t affect me negatively now a left hook You really aren t concerned with these issues are You Yet every wild and frantic swing failed to connect I wasn t ready to dodge the following question for me Phillip are you willing to

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  • Media Saturation Threshold | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    freedom They are awakening to the need but unsure of the path ahead Most importantly they are beginning to see a possible correlation between their distracted lives and their distance from Christ I believe many today have become like Israel after the exodus They soon forgot His works They did not wait for His counsel But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness And tested God in the desert And He gave them their request But sent leanness into their soul Psalms 106 13 15 Are you finding that your plate is full at the end of the all you can eat media buffet but your soul is increasingly more empty Have you found yourself wandering in the digital wilderness and wondering if there s something more to life Are you concerned about those around you who are struggling to break free Are you empathetic towards those who are numb and unaware that they are exchanging a truly satisfied life for pseudo living offered conveniently through today s entertainments I was speaking to a group of teens several years ago in Knoxville Tennessee and afterwards a boy about twelve years old approached me and shared openly about the amount of time he knew he was wasting playing video games I was moved by his transparency as he explained his less than ideal family situation and gave some heartfelt insight as to why he was choosing the route he was on He honestly stated I am lonely and I don t know what to do with myself Isaiah 55 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread And your wages for what does not satisfy Listen carefully to Me and eat what is good And let your soul delight itself in abundance I believe he could be a spokesman for a large demographic of youth and adults who have mistakenly attempted to pacify their gnawing internal emptiness through a diet that can never satisfy the soul that longs for God Jesus said blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied The souls of this generation are lean They need to be challenged but they also need to see others who are demonstrating what it means to respond to that challenge by learning to live in freedom from the distractions in this world with eyes trained on Christ I hope that you and I will be the examples that this world needs examples of what it means to follow Christ and grow deeper in our relationship with Him As for me I will see Your face in righteousness I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness Psalms 17 15 No real relationship can thrive without regular and personal communication So if you re wishing you could conveniently find Jesus on Facebook realize that you won t find His profile until you have your face in His Book If you re wondering why He doesn t text you it s probably because you haven

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  • Boys, Snakes, and Insatiable Media Appetites | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    a rattling sound the youngsters throw themselves into a defensive pose and strike repeatedly when disturbed Without consultation I made an executive decision to let it go We need to be careful with what we let into our homes whether it s poisonous snakes or troublesome entertainment habits Danger doesn t always come with rattles Sometimes the greatest threats are the ones that are not perceived as such How many children are being raised from a young age with a steady stream of electronic media that fosters an insatiable appetite for more These appetites are not satisfied during youth The average age of a video game player in the U S is 35 years old Many parents today don t see the harm of a generation with many young boys growing up with a stunted purpose and passion for life in the real world because they ve become so accustomed to the unreal world of video games Adventure is relegated to virtual goals and pseudo accomplishments at the push of buttons and the flicker of pixels Many of them can t play a real guitar and they don t know the real meaning of a hero They think they can win battles and save the planet from invasion but can they conquer the dishes in the kitchen or stave off the invasion of a counter Biblical world view into their own hearts and minds Many parents today must not believe that there s any danger in putting a TV in their toddlers bedroom That s the case for 43 of 3 to 4 year olds in the U S Did you know that one out of five children under the age of 3 has a TV in their bedroom That doesn t appear to have fangs or rattles to some parents yet according a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics Sustained television viewing was associated with sleep attention and aggressive behavior problems and externalizing of problem behaviors Concurrent television exposure was associated with fewer social skills Having a television in the bedroom was associated with sleep problems and less emotional reactivity at age 5 ½ The AAP recommended that children under two years old should not watch any TV and viewing should be very limited for children over two years old More importantly how has this media revolution impacted the family Has the family become stronger since the first color Television broadcast in 1954 Have we given children a greater advantage over previous generations since the introduction of the first home video game console in 1972 With all the advantages of gaining information on the internet have we accurately counted the cost when 90 of children between the ages of 8 16 have been exposed to pornography online most of them while innocently doing homework Electronic media in itself is not necessarily bad Appropriate amusement in moderation is not an ominous danger Not all snakes are poisonous Yet our culture consistently demonstrates its tendency to be too careless

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  • Entertainment: Handle With Care | Articles by Phillip Telfer
    should be handled carefully If not you should Media plays a large part of what fuels the hearts and minds of our generation We mistakenly think it s just entertainment or it s innocent amusement On the contrary it has become one of the biggest stumbling blocks of spiritual growth and family health and is one of the most neglected subjects to be addressed from a Biblical worldview in homes and churches The dramatic and sudden change in our society that has come about through this electronic age has unfortunately left many families in a confused stupor wondering how to approach the subject of media in their homes Like gasoline it must be handled with care and we must start by finding help and direction from the Bible Too many people have the mistaken idea that the Bible doesn t have anything to say about the unique issues we face today After all where do you read in the Bible about Mp3 s HDTV PS3 MTV Wii DVD PSP DirecTV or Xbox 360 What about social networks video downloads texting chatting virtual worlds avatars reality shows or online gaming These may be unique to our time but the help we need in order to navigate safely through today s media jungle has been preserved for ages in Biblical principles The 21st century and its escalating changes haven t taken God by surprise His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence 2 Peter 1 3 With such a monster of a topic where do you begin It must start with the heart For over six thousand years mankind has been faced with sin temptations and distractions that can take a person s focus off of God and His plans Electronic entertainment has brought about new conduits for temptation and time wasting but the age old battle for our hearts is nothing new The Bible says let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith from Hebrews 12 1 2 No doubt much of today s media has become a weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us yet merely addressing the problems and issues regarding entertainment won t solve anything that has eternal value if we miss the more important principle found in looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith Our focus has to begin with a growing relationship with Him When your goal and focus is Jesus you don t need a rule that says thou shalt not run with a backpack full of rocks If you are running the race to win it will be apparent that any burdensome weight or sin needs to be laid aside Much of the garbage and toxic media that has been

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