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  • Corey's Media Challenge | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    lot easier to be heavenly minded when your head isn t full of cuss words lusty thoughts and other useless information I like how in Jeremiah 12 3 4 there is a sort of intensity about it which really drives it home Yet you know me O LORD you see me and test my thoughts about you Drag them off like sheep to be butchered Set them apart for the day of slaughter How long will the land lie parched and the grass in every field be withered Because those who live in it are wicked the animals and birds have perished We must learn to take our thoughts captive The land is our minds the wicked are the thoughts we succumb to It s not just entertainment When you watch that show you are thinking about that show It does influence you Think about Jersey Shore I ve heard so much about this show but never watched a single episode Now there are Jersey Shore prom themes at some schools Girls want to be like the characters Youth groups are now doing messages about this show and trying to combat it We have become a society no a world numb to filth There is a very real war going on right now whether you want to be aware of it or not For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places Ephesians 6 12 We are being fed garbage through the news the TV shows the songs we listen to the magazines we look at the movies we watch I implore you to fast from these poisonous influences whatever is in your power Just start by shutting off the TV

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  • Confessions of a Football Fanatic Who Found Freedom | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    of yourself What I needed that night more than any other thing was the opportunity to process what had happened and to make an honest assessment of my life in this realm The fact that God was displeased as I understood the circumstances to indicate was added incentive to repent Chuck and I had a good chance to talk as we walked over those 3 miles and it was during this time that I made a commitment not to ever let something like that happen again to the best of my ability The next day I threw out my TV and I have never watched a complete game since nor have I ever owned a TV since then either The addiction was broken But that is just it I realized that night that it was in fact an addiction I was not free while watching I was bound by this crazy need to watch the Lions lose It caused me anxiety when they were about to lose I got angry when they lost I got angry at the coach I got angry at the owner I complained about them losing I planned my time around the games Freedom was not where I was at What I discovered when it was all over is that it was only then when it was over that I was free Now ironically and here is where the Biblical principle comes in it was the act and fact of me placing and adhering to boundaries I had set around myself that brought me out of bondage and into freedom Psalm 119 44 45 states I will keep Thy law continually Forever and ever And I will walk at liberty in freedom for I seek Thy precepts Now we tend to think of law as restrictive and law is restrictive However it is restrictive not randomly nor whimsically It is not restrictive angrily or malevolently But it is restrictive in a protective sense What father does not restrict his son from certain death by placing barriers around him when it is appropriate When we go on a roller coaster we place the lap bar over ourselves so we don t fly out and splat on the ground So the restriction brings the freedom to live and breathe yet another day Just like other things in Scripture in God s economy down is up and up is down i e when you lose your life for His name sake you gain it when you want to be great you serve and become like a slave etc So too with boundaries They don t really bind in the negative sense but rather they free Jesus said that the truth shall make you free John 8 32 Psalm 11 142 says that Thy law is truth So if God s law is truth and truth sets us free then law actually brings freedom and not the bondage that so many claim Now many have mistaken Christian liberty to mean

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  • Music Was My Stumbling Block | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    with all the thrash and noise gave me a temporary euphoria that kept me going just a little longer I look back now and I realize how desperate I was for a little more noise a little more grunge a little more metallic thrash to drown out the screaming in my soul I literally developed an unhealthy addiction If I didn t have rock music to listen to when met with difficult circumstances I actually had panic attacks and grew frantic I even had spurts of uncontrolled rage That was the extreme bondage I was in The music I listened to was violent depressing and angry Funny thing is I too was violent depressed and very very very angry Though I would not point my finger and blame it on the music itself I absolutely believe that what I was listening to actually aided in amplifying and even further developing these destructive feelings within my heart and my mind With all the distractions I had turned to and clung to with such an aggressive tenacity not one ever filled that lonely void in my soul And not one ever will Praise the Lord for His salvation Jesus gave me what for example My Chemical Romance couldn t He gave me hope He gave an identity in Him He filled my empty heart not with anger oppression or hopelessness but with peace love and a beautiful hope in Him and in Him alone Salvation in Him is what gave me enough strength to not just have a media fast as you call it from my old choices of music but rather an abstinence from it altogether I have chosen to not listen to what I used to because it not only fails to bring glory to God but it does not encourage me in my walk with Him The particular music I gorged myself with did not promote such vital principles such as the sanctity of life or the sacredness of purity and it certainly did not offer hope beyond life much less in this present one Knowing this and valuing such principles I have made the conscious choice to abstain from that music I would not put restrictions on anyone or even attempt to judge or criticize their choices or established limitations These are my own personal convictions because I know my own weaknesses and I know even more where I want to be in my relationship with God It s been several months since my salvation and since I ve listened to my old music the blessing is that I don t even struggle with desiring it in that capacity anymore And the most beautiful thing is that God has so cleansed my mind that I cannot remember the melodies or lyrics to nearly every song that I have ever listened to Sure I d probably remember if I revisited my old haunts but with Christ in my life now I don t intend to I think you are

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  • Media That Doesn't Acknowledge God | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    newsletter One thing I ve been learning recently in regards to media is that one danger that often goes unnoticed is simply godless thinking I can watch a show commercial or movie with blatant sin in it and quickly recognize that it s something that displeases God Yet I wonder if we recognize the danger of thinking in such a way that completely ignores God We view TV shows and watch movies about people living their lives making decisions deciding what to believe and commenting on various aspects of life without one thought that includes God As we view these shows it teaches us how to think to think in such a way that doesn t include God There s no one searching His word to find guidance in making a decision in life There s no one asking God what He thinks about a given situation Is this how we should think Well what does our Father have to say Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3 5 6 In Jesus Jason Corey s Media Challenge From Corey Shonborn age 21 As a Christian we will sing songs like I see your face You re beautiful But do you really s More Confessions of a Football Fanatic Who Found Freedom Hi Phillip As I was telling you a couple of weeks ago I have discovered a principle in Scripture that answers the question More Music Was My Stumbling Block Hi Mr Telfer Listening attentively to your presentation I began to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the truth th More Other Articles Corey s Media Challenge Confessions of a Football Fanatic Who Found Freedom Music Was

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  • Tendency to be Obnubilated | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    screened film or TV show if it s on in the room I ve learned to fight this natural tendency as it was a bad habit We re thinking of getting the satellite dish in order to get 18 free channels here in France We re not decided yet In any event TV computers and such are regulated features in our house so as to cultivate good habits and to not favorise dependencies As for the content of films and so forth there is certainly a lot of trash out there and my policy is to turn it off if I see it I ve often said half kiddingly that I think reading certain texts of the Bible should be restricted for the 17 years and younger because the inspired texts account for sin sex and violence in a very descriptive way sometimes In other words I think good Bible teaching and explaining will go a long way to show what s out there without having to taste and touch all the fads and fashions today s global and internet powered culture can provide There is nothing new under the sun and it is from our own hearts that come what is defiling I appreciate the articles I ve read from Media Talk 101 I understand them as to turn hearts and minds back to God and His word May that abundantly happen Peace to you and yours Hunter Corey s Media Challenge From Corey Shonborn age 21 As a Christian we will sing songs like I see your face You re beautiful But do you really s More Confessions of a Football Fanatic Who Found Freedom Hi Phillip As I was telling you a couple of weeks ago I have discovered a principle in Scripture that answers the question

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  • Convicted About My Media Habits | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    ministry I am convicted more and more about my media habits and I have made changes in my lifestyle because of it I started by taking a one month media fast from T V and now it has been 4 years without a television in my home That one month period not having a T V forced me to do more constructive things with my time and I began to read books and play the guitar and read the Bible more It definitely made me think about how much I could do and learn if I just changed that one little thing Also being out of the loop on things has kept me from spending so much time worrying about the lives of people that don t give a rip about me celebs and has let me spend my time living my own life I m still working on content I m pretty good about censoring what I watch as far as movies but some good movies have contrary worldviews that are easy to overlook for the sake of relaxing and having a good laugh It s a work in progress You have been a huge role model for me in this and many other things I appreciate your love for God and how He has used you to teach me God bless Rhett Corey s Media Challenge From Corey Shonborn age 21 As a Christian we will sing songs like I see your face You re beautiful But do you really s More Confessions of a Football Fanatic Who Found Freedom Hi Phillip As I was telling you a couple of weeks ago I have discovered a principle in Scripture that answers the question More Music Was My Stumbling Block Hi Mr Telfer Listening attentively to your presentation I

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  • Time to Clean House | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    couple weeks it kept eating away at me and finally I decided it was time to clean house I started with my music which is an important thing to me because I also am a musician I deleted a lot of the songs but i couldn t bring myself to delete all the music that I knew deep down was bad for me It lasted for a little while and eventually I started adding back the music I had deleted plus more Months later I realized I was slowly retrogressing so I again deleted a lot of music this time all of the songs that were bad for me I think I went from 1800 to about 190 songs on my iPod Then I started replacing the old music with new music that had good messages It took maybe a year but it paid off because now I am free from addiction to music with a harmful message In regards to other media I also made a lot of progress It wasn t as hard as music because it isn t as important to me I barely watch any TV and I have started making better decisions when it comes to movies In the beginning I wasn t very open to what you were saying but it stuck with me and now it has changed me Kristie Corey s Media Challenge From Corey Shonborn age 21 As a Christian we will sing songs like I see your face You re beautiful But do you really s More Confessions of a Football Fanatic Who Found Freedom Hi Phillip As I was telling you a couple of weeks ago I have discovered a principle in Scripture that answers the question More Music Was My Stumbling Block Hi Mr Telfer Listening attentively to

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  • A Better Relationship With My Family | Media Talk 101 Inbox
    middle school When I entered middle school I was teased a lot about the things I struggled with I would be called retard and other names The kids would think they were joking but inside it was killing me I started absorbing myself into the TV and Internet as an outlet As I went into high school I was focusing on how I could impress others instead on how I could impress the Lord My sophomore year I pulled the fire alarm I did it to impress my friends because I saw people on TV doing it and no one getting in trouble I however got kicked out of school I went to a summer boarding school and while I was ther I was sucker punched and I believe it was a sign from God I heard Him in the hospital when I was all alone telling me that I needed to focus on Him and not others and I started doing that I went to Horizon Christian school for my final two years of high school They were great I did great with soccer and ended up getting a scholarship to play soccer at South Western Christian University in Oklahoma city I was closer to God but until Phillip Telfer came to my school I was not as close as I wanted to be I would come home and just watch TV and go on the internet for hours if I didn t have something else to do like soccer practice or hanging with my friends I became addicted to the point where I wouldn t hang with friends because I would want to watch TV and go on the computer I would see myself treating my family badly and others If you would have come up to me and said I had a problem I would tell you I didn t and could stop at any time but I couldn t After Phillip Telfer spoke I began to minimize the amount of media I took in and spent more time in the Bible and with my family and friends I saw a whole change in my life I had a relationship with the Lord I never had before I was closer than ever with my two brothers When being on the internet for that much time I would find myself on pornography sites I would have my parents put blocks on but I could find a way to get by them I needed god help to overcome it To other teens out there I want you to understand that you can t try and solve your problems with media or you become consumed even after I restarted my relationship with the Lord it was not until I admitted to myself I had a problem and asked for the Lord s help I believe He put me through all the trials I have had in my life for a reason I would not be where I am today if

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