Television

Because I’m Joel Osteen

A little parody with too much truth in it to be really funny.

The Noble Criminal

John 18:40–“Give use Barabbas!” There are many in this country today who have watched as the drama surrounding the hunt for Christopher Dorner has unfolded. And while many have been hoping for and anticipating his capture, there has been also, curiously, a small crowd of voices which has been applauding his actions and hoping for […]

Book recommendation: “Primetime Propaganda” by Ben Shapiro.

I grew up on a steady diet of TV and have fond memories of such shows as CHiPs, the A-Team, Miami Vice, Facts of Life, Dukes of Hazzard, Diff’rent Strokes, Family Ties, Silver Spoons, Punky Brewster, Alf, the Cosby Show, BJ and the Bear, and Sheriff Lobo. As I grew older my TV watching waned […]

Modern family.

A sobering examination into what the technology age has wrought on our families in this article from the New York Times. Excerpt: Sometimes they hold hands while looking at their screens. But failing that, the couple has developed a form of physical shorthand, an “ ‘I’m still here’ signal” in which “one of us will […]

Just what the world needs.

(CBS/AP) Houston televangelist Joel Osteen is a preacher, lecturer and author. Soon, he’ll add reality TV star to his accomplishments. The leader of a Texas megachurch, whose Sunday services are broadcast to audiences around the world, has signed an agreement to work with producer Mark Burnett to develop a reality show about his mission trips […]

Sermon of the week: “Family Worship and the use of TV” by Albert Martin.

Albert Martin gives us encouragement and admonition in this decades-old message entitled Family Worship and the Use of TV.

The stranger.

The Stranger (Author Unknown) A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the […]

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If we don’t teach our children how to behave, Bart Simpson will. Turn off the TV, and hand your kids a book. – Voddie Baucham

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So many of our children have little idea what they believe or why they believe it. Couple this with the fact that they are fallen human beings whose natural bent is to sin, and it is not difficult to see their dilemma. Failing to catechize our children is tantamount to surrendering to the culture. . […]

Entertainment Tonight, Or Home Failures?

There will be many who would question my thoughts on this post, but before you comment or leave mad, I would implore you to consider the words of Scripture to see whether we have been truly led astray or whether what we set in front of our eyes and our children is really nothing more […]

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Our children used to watch more television than we care to admit. Then we moved to England. TV in England was so bad that we got cable so we didn’t have to watch regular television at night. Eventually we just didn’t watch. We occasionally rented videos, but for the most part we became a family […]

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God is a holy God, that’s something that the Americans have forgotten. Many of the things that you love to do, God hates. Did you know that? . . . . You’re going to have a youth meeting, you want God to move, but before you go there you watch programs on television that God […]

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Turn [the TV] off! It isn’t necessary for relevance. It is a deadly place to rest the mind. You are least capable of critical interaction. Its pervasive banality, sexual innuendo and God-ignoring values have no ennobling effect upon the human soul. It kills the Spirit. It drives away God. It quenches prayer. It blanks out […]

St. Clare: Patron saint of television?

Yep, this is no joke. Here’s the news article that explains the whole thing. Apparently St. Clare (who lived during the 1200’s, just a few short years before the invention of the television . . . eh, hm), is the patron saint of the boob tube. And  And for those who refuse to accept the […]

A scathing blow to the wishy-washy Emergent church and sugar-coated, ear-candy preaching so popular today.

I’ve seen the below video posted on several blogs but never watched it. I surmised that it was from a television show so I had no interest in viewing it (mainly because I believe that all the good that can be found on television can fit into a thimble and still roll around in it […]

Sermon of the week: “The Stranger” by Tim Conway.

Your Sermon of the Week is entitled The Stranger by Tim Conway. Pastor Conway delivers yet another convicting and uncompromising message as he tackles a taboo issue within the Christian Church today: Television viewing. This is a message that (sadly) too many Christians need to hear. Click on the link to listen streaming, or right […]

Come to church . . . win a TV!

Are you a pastor struggling to boost your church attendance so you can brag about it at your next pastors convention? Tried all the other means of growing your church like watering down the gospel, and still haven’t been invited on Larry King Live? Well try this approach: Seattle Baptist Church recently offered two great […]

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Besides books, 8,000 Christian magazines and newspapers flourish. More than 1,600 Christian radio stations broadcast the Gospel full-time, while many countries don’t even have their first Christian radio station. A tiny 0.1 percent of all Christian radio and television programming is directed toward the unevangelized world. The saddest observation I can make about most of […]

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What impresses visitors from the Two-Thirds World are the simple things Americans take for granted: fresh water available 24 hours a day, unlimited electrical power, telephones that work and a most remarkable network of paved roads. . . . At the time, we still had no television in India, but my American hosts seemed to […]

Narcissim Gone Wild: What’s the deal with these pastors and their desire to look, sound, and act like those on MTV?

Anyone who’s been alive for the last decade knows what a cesspool of sex, drugs, violence and homosexuality the cable channel MTV (Music Television) has become. Why anyone who claims the name of Christ would want to emulate this channel (especially pastors) is beyond me. I know, I know, the defenders will say “they’re trying […]