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Christian Movie Advice

Wesley sent me a message a few days ago asking me to write on the morality of the movies that were nominated at the Academy Awards. While I don’t have time to cover every movie, I think this is a good idea. Before I cover a few of the top movies though, I’d like to make two suggestions.

First, before watching movies or television shows or before listening to any new hit music, I suggest that Christians should check out www.pluggedin.com. This is a site run by Focus on the Family, a denominational Christian group. They evaluate all new movies on the basis of spiritual content, sexual content, language, violence, and drug/alcohol use.
Second, look into buying a Clearplay DVD filtering system (www.clearplay.com). This is a DVD player that filters out sinful scenes and words according to your preferences.

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Honest Evangelism

I think sometimes as Christians we present the gospel as if it is some magic solution to all of life’s problems.  Now I do believe the gospel solves all of life’s problems, but not in the simplistic, materialistic way it is often presented.  Obedience to the gospel does not mean we will live easy lives with nice houses and big cars. It does not insulate us from the troubles of this world.  Instead of presenting the gospel in this way, I think we need to add at least these three truths:

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The Christian’s IPOD

This is a guest post by Joe Wilkie.

If you like music, chances are you are familiar with Apple’s online music store, iTunes. Recently I logged into the store looking for something to buy with a gift card I got for Christmas. As I usually do, I checked the top ten songs.  What I saw interested me.  This lead to further research. What I found was not pleasant. I looked up the lyrics to every one of the top ten singles, and my research indicated that nine out of the ten either cursed or had sexually suggestive lyrics. My question was: how did they reach this status? The answer: Our culture has become desensitized. As Christians, we must be above this.

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Illustration on Why Voting Matters

If you followed the blog in November, you might recall a series of posts concerning voting.  In it, I hoped to outline reasons for voting (here), how Christians should vote (here), and goals for voting (here).  As part of that series I made it clear that voting has its limitations, but also laid out that in voting Christians have the opportunity to aid the government in fulfilling its God given requirements.  Specifically, God has decreed that government should punish evildoers and promote good.

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Should Christians watch Glee?

Jack Wilkie has written before on this site, but will now become a regular contributor with a weekly post concerning cultural matters.  You can read more of Jack’s writing at his personal blog (click here).

Over the last year, Fox’s show Glee has become a cultural phenomenon. Not only has it taken over the television, but it has also dominated America’s iPods through its musical releases. The show’s die-hard fans (“Gleeks”) come out in full force on Facebook and Twitter every Tuesday night. Everybody is talking about Glee, but at the same time, nobody is talking about the show’s dark side.

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