Related Blog articles

Penguins Save the Week's DVD Releases
Your best bet for family entertainment on DVD this week is a collection of Big Idea's new...

What would happen if you turned off the TV for a month?
Have you given something up for Lent? We've talked a bit about the common practice of choosing...

How do you Determine What's Okay to Watch on Television?
Like all technologies, television can be used for good or for evil. It can broadcast art or...

What is this page?
The ministries in the Community organize information into 'topics' to help you find what you're looking for. Learn more

The Battle For the Transmitter - #6701
All day long you're transmitting to the people around you. Does it sound like Jesus? When you have surrendered the transmitter to Christ, then He is really in charge.

Video talk on creativity by writer and comedian John Cleese
John Cleese, creative writer, actor and comedian, has produced much memorable comedy. The classic TV series Fawlty Towers (1975-9) is widely regarded as one of the best television comedies of all time. It has dated little in nearly 40 years, and is available as a remastered DVD set. So you might think Cleese could teach us something about creativity – and you'd be right.

Movies and TV tell hidden stories with spiritual messages and parallels
People have always loved stories – indeed we are hard-wired to so, and we spend a considerable portion of our leisure time in the world of story, particularly through movies/TV. Yet many people probably enjoy them without necessarily discerning areas of deeper significance within the plot.

BBC Nativity serial: review and other Christmas thoughts
The BBC 4-part serial Nativity aired in the week before Christmas to wide acclaim. If it was not screened in your country, doubtless it will available on DVD before long. I am among those who often find screen retellings of Bible stories tedious: identikit long robes from some 1950s costume department, wooden acting that tries to achieve imagined other-worldly religious ambience, all mixed with an overdose of syrup and generalized schmaltz.

Family Fun for Everyone
Fifty creative ideas to help your family have fun without the TV.

Meerkat advert campaign: dating site is effective spoof
Those living outside UK may be unaware of an extremely effective current TV advertising campaign featuring meerkats. The adverts promote insurance comparison service and feature meerkat ‘Aleksandr Orlov’ (supposedly a rich Russian business person) with strong Russian accent.

This Message Brought To You By the Letter ‘C’!
Do you have any favorite Sesame Street memories? Some ideas about what the church can learn from the popular children's show.

How do you Determine What’s Okay to Watch on Television?
Like all technologies, television can be used for good or for evil. It can broadcast art or profanity or some mix of the two. Whether you adhere to the tv parental guidelines or some other system, we’d like to know: How do you determine what’s okay to watch on television?

Gift-Wrapped Garbage - #2948
You can just assume that the enemy is trying to wear you down right now in some area - by offering you garbage in a package that really disarms you. That's why God wants you to know who you really are.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Poison Protection - #4874
We allow comedy into our home and into their heart and it trivializes sin that ruins lives - not realizing that our kids are learning to laugh about things that are eternally serious. No matter what the parental peer pressure of what other parents are allowing and what the culture says is "must see" stuff, we've got to stand our ground on not allowing our kids to mentally eat out of the garbage can.