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The Plugged In Show with Adam Holz, Johnathan McKee, Paul Asay, and Kristin Smith

 

Episode 36: Appreciating the Influence of Books in a Screen-Based World

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Adam Holz, Johnathan McKee, Paul Asay, and Kristin Smith

Although screens have permeated our culture, books continue to have a lasting impact on our lives. The Plugged In team reflects on their love of the written artform and the books that have influenced their lives. These immersive stories draw us in and invite us to go deeper in ways that screens cannot. You’ll better appreciate the endurance of your favorite stories and how you can share those with your family.

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Episode 35: The Enduring Appeal of War Movies - Thursday, July 23, 2020

With the return of Tom Hanks in the new World War II movie Greyhound, the Plugged In team explores the draw of war movies. While this genre reminds us of the bravery that compels men and women to risk their lives for their country and their fellow sailors and soldiers, there’s still a lot of content that can negatively impact your family. You’ll learn how to navigate these powerful films with your family.

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Episode 34: What You Need to Know About Online Predators - Thursday, July 16, 2020

Worrying about your kids’ safety isn’t a new thing, but in the ever-evolving internet age, worrying about online predators is. The Plugged In team explores the risks of online interactions and offers practical ways you can help you child understand the gravity of encountering strangers on the internet. You’ll be encouraged to open the dialogue with your child about online stranger danger.

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Episode 33: Media Discernment in Action - Thursday, July 9, 2020

The phrase “media discernment” is bandied about in Christian and parenting circles, but what does it really mean? The Plugged In team—experts in media discernment—deconstructs the concept and offers practical ways you can help your family be more media savvy. You’ll learn how to apply biblical truth to your family’s entertainment choices.

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Remembering the Good Old Days - Thursday, July 2, 2020

You have a favorite movie or song you just can’t wait to share with your child, but it may have more problems than you remember. The Plugged In team explores some of their favorite movies from the past and how things have changed in today’s entertainment. While current media has its share of explicit content, we may be idealizing the past as we look back at our fond memories. You’ll be challenged to re-examine some of your favorites before taking those in with your child.

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Cause and Effect in Entertainment - Thursday, June 25, 2020

You’ve likely heard news stories about how someone imitated something that they saw in a movie or on TV. The Plugged In team examines the influence our entertainment choices can have on our actions. While we may want to minimize the reality of how popular culture potentially shapes and molds our hearts and minds, we need to acknowledge this influence is real. You’ll be encouraged to infuse your child’s heart with a worldview shaped by truth and Scripture.

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Fathers and Entertainment - Thursday, June 18, 2020

With Father’s Day just around the corner, the Plugged In team honors dads in film. You’ll find that while our culture is full of stories, the best of them offer a chance to create a relational, emotional bond and grow a shared experience of family identity.

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The Influence of Entertainment on Our Faith - Thursday, June 11, 2020

Entertainment and media affect many aspects of our lives, including our faith and beliefs. The Plugged In team reflects on how their entertainment choices have influenced their faith and examines the recent news about Hawk Nelson’s lead singer going public with losing his beliefs. With so many influences around us, you’ll be encouraged to talk with your kids and foster an environment where they can bring their questions and doubts to you.

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A Look at Sexual Worldviews in Teen-Targeted Entertainment - Thursday, June 4, 2020

Parents, this conversation is for you. Our culture is awash in sexual imagery and messages—something that’s increasingly reflected on many popular teen-focused TV series and in movies as well. The Plugged In team explores the depth of explicit content in media today. You’ll gain tools to navigate this type of content and open up necessary dialogue with your teen.

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The Big Deal About Screen Time - Thursday, May 28, 2020

Screen time is a red-hot subject these days, especially as many of us are still spending more time than usual at home this summer. The Plugged In team discusses the pros and cons of screen time, offering insight on how much is too much and the impact of social media. This is one aspect of your family’s entertainment you’ll want to stay engaged with, continuing to set limits and re-set them if necessarily.

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Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
the Week of Proper 13 / Ordinary 18
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