Monthly Archives: January 2008

MTV Top 10 Artists… Not quite Role Models

MTV’s front page features their list of Most Popular Artists. (And let me assure you… regardless where MTV gets that list from, it is a self fulfilling prophecy. Sad fact, but MTV is youth culture today.) The question is… how … Continue reading

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Baptist Pick-up Lines

Some of you might be familiar with a little Christian publication called the Wittenburg Door. (I warn you- They have always been a little edgy… )  I almost fell out of my chair with some of their “Hardcore Baptist Pick-up … Continue reading

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Soulja Boy Up In “the What?!!”

Soulja Boy up in da ho. That’s how the song starts. The song rode the #1 spot on Billboard and iTunes for months in the Fall… and just when I thought the hype was over… they are now teaching the … Continue reading

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Why Teenagers Like Winehouse

Many of you saw my last post about Amy Winehouse’s recent troubles and how we can respond. The more interesting phenomenon is why teenagers aren’t critical of her, when they ARE critical of celebs like Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton, etc. … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse Goes to Rehab

You’ve heard the words to the song: He’s tried to make me go to rehab I wont go, go, go. … and now they’re true. Amy Winehouse is no longer saying “no, no, no.” She’s going to rehab. An article … Continue reading

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Poor Taste on TV

Last night another new show launched on TV, one that is a pretty good reflection of what America wants to see: scandal, deep dark secrets, controversy… and a whole lot of money at stake. The show is called The Moment … Continue reading

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Religious Wackos Talking Trash About Heath Ledger

Wow… just when you thought you saw it all. Let me back up just a bit. Most of you have probably read the very sad story of the death of Heath Ledger, the young actor who starred in The Patriot, … Continue reading

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Young Life Skit Causes Stir

Ah… this article from brings back memories: Police in Mount Lebanon, Pa., said in December that no illegal acts were involved, but some parents still want to know why the nondenominational Christian Mount Lebanon Young Life club had staged a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights On My Mind

“I always find it intriguing to catch even a glimpse of how the world views Christians.” That’s how I started an October 17th EZINE article about NBC’s Friday Night Lights … and so the saga continues. In review… I loved the show last year. … Continue reading

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American Idol

Interesting… American Idol has fewer viewers so far this year, but still is beating all the other networks combined whenever it is on. An article in Media Life Magazine tells us: And of course there is “Idol.” The show drew … Continue reading

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