Category Archives: TV

Free Online Training

I constantly receive emails from people who can’t come to one of my training workshops, but wonder if we provide any free online training. I’ve always answered, “Yes!” and provided a link to our Free Training Tools page, which includes … Continue reading

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Should I Watch Game of Thrones, PART II

In my previous post I discussed the growing popularity and availability of sexually-charged entertainment, shows like Game of Thrones or the upcoming movie, 50 Shades of Grey. Popularity, availability… how about the morality of these shows? In a world where … Continue reading

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Kids or Adults?

The biggest complaint I hear from parents is about the amount of time their kids are glued to their entertainment and technology. Kids are glued? Pop Quiz: Which generation watches more TV in America? A.  My 16-year-old daughter? B.  My … Continue reading

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The Social Media Irony

(and 5 Ideas to “Socialize” the Socially Isolated) In a world where 4 out of 5 teenagers are social media users, you’d think young people would be growing more… social? Sadly, no. In fact, most research is revealing quite the … Continue reading

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American Idol’s Spiritual Advisor

American Idol is still captivating American audiences, and this season the show has brought a new adviser backstage to act as a “life coach” for the young Idol hopefuls… a Christian counselor who has been helping NASCAR drivers since 1999. … Continue reading

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The Biggest Surprise from the Super Bowl

Boring, depressing, a complete blowout… call it what you want, but Sunday’s Super Bowl game was the most-watched television show in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million people on average. That’s a lot of people watching the competition between the top … Continue reading

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Misunderstood

My dad texted me about 23 minutes into the Bronco game Sunday and told me, “Don’t miss the Apple ad!!!” He was right… wow! What an amazing Christmas commercial. It’s titled, “Misunderstood.” CLICK HERE IF YOU DON’T SEE THE EMBEDDED … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Shrewd and Innocent?

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” -Matthew 10:16 This week Phil Robertson was suspended “indefinitely” after “disparaging gays as sinners” in his GQ interview. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to The Walking Dead

Last week after watching the record-breaking premiere of The Walking Dead, I once again was captivated by the series’ ability to provoke discussion. The series has an amazing ability to stir people to talk about what they just saw. That’s … Continue reading

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Young People and Binge TV

“34% of Millennials watch mostly online video/no broadcast TV.” That’s what the headline says, and I’m inclined to believe it. Think about it. College kids, in dorms… how many of them have DirectTV? Not many. My son and daughter (both … Continue reading

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