68: Movieguide, How the Media Influences You and Your Kids with Dr. Ted Baehr

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As a dad, the safety of my kids is one of my top priorities.  Not just physically but emotionally, relationally and most importantly spiritually.  With that said, I’m always looking for resources that align with God’s Word and that will help my wife and I make wise choices for us and our kids.  One of those pertains to media.  What we allow our family to watch .  So whether or not your married with kids, a single parent or someone who wants to watch movies with uplifting and positive Christian values – I would say get ready to ignite as my guest and I are going to give you some practical tips that you can apply right now, along with a resource – which he runs that will help you make these decisions from a biblical perspective.

An exclusive interview with Dr. Ted Baehr of Movieguide®. Find out how Movieguide can help you as a man or woman select the best movies to watch from a Christian perspective. Jeff and Ted share important statistics on how the film industry has become more family friendly since 1985. Ted highlights his movie rating system that reviews movies from a biblical worldview. If you’re a dad or mom you’ll gain actionable steps to equip your kids in choosing the best movies to watch now and in the future.  Ted also shares that two of the most recent animated movies: Wreck it Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet and the Grinch have an abundant amount of Christian content and values in them.

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Guest Bio:
Dr. Ted Baehr is an award-winning producer, world-renowned author, as well as a noted critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit.  Founder and Publisher of Movieguide® (aka www.movieguide.org) and Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission®, his life’s purpose is to be used of God to redeem the values of the media while educating audiences on how to use discernment in selecting their entertainment.  In addition to his leadership role at Movieguide®, Ted is also the Chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission.  He’s an author, guest lecturer, a featured guest on several major networks, and holds a doctorate in theology.  In 1979 he was part of an organization that won an Emmy award for best animated special “The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. 

Key Tips:

  • Just get in the arena and keep your eyes on Jesus
  • “If God has anointed your ministry, he will equip your ministry”
  • Studies show that children who have to much screen time will have their brain effected
  • Learn the stages of development with your children
  • Live the life God has given you to the fullest
  • Seek wisdom, understanding and knowledge
  • Keep the fire burning for Jesus Christ

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  • Culture Wise Family

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