Old stories such as “Hansel and Gretel” and “Little Red Riding Hood” were meant to put fear into children. Lessons such as Aesop’s “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” were likely to prevent a child from basically ringing the fire alarm for fun. Fear is a motivator. It works. Fear of losing your job can be leveraged to keep you and your coworkers from offering legitimate grievances and used in turn to add hours and workload without additional compensation. From TV news to Facebook posts about the ending of the world, fear sells and gets our attention. Our fight or flight chemistry is amped to the max. It’s a science and it works.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26 (NIV) No, this post is not really about the TV show where those judges in chairs turn […]
Trayvon Martin, Kony, and almost anything you see on the 5-o-clock news and cable news outlets, blogs, and twitter prove to me you must think critically. Well, if you want to react to the drama of skewed narrative like Pavlov’s Dog, just eat the buffet of fast-food news. Media requires […]
Recently, my family and I watched on Netflix the History Channel’s America, The Story of Us. I recommend this as an entertaining and inspiring overview of our nation’s birth and progression to present day. As Americans, we do have a story and a history that makes us who we are. […]
As you may have heard, we are in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. I confess that the History Channel is one of my favorite pastimes over the years. One film I have seen many times is the 1990 Ken Burn’s Civil War. The story telling style and historical […]
Dear NBC, I am writing an open letter in conjunction with my 12-year-old son about your TV show “The Cape” which is one of our family’s favorites. It is not often that shows that there is a show our family of four can watch together of this quality. The comic […]
Here is PART 1 if you have not read that yet… ABC’s 20/20 ran the story of the murder that happened in my house. Imagine seeing your house with your kitchen, the front of your house and more juxtaposed with crime scene photos and police video of a bloody murder. […]
“Lie to Me”, “Eleventh Hour”, “Fringe” as well as many other TV shows seem to perpetuate the new myth of the super nerd. The hero we seem to want today is educated and intellectual. Look at who is our current president, after all.
I am excited about a new president and the historical nature of how today will represent hope in a post-racial America. In plain English that means we just elected our first black president which is a big deal. Also, I like that our new president can actually put a few […]
Me and my wife are addicted to Burn Notice on USA Network. I love the spy vibe sarcastic dialog and action. Just plain fun. What is your summer TV addiction?
Good stuff from The Myriad! Their video has already been airing on MTV2, and this exposure is warranted. You can compare these guys to Cold Play. They are that good.
The Myriad is truly a band to listen and watch, after touring recently with David Crowder, Third Day, Switch Foot and now on the road with Eisley. Their video for their general market release “A Clean Shot” debuts on MTV2 March 20 and will play on the hour every hour. […]