Influence of Media

think Magazine, Volume 3, #5, May 2008

One of the finest things that comes to my mailbox each month is think Magazine. I generally read every word of it before I stop. It is published by Focus Press, which you can check out by clicking H-E-R-E. I am posting here the contents of this issue, primarily for my own use, as I may now SEARCH this blog when looking for some topic and come across a HIT among the words below which might help me in dealing with some particular topic or passage. I can then find it among the issues of the magazine on my shelves. You might wish to do the same thing some time, so perhaps it will be a help to you, as well.

  • Page 4… FROM THE EDITORS, Brad Harrub and Jim Palmer. “In this issue we want to challenge Christian families: turn off the garbage and hold yourself to a higher standard!
  • Page 7… ON THE LIGHTER SIDE, “Singing, Songleading, and Eye-phobia,” by Jimmy Davy.
  • Page 8… FAITH AND FINANCE, “Faith and Finance: Understanding the Inseparable Link,” by Jim Palmer.
  • Page 11… “Recommendations and Resources form Focus Press.” Include: ClearPlay DVD; TVGuardian; and Bsafeonline.
  • Page 12… LIFE IN AMERICA, “Listening to God,” by Phil Sanders. “When men fail to teach the Truth and speak out against sin, society becomes like Cretans.”
  • Page 14… “Sex Sells,” by Jim Palmer. Statistics say yes.
  • Page 16… “When Pythons Become Vipers,” by Jason Jackson.
  • Page 17… “Entertaining?,” by Eddie Parrish. “How dare we be entertained by the things that sent Jesus to the cross!” Genesis 9:22; 1 Corinthians 13:6; Proverbs 14:9.
  • Page 18… “Consensus, Creation, and Climate Change,” by Tyler Young. “No study to date has positively attributed all or part [of the climate change observed to date] to anthropogenic [man-made] causes.” “It is unlikely the average American comprehends the degree to which the mainstream media shapes popular thinking on the crucial issues of our time.”
  • Page 20… “A Covenant with My Eyes,” by Brad Harrub. Job 31:1; Psalm 119:37; Matthew 22:37-38; Colossians 3:2.
  • Page 22… A SPECIAL INTERVIEW: David Kupelian, Managing Editor of World Net Daily, and author of Marketing Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom.
  • Page 24… “What’s a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?,” by Jason R. Roberts. RE: MySpace.
  • Page 27… “Rush,” by Adam Faughn. Here are four steps we can each take to stop the rush that is our lives.
  • Page 28… PASS THE FAITH, “More than a Chocolate Pie,” by Sandra Palmer. Ecclesiastes 14:9.
  • Page 29… HEART OF THE MATTER, “Tolerate This!,” by Brad Harrub. “Here’s what I intend on teaching my children about tolerance.” Deuteronomy 4:24; Acts 5:29; John 14:6.
  • Page 31… TEEN THINK, “Our Goal is to Own You,” by Joe Wells. “When you download a song, does it even occur to you to consider the lyrics and the life of the artist you are supporting?” Matthew 22:37; Philippians 4:8.
  • Page 32… LIGHT FROM THE PAST, “Too Good to be True,” by Dewayne Bryant. “Telling the difference between the scholar and the scam artist can be difficult for the average person in the pew. … Despite Ron Wyatt’s claims to the contrary, Noah’s Ark and the Ark of the Covenant will almost certainly never be found.”
  • Page 34… MAN TO MAN, “Check! 30! Check! 30!,” by Bubba Ingram. 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:17; 6:19-20; Matthew 5:27-30.
  • Page 36… A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE, “Virtues. Gone With the Wind?,” by Sharon Archibald. Matthew 5:16. Key words: honesty, generosity, kindness, integrity.
  • Page 38… TRAIN AND NURTURE, “No IPODS, No Texting, No Problem!,” by Saundra Thornton. “The only way for us to know our children is to spend time with them.”
  • Page 39… DAILY WALK, “Anna’s Time,” by Paul Chapman. “Thank God for Anna’s example.” Luke 2:26-38.