Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of His Servant?

Hollywood

On Television, Preaching, Nudity, etc.

There is an excellent article by John Piper in the Taste and See series of Desiring God ministries about television.

You can Read it on their website.

I strongly recommend that you read this, because he does an excellent job in answering the following question:

“Piper says get rid of my TV, and Driscoll says buy extra DVRs.  How do you reconcile this difference?”

This quote alone is worth your time:

“I think relevance in preaching hangs very little on watching movies, and I think that much exposure to sensuality, banality, and God-absent entertainment does more to deaden our capacities for joy in Jesus than it does to make us spiritually powerful in the lives of the living dead. Sources of spiritual power—which are what we desperately need—are not in the cinema. You will not want your biographer to write: Prick him and he bleeds movies.”

You can also read full article below:

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Learning from Hollywood – Keep Moving FORWARD

That is right.  You read correctly.  This post is about learning from Hollywood, especially from the comments of Art Linson who has teamed up with De Niro for a spoof on Hollywood (“What Just Happened).  The interview with both of them can be found here on CNN.  The movie is a satire dishing the dirt on the highs and lows of Hollyood based on Linson’s book “Bitter Hollywood Tales From the Front Line.”  The book details the experiences of AL as a movie produced (“The Fight Club,” “Into the Wild” etc.).

What struck me in this interview was the comment by Linson about the courage and determination to succeed in Hollywood (my emphasis):

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