When America was largely a Christian country or at least acted like one, a few things were different. There are things that we shouldn’t ignore that used to exist in our culture before today.
Entertainment in Today’s Culture
First, we were able to teach our kids how to assimilate into the culture. This was due to the cultural norms of the day. These norms tended to line up with a biblical worldview, for the most part, and even unbelievers accepted them.
Those who strayed from the norms still knew the difference between right and wrong. They simply chose to do wrong. Even hardened criminals of the day viewed people of faith as those to be respected and even emulated.
Today, we’ve lost our common understanding of right and wrong. That means that as Christian parents, our culture no longer backs us up. God is now frowned upon, openly mocked, and depending on how you live out your faith can even get you arrested.
Today on License to Parent we look deeper into the entertainment side of our culture. How much has this shift had to do with the entertainment we have today? Could changing our entertainment habits at home allow us to better raise kids who are empowered to influence culture?
Discussing Entertainment in Culture with Adam Holz
Adam Holz oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In reviews as the website director. His official title at Plugged In is the Director of Media at Focus on the Family. Adam and his wife Jennifer have three children of their own, all in their teen years. In their free time, Adam and his family choose entertainment options of playing games, playing musical instruments, swimming, and watching movies.
Entertainment Tips for Christian Families
- What is Plugged In? How is it beneficial to families?
- How does Plugged In review & offer insight to parents?
- How do we know what to embrace in our culture?
- Is it ok to have cable/dish/streaming services as a Christian family?
- How has entertainment changed over the years? How has streaming impacted this?
- How does entertainment take creative liberties to continue to push the envelope?
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