Ted Baehr in Perth

Dr Ted Baehr, founder of the Christian Film and Television Commission Ministry and movieguide.org will have an address on 24 May 2013 @7pm. The address will be at the Bioethics Centre, 39 Jugan Street, Glendalough. RSVP 9277 1644 or e: wa@family.org.au by 22 May 2013. The night is hosted by the Australian Family Association, Media Standards Australia, the National Civic Council and the Family Council of WA.

Christian Gleanings is bringing Dr Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of movieguide.org to perth, May 22-26, 2013.  Ted Baehr is Founder and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, as well as a noted critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit. 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. For more info visit: www.movieguide.org

If you are interested in holding an event or meeting with Dr Baehr please contact gary@christiangleanings.com

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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Ted Baehr in Perth

Christian Gleanings is bringing Dr Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of movieguide.org to perth, May 22-26, 2013.  Ted Baehr is Founder and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, as well as a noted critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit. 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. For more info visit: www.movieguide.org

If you are interested in holding an event or meeting with Dr Baehr please contact gary@christiangleanings.com

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POSTED 8 Feb 2013
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Movies Create Violent Poeple?

Following the killing of 12 people at the screening of “the Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado, US, questions are being asked as to the role that violent movies and video games play in developing violent people.

Dr Ted Baehr from movieguide.org said: The fact is that this is an evil act committed by an evil person, who did not know the truth of Jesus Christ that would set him free from such wickedness. The answer is not more laws, the answer is not to banish movies, nor neuroscience programs, nor weapons that can be used to protect, but rather to get the Word of God out. Because ‘faith comes through hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ (Romans 10:17).’ For more on his comments click here.

Dr Ted Baehr, from movieguide.org also said now was the time to speak to movie makers to ensure Christian values are instilled in movies. He said now was a tremendous opportunity to encourage movie makers.

Resistant Thinking’s Cameron Spink, also wrote a blog on what people should make of the killings as did Bill Muehlenberg from CultureWatch titled Turning around a culture of violence.

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POSTED 27 Jul 2012
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Movie Reviews

Winnie the Pooh

“Very strong moral worldview with some redemptive content such as sacrificing to help others and characters support, love and help each other, no foul language, profanities.” For more http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/movie/winnie-the-pooh.html

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Mixed pagan worldview with some strong occult elements that include witchcraft and getting help from speaking to ghosts and some Christian allegorical elements that are surprisingly overt and redemptive and will remind some of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross and His resurrection. For more: http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/movie/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-ii.html

Green Lantern

“Hal Jordan’s story of victory over evil in GREEN LANTERN is a story that all of us should take to heart. As the great politician and political philosopher Edmund Burke once said, evil always prevails when good people decide to do nothing.

Of course, as the Apostle Paul notes in Titus 2:11-14, it’s ultimately God’s Grace in our Savior Jesus Christ and His sacrifice, working through us, that teaches and enables us to reject evil, live moral lives and do good works.” For more: http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/movie/green-lantern.html

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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Bridesmaids

(MA+ in Aust, R in USA). Focus on the Family says it contains at least 20 f-words, 30 s-words, God’s name is misused almost 20 times. “Gross-out humour, grimy language and bad, badder and baddest behaviour is written clearly across this film—sometimes in all caps” For review: http://www.pluggedin.com/movies/intheaters/bridesmaids.aspx

The Hangover 2

(MA+ Aust, R in USA) From Movieguide.org: Very strong pagan, hedonistic worldview full of debauchery and homosexual characters, transvestites and man commits fornication with transsexual, Buddhist monks depicted meditating and lighting candles in front of shrine, and one man proudly embraces his dark side by saying he “has a demon inside”; 122 obscenities, 18 profanities. For more: http://movieguide.org/reviews/movie/the-hangover-2.html

From Focus on the Family: “In the Hollywood mindset it doesn’t matter that the viewing public is bit by bit becoming callused and, with repeated exposure, changed by this kind of subversive and morally vacuous pulp that somebody out there thinks of as humour.” Focus on the Family Review: http://www.pluggedin.com/movies/intheaters/hangoverpartii.aspx

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Movieguide.org: “Strong, somewhat mixed pagan worldview with strong occult, moral, redemptive, and anti-fascist/socialist elements including a rejection of using magic and witchcraft for control and power but the “heroes” also use magic and witchcraft, including wands and spells.” For more: http://movieguide.org/reviews/movie/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part-1.html

Oceans

“Full of majesty and wonder, OCEANS puts on display God’s creation and what the ocean has to offer, great and small.” “However, God is not given credit as Creator for these wonders, and there are some strong environmentalist elements showing polar icecaps breaking off in the wake of alleged global warming. If the viewer can see past that, they will find a beautiful, lush view of God’s creation waiting for them here.” For more: http://movieguide.org/reviews/movie/oceans.html

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POSTED 2 Jul 2011
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Movies Reviewed

From movieguide.org

  • Red Riding Hood
    It ispoorly written, with an abhorrent story driven by lust, infidelity, lying, violence, debauchery, revenge, and Anti-Christian content. Very strong pagan worldview with the presence of dark occult magic and content, supernatural creatures, animal sacrifice, pagan burial scene moon-centered religion. For more: http://movieguide.org/reviews/movie/red-riding-hood.html
  • Limitless
    12 obscenities, three profanities and one obscene gesture; some very strong violence combined with plenty of strong violence. Strong mixed pagan worldview with some capitalist content. For more: http://movieguide.org/reviews/movie/limitless.html
  • Battle Los Angeles
    Very strong moral, patriotic worldview with a positive but brief reference to Jesus Christ, the Bible and Bible study; about 71 obscenities (many “h” and “a” words with one “f” word), 19 strong profanities (mostly GD but some JC words) and four light profanities; strong, intense war violence. For more: http://movieguide.org/reviews/movie/battle-los-angeles.html
  • Hall Pass
    http://movieguide.org/reviews/movie/hall-pass.html
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POSTED 28 Mar 2011
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Koorong Films

Koorong bookshops are developing a new idea to find ways of getting Christian movies at local cinemas. They plan to hire cinemas and selling tickets through local Koorong stores. They must sell at least 100 tickets to pay the costs. The first movie they plan to show is Like Dandelion Dust, from a Karen Kingsbury novel. Koorong marketing manager Gavin Shume is seeking feedback on the idea. E: events@koorong.com.au

The movie will be shown 7pm, March 16 at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge. and at 7pm, March 23, at Eastlands Village Cinema, Rosny Park, Tas.

For more on the movie Like Dandelion Dust: http://www.fiveloavesmedia.com/

For locations and times: http://www.fiveloavesmedia.com/lddcinemaevents.php#perth

 

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POSTED 16 Mar 2011
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2010 Movie Review

Conservative movies with strong pro-American, traditional, anti-communist and biblical morality are even more popular, according to an annual study by movieguide.org. These movies made three to five times more money overall than movies with liberal, leftist or statist values and content. For more: movieguide.org

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POSTED 16 Mar 2011
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Media Book

Ted Baehr from movieguide.org and entertainer Pat Boone have published a book called “The Culture-Wise Family: Upholding Christian values in a mass media world. For more details: Amazon.com

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POSTED 16 Mar 2011
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Skins Action

Movieguide has published an article about the TV show, called ‘Skins’ which is shown on SBS TV in Australia and has been called the most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on children. Movieguide says that this programme is a wake up call Christians have been waiting for. It says that this show is polluting the minds of young adults and adults.

Meanwhile MTV has announced that it will continue producing the show despite an exit of advertisers and a 50 per cent slump in ratings and a call for a government pornography probe.

For MovieGuide article: http://www.movieguide.org/articles/main/mtv-child-pornography-pedophilia-and-advertiser-support.html?utm_source=MOVIEGUIDE%C2%AE+Original+Newsletter&utm_campaign=14e341ae8c-MOVIEGUIDE_WEEKEND_EDITION_1_28_2011&utm_medium=email

For story on MTV reaction: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/27/3123096.htm

For more on the programme and to add your comments: http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/skins/about/page/

Action: Movieguide is calling on people to make note of the sponsors of this programme and choose other brands while also letting the sponsors know of your discontent.

For details on how to give feedback and comments to SBS : http://www.sbs.com.au/aboutus/contact/index/id/142/h/Feedback-Complaints

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POSTED 12 Feb 2011
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