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Teaching Our Kids Media Discernment

Last Updated: October 26, 2020

Luke Gilkerson
Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Your Brain on Porn and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

Episode 169

Christian parents often try to filter the media their kids consume, but how do we actually teach our children media discernment? It is one thing to guard their eyes and ears. But how do we also train them to identify the subtle and not-so-subtle messages that come from movies, TV, music, and video games.

Today we’re continuing our conversation from last week with Phillip Telfer, producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary, Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture. Phillip is also the director of Media Talk 101, a Christian ministry dedicated to helping families learn to take their thoughts captive for Christ in a media saturated society.

Show Notes:

0:49 – What kinds of false messages come through modern media?

9:41 – How do parents dialogue with their children around the good and bad messages of media?

14:15 – How do we find the time to co-view media with our children?

19:10 – What are practical tools we can use to analyze the media our kids consume?

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  • Comments on: Teaching Our Kids Media Discernment
    1. North

      Wow! Finally someone is talking about media content in an intelligent way.

      • Glad you enjoyed it, North!

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