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In light of the last entry, I found this video of Tremper Longman III, the Old Testament professor out at Westminister Seminary, and his comment of which book has been influential in his life

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I just received the following email from Phil Vischer about upcoming Christian TV shows on a “mini-network” called JellyTelly. I wasn’t able to hear the sound from the videos but the newsletter suggested the Christians shows are meant to address kids’ biblical illiteracy and compete with secular networks such as Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel.

Honestly, I think if they can pull this off business-wise, it’d be great. When I used to watch some of these shows with my younger cousin, I’d have to qualify every underlying message I felt compelled to bring up. Watching secular television without a developed Christian worldview is a uphill battle. Some common themes I saw on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney Channel included, secular love, dating, romance and marriage, portrayal of maliciousness toward other kids as humor, lying, and disobeying parents. Add secular music, and educating a kid with a biblical worldview is a losing battle. I can’t censor every song she listens to on Disney radio.  It’s no wonder she already has a “boyfriend.”

Anyways, I digress. Below is the newsletter and the links:

November 2008

Dear FFP (friends and fans of Phil!) …
We’ve launched! After three years of work, we just launched JellyTelly – our new kids “mini-network” – at www.JellyTelly.com!

Every day on JellyTelly kids can watch 20 minutes of “mini” TV shows and play online games while learning about the Bible and their faith. Biblical illiteracy is a huge problem in the church, and we think we can help address it in the same way Sesame Street tackled basic literacy back in the 60s and 70s.

Beyond that, by collaborating with other Christian producers we are planting the seed for what could become an alternative to Nickelodeon® and the Disney Channel® – a tiny kids network that can help raise the next generation of Christians while launching the next generation of Christian storytellers. It’s an exciting time – the most fun I’ve had since we launched VeggieTales® out of a spare bedroom way back in 1993!

To hear more about the mission of JellyTelly, watch this video. To see a sample of our programming and meet Buck Denver, Clive & Ian, the Bentley Brothers, Dr. Schniffenhowzen, Agnes & Winnefred, and Quacky the Duck, watch this clip.

We’ve got a great opportunity to launch the next phase of Christian kids media, and you can be a part of it. Check it out at www.JellyTelly.com/!
Phil Vischer

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Want you to know about a video lecture series available online titled, “BUILDING SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY”

http://thirdmill.org/seminary/catalog/its/bst/detail.asp/site/iiim/category/catalog

This is a series lectured by Dr. Richard Pratt at Reformed Theological Seminary, which is a second series in a bigger series on Theology.

Lessons include: What Is Systematic Theology? , Technical Terms in Systematics, Propositions in Systematics, Doctrines in Systematics.

Should be interesting! They do ask for a slight donation fee.

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I was really turned off when I heard Obama’s statement on Television.

Hot Air’s post gives a more probable interpretation of Obama’s quote. Though his support of troops is encouraging, I still find his portrayal of Iraq and the U.S., very much like his quote above- flippant at best, sincere at worst.

Apparently, some veterans disagree with me and support Obama. I, however, remain suspicious.

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During my “Sex and Gender” class, we watched a PBS NOVA Program called “Life’s Greatest Miracle” on DVD.

PBS.org lets you watch online for free. This video is a sequel to NOVA’s program “The Miracle of Life,” apparently the most popular NOVA program of all time. If your not familiar with NOVA, its a television series specializing in teaching science, offering many other free videos as well as podcasts online.

Nova’s approach aims at teaching but also entertaining the popular audience. Although the opening sentence suggests an anti-religious philosophy, they do offer a quality explanation of science for the layperson and science enthusiast.

If you find it inappropriate, there was a scene of people in bathing suits at the beach introducing the topic of sex, as well as naked babies walking and crawling around in the beginning. I didn’t see the actual birth (since the class ended before we could finish the DVD) but our professor warned there maybe some parts which may cause people to faint (like the actual birth).

I really enjoyed the DVD, the 1 hour video giving a good visual overview of the developing baby from conception till birth. Seeing God’s handiwork gave me a sense of reverential awe. During the video, I was somewhat disheartened that most students probably would never see the video the same way. The students probably didn’t consider the video pro-life but a Christian could use “Life’s Greatest Miracle” in that way.

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We are not here to endorse any candidate.

But this ad from a current candidate is good.

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I don’t really know how many people are debating on apologetics on YouTube since I’m not a regular follower of that community, though I do know one of the incoming links comes from YouTube from a Christian called AntiPelagian who has a collection of videos on apologetic related issues as well as politics. I only watched his video responses but he was using a lot of terminology and ideas that should immediately be familar to the presuppositionalist.

I only write this because several months ago I wrote about the possibility of using YouTube for outreach opportunities and it’s encouraging to know that some people are doing so. I hope there will be more Christians making impacts in whatever sphere God has placed them in.

AntiPelagian also writes a blog on Xanga.

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