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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2017

    With this week’s theatrical release of The New York Times bestseller The Shack, many will be wondering what to make of its unconventional presentation of God. [Spoiler Alert!] The book opens with Mack, a salesman from Oregon, receiving a note from God requesting to meet him at the abandoned shack where his six-year-old daughter was […]

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  • By: Dr. Tom Snyder; ©2016

    Love makes the world go ‘round, or so the song goes, but what does the word “love” really mean? There seems to be an awful lot of confusion regarding this word, not only among songwriters but also among politicians and even among the mainstream media. Instead of getting all “feely-touchy” about this word, I suggest we […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©1999 The God of the Unification Church is an odd, seemingly finite creature who seems to have trouble controlling his emotions and accomplishing his objectives. Contents 1 What the Unification Church Teaches about God 2 Notes What the Unification Church Teaches about God The God of the Unification […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2003 Author Terry Lindvall has provided a fascinating look at the reaction of Christians to Hollywood in the days of silent movies. MovieGuide® says it “deserves a thorough read by everyone who is concerned about film and… anyone who want to get into the movie industry.” Contents 1 BOOKGUIDE: The Silents […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2003 Dr. Baehr says that the recently released movie The Gospel of John is “worthy of the greatest story ever told! In fact, he reports that one reviewer said, “If I watch much more of this, I’m going to become a Christian”! Contents 1 The Best Retelling of the Greatest Story […]

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  • By: Dr. John Weldon; ©2013

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon; ©2005 The first episode of NBC’s mini series Revelations raised some questions: Does God speak through occult means such as automatic writing? If He did, what would He say? This chart contrasts messages that come from God with those that come from deceiving spirits. (See also companion […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©1999 What is the driving force behind the type of movies Hollywood releases? Why are they so much “worse” today than they were years ago? Can something be done to reverse the trend? Contents 1 The Pendulum and the Pit: THE DEMOGRAPHIC CYCLES OF ENTERTAINMENT The Pendulum and the Pit: THE […]

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    By: Jerry Newcombe; ©2000 The ABC special The Search for Jesus stirred strong feelings among Christians who watched it. Jerry Newcombe thinks the Christian community should pray for the host, Peter Jennings. Contents 1 Pray for Peter Jennings—He’s Searching Pray for Peter Jennings—He’s Searching EDITOR’S NOTE: Jerry Newcombe is the author of many books including […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2001 According to the Josephson Institute of Ethics, the most critical issue facing America today is the increasing immorality of our children. Dr. Baehr comments on how the media has contributed to this trend. Contents 1 MEDIA LITERACY VS. MEDIA WISDOM MEDIA LITERACY VS. MEDIA WISDOM According to the Josephson Institute […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2002 With a new Harry Potter movie due out soon, Dr. Baehr takes this time to remind us of why Christian parents need to educate their children to be “intelligent consumers” when it comes to the messages in many of today’s movies. Contents 1 Introduction 2 The Problem 3 The Solution-Media […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2002 Dr. Baehr contends that the “ratings” system currently in place in the movie industry are doing more harm than good. Does he have a better idea? Contents 1 THE RATINGS SHAM REVISITED 2 How Does MOVIEGUIDE® Help you Pick a Movie? THE RATINGS SHAM REVISITED In my book, The Media-Wise […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2000 Dr. Baehr explains how the mass media has replaced thinking in our culture. Should you be concerned? If so, what can you do about it? Dr. Baehr explains. Contents 1 THE MASS MEDIA AND ITS PLACE IN OUR CULTURE THE MASS MEDIA AND ITS PLACE IN OUR CULTURE The famous […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2002 The recent news headlines regarding pedophile priests have raised a mixture of reactions—e.g., anger, disbelief, and compassion. But Dr. Baehr contends that this is also a good opportunity for Christians to point out that salvation does not come through priests. It comes through Jesus Christ! Contents 1 SOLA GRATIA SOLA […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2000 Vice Presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has, in the past, supported efforts to clean up the entertainment industry. Dr. Baehr contrasts that stand with some of his other positions, and asks whether or not he will continue to stand against such corruption. Contents 1 Redeeming Big Hollywood:Episode I: A New Hope […]

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    By: Stephen Wistar; ©2000 Stephen Wistar describes a real life woman, whose keen insight into the needs of her neighbors helped create a character in a movie—not to mention revising Bible Study methods used by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Who says the “little people” can’t influence their world! Contents 1 REAL LIFE WOMAN INSPIRES […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2002 It’s all well and good for the “hero” or the “antihero” of a movie to be nice, but shouldn’t we want more than just “nice” in our hero types? Contents 1 Nice is Not Good Enough Nice is Not Good Enough The antihero in movies has become so prominent that […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©1999 You go to the store, they ask for ID, you give them your social security number or other information. It’s a natural part of American life. There’s nothing we can do about it. Right? WRONG, says Dr. Baehr, and he explains why we need to be more careful. Contents 1 […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2000 Is there an answer to the violence in our society, especially the wave of school violence? Dr. Baehr says “YES!”, and explains where it can be found. Contents 1 LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES On the anniversary of the […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©1999 Ok, what does the term “conservative” mean? How does it apply to what Dr. Baehr does in his publication called MOVIEGUIDE? Is it a “dirty word”? Or could what he does best be described as “liberalism”? In this article Dr. Baehr explains the traditional definition of these two terms, and […]

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    By: Dr. Tom Snyder; ©2000 Dr. Tom Snyder, Managing Editor for Movie-Guide Magazine, looks at the treatment of politics by film makers in the 20th century. Contents 1 LET THE SLEEPERS WAKE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF POLITICS AND FILM LET THE SLEEPERS WAKE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF POLITICS AND FILM Politics and movies have nearly […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2000 Can you get a true picture of movies by reading or hearing the critics in newspapers, radio or television? What areas are they missing? Does it matter? Dr. Baehr answers this question, and gives a source for a more complete guide. Contents 1 LED ASTRAY! LED ASTRAY! Quite often, MOVIEGUIDE® […]

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    By: ATRI Staff; ©2007 You can hardly miss the buzz. Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, Larry King, Montel Williams have all had programs focused on The Secret in recent weeks. What is the Secret, and why should Christians beware of it? Contents 1 Is “The Secret” Compatible with Biblical Christianity? 2 The Science of Getting Rich 3 […]

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    By: Dr. Tom Snyder; ©2000 What are the dangers of being “politically correct”? Should you be worried that your children are being taught political correctness through such programs as Outcome Based Education, School-to-Work, and Goals 2000 programs? Dr. Snyder explains. Contents 1 INOCULATE YOUR CHILDREN AGAINST POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! 2 Definition of Political Correctness (or OBE) […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2002 What effect can a former schoolteacher have on the media? Plenty! Dr. Baehr remembers the life and efforts of a woman who waged a 30-year campaign against sex and violence on British television. Contents 1 IN REMEMBRANCE: British Crusader Mary Whitehouse IN REMEMBRANCE: British Crusader Mary Whitehouse Former schoolteacher Mary […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dan Wooding; ©2001 Dr. Ted Baehr remembers Lucille Heinrich, who, along with her husband worked in Hollywood for many years fighting for Christian values in movies and television. Contents 1 IN REMEMBRANCE 2 HOW THEY MET 3 THE CHURCH IN AMERICA HAS ABDICATED ITS ROLE IN HOLLYWOOD 4 WHY HAS EVIL TRIUMPHED IN HOLLYWOOD? […]

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    By: Dr. Kathleen Waller / Dr. Michael O’Keeffe; ©2001 Drs. Waller and O’Keeffe look at the movies The Seventh Sign, The End of Days, Bedazzled, Little Nicky and others to explain how Hollywood has interpreted Christian themes of end times and the devil. What are our young people learning through these movies? Contents 1 HOW […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2000 As the fallout from Peter Jennings’ “The Search for Jesus” continues, Dr. Baehr reprints a “Letter to the Editor” which shows the impact the special had on one elderly couple. Contents 1 HOW COULD ABC? HOW COULD ABC? (Letter to the editor of MOVIEGUIDE (R)) “It would be better for […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2002 While this article deals primarily with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the principles also apply to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which opens later this month. Dr. Baehr and Dr. Snyder give advise to help you teach your child to see and understand the occult philosophy underneath […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2004 With the third movie coming out June 4, a new wave of interest in Harry Potter is rising. Read MovieGuide’s review of the movie, then take our Harry Potter Quiz elsewhere on this website. Contents 1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2 NOTES Harry Potter and the Prisoner […]

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