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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    While many celebrate Memorial Day weekend with barbeques or swimming, the origin of the American holiday holds a special meaning. Memorial Day became an official national holiday in 1971, though its origins can be traced to events honoring the dead following the U.S. Civil War. Today, Memorial Day commemorates American armed forces personnel who have […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    This week, Israel celebrates the 70thyear of its rebirth as a modern nation. On May 14, 2018, the exact date of Israel’s return as a nation, the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem, recognizing the city as Israel’s capital. While these events have garnered much attention in recent days, many have also asked questions […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2018

    Last weekend NBC broadcast a live version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” to much fanfare. Yet despite positive reviews across mainstream media, many Christians are curious regarding the accuracy of the musical’s content. While many details could be debated, the following five flaws could be considered some of the most concerning […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2016

    Janet Parshall describes how Christians can decide how to cast their ballot. Parshall: Look, the Bible says God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. And so we need to judicially, carefully and prayerfully consider exactly what is being promulgated. And these convention weeks are […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2016

    How should a Christian respond when in doubt about either candidate?  Janet Parshall explains. Ankerberg:  Janet, this is a concern I think we hear it a lot news commentators, political analysts, magazines and so on, and it goes like this: A lot of Christians say I don’t like either presidential candidate so I may sit […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2016

    Robby Gallaty August 16, 2014 Message, Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor The title of the message this evening, if you are taking notes, “Why To Say No When Lust Says Yes.” Why to say no when lust says yes, or how to say no would be a more applicable way to say it. How to say […]

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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: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    by Dr. Dillon Burroughs Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. recently urged students at his college—the largest Christian university in America—to carry concealed weapons on campus to defend against potential jihadist terror attacks. His view has created a firestorm of media, leaving many Christians wondering what God’s Word says related to this issue. Should Christians […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    Security forces have reportedly launched a counterassault on a hotel in the capital of the West African nation of Mali, where officials say gunmen took dozens of hostages and killed at least three people Friday morning. There was conflicting information about how many were in the hotel. The Radisson chain said that as many as […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    As of now, 23 U.S. states have refused accepting Syrian refugees. The terror attacks in Paris have created a new scenario where American leaders are now increasingly concerned regarding the influx of immigrants from nations where ISIS operates. Is this shift of immigrants part of the last days mentioned in the Bible? In Joel Rosenberg’s […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    Media continues to highlight the so-called “culture wars” of encounters when Christian beliefs are assaulted by secular society. Recent examples include: The elementary student whose teacher taught, “God is not real.” A Christian university that refused to include the Pledge of Allegiance in its Veterans Day chapel program. The Starbucks “red cups” that leave out […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    First, Scripture is clear all people are created in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Second, all people are of equal status in God’s sight. Galatian 3:28 teaches, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

      Dillon Burroughs As Israel and Hamas continue their conflict in Gaza, the rest of the world argues over which group to support. Much of the mainstream media portrays Israel as the aggressor, while other sources affirm Israel’s right to defend its land and people. What view should Christians have regarding Israel? First, it’s clear […]

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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; ©2014

    August 10, 2014 Ken’s mother was preparing a salad for the family as Ken walked in. He was going to ask his Mom a question which he already knew the answer to, but he decided to ask it anyway and that was to go see a rated R movie that contained sexual scenes. Now the […]

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  • By: Dr. John Weldon; ©2014

    By: Dr. John G. Weldon; ©2014 Skeptics and others often claim that the Bible teaches slavery. However Old Testament provisional acceptance of slavery is not the same as active endorsement, as the Bible proves. The temporary and qualified acceptance of a practice due to the strictures of sinful human nature and culture is one thing; […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1999 The occult is an umbrella term which includes many practices and belief systems. These beliefs are usually based on the idea that everything is or contains energy…, and one can access, change, channel and/or manipulate this energy (or force) for the purposes of gaining information, healing, or bringing a desired […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1999 Questions about Harry Potter are answered. Contents 1 QUESTIONS ABOUT HARRY POTTER QUESTIONS ABOUT HARRY POTTER 1. What is Witchcraft? If we want to determine whether or not the Harry Potter books are presenting the principles of Witchcraft, we need to define what Witchcraft is.The Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraftstates: […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Berit Kjos; ©1999 We are not trying to ban or censor Harry Potter books. Our aim is to answer questions from concerned parents and help them understand the threats to their children’s faith from a Biblical perspective. Contents 1 Harry Potter Lures Kids to Witchcraft with Praise from Christian Leaders 2 Footnotes 3 Notes […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1999 The grand objects of alchemy were (1) the discovery of a process by which the baser metals might be transmuted into gold and silver; (2) the discovery of an elixir by which life might be prolonged indefinitely; … (Lewis Spence, An Encyclopedia ofOccultism, p. 10) Contents 1 Harry Potter and […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1999 “Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any other time of year. For another, he really wanted to do his homework but was forced to do it in secret, in the dead of night. And he also […]

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    By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©1999 Book 4 starts with murder. Tom Riddle, Sr. (Voldemort’s father) is dead. He was murdered, along with his father and mother, 50 years ago in town of Little Hangleton. The gardener, Frank Bryce, was suspected of being the murderer, although there was never any evidence to convict him. Contents 1 […]

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    By: John Ankerberg; ©1999 Poor Harry. He’s back home at the Dursleys for the school holiday. The Dursleys don’t like Hedwig, Harry’s owl; the Dursleys don’t like magic—even the word; the Dursleys don’t like Harry’s school things—his wand, robes, cauldron, books, broomstick, have all been locked in the closet under the stairs for the summer; […]

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  • By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©

    Can a system of ethics be sustained apart from a belief in moral absolutes? And, can a belief in moral absolutes be sustained apart from a biblical worldview? Norman L. Geisler provides compelling answers to these questions in this highly readable survey of basic issues and options in Christian ethics. Absolutes – Summary Though non-Christians […]

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    By: Berit Kjos; ©1999 A set of strategic truths that exposes and counters every deception. When we “put on the whole armor,” God fills us with His life even as He covers us. 7 Don’t forget that our real enemy is the spiritual hierarchy of occult forces, not globalist educators or well-meaning teachers. Only God’s […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Norman Geisler; ©2012 Abortion is the number-one killer in the United States. All the wars in the entire history of our country have killed a total of just under 1.5 million. Yet in a single year we kill that many babies by abortion. Common-Sense Answers to Arguments for Abortion Abortion is the number-one […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    What Will Happen If America Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage? – Program 1 By: Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Glenn Stanton Those who advocate legalizing same-sex marriage promote at least five false assumptions about marriage and children, including that children do not need a loving mother and father. What will the legalization of same-sex marriage do to religious freedom […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    Religion and Government – Program 1 By: Dr. D. James Kennedy, Mr. John Buchanan How involved should Christians be in politics? How involved should the government be in religious matters? Religion and Government – Program 2 By: Dr. D. James Kennedy, Mr. John Buchanan Did our founding fathers intend America to operate according to biblical […]

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    Christianity vs. the Playboy Philosophy – Program 1 By: Anson Mount, Josh McDowell What is the purpose behind Playboy magazine, and what are some of the problems with the worldview it supports? Christianity vs. the Playboy Philosophy – Program 2 By: Anson Mount, Josh McDowell Are there moral absolutes that apply to everyone, or are […]

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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: Dr. John Weldon; ©

    Truth in Advertising: Damaging the Cause of Science-Part 1 By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon Drs. Ankerberg and Weldon explore the claim that the scientific community is actually harming science by embracing the theory of evolution. Truth in Advertising: Damaging the Cause of Science-Part 2 By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon “Poisoning the […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dan Wooding; ©2002 In this interview with Dan Wooding, Dr. Ted Baehr says that the answer to Hollywood’s campaign is to teach everyone how to be “media-wise.” Contents 1 Hollywood Markets Violence to Children But There is an Answer Hollywood Markets Violence to Children But There is an Answer Dr. Ted Baehr says the […]

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    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: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon; ©2005 In The Da Vinci Code professor of Religious Symbology Robert Langdon explains that Christianity arose as a kind of “hybrid” religion: “The vestiges of pagan religion in Christian symbology are undeniable.” Is Christianity nothing more than a remix of old pagan religions, or is it something […]

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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: Samuel Blumenfeld; ©2001 Author Samuel Blumenfeld suggests that poor reading skills are to blame for many of the problems that young people today are experiencing. Can our educational system really have that much of an effect of a child’s life? Can anything be done to correct the problem? Contents 1 Out Lobotomized Children Out […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2000 Dr. Baehr’s letter to the editor explains WHY Christianity has survived and thrived throughout the last 2000 years. Contents 1 LETTER TO LIFE MAGAZINE REGARDING 2000 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY LETTER TO LIFE MAGAZINE REGARDING 2000 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY Thank you for your December issue dedicated to 2000 Years of Christianity. […]

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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. Tom Snyder; ©2003 Should we just see both Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings as fantasy and just leave it at that, or are there deeper issues we need to address? Dr. Snyder points out some areas of difference. Contents 1 The Differences Between Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings The […]

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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; ©2000 How is the nature of evangelism going to change in the 21st century? This and other questions were discussed at Amsterdam 2000, which was attended by 10,000 evangelists, church leaders and pastors from all over the world.   Contents 1 PASSING THE TORCH: BILLY GRAHAM’S AMSTERDAM 2000 PASSING THE TORCH: […]

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    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©1999 Dr. Baehr reviews the book No Liberty for License: The Forgotten Logic of the First Amendment by David Lowenthal. He describes it as “one of the most important books of the last hundred years,” and says that it reveals how the U.S. court system has “been unraveling the work of […]

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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: 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: 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: 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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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: Dr. Ted Baehr; ©2003 Once upon a time, arguably the most civilized country on the face of the planet, a leader in art, science, technology, academics, was wracked by terrorism. Their legislature was bombed, so they instituted “homeland security.” No, Dr. Baehr isn’t talking about America. What concerns him about the current trend in […]

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