Media expert Billy Hallowell isn't suggesting Christians should turn their televisions off completely. He does, however, urge believers to carefully monitor what they are watching and to support faith-based programming and movies.
Hallowell says we must show the world that we belong to Christ.
"Everything we are putting into our minds and our hearts has an impact on us," Hallowell told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "We can complain all day long that Hollywood isn't creating enough Christian, faith-based or family-friendly content. But if we're not out there, subscribing to services like PureFlix, seeing films and consuming them, then people can't make them.
"On the entertainment side, it would be as simple as to take steps to support the art that's out there. There are a lot of opportunities to do that in a lot of different ways. We also must engage in the content, and look at what media we are watching.
"And, we must take a step back and pray for President Trump and other politicians like Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi. I don't think we're doing that enough. I think we're reacting. A lot of times we're putting our faith second. So, we must engage in the content and engage in prayer.
"We also need to train young people and adults to first be kingdom-minded. We need to send them out into the world to become producers, journalists and professors. We need Christians who can fit into all these arenas because that is how you have a presence."
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