With Disney’s new live-action movie of The Lion King, everyone’s filled with nostalgia as we rewatch the original and see the live-action one bring it to life, but when I saw this video on The Kimba VS Simba Controversy I felt kinda sick. It got me thinking about what christians can learn from the Kimba vs Simba controversy.
There is a new trend on Twitter that has regularly been hitting the United States and International trending list: “Today’s Kids Will Never Know Trending Hashtag” (#todayskidswillneverknow). I’ve done a little digging and found a bunch of tweets that I love the tech angle. I don’t buy the “we are better because we had to suffer” point of view, especially with tech. But the nostalgia is definitely fun.
Online streaming is not a new innovation in entertainment. Netflix has had us binging shows from 2007 when they introduced a streaming option. Since then, several other players have entered the steaming space—including Hulu, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go.
The newest player in the marketplace might just permanently change the game. Disney+ came on to the scene in late 2019 with much fanfare. I signed up for the service from Day 1 and have enjoyed it thus far. Besides my entertainment, I’ve learned a few marketing lessons from Disney+. You might be able to benefit from those lessons as well.
Do you check the ratings of movies and video games before your children consume them?
What about YouTube or other online streaming services?
Resources like Common Sense Media are wonderful resources but are there other things to consider?
This week on the podcast we discuss our personal approaches and several things to keep in mind as parents — and even as Uncles, Aunts, Grandparents, friends, etc. as a content gatekeeper for children.
We say that “Jesus is the reason for the season” — but do we really live it out?
Compound this with the complications of family dynamics and dysfunctions, and we can find the holiday season to be emotionally charged as well.
So where do we go from here? How do we turn the tide? And what about all of this busy-busy-holiday-bustle?
Shifting your reason for the season: Let’s talk about it. 🙂
Well, November 8th 2016 has come and gone, and we are left with a nation divided. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but Facebook is toxic right now. I was thinking about social media conduct post-election. Lots of misinformation, harsh tones, and unfriending going on over there. I myself fell victim to Facebook’s black hole of political partisanship with a post of my own. Deeply regretting that mistake.
On the podcast Cross Politic, the hosts had a special guest Steve Deace, a nationally-syndicated radio host answering the question “Which candidate is worse for the church?” Deace made the argument that a Trump presidency would undermine the integrity of the American church. I think this has some real merit, and we need to fight hard to make that prediction never happen.