123 episodes

Are You Just Watching? is about critical thinking for Christians as they watch popular media such as movies and TV shows. We are more than a Christian reviews site since PluggedIn Online already does such a wonderful job. We take a critical look at philosophies and ideas behind and promoted by entertainment media, and then discuss these based on a biblical worldview. For example, the evolutionism in Jurassic Park, the user-program relationship in Tron, or the messianic characteristics of Neo in the Matrix trilogy. Each conversation has one end-objective in mind, that you don't just watch, but also think and learn.

Are You Just Watching? Eve Franklin, Tim Martin, Daniel J. Lewis, 481656

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.9, 24 Ratings

Are You Just Watching? is about critical thinking for Christians as they watch popular media such as movies and TV shows. We are more than a Christian reviews site since PluggedIn Online already does such a wonderful job. We take a critical look at philosophies and ideas behind and promoted by entertainment media, and then discuss these based on a biblical worldview. For example, the evolutionism in Jurassic Park, the user-program relationship in Tron, or the messianic characteristics of Neo in the Matrix trilogy. Each conversation has one end-objective in mind, that you don't just watch, but also think and learn.

    AYJW106 – Independence Day, Part 2

    AYJW106 – Independence Day, Part 2

    The characters of Independence Day must turn to God, heed warnings, and be prepared to do battle against a superior foe. Ah the spiritual parallels!

    • 56 min
    AYJW105 – Independence Day, Part 1

    AYJW105 – Independence Day, Part 1

    The 1996 blockbuster, Independence Day, frames a cliched story of alien invasion around the relationships of four very different families.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Onward – AYJW104

    Onward – AYJW104

    The many unintended Christian parallels in Disney Pixar’s Onward include taking the narrow path, walking boldly in the Spirit, possessing the gift of salvation, and mentoring others in spiritual growth.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Togo – AYJW103

    Togo – AYJW103

    The Disney+ original movie Togo allows us to ponder the topics of epidemic quarantines, everyday heroes, and a devotion that knows no boundaries.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Emma (2020) – AYJW102

    Emma (2020) – AYJW102

    An example of a “more polite” era, Emma (2020) demonstrates the pitfall of pride, the dangers of leisure, and the consequences of a loose tongue.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Dolittle – AYJW101

    Dolittle – AYJW101

    Dolittle is an entertaining children’s movie that gives insights into relationships and communication.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Jadeth30 ,

Don’t just watch!

Get armed with critical thinking and find out what’s underneath the skin of the movies and media we watch!

Dingo Diller ,

Love this Podcast!

This is the equivalent of coming over to a friend’s home and talking about a show that we watched. Sitting around a table and discussing the Biblical world view in contrast to the show, or even how it may complement it, can really open up thoughtful and meaningful interaction. I recommend this to anyone that desires to look deeper into God’s thoughts as we enjoy Hollywood’s fare.

juliejwells ,

Fun and Gets you Thinking

I LOVE watching movies and I love thinking critically about movies. This podcast is fun to listen to and the messages and thoughts brought out are just what I need to hear some days. Good job guys, keep them coming!

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