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.
X-Men: Apocalypse, Part 1 – AYJW109
"How you have fallen from the heavens! You destroyer of nations . . ."—Tim and Eve discuss Satan in relation to X:Men Apocalypse.
AYJW108 – TENET
“What happens, happened” and other mind-bending philosophical anachronisms brought to you courtesy of Christoper Nolan’s TENET
AYJW107 – What We Didn’t Just Watch
With few movies to choose from once again, we’re giving you a glimpse into our own personal viewing habits and how we apply the principles that we teach.
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!
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.
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.
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Don’t just watch!
Get armed with critical thinking and find out what’s underneath the skin of the movies and media we watch!
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.
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!