What is a 30-Day Secular Media Fast?

What if the noise of godless media is drowning out the voice of God? Not all media is bad... but maybe the distraction away from God is making harder to hear and see God at work.

This is a journey of a group of high school students who have committed to take 30 days to focus on God through God-centered media. This includes TV, movies, books, magazines, smart phone apps, and many social media outlets.

Here, you can follow their stories, their lives, and their challenges. Feel free to leave comments and encouragement.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Media Fast Goal

For me this media fast is going to be exceptionally difficult, though this is completely obvious I am actually thrilled about this opportunity. I feel that genuinely this will be a great opportunity to grow with God, friends, and even learn more about myself. If we all just put down all of the electronics and focus on what really matters, then I'm sure things are bound to be better. I hope that through this fasting, I can learn more on what it means to be a man, and what it means to be a man of God. The hardest thing will be to pull through with integrity, but I believe that with the help of God he will provide me with the temperance and self control to pull through

Friday, February 27, 2015

Media Fast Goal

This is not only my first year participating in the  Media Fast, but it's also my first year attending Arcade Church, so this will be a whole new experience for me. My main goal this year is to trade the media in my life for the bible. At the beginning of the year I started a bible plan, but since then I've fallen behind because of school and the distracting media surrounding me. I not only need to catch up on my reading, but then I need to spend more quality time with it. I typically do my reading at night, when in reality, I think I'd be able to focus on it deeper during the day time. Overall, I want this month to reflect that I'm living a life full of and focused on God. Taking out the meaningless gossip and loud noise circulating the world just seems so peaceful, I'd much rather fill my life with praise than what's around me now. I wouldn't say I'm particularly interested in media in general, so the fasting part shouldn't be too hard. The thing I'm most concerned for is still being able to interact with others around me; my friends are extremely supportive, but my family isn't as encouraging (my immediate family doesn't go to church with me). I just pray that God will lead me through this, work within my family, and that this will have an impact on my life and how I perceive things. Thank you so much to all of my sponsors, your support is both encouraging and appreciated. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Personal Goals for Media Fast

My personal goal for this years Media fast is too overall stop my giving what seems to be all my time and attention to little things of importance like tv, music, social media. My goal is to reconnect in my relationship with god, I am hoping to reignite the spiritual flame which is burning in all of us.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Goals

"What is your personal goal for the media fast this year?"
     This is my first year of the media fast, so it'll be a new experience for me. I hope to successfully fast from TV (Once Upon a Time), games (Crossy Road), and "social media" (Pinterest). I really think this will be a good thing for me to do, as I spend a lot of my time focused on these things instead of God. My prayer is that He will help me all through this month and teach me that there is more than what is right in front of me to live for. Good luck to all of you participating, and thank you to all of our sponsors out there!
Madeleine Jones