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, March 11, 2017
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Hey! Just an update on how the first, (and second) week of the media fast went for me! I definitely have been pretty extreme in what I've considered secular media, and I also have realized how I still don't really have time for media in general, I'm so busy. I have work, and practicing, and church, and school, and yet, before the media fast, I still had time to fit in my addictive media. Well even though it's gone, (some of it for a much longer time than just march) I realize not only does it take up a lot of my time, I seem to get bored in the spare time I have. Weird. When I had spare time I would most likely listen to music and or read a book. Well now I have my christian or instrumental music to listen to, but still, I feel like taking up all the time secular media's absence brought, and replacing it with christian media, sometimes can defeat the purpose. I'm not saying that christian media is at all the same as secular media, but it can get in the way of things that are better. Christian movies, christian music, and christian books are all good, but what is the point if it just becomes another distraction. I have been reading Psalms lately, and in it are many different praises, (and a lot of complaining as well), which reveal God's beauty and wonder. What is any of the christian media of today compared to the word of God itself, or the nature and life he created? What I'm basically saying is we need more than just replacement. We need to relate the movies we see to our life, and what God has planned. We need to listen to the christian music and worship along with it, we need to read the books and still read his word. This is something I need to work on. A lot. The last two weeks went very well, but this is a challenge that I am integrating into the fast, to kind of boost it's effect on me. Good luck and good job to everybody who's made it this far! Love in Christ.