Thursday, October 14, 2010

Piper on TVs and Movies

I've written several times on this blog about why we don't have a television and the benefits that have come from this. We also only go to the movies once in a great while. I think I saw one film last year - Toy Story 3.

I'm encouraged that at least some other Christians feel the same way. John Piper has this to say about television:

"It’s the unremitting triviality that makes television so deadly. What we desperately need is help to enlarge our capacities to be moved by the immeasurable glories of Christ. Television takes us almost constantly in the opposite direction, lowering, shrinking, and deadening our capacities for worshiping Christ."

Read the whole thing here.

4 comments:

micah7 said...

"Christian liberty! Judge not lest ye be judged! etc..."

Mark said...

I wholeheartedly agree. The longer I live the more things like TV begin to fall away, as i realize their total irrelevance in light of what He has called us to. I love Philippians 3, and this would be an example of something I count as loss.

Eric said...

Micah,

That Piper - he's so legalistic!

Eric said...

Mark,

Philippians 3 is one of my favorite passages. Now I need to just work on seeing what other things in my life are, essentially, worthless. I'm sure there are a few.