Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Media frenzy

It is so easy to get caught up in all the media released in these few short months at the end of the year. Caught up with the spirit of getting or giving...all this media costs money and we as a nation are challenged to use that money wisely now with layoffs and budgets cuts becoming a harsh reality to some.

Myths, tradition and religion all play into the frenzy as well as justification for certain purchases and reasoning for certain avoidances. The frenzy makes for a deep ocean of media where people can have a hard time finding a true gift that comes from the heart. Yes, reviewers help you wade through the sea, but the contemporary media machine has become such a strong force that magnetizes anyone with range. Shared interests and values become the hook that draws almost anyone into buying a certain media products.

Keeping God at the center instead of media can be difficult. Yes, many new technologies like BD Live on the Dark Knight Blu-ray and the Apple iPod Touch entertain, but they're all fleeting. Nothing satisfies as much as God can. New versions of the New Testament even incorporate popular culture and green technologies into them. Is this media mesh done to match God with us or vice versa? Hopefully the latter. We need to keep God in the forefront of our lives, which would be nothing without Him. Happy Holidays!

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