Monday, November 05, 2007

What are we buying?

Recently Connor and I had a school assignment to sit down and watch T.V. together. Not a usual occurence and got a "really?" from Connor in response. Our assignment was to note the commercials and try to figure out what they were really selling us. Just a car? No, the thought that if we bought a certain car we would no longer be invisible and would stand out in a crowd. If we bought and drank a certain drink we would be as talented and famous as a celebrity. What they are selling is a worldview. We see it everyday on t.v. in magazines, billboards and on the radio. We can't get away from it but we are called to be discerning. One of my favorite verses 2 Cor 10:5 says "
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
. Connor and I had a great discussion on worldviews and taking every thought and making the captive to Christ by applying the light of the Bible to these commercials. What does the Bible say about what makes us worthy? Do we need things to make us happy?

It was a great time with my eldest. I might watch more t.v. with him in the future to help develop our skills in determining world views.


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