There's something almost magical about enjoying the same program or series, which can spark conversations on a wide range of topics. It's also a great way to show your teens that you care about them and their interests. So if your kid asks you to watch a show with him, your answer should always be yes.
If Christians are unsure whether or not a show, including the ones listed above, is suitable to watch, Psalm 101:3 is a great verse to use as the litmus test for whether or not a show fits their principles: “I will set before my eyes no vile thing.”
As usual, The Chosen excels at presenting the Bible faithfully and in an engaging manner. I walked away impressed by many things. But in terms of how indelibly it moved me, the top prize goes to how fast two of the disciples applied Jesus’ sermon on the Mount.
While ABC kept some steady hits like The Goldbergsand The Connors, a new comedy called Abbott Elementary made its way into primetime last year and has been making news ever since. Quinta Brunson produced and stars as Janine Teagues, an elementary school teacher full of big dreams (despite her empty wallet) to inspire the youth of America. Here are six reasons why you should watch Abbott Elementary:
Two veteran producers of the global phenomenon The Chosen say they have seen God's hand at work multiple times on the set, including during moments when the cast and crew were tired and stressed, ready to give up and go home for the day. Producers Chad Gundersen and Chris Juen say the moments – which they call miraculous – serve as a reminder of the series' subject: the power of Jesus.
The Chosen, a multi-season television series about Jesus and his disciples, just might be the most popular Bible-based media project in modern entertainment history. It's definitely the most popular Bible-based series in recent years.Here are four things you should know about Season 3:
When Amazon first announced the new series, many feared it would take on a dark, sensual, and gory feel similar to that of the popular show, Game of Thrones. I am happy that they have stayed true to their story and are producing a family-friendly show that doesn't rely on selling worldly values. They are able to tell a compelling, entertaining story that not once feels lacking by the exclusion of sexual or gory scenes.
September rarely finishes atop anyone’s list of “most favorite months.” Perhaps that’s because it’s synonymous with children going back to school. Or maybe it’s because it’s a “shoulder” month with no direct ties to any of the beloved seasons. Even so, September – at least this year’s version of September – is an excellent month for new family-friendly streaming titles.Here are the seven best family movies and television shows streaming this month. (If anything on our list troubles you, then give filtering services Clearplay or VidAngel a try.)
The much-anticipated Amazon series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (TV-14) tells the story of Galadriel -- a young female elf who has everything that's needed to be a successful warrior in Middle Earth -- and dozens of other Middle Earth heroes as they protect their kingdom.Here are four things you should know about The Rings of Power:
J.R.R. Tolkien is easily the best-known fantasy author of the last 100 years. If you haven’t read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings or seen the various films based on those stories, you almost certainly know at least one person familiar with them.You may not know that Tolkien wrote many more fantasy works than just his famous ones. As he built his stories about Middle-earth into full-fledged mythology, he wrote numerous other stories about its history leading up to the fight over the One Ring. As a scholar of languages, Tolkien studied and translated famous medieval texts like Beowulfand Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He also wrote shorter fairy-tale works for his children, some connected in interesting ways with his more famous works.With Amazon’s The Rings of Power coming out soon, it’s a good time to look at some of his other work. The following is a list of his great shorter works and some of his more accessible Middle-earth writings. Many of these shorter stories have been published separately, but you can also find them collected in anthologies like The Tolkien ReaderorTales from the Perilous Realm.Further Reading: Does the Lord of the Rings Have Christian Themes?Photo Credit: Unplash/Madalyn Cox
Education is important for all ages, and when shared with the family, it can lead to some fabulous discussions on history and even on the differences in the evolutionary/creationist points of view. So pop some popcorn, open the juice boxes, and snuggle in for an evening of exploration!
Screening kids' TV before they see it helps avoid arguments or disunity and anything they may have soaked up from an inappropriate show before! It also helps you and your spouse be on the same page and create a united front. If your kids ask why they can't watch certain things, tell them the truth.
Even though Sweet Magnolias is somewhat of a charcuterie board of Christianity, picking and choosing aspects of faith it wants to use, it is still a very nuanced and dynamic show that depicts Christian life and faith in a relatively realistic light.
Netflix has around 4,000 movies in its vast streaming database – some good, some bad, and some that are stuck right there in the middle.Of course, not every Netflix film is family-friendly. Even fewer reach the parental trifecta of being clean, creative and entertaining.Fortunately, though, some do. We combed the Netflix catalog and found 10 movies that could be considered “hidden gems” – that is, most of them are likely unknown to the average streamer. Even better: All 10 are Netflix originals, which means they won’t be pulled from the service.As always, if anything on our list troubles your senses, then give the filtering services Clearplay or VidAngel a try.Here are 10 family movies on Netflix that are hidden gems:Photo courtesy: David Balev/Unsplash
There are numerous shows to fast forward on all streaming media platforms. Many of us have potentially worn out our fast-forward buttons long before we've needed to replace the remote's batteries. But there is hope! Some shows don't require calisthenics for your fingers, and I'm here to give you a list of ones to try.
The Chosen, a TV-like series about Jesus and his disciples, is different from any Bible-based project I've watched. It also may be the best. The first episode of Season 2 debuted on Easter weekend. Here are four things you should know about Season 2: