Dads are the Stars of The Dove Super Bowl Ad

In an age where the role of fathers is mocked and belittled in our entertainment and media, it’s refreshing to see this inspiring TV ad produced by Dove. It will be airing this weekend during the Super Bowl. I’m a Dad of 4 wonderful kids. This 1 minute collection of Dad moments chokes me up every time I watch it. That’s because it captures what it’s really like to be a Dad. Our importance in the life of a child is huge. Good job Dove. Continue reading Dads are the Stars of The Dove Super Bowl Ad

Top Movies for 2014 – Shows What America Wants

Once again, family movies have proven to be the top draw at the box office. Below is the list of top grossing movies in the U.S., from 2014, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com 1. Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) $333.0 million 2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (PG-13) $323.9 million 3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) $259.8 million 4. The LEGO Movie (PG) $257.8 million 5. Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13) $245.4 million 6. Maleficent (PG) $241.4 million 7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13) $233.9 million 8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) $208.6 million 9. … Continue reading Top Movies for 2014 – Shows What America Wants

Is the Bible Reliable?

I just finished going through this video series with our youth at my church. It’s part 2 of the True U series, produced by Focus on the Family. I highly recommend it for all youth 8th through 12th grade. It’s meant to prepare students for the attacks on their faith that will surely come as soon as they enter college. This particular series gives real evidence for the authenticity of the Bible. For instance, a common criticism is that most of the Bible was written hundreds if not thousands of years after it really happened. Therefore it can’t possibly be accurate, … Continue reading Is the Bible Reliable?

Bette Midler, on Ariana Grande

The article below appeared yesterday on MSN.com, and it shares Bette Midler’s take on the overly sexualized young female pop singers that dominate the music scene these days. Bette says it much better than I ever could, and she has the professional pedigree to make these statements. I agree completely. It’s a great article and I really hope it will be read by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and the list, sadly, goes on and on. Below is the article. Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: ‘Don’t make a whore out of yourself to get ahead’ by Michael Lewittes, MSN.com … Bette … Continue reading Bette Midler, on Ariana Grande

Fifty Shades of Sesame Street

In a recent Ernie and Bert sketch on everyone’s favorite educational kid’s show Sesame Street, there is an obvious allusion to the Shades of Grey book. Bert is sitting on a park bench and reading a book that clearly shows the title “Fifty Shades of Oatmeal”. He addresses the camera and then reads the book. He says, “I’m Bert. I’m just reading this book: Fifty Shades of Oatmeal. Yeah… One: beige… Two: tan… Wow, this is steamy stuff.” I’m not making this up. Watch the Video Here. I know most of you who watch the clip will do like I did and smile … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Sesame Street

Ariana Grande & the Pop Star Machine

Why is it that talented young actresses that get their start on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel almost always go off the deep end as soon as they hit adulthood? One day they’re clean-cut and wholesome and the perfect role-model for our kids, and then they turn 18 or 21 and turn into partying-hard, overly-sexualized pop stars who care nothing about the influence they’re having on their young fans. This is an issue that has bothered me for some time, being the father of three girls. Two of my girls are still in their tween years so I’m especially concerned as they watch their favorite … Continue reading Ariana Grande & the Pop Star Machine

Does God Exist? True-U

I am currently going through this DVD series with a group of teenagers at my church. The series is called True-U, Does God Exist? I give it a big STAR and I highly recommend this series as well as the other two True-U sets, “Is The Bible Reliable” and “Who is Jesus?”. It’s professionally made and very enlightening. This is no simplified Sunday School lesson. It’s presented more as a college course with one of the top Christian Scientists and Apologists, Dr. Stephen Meyer speaking to a room full of college age kids. Focus on the Family designed the True-U series … Continue reading Does God Exist? True-U

The Willis Clan

I just discovered the Willis Clan a few days ago but I’m already a huge fan. I watched the video below, their audition for America’s Got Talent. I was blown away by not just their talent, but also the sheer coolness of a family of 12 talented kids playing and singing together and having a great time in the process. Watch for yourself. Here is a link to a great article on the Willis Clan at washingtontimes.com. Their story is fascinating and inspiring. I won’t try to repeat the article, but instead comment on what I love about this family. 1. They are a Christian … Continue reading The Willis Clan