What is media discernment? An interview with Adam Holz from Plugged In

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly.

Sometimes I discuss a featured topic, sometimes share an interview, and sometimes lead a biblical study. This episode is an interview with Adam Holz from Focus on the Family’s ‘Plugged In.’

Adam is the director of Plugged In, Focus on the Family’s entertainment and technology review website. They shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which they live. Each month, Plugged In is visited more than 1 million times by people looking for detailed information about what’s really in popular movies, videos, television episodes, songs and games.

We talk about:

  • What is media discernment?
  • How much screen time are kids averaging?
  • Is media “neutral”?
  • Using a faith-filter
  • What is a “worldview,” and how is Christianity portrayed?
  • Subtle messages
  • How Hollywood doesn’t talk about consequences
  • What are good practices for discerning media well?

I really enjoyed talking with Adam, and I think you’ll benefit from listening. Here is the audio of our conversation. You can get plugged in to Plugged In (and more) below.


Plugged In
Focus on the Family
The Plugged In Show [Podcast]

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