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Are You Just Watching? is about critical thinking for Christians as they watch popular media such as movies and TV shows. We are more than a Christian reviews site since PluggedIn Online already does such a wonderful job. We take a critical look at philosophies and ideas behind and promoted by entertainment media, and then discuss these based on a biblical worldview. For example, the evolutionism in Jurassic Park, the user-program relationship in Tron, or the messianic characteristics of Neo in the Matrix trilogy. Each conversation has one end-objective in mind, that you don't just watch, but also think and learn.

Are You Just Watching? is about critical thinking for Christians as they watch popular media such as movies and TV shows. We are more than a Christian reviews site since PluggedIn Online already does such a wonderful job. We take a critical look at philosophies and ideas behind and promoted by entertainment media, and then discuss these based on a biblical worldview. For example, the evolutionism in Jurassic Park, the user-program relationship in Tron, or the messianic characteristics of Neo in the Matrix trilogy. Each conversation has one end-objective in mind, that you don't just watch, but also think and learn.
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Cincinati, OH

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Are You Just Watching? is about critical thinking for Christians as they watch popular media such as movies and TV shows. We are more than a Christian reviews site since PluggedIn Online already does such a wonderful job. We take a critical look at philosophies and ideas behind and promoted by entertainment media, and then discuss these based on a biblical worldview. For example, the evolutionism in Jurassic Park, the user-program relationship in Tron, or the messianic characteristics of Neo in the Matrix trilogy. Each conversation has one end-objective in mind, that you don't just watch, but also think and learn.

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English


Episodes

The Commercial Awards – AYJW089

2/25/2019
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The Superbowl 53 commercials run the gamut from entertaining to nonsense (some all in one commercial). Join us for the AYJW Commercial Awards.

Duration:01:14:25

Incredibles 2, part 2 – AYJW088

12/22/2018
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Incredibles 2 provides a foundation for a discussion on slavery to sin, civil disobedience, irreconcilable worldviews, and the role perception plays in societal judgment.

Duration:01:00:56

Incredibles 2, part 1 – AYJW087

12/1/2018
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The portrayal of a relatively functional family dealing with difficult social problems In Incredibles 2 provides a good framework on which to discuss parental and gender roles from a Christian worldview.

Duration:01:09:39

Netflix’s Daredevil, Season 3 – AYJW086

10/29/2018
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In the context of season 3 of Netflix’s Daredevil, Tim and Eve explore the effects of abandonment on children, the account of Job, how to listen for God’s voice, and how humans can’t see God’s plan.

Duration:01:20:39

Operation Finale – AYJW085

9/30/2018
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Operation Finale is a historical movie that invites discussion on the difference between justice and vengeance and the importance of recognizing the image of God in every human being.

Duration:00:52:01

Christopher Robin – AYJW084

8/30/2018
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Christopher Robin's healthy dose of nostalgia frames a story that explores how a change of perspective can change everything.

Duration:01:15:24

The Red Pill, Part 2 – AYJW083

7/29/2018
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In this follow up discussion on The Red Pill, Tim and Eve discuss the "pain olympics," social justice, and circumcision.

Duration:00:58:32

The Red Pill, Part 1 – AYJW082

6/30/2018
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This introduction to the Red Pill documentary by Cassie Jaye explores gender roles from a biblical perspective and discusses how Christians (or anyone really) should watch documentaries.

Duration:00:58:31

Avengers: Infinity War – AYJW081

5/31/2018
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Avengers: Infinity War presents an anti-hero, an anti-savior, and an anti-gospel, all in one non-stop super-hero thriller. Get ready for spoilers!

Duration:01:10:44

Ready Player One – AYJW080

4/21/2018
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Ready Player One explores a future society’s addiction to escapism and pop-culture, which prompts the question: Is it a sin for Christians to obsess with pop-culture?

Duration:01:08:41

A Wrinkle In Time – AYJW079

3/31/2018
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Disney’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time transforms the book’s theme of self-sacrificing love into the more humanistic goal of high self-esteem.

Duration:01:03:04

Black Panther: AYJW078

2/27/2018
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Black Panther speaks to the necessity of good fathers and contains a message of peace and goodwill for all people.

Duration:01:01:18

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – AYJW077

1/29/2018
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Despite a couple inappropriate scenes, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an entertaining movie, which explores teamwork, courage, and the importance of living your life with purpose.

Duration:01:05:31

Stranger Things – AYJW076

11/30/2017
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Stranger Things is an entertaining homage to the 1980s as well as a complex story that encourages deeper discussion.

Duration:01:08:26

Arrival, part 2- AYJW075

10/30/2017
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Tim and Eve explore the God-shaped hole created by Arrival's emphasis on time.

Duration:00:52:24

Arrival, part 1- AYJW074

9/30/2017
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Arrival poses some interesting insights into language and communication and how the sudden appearance of aliens might cause political and social upheaval.

Duration:00:59:17

The Defenders – AYJW073

8/28/2017
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Netflix unites its Marvel street heroes in The Defenders, and Eve and Tim tackle the miniseries for a fun overview on heroes and resurrection.

Duration:01:05:15

Spider Man: Homecoming – AYJW072

7/31/2017
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Spider-Man: Homecoming is MCU's version of the classic teen coming-of-age movie, and Eve and Tim explore its themes on growing up and parenting.

Duration:01:14:25

We need your help in the Podcast Awards, and it takes only 2 minutes

7/25/2017
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We have three podcasts up for awards, and it takes only a couple minutes for you to help. No more daily voting!

Duration:00:01:07

Hidden Figures (Part 2) – AYJW071

6/28/2017
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Hidden Figures contains a wealth of quotes to mine for discussion, and Eve and Tim examine several in this second discussion on the historical movie.

Duration:01:00:17