Posts Tagged ‘boycott’

Should we Boycott, Protest, or Engage Secular Culture?

Karen Covell, Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network had an interesting conversation with an employee of a major ministry regarding their position on boycotting the entertainment industry.  Karen, (like most of us Christians in the entertainment business) prefer to think of boycotts as a completely last resort.  It raises plenty of money for fundraising campaigns, but as a strategy to change the culture, it simply rarely works.

But Karen responded to this ministry with such a clear and direct explanation of her position, I thought it worth posting. With Karen’s permission, here’s her letter: Read the full article »

Why You Hate Meetings

I’ve written a lot about meetings, mostly because I just hate them. The vast majority are wasteful, unproductive, and distract employees from the actual task of getting things done. But no matter how much I (and plenty of others) write about the evils of meetings, organizations still have them. Now, I’ve finally discovered why: Read the full article »

Is Hollywood Out of Touch with Middle America?

Recently, the Christian Post interviewed me about Hollywood. It was a good article, but as most publications do, they only used a few short quotes. I thought I’d post the entire interview in case you might be interested in my comments.  Let me know what you think: Read the full article »

What God is Doing in Hollywood

I had the fantastic opportunity last night to MC a fundraising event for a great ministry in Hollywood:  Hollywood United.  It’s essentially a collaboration of three organizations:
The Hollywood Prayer Network
And Act One Hollywood
The event accomplished three things:   Read the full article »

The Gay Community’s Strategy: Will it Backfire?

I’ve been following the massive repercussions on the Proposition 8 vote in California – which amended the state constitution to protect traditional marriage.  Since the vote passed by a significant margin on November 4, the gay community has organized protests across the state, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vowed that the “fight isn’t over” (call me crazy but I thought a governor was sworn to uphold the law), and the LA Times (who supports the protests) has reported the
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Compromising Our Identity

On this issues of “boycotts,” a lot has been said about “compromise.”  I really think the dreaded “C” word freaks people out way too much these days.  It might be informative to note that in the book, Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three Storied Universe, theologian Walter Brueggemann comments on the Old Testament nation of Israel’s accommodation:
“In the disciplines of fasting and sackcloth, the Israelites “separated themselves from all foreigners” and confessed their sin (Nehemiah 9:1-2).  This act in the drama needs to
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AFA Launches Boycott of McDonald’s

The American Family Association, founded by Donald Wildmon, has launched a boycott of McDonald’s Corporation.  The reason, as the organization says on it’s website is: “It is about McDonald’s, as a corporation, refusing to remain neutral in the culture wars.  McDonald’s has chosen not to remain neutral but to give the full weight of their corporation to promoting the homosexual agenda, including homosexual marriage.”

What do you think?

How to Confront the Culture – One More Miracle Theater Post

I fell compelled to write one more post as a result of all the responses to my pointing out the Miracle Theater’s full page ad in USA Today. My biggest disappointment is how quickly a discussion like this disintegrates into personal attacks, gossip, and strife. Honestly, I was a little amazed at how much some people got off topic, and raced into areas that mattered very little to the issue at hand. You want my opinion in a single post? Here it is:
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