Plugged In Author: Bob Waliszewski

Bob Waliszewski is the director of the Plugged In department. His syndicated "Plugged In Movie Review" feature is heard by approximately 9 million people each week on more than 1,500 radio stations and other outlets and has been nominated for a National Religious Broadcaster's award. Waliszewski is the author of the book Plugged-In Parenting: How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids With Love, Not War. You can follow him on Twitter @PluggedInBob.

Rape Scene Re-Violates

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Can the media influence our attitudes and behaviors?  A lot of young people today don’t think so. I spent a great deal of time writing the book Plugged-In Parenting to present the other side of the coin. I compiled “cause and effect” stories related to the power of entertainment, and I quoted several in the […]

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Watch Film, Will Travel

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When I travel by plane, I often board with up to a week’s worth of newspapers. Yes, I still enjoy getting my news the old-fashioned way. In fact, I subscribe to both the Denver and the Colorado Springs dailies, so sometimes that means walking down the aisle pulling my wheelie-suitcase, juggling a cup of java […]

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‘I Didn’t Even Notice’

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The Entertainment We Consume Becomes a Part of Who We Are

Not long ago, someone sent me an article by the Rev. Craig Groeschel (senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv) titled “What’s the Big &%#*! Deal about Profanity?” What impressed me about the article was how eloquently he discussed the need for Christians to be discerning when it comes to their entertainment. For me, it was like reading […]

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Out of India

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I just got back from India. Along with a handful of other folks, I was a guest of Friends Church of Yorba Linda, Calif., on an eight-day journey that included the cities Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai (plus two treks to rural India). The invitation came my way because this fellowship in Southern California has been […]

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Going Green

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Recently I ran across a disturbing Associated Press article that began with this: “More teens are smoking dope, with nearly 1 in 10 lighting up at least 20 or more times a month.” A few paragraphs later, I read that “past-month usage of marijuana grew from 19 percent in 2008 to 27 percent last year.” […]

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The Truth Behind The Vow

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Are you intrigued by movies claiming to be based on a true story? Note that I said claiming to be. It’s the rare Hollywood drama inspired by actual events that doesn’t take liberties in the interest of spicing up the narrative. That may involve inventing characters, adding conflict or tweaking details to make the whole […]

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