TV, Movies and Sports

At Shine TYC we see the world through the lens of our faith. So naturally the TV, movies, and sports we watch are colored by our values and beliefs. Sports and entertainment consume much of our attention. They have the ability to inspire, inform, and challenge our faith. Shine TYC living is not passive consumption of entertainment. It is purposeful and we expect whatever we choose to watch to produce good fruit. Maybe that’s simply 30 minutes of joyful laughter or perhaps a 3-hour exploration of American history that changes our hearts and minds forever.

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Sweet Magnolias: The World We Need, But Can’t Quite Believe In Right Now

This is one of the hardest review assignments I’ve ever had. The difficulty has nothing to do with the show’s characters or its storylines. It has more to do with the current state of the nation. The day I began watching the first season of “Sweet Magnolias” on Netflix I had just written about Amy… Continue reading Sweet Magnolias: The World We Need, But Can’t Quite Believe In Right Now

4 Things I Love About Jesus…and Michael Jordan

Photo: CBS sports Christians can learn something from Kobe Bryant. In the same way that Kobe followed Michael Jordan’s philosophy in basketball, Christians might use the same model to follow the teachings of Jesus. Kobe exhausted Jordan with constant calls at all hours of the night. Likewise, we should pray without ceasing to understand God’s… Continue reading 4 Things I Love About Jesus…and Michael Jordan

Ain’t Too Proud

(l to r) Ephraim Sykes (David Ruffin), Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks), James Harkness (Paul Williams), Jared Joseph (Melvin Franklin), and Derrick Baskin (Otis Williams) in the world premiere of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Photo by Carole Litwin/Berkeley Repertory Theatre On a brisk Tuesday night in New York City,… Continue reading Ain’t Too Proud


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