Conspire 09 Live Blog – General Session 1

  • 6:48 PM henryjz – great worship set by branden… i’ll get his full name and link later
  • 6:48 PM henryjz – amy is up welcoming everyone to conspire
  • 6:48 PM henryjz – what an amazing encourager!!
  • 6:49 PM henryjz – btw, sitting next to Larry Shallenberger…
  • 6:49 PM henryjz – “see youself as the expert… the number one pick… at your church”
  • 6:51 PM henryjz – we need those of you at Conspire to check out the conspire blog and contribute your expertise to the conversation
  • 6:53 PM henryjz – going to play “Are You Smarter Than a CM Director”
  • 6:56 PM henryjz – ok… here are the questions…
  • 6:56 PM henryjz – win 2 free registrations to Lead Conference is all 5 questions answered correctly
  • 6:58 PM henryjz – get 2 cheats
  • 6:58 PM henryjz – ok… now the questions
  • 6:58 PM henryjz – “which nick cartoon has english and spanish speaker girl”
  • 6:59 PM henryjz – spongebob, dora, icarly or woody el pajaro loco?
  • 6:59 PM henryjz – and the answer… b??
  • 6:59 PM henryjz – correct!
  • 6:59 PM henryjz – first prize is CD pack.. ooo
  • 7:00 PM henryjz – 2nd question… toy story, nemo, cars, and wall -e done by?
  • 7:00 PM henryjz – wb, dreamworks, pixar, or wca conspire animation co.
  • 7:00 PM henryjz – ha!
  • 7:00 PM henryjz – going for the cheat
  • 7:00 PM henryjz – and they want C
  • 7:01 PM henryjz – contestant going with the CM directors… “I always go with the CM director.”
  • 7:01 PM henryjz – question 3
  • 7:01 PM henryjz – between june 2007 – 2008 was?
  • 7:02 PM henryjz – miley cyrus, zac efron, olson twins or jonas bros
  • 7:02 PM henryjz – she’s going on her own
  • 7:02 PM henryjz – a. miley???
  • 7:02 PM henryjz – it’s correct
  • 7:02 PM henryjz – prize is leadership dvd
  • 7:03 PM henryjz – question 4… getting harder
  • 7:03 PM henryjz – and the contestant burns the host!!! “I work with 2 year olds”
  • 7:03 PM henryjz – 2008 best selling game for wii?
  • 7:04 PM henryjz – super smash bros, mario kart, grand theft auto 4, or wii play
  • 7:04 PM henryjz – she’s going on her own
  • 7:04 PM henryjz – b. mario kart wii???
  • 7:04 PM henryjz – final answer?
  • 7:04 PM henryjz – she’s sticking with it
  • 7:04 PM henryjz – it’s a!!!
  • 7:05 PM henryjz – oh!!!!
  • 7:05 PM henryjz – the helpers didn’t get it right either
  • 7:05 PM henryjz – oh well
  • 7:05 PM henryjz – question 5…
  • 7:05 PM henryjz – as of 2007, which children’s book sold most copies
  • 7:06 PM henryjz – poky little puppy, hary potter book 1, green eggs and ham, charlotte’s web
  • 7:06 PM henryjz – going with the copy cheat!
  • 7:06 PM henryjz – copying from dan
  • 7:07 PM henryjz – he put jn 3:16… doh!
  • 7:07 PM henryjz – he says b…
  • 7:07 PM henryjz – it is b!!!
  • 7:08 PM henryjz – amy coming back up
  • 7:08 PM henryjz – introducing phil vischer
  • 7:10 PM henryjz – waching a video done by phil vischer
  • 7:12 PM henryjz – phil is interrupting the video puppet… too funny
  • 7:13 PM henryjz – phil walking us through the “state of media” and what to do with it
  • 7:13 PM henryjz – “TV developed in lat 30’s”
  • 7:13 PM henryjz – 1960 – 87% had TV
  • 7:14 PM henryjz – today more households have TV than fridges or indoor plumbing!
  • 7:15 PM henryjz – today – 63% households have high speed internet
  • 7:15 PM henryjz – today 8-18 year olds have lots of electronics… too fast to write it down
  • 7:15 PM henryjz – 2 our of 3 kids have tvs in their bedrooms (8-18 year old)
  • 7:15 PM henryjz – 1 out of 3 0-6 kids have tv in bedroom
  • 7:16 PM henryjz – 1 out of 5 under 1 have tv in their bedroom!
  • 7:16 PM henryjz – “most of kids have access to most forms of electronic media most of the time”
  • 7:17 PM henryjz – from Larry Shallengberger… Phil is quoting from Kaiser Insitute Study
  • 7:17 PM henryjz – TV viewing is not in decline but added to because of all the electronic media
  • 7:18 PM henryjz – households with kids are coopting this faster than house with no kids
  • 7:18 PM henryjz – 8 hrs per day of media content at 8-12 years old
  • 7:19 PM henryjz – 8-18 year olds… 20% are in house when tv on during meals, on virually all the time with no one watching and no restriction by parents
  • 7:20 PM henryjz – media consumption is only outstripeed by sleep with kids
  • 7:20 PM henryjz – tv gone from “family programming” to “kid programming”
  • 7:20 PM henryjz – Disney doing more kids movies because it is more profitable
  • 7:21 PM henryjz – “good thing and not so good thing”
  • 7:21 PM henryjz – good thing… kids spend less time watching adult themed tv shows
  • 7:23 PM henryjz – downside… less motivation to create family-friendly programming anywhere else (so mainstream tv is more vulgar) because nick and cartoon network and disney doing it all
  • 7:23 PM henryjz – major networks are suffering because of it “HBO envy”
  • 7:24 PM henryjz – networks want to be like HBO because HBO is winning the awards.. so you get shows like Desperate Housewives, et al.
  • 7:25 PM henryjz – how does this affect kids?
  • 7:25 PM henryjz – kids don’t want to be kids anymore
  • 7:26 PM henryjz – Phil’s grade 8 son saying he is only one who can’t watch South Park or Family Guy
  • 7:26 PM henryjz – by segregating kids into their own little world, once decide too old, then their is nothing in the middle
  • 7:27 PM henryjz – go from Hannah Montanna to South Park
  • 7:27 PM henryjz – “we are compressing childhood”
  • 7:27 PM henryjz – childhood getting younger and younger… what happens when kids are done with Dora
  • 7:28 PM henryjz – “we’re losing the sense of what adulthood is”
  • 7:28 PM henryjz – take a look at primetime programming…
  • 7:28 PM henryjz – 30 years was Brady Bunch… what were adults like there
  • 7:28 PM henryjz – 80’s you had Seinfeld.. what were the adults like there?
  • 7:29 PM henryjz – 90’s you have Friends…
  • 7:30 PM henryjz – we are idealizing a “Spring Break mentality”… time between leaving parents and assuming responsibility of adulthood
  • 7:30 PM henryjz – next issue… “compartmentalization”
  • 7:31 PM henryjz – they go to church and get god, then go home and watch tv with no reference of god
  • 7:32 PM henryjz – God exists on Sunday, and the rest of the week he is gone
  • 7:32 PM henryjz – they spend more time in front of screens where world is free of God
  • 7:32 PM henryjz – spiritual and secular get compartmentalized
  • 7:33 PM henryjz – next issue… “advancing a new religion through media of FUN”
  • 7:33 PM henryjz – everything is about “fun”
  • 7:33 PM henryjz – example of phil driving by a restaurant, “Come in and have fun!” what about food???
  • 7:34 PM henryjz – “Theology of Fun”
  • 7:34 PM henryjz – fun appears 0 times in ESV and 1 time in NIV ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 7:35 PM henryjz – A theology of fun is extra-biblical
  • 7:37 PM henryjz – enertainment is like feeding kids marshmallow peeps… it’s all fun and no substance
  • 7:37 PM henryjz – “You can’t abandon something you were never in”
  • 7:37 PM henryjz – Phil’s quote in response to people complaining about Christians abandoning the media
  • 7:38 PM henryjz – Entertainment was all about vaudeville, burlesque, etc. so Christians stayed away at the beginning
  • 7:38 PM henryjz – “We’re not very funny” so we didn’t do entertainment
  • 7:39 PM henryjz – “There’s this little monk… nail, nail, nail… woo, the Reformation” Phil’s summary of the birth of Protestantism
  • 7:39 PM henryjz – “We’re not funny people.”
  • 7:40 PM henryjz – There are funny British people… they didn’t come over… who came over?? the Puritans!
  • 7:41 PM henryjz – We’re not funny people (American Christians).
  • 7:41 PM henryjz – Today, we’re still not in it but also not standing apart from it… We are simply consuming.
  • 7:42 PM henryjz – Our kids are overrun, then, with media content, and we aren’t influencing it
  • 7:42 PM henryjz – What about Christian TV? haha
  • 7:42 PM henryjz – Christian TV find roots in Christian radio, which found roots in the pulpit
  • 7:43 PM henryjz – “Pulpit amplification systems”
  • 7:43 PM henryjz – TV is primary form of distraction not education
  • 7:44 PM henryjz – VeggieTales for example comes from Christian music, which comes from Christian books, which is more entertainment driven
  • 7:44 PM henryjz – 1999 Christian entertainment peaked and in decline because Christian bookstores are going out of business, which was the model for distribution
  • 7:44 PM henryjz – so what now?
  • 7:45 PM henryjz – watching a video of what Phil is doing
  • 7:48 PM henryjz – taking a look at http://www.jellytelly.com
  • 7:49 PM henryjz – jellybits.com you can buy shorts
  • 7:50 PM henryjz – opening a format for college kids in film to put out their stuff in short format
  • 7:50 PM henryjz – what about us as children’s ministry workers?
  • 7:50 PM henryjz – should we have media, then?
  • 7:50 PM henryjz – phil won’t jump into that ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 7:50 PM henryjz – smart man
  • 7:51 PM henryjz – will say that if content is good, then it will teach… if not, then no
  • 7:51 PM henryjz – same goes with live teacher or video
  • 7:51 PM henryjz – “most effective teaching device in your class is you”
  • 7:51 PM henryjz – you can do one thing media can’t do, which is love kids
  • 7:52 PM henryjz – we need to help parents wade through this media because they don’t have the resources they need
  • 7:53 PM henryjz – phil is going to put this stuff together in dvd to be able to use
  • 7:53 PM henryjz – philvischer.com and jellytelly.com
  • 7:54 PM henryjz – now to worship and break… see you for session 2!!!

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