How often have you heard a Christian/Conservative complain about the entertainment industry, in the last year or so? Probably pretty often, you
may be the one doing the complaining. Perhaps you have discontinued all of your streaming subscriptions and refuse to watch any mainstream movies. But, have you helped content creators who have your values actually grow?
This is not a plug for my upcoming book, but if you want to help me edit, print, and ship this thing that I will be giving away for practically free then please do feel free to hit the support button below. What I am talking about is content producers like The Daily Wire and Angel Studios. The Daily Wire just announced its Child content App BentKey and Angel Studios just released the Trailer for Season 4 of the Chosen. Both endeavors combined have and will cost these organizations hundreds of millions of dollars.
In this financial newsletter, I write often about movies and creative content. I do this for a few reasons. 1. Movies and shows are the things that form the culture and the culture is where money exchanges hands. 2. Since movies and shows form culture, they also form the values of people within that culture. The more
accurate version of the popular saying ‘you are what you eat’ is ‘you are what you consume.’
Maybe we have some problems with the talking heads over at the Daily Wire, maybe we
have some problems with how The Chosen has portrayed some aspects of the Gospels, these problems are inevitable. If we are going to allow someone to be creative, we must allow them to be potentially offensive. The point I want to drive home is that we must support these creators of content and culture if we ever want to change the tides of our materialistic, agnostic, and vain culture. We must support them with our dollars, if we are able, because if we do not, then we will just get more of the
same from Hollywood and Washington.
In brief, put up or shut up!