My latest post is up on the Covenant Eyes blog: #MeToo and the Deep Cultural Concerns it Highlights.
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My latest article is up on Covenant Eyes, “Women are Daughters, not Objects.” Check it out here!
Game of Thrones is arguably the most popular and successful show on television. A big reason for its popularity is the gratuitous nudity it’s become famous for. People will rush to defend these displays for the sake of art, yet the producers know that sex, not art, is what sells. Listen to a Game of Thrones director, Neil Marshall, quoting an unnamed show producer on the Empire.com Podcast:
This particular exec, like, took me to one side and said, “Look, I represent the pervert side of the audience. Ok? Everybody else is the serious drama side. I represent the perv side of the audience, and I want full frontal nudity in this scene. So you go ahead and do it.”
This was followed by chuckles and laughs shared between Marshall and the podcast host, both men.
Our culture is a cesspool of objectification of the female body. Women aren’t seen as human beings, but as objects to be consumed by men. You see the end result of this in the millions of broken hearts, despairing headlines, and addicts trying to find their next and bigger fix. Yet we let the cycle continue by gorging on the gratuitous objectified bodies of Game of Thrones and many other porn outlets, acting like we can have the best of both worlds: enjoying the instant gratification of sex way outside of how God designed it, without it having any effect on our life, relationships, and the fabric of society as a whole.
Read more from Noah Filipiak on Game of Thrones at the Covenant Eyes blog: If you’re watching Game of Thrones, you’re watching porn.
Check out my most recent article on the Covenant Eyes blog, 5 Reasons NOT to Talk about Porn in Church (Sarcasm Alert). Share that link, not this atacrossroads.net one.
The online videos below are free to view. If you would like a hard copy DVD of these videos, they are available for purchase at the South Francis Press store.
Small group video instructions:
- Play the video with your men’s small group at the beginning of your group time
- Go through the group discussion questions found in Appendix A of Beyond the Battle. There will be questions about the video and separate questions about the correlating chapters in the book.
- The videos divide the book into 6 different small group readings and discussions. The design is to have a 6-week men’s small group to cover all the material, though you may find it beneficial to have a 12 week small group, committing two meetings to cover each video and question set.