2020-04-09 08:35:00 · 63

Thrive Perspectives: Our Media Diet

Episode Notes

HAPPY BLESSED EASTER 2020! On our fifth episode of Thrive Perspectives - Matthew Jacoby and DJ Paine cover the diet of our entertainment.... here is the actual text message Matthew sent DJ about the idea: " I want to talk about our media diet and our minds. Address entertainment addiction and how media causes mental hyperactivity and narrative dysphoria. The ethics of content too and the issue of intellectual passivity. Relevant now because I think people are now likely to be watching more TV etc than ever and it causes us to fall into a state of vegetation. I want to address this in the of the need to “be still and know God.” And the effect this has on prayer and our engagement with scripture. How does that sound?"

Meet The Presenters

Dr Matt Jacoby

Matt is the teaching pastor at his church in Victoria, Australia, lecturer at the Melbourne School of Theology, an author, a songwriter and, a musician leading the Psalms project band Sons of Korah.

Matt has a doctorate in philosophy and theology from the University of Melbourne, and is the author of the daily Bible reading guide Thrive luanched in 2005. Matt's most recent work as an author is his book Deeper Places (Baker Books USA 2013) with an expanded edition released in 2019. In Deeper Places, Matt shares a rich portrait of authentic spirituality. A gifted teacher and Bible scholar, Matthew is invited to speak at conferences and churches where he brings a fresh but foundational perspective to Scripture.

“I do a lot of teaching these days in my various roles but I always see myself more as a learner. I love learning. I enjoy academic learning and because of that I am a perpetual student of many disciplines. But most of all I love learning to live life the way God made me to live it.” MJ

DJ Paine

DJ is a podcaster, photographer and has had a number of years experience as a Christian Radio Breakfast announcer. He would consider himself a professional Christian music geek & amateur Bible nerd. DJ was raised on the Gold Coast and studied at Word Of Life Bible College in Sydney.

Devoted husband of Benita Paine and proud of their three boys: the #BrothersPaine

“If you have ever wondered if God has a place for you in His plan... or if you have ever felt you are just a round peg trying to fit into a square hole... well I want to encourage you: if God can use a goof like me then we are all in good hands! I love the scriptures and if I can leave any legacy behind it is simply to say: read the Bible, the Bible is God’s light by which we can really see the universe.” DJ

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