>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

February 15, 2011 8:23 pm

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CURRENTLY READING:

UNDERSTANDING END TIMES PROPHECY
by Paul N. Benware

Category: Eschatology

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities:

1. George Clooney
2. Christopher Nolan
3. Lindsey Lohan

>PROGRESS

February 8, 2011 4:51 am

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CURRENTLY READING:

SLAVE
by John MacArthur

Category: Soteriology / Christian Living

I have officially set my autobiography book title. It’s going to be:

Hollywood Mission: Possible
Subtitle: Piercing the Darkness of a Decadent Industry
by Steve Cha

Sounds cool? It was either this or The Hollywood Commission, Piercing the Darkness of a Decadent Industry. If you have feedback, please share. I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress of the publishing. My publisher just finished the first edit of the manuscript, and it will go through a couple more polishing stages before going into typesetting, cover design, release, and all that good stuff. Hopefully the book will be out by August 2011. Please pray that it’ll go out wide in the world and influence new soul winners to enter Hollywood and win new souls to Christ!

>RUNNED OUT OF TOWN

January 31, 2011 1:12 am

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CURRENTLY READING:

THE COMING ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON
by David Jeremiah

Category: Eschatology

I received word a few days ago about one of my Hollywood friends, Jonathan Khan, being fired from a show and from his calling agency because of his on-set proselytizing. It’s sad, but true. Hollywood does indeed look down on Christianity. Everybody can pretty much share what they believe about life, but people like Jonathan are not entitled to share what they believe about forgiveness in Christ.

News like this depresses me. With him and me just about gone from Hollywood, who else is going to step up to the plate to preach the gospel so boldly to the lost on set, whether to the common aspirer or celebrity? Join with me in prayer if this issue concerns you. Let us pray that God will raise up more laborers to send into Hollywood as missionaries so we may see the landscape changed around for His glory, at least in a small way before the Messiah’s return to this world.

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

January 18, 2011 6:00 am

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CURRENTLY READING:

THE PRAYER OF THE LORD
by R.C. Sproul

Category: Christian Living/Theology

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities this week:

1. John Travolta
2. Shirley MacLaine
3. Darren Aronofsky

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

December 29, 2010 5:36 am

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CURRENTLY READING:

THE JESUS INQUEST
by Charles Foster

Category: Apologetics

Let us pray for the salvation of these celebrities:

1. Natalie Portman
2. Ridley Scott
3. Harrison Ford

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

December 24, 2010 5:15 am

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CURRENTLY READING:

JESUS AMONG OTHER GODS
by Ravi Zacharias

Category: Apologetics

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities this week:

1. Russell Crowe
2. Scarlett Johansson
3. Ang Lee

>SIN GLORIFIED

November 23, 2010 12:47 am

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CURRENTLY READING:

A PRAYING LIFE
by Paul Miller

Category: Christian Living

When people say that Hollywood is a sort of “Sin City,” it’s not an exaggeration. It is truly a community where immorality is ignored and sin is exalted. One of my friends named Jonathan, who is a background actor, told me a story about a recent occurrence on set that disturbed him. During the last scene of the day, the lead actor improvised a bunch of cursing and blasphemous lines – I guess as part of his method acting deal. When the cameras stopped rolling, the cast and crew applauded the actor! Yes, a glorification of cursing and crude language. I guess this just shows how sad the state of morality is in certain professional environments. I shouldn’t find this too shocking since we are living in the last days before Jesus’ Second Coming. The last days that are marked by blasphemy, immorality, cold-heartedness, and a gamut of other sins.

I experienced something similar on another production in October of 2009. The show was Party Down. During the last scene of the day (which was a food eating contest), the main characters celebrated their victory by cheering and shouting happily with all profanities imaginable. It was somewhat unreal to me, yet it might have been normal for others to hear such. I felt sick to my stomach to hear such things coming out of these people’s mouths, add to that the fact that the crew found it hilarious afterwards. It was truly one of my most disheartening moments for me on set.

I say these things not to condescend or display moral superiority over others. I know that I am a sinner as well, doing many things in the past and present that would upset my Lord. It just grieves me because I have come to love righteousness and hate sin. My heart strives to be one with God’s, and any offense towards Him is definitely one towards me. Forgive me if the Holy Spirit convicts me so much to be affected by things such as foul language in our society. This just comes to show how much I love and care enough about people that I would want them saved and transformed by the working of the Spirit. It is because of this that I evangelize fervently to lost sinners. I work with the hope that God would transform them in the same way He transformed me. That is the only way a depraved heart can ever be cleansed and turned towards righteous conduct. We truly need the righteousness of Christ to revive our dead selves.

Let us continue to pray for the welfare of the industry, and for the salvation of actors.

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

November 15, 2010 7:24 pm

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CURRENTLY READING:

THE BATTLE FOR THE BEGINNING
by John MacArthur

Category: Apologetics/Theology

Let us pray for the salvation of these three stars this week:

1. Tom Cruise
2. Hayden Panetierre
3. Steven Spielberg

>DEATH WORDS

November 12, 2010 11:22 pm

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CURRENTLY READING:

WHAT GOOD IS GOD?
by Philip Yancey

Category: Christian Inspiration

Many sinful trends are glorified in our movies, TV shows, and commercials these days. Cursing. Fornication. Adultery. Materialism. Pride. Idolatry. Slander. But one of the vices that is most overlooked, and one that constantly bugs me, is the use of the Lord’s name in vain. Examples include “Oh G*d!”, “Oh my G*d!”, “Jesus Chr*st!”, and “Oh L*rd!”, whether it is used to express disgust, as a joke, as a figure of speech.

Many people, and even Christians, may not see this as particularly problematic because it has become so overdone. It is as normal now as lying and having sex before marriage. Though blasphemy may seem like merely a slang or a “harmless expression,” the Bible deems it as a very serious sin. It is a violation of the Third Commandment, and Scripture has quite a few things to say about such trangressions.

Exodus 20:7 from the Old Testament declares: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” Matthew 12:36 from the New Testament also states, “I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the Day of Judgment.”

Yes, blaspheming, or using God’s name in vain, is deadly. It’s even worse than using the F-word or the S-word, even though people ironically use it as a last option, rather than the F-word, to express disgust. Such people fall into a deadly trap. The Bible warns that blasphemers – as well as murderers, haters, idolaters, fornicators, and thieves – will stand in judgment before God and end up in the lake of fire for defiling the Lord’s good and holy name.

Yet hope still exists for those willing to make a change of heart. When Jesus was sacrificed on Calvary, He took the punishment of all humanity’s crimes – even blasphemy – onto Himself so believer’s wouldn’t have to be held guilty anymore for such sins. If we have repented and have been saved by the Holy Spirit, then we have moved out of the realm of condemnation and into vindication. Because of this, we must llive in respect and fear of our great Lord. We should honor His commandments not out of obligation or grudgery, but out of gratitude for the terrible fate He saved us from. John 15:14 and 1 John 5:3 illustrates that true love is demonstrated in keeping God’s commandments. That is how we truly worship God. It may take much self-sacrifice on our part, but it is what we should be aiming for as maturing Christians.

Though blasphemy may plague the entirety of media, we do not need to lose of hope or give into what seems unchangeable. We can still stand up to Hollywood’s antics and express our disgust at their improper use of God’s name. If you are bothered by blasphemy in movies and TV shows as much as I am, I encourage you to write to the production studios with your concerns: http://www.hollywoodandgod.com/. This website lists producers and movie studios of all kinds in Los Angeles. It is dedicated entirely to the purpose of writing to the Hollywood higher-uppers with our requests.

Be aware that blasphemy is not limited to PG-13 or R-rated projects. It is even used in G-rated shows on Disney and Nickelodeon! It just shows how hard Satan is working to infiltrate the minds of naive children and lead them away from the salvation of the Lord to eternal damnation. We can write to these TV studios as well to express our concerns for the products and for our children. You may not think that your actions would make a difference, but let me tell you that it would. With much prayer and a handful of common people working towards the same goal, Hollywood can definitely listen to its audience. It will be a wise thing to do if they do not desire their TV shows and movies to be boycotted.

Let us fight the good fight together, and clean up the language of Hollywood for God’s glory. Let us also be mindful with our words as well in our everyday lives, so we may be an impeccable witness to lost sinners around us.

>PRAYER LIST OF THE WEEK

November 9, 2010 6:53 pm

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Currently Reading:

GENEROUS JUSTICE
by Timothy Keller

Category: Christian Living

Let us pray for the salvation of these three celebrities this week:

1. Christian Bale
2. Victoria Justice
3. Bennett Miller