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August 6, 2018 10:21 am
Best-selling author, speaker and advocate for Christian apologetics Dr. Alex McFarland, best-selling author and apologist Dylan burrow together bringing you truths for a new generation. This is TMG radio in John chapter 15 verse 19 Jesus says that the church, the Christians are not all of the world where in the world but were not all the world and Jesus said if you were of the world what would love you as one of its own, but because you are not of the world.
I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. John 1519 – versus more than welcome.
Today's edition of NG radio Alex McFarland here with Dylan Burroughs as always Dylan. Good to be with you my friend a great to be here with you again a mix I did today as we get to talk with Tina Marie Griffin the counter culture mama counterculture mom.com. This can be a great one. So let us know little bit about what people get to hear today Alex Vega started will you know I gotta tell you, running the truth for new generation conferences all over the country. It's such a blessing to bring people together to learn to be taught and inner Dylan one of the things that II love is to introduce great communicators to audiences. All of the country to inspire people in it.
It's been our joy to see God use TMG to help you know bring a lot of really good content and good communicators in front of people and yeah I just don't know that we've ever had as much buzz over a speaker as some when a couple of years ago. We met Tina Marie Griffin brought her to North Greenville University. She spoke for several days to 2800 college students and then we began to invite her to come to true for new generation and she's just been incredibly well received and and rightly so, because she's great communicator and you know it in talking about counterculture mom and what she represents him to let her tell her own story, but she reminds me of Romans 12 to Romans 12 Paul writes do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that by testing you may discern the will of God, what is good and perfect and his acceptable will and Tina is being used by God she's got an incredible back story and her her journey in the Lord, but she is helping Rick renew the minds of people and equip the minds of people to see this world through the lens of of God's word, and so were very very proud that she supported the truth for new generation events and ads told her I said hey wherever we go. I'm going to invite you if you can't make it.
I understand that whenever your schedule is open. We want to use you and so Dylan I wanted to have her on the show now so Tina, thanks for being part of the radio program and I gotta ask where are you calling in from today. Tina northern Nashville Tennessee here entered the home will curriculum fail going out for a fact I like it natural affinity.
Eight-year-old six-year-old and five-year-old and the kids are going bonkers over their brand-new school box and I politely asked the lady. Can you please babysit her half dark I happy the radio and help more people realize important about the type of education that their kids are getting what I want to tell you Alex that I greatly appreciate being on the TMG with you and I also about nine months pregnant I be jumping on a plane and picking my can't be a part of what you get are doing. I just really looked up to for years.
So thank you for creating a platform to allow parents to know how to better equip their kid got there make a different culture will God bless you.
God bless you. You know the title of your ministry. Counterculture mom was look at that middle word culture. What you see as a Christian as a mom as an author and speaker meet. Why is culture important. Why should the church be informed about culture, Tina Matt, probably relative Alex of the lack couple of year-to-year.
I knew Africa thinking 15 years ago that culture was important because I was in Hollywood working at the TD Broadway show that the pageant was involved with the felony out.
I just knew that culture was what we were engrossed in Aminah just saved who we were. What we believed we want to follow how we live their life decision that we made were all based on faith, culture, and if you didn't have God at center and knew had the word I can easily see how people could be lost, deceived the trade and and also live that lifestyle and promoted other people so I lived in Hollywood. It was so black and white from anywhere and I was working on sat and they would want me to do or where certain thing I would have the Bible with me on that question.
I look up information for the most part my parent did such a great job growing me up in God's word and I gave my life to the Lord at 16 when I moved to LA at 20 for that decade. I knew I knew God's word pretty much inside now another question little bit here and there. I thought they become a part I could I could go on that or hear someone tell me about things. I listen to a song, watch a movie meet an actor on sat and see what they're promoting and no right away pretty much without discernment. It is something I want to be involved with or not and if it something I didn't want to be involved with. I would, I had the urgency that had to warn other people and so well. 24 I did the Miss America pageant and that would open the doors to speaking on this so I've been doing that for 15 years, Holly was exposed and that they 90 minutes or so I can commit 9090 minute on today's culture and dissecting it and I think if we don't know culture and and the church is not clued in with culture. They're going to miss the boat major on the winning bowl to the Lord and sharing with people. The content that they're going to receive. There's so many kids and parents that want direction and want guidance on the hot topics today, but a lot of churches are not digging deep enough or if they do talk about the topics that even churches today said they that are completely being to see themselves and and sharing the opposite of God's word on certain topics and thought they thought about what you come back to God's word. Learn it, live that and then be able to discern culture, the truth, the light in the short as many people possible with the truth really is.
Let me ask you this, Tina. A lot of kids go away to college and lose their faith or compromise their Christian walk during the college years, I think about you. You went to Hollywood and you not only retained your Christian testimony and your belief in Jesus, but really thrived in it.
What I was working at Focus on the Family years ago. I mean, we reviewed Christian CDs by people like Katie Hudson later became Katie. I think about Avril Lavigne and even Britney Spears who entered the entertainment world as a Christian and you know, in the case of what Katy Perry has really really backpedal on her evangelical upbringing and has made it very clear that she doesn't believe Jesus is the other way of salvation anymore doesn't believe homosexuality is a sin anymore had to take a break and so on, stating folks, this is TMG radio Alex Withrow and Dylan heroes are very special guest today, Tina Marie Griffin said that after this first Peter 315 tells us to be ready always to give an answer for the hope we have were instructed to be prepared to defend our faith.
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So here's the twofold question how did you go to Hollywood and keep your Christianity.
Others don't do that and while many of the kids who hear this or their parents maybe they might not go to Hollywood and pursue a career in the entertainment industry. They will go to college and they may or may not lose their faith.
So what's the difference between somebody who can go the distance in a hostile environment and a Christian who can't great question have like 10 different take on that for me personally, the farm having my parent and filling me God's truth.
It was something my faith that God had to be mine couldn't be something that my parent told me he got into the corral forgot the displays they never get that they got truth culture and believing I was a little bit bad back then but nothing occurs, but I thought the thing been working at back then would like now to an allergy) for reading an article on time or you get drunk and wrap the scar on the tree going 80 miles an hour, and even add a 16-year-old, a new believer, I knew all my the answer Hollywood lifestyle with not following the Lord isn't the answer, and that's where my passion became so great that I had to get out in LA to share Christ with celebrity because I knew the endpoint people there influencing me in all my find I like math. They got a grip Christ as they could clean the nation but I think the biggest thing is the parents need to instill God's truth in their care.
Never too late to start the cartooning of the kids I got the probably 14 when I read you you you have two choices. Do nothing and not make changes are saved from this day forward I make a pack God guide me get me out with them on what to say. I help me teach scripture to my kid. They will see the difference between Christ and the truth and the deceptiveness and the light coming from the enemy at the I owned my faith when I went to Hollywood that completely helps me.
I also highly suggest anyone putting in a have kids that want help to Hollywood are at their knowledge entertainment get plugged in with a very good solid biblical back the background of a church. My was a way for Christians that I logged that church. Pastor Philip and Holly Wegner had such amazing God filled message as Hollywood because when Amanda Pastor Philip every Sunday and I remember literally leaving church challenge and convicted and I need messages like that, especially living in Hollywood where I had a Case in the next day to do something that with pornography driven or where sort hurt, but I knew that if God it would not be pleased with that. He was the only person I was ever concerned about as number one priority on what displeased him or not, that help me through my Hollywood career and because of that with I would stand my ground on that other Christian.that would bring a Bible and we have great conversation. I wore my absent T-shirts on that that would great conversation with celebrities with the render to like what you mean like you don't do drugs but no drug note that no sex till married what your version Hollywood and would create like a blast there till the great deep conversation of the people there learning that there were a lot of Christians working at the TD I thought a lot Christian friend that worked out there to help. Still today, and we just have decided not to do world that could compromise our testimony that would compromise our faith that would make us feel guilty after we didn't regret that we did it and I will tell you guys that I could have been a bigger star. I know that I could've had a big name for myself and I said yes to some of the role that I had to say no to. Even with the big money offered even with the big name attached to the movies.
I said no several times right like I really want got notoriety because I want to be knowing all people can know I'm a Christian. I love the Lord, not for the fame and fortune honestly thought I heard it today, but I said no, knowing full well it would wreck my testimony with those roles so I think the biggest thing and why disaster didn't strike even though there were roles I should've said no to minor stuff compared to what I could said you know I learned I went on I still use it as a major learning opportunity. It was a lot of pressure. I don't regret any decisions I made since I moved out there. In fact, God you that my FBI research here so I can be sharing what I'm now starting today at the cover FBI agent living and working Hollywood knowing full well what their agenda as though I can help one other people and encourage those people wind going to entertainment that is possible to live a Christian bold lifestyle in Hollywood E Christian demeanor came industry on it possible to do that and and here's how you do that so that would help before the flood review member named Doc that went downhill fast.
I really believe it.
A solid foundation in the Lord. Several of the people you mentioned Britney Spears for example he is.
She had parents her dad with her manager and so if your manager at your father is all okay and you to do a very seductive photo suit at the age of 14, 15 years thinking okay my death of the Christian ED.Pastor anything is okay so it must be okay that that's the reason we had issues with some deliveries that lost their faith or really never had to begin with and kids growing up that all but there Christian where in reality they probably weren't. Or they were Christian with a false understanding of what needs to be question we shared some very powerful words. Tina and one thing I want to go back to this idea.
Your parents gave you a strong Christian foundations of the when you went to Hollywood. You had a basis upon which to evaluate ideas and make decisions that talk to some of the parents relisting today who are wondering what are the things I need to be teaching my children so they will be prepared when they go to college when they go into the career field. One of the things I need to do now to be ready to have my children ready for that time that question on that thing is the problems we had over three decades ago in a little much. Why my mama talk about yourself and marriage and have Scripture help back that up. In effect, my mom and dad waited. I wanted to way I felt guilty if I would get a bad grade.
I would be disobedient. I would have to fix it right away. My heart was just like I want to amend its relationship.
I know I did something wrong and I don't like that feeling. I want to fix that. So by having my parent guide me in those topics.
Specifically, my mom, it wasn't a long conversation every day. The parent with fingerlike ability had gotten a career going whenever I want to challenge you the best investment you can make it an investment in your children because the biggest regret that people have on their deathbed is not investing enough time with their kids and then trying to get counseling for their kids, other kids are still living with them at four years older died of a drug overdose or whatever the case, it had a kid at the age of 15 they are doing those things because honestly if were real.
Today and look at ourselves because we do a good job parenting somewhere along the way out.
If he so excited to run and we know that we get what God has done.
We did our job well done good and faithful servant. Please submit interesting topics to talk about will be right back in just moments stick with us if you're Christian.
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One of the keynote speakers that were always so honored to have that you'll read about is Tina Marie Griffin and actress, now a Christian activist and she really is an example of being salt and light in the culture. Why is Hollywood and in much of pop culture and media doing an all-out assault on traditional ethical and moral boundaries.
Tina what he think that is I think it's two major reasons. Number one the money to be made on I challenge all audience of marriage silent, that's right. Nobody.
Nobody makes any money. If you decide decide how the absent that all that LB could've been that they would be make any money if they promote your court to get pregnant you go to Planned Parenthood have an abortion, you get an STD is going for the doctor to get drug side effects that even though everything had the consequent thought would push that agenda dangerous thing. Even more than money making, and I really believe that Satan is running our world today, and he's running our airwaves today Scripture that back that up with the fact that he is running the powerful influence their culture really believe it, media people there to witchcraft and sorcery which they are in Hollywood on any party are are had in Hollywood that they literally have been witchcraft. I've never been one for me to describe it at the stuff that I've heard and stuff that I thought after the party was over you. Witchcraft type activity to decide what program to put on the air.
It's really demonic and it's a lot bigger than most people think, or could even comprehend their stuff that I like to share right now but I don't want to freak out the viewers or listeners on that holy over the week expose more stuff but it really demonic. If you want to look at it you think major people that are following his agenda to implement the method to corrupt destroy and kill. Just like the Bible faith and I really believe living in the end time. What's the biggest worst way you can damage the most people through mass media through the media and technology and yet I try to encourage people to talk the very same way that we can get through the fact that the furnace to win ortho for Christ. The big thing is you technology to glorify God, but be very careful not to beat Steve on the people trying upon. That did not mind that do not line up God's work. Jesus warned us that the deceased Satan comes to kill to steal to destroy from the other hand, Jesus is come to give us life and life more abundantly entertainment which is otherwise a good thing. I'm an art literature and music, but how Satan has so controlled American entertainment for so long and he's done what John Tinton warned about through sadly really ungodly entertainment. Satan is stealing, killing and destroying his without a doubt but that coping and allocate my focus on that and the other meeting thing has happened is even doing when I see a bunch of kids in the audience like sixth grade middle school even from elementary call for their grandparent taking note at the end you event all at on scene when you're speaking and sharing God's truth. The light bulbs go off couldn't get today understand that the veil had been lifted and blinded by in that crowd. I going with several them at that conference that give me hope because I know that if we keep sharing God's truth.
The people tuning in, and listening have a choice continued on the road thereon, or think you know what is it you if I happen to see the walkout direction. At least that way someday. We did our job, no matter how many people you like the Lord in the process… By sharing God's truth, but that they can't say I got the day no one told me I never knew that it be cool thing. When I talked to the parent. Now we don't know when or truth is our decision, but only tell you something, God will bless your life will not follow or believe that you and say no to the things that are trying to deceive us and take up a time take up our cast and and then truth which is actually life Tina, thank you so much easier powerful word to Sherry to take a moment and let people know how I can find out more about you and the work you're doing and how they can get involved tells about your website and how we can find a more yet counterculture mom.com and you like to be a part of the mentoring. You can also click on the partner. We have a lot of great product for crating a four CD.
Prepare for our the contact awesome about making my actual presentation filter purchase of you want to take affect the youth group insurance market is a jampacked session that will just pulling open the eyes of many kids were currently in go to the very entertainment at they will be a little positive choices. Well big thing in the car counterculture mom Mom and dad to jump on board six about the Pompano content daily to help us raise counterculture warriors in our home today go there and know when they're being lied to and also search with their friends it's it's been a privilege with tibial talk again today and know that it is worth it to spend your time and cash to invest in your kid on making sure that positive that are going into the mind of the excellent ultra when there you note being deceived by Satan you know to Colossians 28 Susa Sea to the no one takes you captive by vein philosophy and empty deceit, according to the traditions of the world and not according to Jesus Christ and to thank you for your living out Colossians to aid in your helping people follow the mindset of Christ and be set free from the bondage of the world so much scene. It's been a blessed and happy with this and thank you for joining us today. Listen get a truth for new generation.com join us next time at truth for new generation radio truth for new generation in association with Alex McFarland evangelistic ministries exists to equip Christians with the biblical worldview through conferences and camps for information about upcoming events visit for a new generation.com or give us a call at 877 yes God one that's 877 yes and the number one TMG radio is made possible by the friends of Alex McFarland evangelistic ministries PO Box 10231, Borough, NC 27404. That's PO Box 1021, North Carolina 27404.
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