537: The War Over Christmas Movies & Gen Z’s Mental Health with Josh Packard

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The Hallmark Channel is now producing Christmas movies with LGBTQ characters and relationships leading the network’s former CEO to launch a new holiday movie channel with straight relationships only. The Holy Post crew discusses the role of representation in entertainment, and why a number of recent LGBTQ-centric movies have bombed at the box office. Then, Al Mohler attacked David French for not opposing civil same-sex marriages leading Phil to ask whether Mohler is more interested in defending Christianity or just conservatism. And Skye talks with Josh Packard from Springtide Research about the mental health of Gen Z. New data says young people who engage in spiritual practices experience greater mental health, but they’re not the practices most congregations promote.

Patreon Bonus: Christian Asks...How do we practically live out holiness? - https://www.patreon.com/posts/75266338/ New Holy Post merch - https://www.holypost.com/shop News Segment 00:00 - Intro and updates 5:19 - The war over Christmas movies 34:42 - David French and Al Mohler Interview with Josh Packard Springtide Research Institute: Gen Z and Mental Health - https://www.springtideresearch.org/gen-z-mental-health 51:31 - Interview intro 52:35 - Big takeaways from recent findings 55:12 - Creating healthy environments 58:33 - Gen Z and spiritual practices 1:05:30 - Safety in faith communities 1:08:37 - Challenge vs despair 1:11:32 - Loneliness and connection 1:23:53 - Further resources 1:26:45 - Credits Other links mentioned: “The parable of David French” by R. Albert Mohler Jr. (World) - https://wng.org/opinions/the-parable-of-david-french-1669034447 “Candace Cameron Bure Wants to Put Christianity Back in Christmas Moves” (Wall Street Journal) - https://www.wsj.com/articles/candace-cameron-bure-great-american-family-11668205295 Holy Post Episode 529: Rapture Anxiety & Why Analog Discipleship is Better with Jay Y. Kim - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-529-rapture-anxiety-why-analog-discipleship-is-better-with-jay-y-kim Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/ Holy Post Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/holypost

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