‘God’s Missionary to Hollywood’ to Spread Media Wisdom in Australia

Ted BaehrDr. Ted Baehr, CEO and Founder of the Christian Film & Television Commission (CFTVC), is going “Down Under” to Australia this week to share biblical media wisdom with families, filmmakers, business and civic leaders, and fellow Christians.

The trip, which begins Saturday in Hobart, Tasmania, will include stopovers in the Australian cities of Gold Coast, Perth, and Sydney, where Dr. Baehr will speak multiple times to the World Congress of Families VII, an international pro-family group.

Among the topics Dr. Baehr and CFTVC COO Robert Baehr will address in Gold Coast will be the mass media’s effects on children, principles of screenwriting and filmmaking, film distribution, using social media platforms, making moral and spiritually uplifting movies and television programs, and how to get involved in influencing the mass media or working in it.

In Sydney, beginning May 15, Dr. Baehr will moderate two panels and give two keynote speeches at the World Congress of Families VII.

Dr. Baehr will also be speaking on “A Culture Worth Preserving:  The Importance of Storytelling,” “Blockbuster Stories that Build Character and Restore Family Values,” and “The Culture-Wise Family.”

“Parents and traditional family values are under attack by some in the mass media, and even many government leaders and so-called educators,” says Dr. Baehr, who notes how mass media creates the culture that shapes the hearts, minds, and moral characters of future generations of children and grandchildren.

“The World Congress of Families is a strong defender of the family values that are essential to raising healthy children in a fallen world full of toxic influences," he adds.

Although USA Today once described Dr. Baehr as “God’s Advocate in Hollywood,” he describes his role as a missionary who tries to encourage godly, family-friendly movies and entertainment with inspiring messages for a world hungry for spiritual, biblical truths.

In addition to his roles at the CFTVC ministry, Dr. Baehr is Director of Movieguide® (www.movieguide.org), its family guide to movies and entertainment. Together, CFTVC and Movieguide® are an international non-profit ministry, advocacy group, and watchdog dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.” Dr. Baehr is also a member of the NRB Board of Directors.

Published: May 9, 2013