Media like movies, music, books, and television are more than just pass-times. Each of them has messages that they are conveying whether those messages are obvious or not. This is especially obvious when we look at movies. Have you ever left a movie theater inspired or changed in some way. The movie Up moved me to tears and made me want to spend more time with Christy. The movie The Grey left me discouraged.
Movies, music, television, and other forms of media influence us. They plant ideas in our heads. They encourage us to emulate the characters. . . not always in good ways. They paint a picture of what is important in life. As Mark Driscoll says, "They preach sermons."