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Puppets & Computers: The Best Christian Children's Programming From The '80s & '90s

Any child growing up in a religious home in the '80s and '90s had a glut of entertainment options, keeping them satiated with moral, Christian music, television shows and video series, geared to most every youthful age group. I grew up straddling both sides, so my world view early on was colored by secular and religious messages, namely healthy doses of MTV and Kids In The Hall, making for a variety of interesting experiences as we got older.

Most every secular form of media aimed at adolescents had it's own Jesus-loving, born-again counterpart. If you liked the Beastie Boys, there was the God-fearing DC Talk to act as the Christian alternative. You like Sesame Street, various variations of Muppets and other Jim Henson-created series, that had "ulterior" brainwashing motives? There were plenty of Bible-quoting puppets for you on TBN. Is Saturday Night Live too worldly? Tune in to Fire By Nite.

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Craig Hlavaty
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