When People Reject Serving the Kingdom
23 July 2013
My family watches Fourth of July fireworks from a Taco Bell parking lot. It helps us avoid traffic, since most people watch the display at our local high school. Besides, there’s something about celebrating America by eating Mexican food and looking up at an invention from China. We invited friends READ ON...
Discussion Starter: Rolling Stone Cover Creates Backlash
19 July 2013
Boston—Amid intense criticism, Rolling Stone magazine attempted to defend its cover image of a youthful, innocent-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber. Critics called the cover “insulting” and a “slap in the face” to Boston and the bombing victims. Several retailers, including CVS Pharmacies and 7-Eleven, announced they won’t READ ON...
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New Ministry Paradigm: Do Less Stuff!
17 July 2013
Less is More. We live in a culture that sends tons of “the more, the better” messages. And while that may be true with things like sweet tea and puppies, it’s not always true in some of the aspects of youth ministry. In fact, having a “less is more” attitude READ ON...
The Zombie Craze
17 July 2013
An article from Jonathan McKee and Mark Oestreicher at TheSource4YM.com Mark Oestreicher interviews Jonathan McKee about America’s obsession with the zombie genre.MARKO: This past TV season Walking Dead was the number one watched show on television. We see even more zombie movies emerging: Warm Bodies, World War Z… Why is READ ON...
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A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One?
16 July 2013
When we look to talk about the most effective way to impact students’ lives, the conversation usually goes toward discipleship. Well, that makes sense—we all want to go for depth, not width. Discipleship is an easy principle to grab onto: looking at how you can take things deeper in an READ ON...