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Image Is (Still) Everything

Teen Girls Only as Good as Their Last Selfie An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Some teens take them on a date. Others take them to get a date. Some teens snap them while at the beach, after a new haircut, or when..
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Discussion Starter: Woman’s Christian Faith Leads to Death Sentence

In The News Khartoum, Sudan—After refusing to renounce her Christian faith this week, a Sudanese woman was sentenced to death by hanging. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a 27-year-old doctor, was convicted of apostasy, or renouncing the Muslim faith, even though she was raised as a Christian...
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A Pandemic of Over-Connection

Full Disclosure: Because today’s technologies have a forming influence on our spiritual, emotional, and psychological “shape,” I’ve stubbornly resisted getting a smartphone, preferring instead my now-ancient flip phone. We’ve decided to not have cable TV in our home, “screen time” in general is limited, and..
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Crude Just Cracked the Top 10

What “Turn Down for What” and “Loyal” Reveal About Pop Culture An article from Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com “Happy” is still in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, which I presume makes Pharrell Williams really…umm…happy. But there are other songs..
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Faith Abandonment Part 4: Some Resources

Faith abandonment. Students drifting away from church. We’ve looked at some of the causes and possible cures. Today, I’d like to share a few resources that have been influential in helping youth workers as they navigate this vital issue. Sticky Faith.  Kara Powell and the..
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