Summer at the Movies: Part 1
27 April 2016
The Heroes, Hilarity, and Harshness of 2016’s Blockbusters An article from David R. Smith at The Source for Youth Ministry A break up in the Avengers? A house full of scantily-clad sorority girls? Another alien invasion? Some ninja turtles, a lost blue tang fish, and..
Once Upon A Time, There Was a Headline About Bathroom Breaks
22 April 2016
What a unique week of one hot topic in particular. Once Upon a Time endorsed a same-gender “true love’s kiss.” The actor who plays Thor endorsed his 3-year old daughter’s desire to have male anatomy (although, ironically, a woman became Thor in the comics). Target..
Challenging Digital Dependency
21 April 2016
#ScreenFreeWeek I was sitting at a coffee shop yesterday enjoying a café Americano with one of my favorite friends. We were catching up, being stupid, making each other laugh, and absolutely we were people watching, when all of the sudden she hit me over the head..
Helping Teenagers Move From “I’m Not” to “I Am!”
20 April 2016
One night when I was in high school my youth pastor handed each student in our youth group a little sheet of neon-colored paper. On it was a list—a list he hoped would encourage the junior high and high school kids he cared so deeply..
A Stressed Out Generation
14 April 2016
About a year ago the Millennial Generation (anyone born somewhere between the late 1980’s to the early 2000’s) was deemed the most “stressed out generation” by the the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America survey, released in February 2015. The current generation of students..