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..
Sensuality and Vulgarity Without Much Sobriety
13 April 2016
A Look Inside the Top 10 Songs An article from Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com The songs in this week’s Top 10 offer lots of diversity: Americans and foreigners, pop and electronic and hip hop genres, singles, duets, and even quintuplets. Is..
Movie Review: God’s Not Dead 2
30 March 2016
If I can be candid, I often struggle with watching Christian movies. Every once in a while there’s an exception. But the original God’s Not Dead was not one of them for me. Watching that film made me both angry and embarrassed as a Christian. Harsh..
Selfies, Sexting, and Censorship
29 March 2016
Teens and the Pics They Take of Themselves An article from David R Smith at The Source for Youth Ministry Pose. Snap. Hastily delete. Re-pose. Re-snap. Save. Add filter. Add another filter. Upload/Tweet/Send. Enjoy all the likes, retweets, shares, and positive comments. But what if..