A Pandemic of Over-Connection
11 May 2014
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..
Crude Just Cracked the Top 10
10 May 2014
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..
Faith Abandonment Part 4: Some Resources
29 April 2014
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..
The 2014 Summer Movie Lineup – PART ONE
24 April 2014
An Overview of the Big Screen’s Biggest Blockbusters An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com This year’s summer movie lineup has something for everyone: sequels & originals, action & comedy, science fiction & Greek mythology…and unfortunately, as Hollywood usually does, they’ve thrown in some..
Society’s Influence on Gay Teens
16 April 2014
No doubt that society influences all teens gay and straight. However, in this post, I want to speak about the influence towards teens who identify as gay and those who are questioning their sexuality. I stopped watching Glee after what I thought to be a..