Discussion Starter: Comedian’s Suicide Stuns Fans, Family
14 August 2014
In The News San Francisco—Beloved funnyman Robin Williams was found dead Monday in what authorities called a suicide. The 63-year-old Oscar-winning actor had reportedly been battling severe depression and also had a history of alcohol and drug addiction. Shocked relatives and fans wondered how Williams,..
Discussion Starter: Kids Play With Fire in Online Dare
07 August 2014
In The News Lexington, Ky.—In a disturbing and dangerous trend, teenagers are receiving serious burns while trying to prove their bravery. “Fire challenge” videos posted on YouTube and other social-media sites show young people putting accelerant on their skin, lighting themselves on fire, and then..
Discussion Starter: Monteith’s Mom Addresses “Horrendous” Loss
02 August 2014
In the News New York—One year after Glee actor Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose, his mom said she’s finally “beginning to accept it.” Calling her son’s death “horrendous,” Ann McGregor said she couldn’t even look at a picture of him until a few..
Discussion Starter: Instagram User Claims Size Discrimination
22 July 2014
In The News Chillicothe, OH—After 19-year-old Sam Newman posted “body love” selfies on Instagram, her account was disabled—because of her size, she claimed. The social media site later apologized, saying it made a mistake, and reinstated her account. Newman, a former bullying victim who engaged..
FREEBIE: GAME FROM ABSURD HOLIDAY GAMES VOL. 2
18 July 2014
Fun is one of the most powerful tools in youth ministry. That’s what Absurd Holiday Game Pack Volume 2 — the newest Absurd Holiday Game book by Kenny and Elle Campbell — is all about. For instance, September is National Baby Safety Month. Who knew?..