Podcast: Terry Linhart with Dave Rahn
Which Will America Choose?
…we can and will be our own worst enemy
Good Youth Pastors prioritize time. Bad Youth Pastors wonder where the week went.
5 Reasons To Attend…
2 Undeniable Facts
“If my kids flip a water bottle one more time. . .” “IT IS DRIVING ME MAD!!!!!!!”
Trying Something New In Youth Ministry
But there’s a not-so-hidden dark side to ministry life that act as pitfalls, snares, and traps… these are….
Getting real about race and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us
Officer and lawyer co-author Book. The book boils down to four words: “Comply now, contest later
…blacks were killed at rates disproportionate to their percentage of the U.S. population
People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer
Federal race quotas for school discipline and militarization of school security combined with toxic culture means we will likely see more violence…
The fear of beingwithourt a cell phone
21% of teens feel worse about themselves after using social media. “Words matter,” “Negative comments and thoughts tend to grow like weeds
by Greg Stier
Alcohol was also associated with sexualized imagery or lyrics, objectification of women, and linked to personal image, lifestyle, and sociability
Remind fathers that the fun times that they spend with their children and other youth in the church are formational and valuable
by Wayne Rice
Our culture can’t remember what makes Christianity good, but there’s no reason to freak out
The Real Reason MTV is Now NBD
Kanye West debuted his bizarre new music video on the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) a week ago… and nobody cared
More sleep can boost mood in babies, children and teens
a gap exists over their understanding of family rules about being online. Teens social media accounts parents know nothing about
Teenagers attend youth group because…
What surfing taught a school principal about raising stronger kids
More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians
19% of millennials are a “financial supporter” of a parent, an average $18,250 annually, according to a 2015 TD Ameritrade report
According to new research, from 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode,…
In one case, one user offered to trade up to 300 nude images of other victims, in exchange for a single nude…
There is no better aid to understanding the principles of constitutional government than The Federalist Papers
I looked back..and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity
Ahhh school is back in session for some and for others its coming quickly so here are…
This person has left a trail of destruction at each ministry she volunteers at…. yet new churches keep putting her into positions…
Most taxing years for mothers….middle school years are far more challenging
Someone watching them from the top of a hill that overlooks the park, but it was dark and they were mostly looking…
My life changed forever one afternoon in 2006 as my car sat at a red light beside a McDonalds across the street…
Had a 45 percent greater rate of problems due to substance abuse by age 22
Sad news straight from our favorite childhood street. Three beloved original cast members of Sesame Street have been let go
Millennials aren’t listening to radio nearly as much as older generations, and the drop off in usage and change in behavior is…
6 Benefits of managing expectations
Divvying it up like this it will make you act and take steps to realize that change instead of being paralyzed by…
56.36% said “style” mattered most. “Price” came in second, with 30.91%. Only 4.55% said that “brand” mattered most
A ministry veteran reflects on what he wishes he’d done better in his work
Smartphone ownership among 12- to 17-year-olds is estimated to reach 75% this year, up sharply from 2013 when just under half of…
College Students Eat Less So They Can Drink More
Lawsuit: Snapchat doesn’t do enough to warn its young Users/Parents about the sexual content on its app
Tanith Carey is author of ‘Girls Uninterrupted: Steps for Building Stronger Girls in a Challenging World.’
….(and she loves it)
Children are more proficient in operating a smartphone than in completing basic everyday tasks
Two teenagers were killed and two were injured after a wreck in Missouri Monday morning and local police confirm they stopped the…
The Big Questions Facing American Families
The Complete Winners List
Teens who use both pot and alcohol during middle and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental…
The trio were apparently heading to Brooklyn to “rescue” a teenage girl involved with drugs
At E3 2016
In fact, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry
While single moms do make up the majority of single parents, single dad households are on the rise
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) just released their brand new Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Boys with strong empathy skills attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than boys with lower levels of empathy
Tovonna Holton’s (15) ex was angry about a breakup when he allegedly took an innocent video and turned it into revenge porn
More than 60 leaders concerned about the mental health of American children have signed onto an open letter
Younger American men are noticeably less likely than older men to say that they are ‘completely masculine’
A Few Simple Ideas To Begin To Develop The Culture You Want
“Communication has been the number one thing in our family,” Grammy Award-winning Michael W. Smith
A series of dramatic photos showing kids putting their lives on the line by climbing a 2,625-foot bamboo ladder to and from…
by Rachel Blom
National Survey on Drug Use and Health: A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states
So before we sacrifice this constitutionally protected right at the altar of gender identity politics, let us consider the consequences
What is needed to bridge that gap between the youth and the church?
1 in 5 students graduating this year who carry debt used student loans to pay for expenses like vacations, dining out, and…
A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.
Habitual and prolonged use of social media is linked to a greater risk of younger adults developing eating and body image concerns,
looking for a summertime fun night the youth would definitely remember
His quest to set a Guinness World Record began seven months ago, with American Ninja Warrior and his father’s cancer diagnosis
The best way to fight against stagnant student ministry it to create anticipation.
4 Bigger Repercussions Of The Bathroom Decree
WE progressives believe in diversity…so long as they aren’t conservatives (or evangelical Christians)
Obama administration will send a letter to every public school district telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms/locker rooms
…Pushes ‘Gender Fluid’ Society
CDC: Most reported chlamydia and gonorrhea infections occur in people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old
Essential Tools to Prepare You for the Road Ahead
“We would hope that our young girls understand that there are other ways to be popular,”
Teenagers were less likely to become as emotionally affected by these sorts of stressors if they had a friend with them after…
What happens in Vegas sprays in Vegas
High school senior charged with exposing himself in yearbook photo says he was dared
Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…
You may have wisdom to offer, but it will miss the mark without a rich combination of context and empathy
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
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My number one resource for youth culture.
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