A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies
“I have a stepfather but he tried to rape me,” she said. “And he said I should go hang myself because I…
Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?
Marijuana use increased and the drug’s perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use…
Here’s the full list of winners, in the order in which they were presented
Perfectionism leads to two common problems: anxiety and procrastination
On average, teens reported their stress level was 5.8 on 10-point scale, compared with 5.1 for adults
Social media sites help us stay connected, but for younger teens, the cost of online connectivity can be steep
And new research tells us how to turn it around
Examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions
Pope: Help young people find purpose in the world, in “a culture that idolizes youth” and yet has made no place for…
What happened was that we ended up with, “Seasonal Givers,” which taught kids to give only during the holidays
In states with legal weed
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Many involved calls of shots being fired and youths fighting
People desire to be known, cared for, and invested in so I’ve put together 5 simple steps to creating quality staff meetings
Less, not more
“When I was born, doctors said I was a boy, but I knew in my heart I was a girl,” Jackson
Last month, Columbia and Harvard each suspended the season of a team after allegations of lewd behavior surfaced
You can not properly give God Glory or give honor to others if you believe that you achieved what you have on…
Hmmmmmm. Could it be that some people are actually noticing sex matters?
Youth ministry may be more of a calling…When you keep doing your thing, year after year, it’s easy to get stuck in…
In just 13 two-page chapters there is a general overview of the whole Bible and its teachings with the visual aids of…
The Art and Science of Reading the Bible: Howard G. G. Hendricks
Other faves in 2016
The low down from what I see. By Sarah Newton
Throughout the day, Campus Reform spoke with just one student who refused to support the idea of ignoring federal laws on campu
Stanford University study finds that they are often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find
MTV is down 11% among 18-34 demographic it has suffered from creative inconsistencies. MTV has no brand; no one knows what it…
30 Ways in 30 Days by Trevor Hamaker
Nick Cannon from the 2005 Single: “Can I live” told the story of how he was almost aborted before his mother changed…
Teens who regularly “vape” e-cigarettes are more likely to become frequent and heavy cigarette smokers
A Professor In Post-Truth America…
Mom sues after her transgender teen gets sex-change treatments without her consent
Focus on the Family’s daily broadcast with Jim Daly talking about how to connect with your tech-absorbed kid
by Jeremy Zach
Based on psychological research, the three healthiest statements moms and dads can make as perform are
“What do you think matters more—talent or effort?”
Investigators determined siblings play a key role in the escalation of problem behaviors over time, over and above the contributions of genes,…
Charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, discharging a firearm within city limits and an illegal weapons offense
Students at more than one hundred schools plan to participate in a nationwide walkout Wednesday to demand that college
Every instance recorded by Campus Reform is depicted in a map showing the reactions
Worry he is weakening Roman Catholic rules on moral issues such as homosexuality and divorce while focusing on social problems….
Some professors turned Wednesday’s classes into ‘safe spaces’ in which students could freely express their concerns for their futures
Snapchat’s $130 Spectacles are already in high demand
Teens who take opioid painkillers without a prescription also often use cannabis, according to a new study
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True honor comes not because of what someone has done but because of who someone is
Let’s categorize the basic needs of the teenager into three areas: IDENTITY, PURPOSE, and COMMUNITY
Can our ministries find better ways to support our parents, especially parents that don’t already attend church? Here are a couple of…
36% of parents said that providing “religious or moral instruction” was the most important reason for home-schooling
She holds her virginity to the highest value. So she is autioning it off to the highest bidder?
The children of divorced parents have grown up to be adults of no religion
People who predict death for a living have some bad news
Sermon “Opening Up the Doors of Dialogue In Your Home” by Jonathan McKee
Scientists make breakthrough in development of a temporary male birth control and could be available by 2021
They have perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology
A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts
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…
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