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Ministering To Changing Families

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Different Families, Different Ministry

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Stressed Out? Or Burned Out?

on July 1, 2015 by

The Hard Work Of Youth Ministry

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“From The Pen To The Palace”….by Benjamin Kerns

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If you’re a youth worker with a desire to reach teenagers growing up in the post-Christian culture we find ourselves in, you’ll…

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What The New Normal Means For People Of Faith

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“And that has profound impacts. It changes what kids are taught in the school, changes the way religious organizations are treated,”

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Gender Identity Curriculum Angers Parents In Virginia

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8th graders receiving lessons on “oral and anal” sex. kindergarten, taught about same-sex or gay marriage

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God’s Design For Marriage

on June 29, 2015 by

A Statement from the Anglican Church in North America

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Why Is Snapchat So Addictive?

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Step back and remind ourselves that we own the phone, the phone does not own us

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My Favorite Things About Teaching Teenagers The Bible

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Passion for God’s Word is caught, not taught

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Key to a Kid’s Success

on June 27, 2015 by

Emotional Intelligence?

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5 Roadblocks To Growing Your Youth Ministry

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You gave it your all this week. And still, no one new showed up. What’s up with that?

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5 Reasons Pastors Fail Morally

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…And What To Watch For in Your Own Life

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5 Resources To Grow As A Student Pastor

on June 26, 2015 by

Ben Read

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Yes Means Yes: Affirmative Consent

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Let’s Talk About Sex…… [Blog Series]

on June 26, 2015 by

In today’s youth culture, sex is incredibly hard to navigate well, even more so for Christian teens

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20 Ways To Honor Your Senior Pastor

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Relationships between youth pastors and senior pastors are notorious

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

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(Part 2)

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

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(Part 3)

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

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(Part 4)

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Ministry Affairs

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Emotional Affair: A relationship, which excludes physical intimacy but includes emotional intimacy

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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Ministry

on June 23, 2015 by

Jim Wideman

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Flashback: 3 Clues Into Starting Out In Youth Ministry

on June 23, 2015 by

My Secret Sauce For Youth Ministry

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7 Ways To Ruin Your Ministry

on June 23, 2015 by

Greg Baird

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Beating Binge Culture…That Often Dominates Adolescent Culture

on June 22, 2015 by

Teaching teens moderation, modeling it, setting realistic boundaries will help teens develop the self-control necessary to reject binge behavior

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Youth Camp Was Awesome…Now What?

on June 22, 2015 by

Leneita Fix

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Helping Students Transition From Children’s To Youth Ministry

on June 19, 2015 by

He goes to our church but isn’t part of youth ministry and we have no idea why

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10 Tips For Starting A Sticky Faith Youth Ministry

on June 18, 2015 by

Brad M. Griffin

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The “Geography” Of Great Middle School Ministry

on June 18, 2015 by

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“Planning Our Youth Ministry Calendar”

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Paint in broad strokes what your youth ministry year will look like at this point. Lots of prayer – ask God for…

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Ambient Sexuality

on June 16, 2015 by

Walt Mueller

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New Youth Ministry Word: Commitment!

on June 15, 2015 by

Thomas Edison was committed to his imagination. He pictured a new reality and worked tirelessly thinking through possibilities

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Youth Group Culture: Pt 1

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“How do we create a culture of participation, passion, and engagement in the broader church in our youth groups?”

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Youth Group Culture: Pt 2

on June 15, 2015 by

Convictional Leadership

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Youth Group Culture: Pt 3

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Avoiding Creating a Church within a Church

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Internet Outrage, Public Shaming And Modern-Day Pharisees

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Cheap thrill at the expense of another, but without any personal accountability or commitment to that human being

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A Response To Christians Who Are Done With Church

on June 15, 2015 by

Carey Nieuwhof

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It’s Never Too Late To Parent

on June 15, 2015 by

It’s Never Too Late to Parent
Parenting is hard, even if you have great kids like I do. What do you do?

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Please Consider Joining Homeward’s 2015 Challenge Match

on June 13, 2015 by

Be Part of the 2015 Challenge Match…

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Why Americans Are Becoming Churchless…What To Do

on June 12, 2015 by

Podcast: A 5 part series

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3 Ways To Be Intentional In Your Youth Ministry

on June 12, 2015 by

“What should I teach next?”

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Don’t Overdose On “3 Ways Blog Posts”

on June 12, 2015 by

by Andy Blanks

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3 Balancing Acts To Perform With Today’s Young Students

on June 12, 2015 by

Tim Elmore

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“Why Kids Choose Sports Over Youth Group?”

on June 11, 2015 by

10 Thoughts

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10 Social Media Trends [infographic]

on June 10, 2015 by

Social media is a powerful thing that can help you be more effective today as you try to reach students

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Flashback: Creating A Culture Through Parenting

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The reality is that you possess the power to create culture because of what you value

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A Message To Parents…

on June 10, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller

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Don’t Waste The One

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Time is never wasted on the one; the one teenager who is willing to work, to learn, to listen, to show up…

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Louie Giglio’s Challenge To Young Leaders

on June 9, 2015 by

I love that Louie is challenging young people to look past the glitter of youth to what matters most

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What A Winning Youth Ministry Team Looks Like

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If you want people to join your ministry team you need to make sure it’s winning

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A Tip For Keeping Your Performance In Perspective

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The response of the….will always be the best litmus test as to how I’m doing

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Your Youth Ministry Is A Manger. Is It Messy Or Clean?

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The clean-manger youth worker values order, predictability, and confort above growth and ministry impact

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How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

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Part 1

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How To Make A Strategic Plan For Your Youth Ministry

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Part 2

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Youth Culture Lesson: Charlie Charlie

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Internet Enamored with Occult Game

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How To Handle Hot Topic Conversations In Youth Ministry

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What you will talk about will change, but maybe there are some principles that you can apply to any hot topic

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25 Secrets Every New, Middle & Graduating Parent & Their Grad Needs To Know

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The best way to raise up a kid is to just loosen up. Nothing ever got raised up when held down tight

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Youth Ministry Management: 10 Key Principles (Part 2)

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Summertime is a great opportunity to work on your management skills

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Youth Ministry Management: 10 Key Principles (Part 1)

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Summertime is a great opportunity to work on your management skills

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Talking Youth Ministry With Kurt Johnston

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Do Less Stupid Things For a Longer period of time

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Making The Most of Your Family’s Daily Rhythm

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(Part 1)

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Overcoming The Problem In Youth Ministry

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How to stay in your three foot youth ministry world

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Messaging Apps Teens Are Using

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As youth workers, it also helps us connect with them in other ways than just Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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Duggars Break Their Silence On Josh Molestation Scandal

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Illegal release of records…That was actually a sealed juvenile record. They said it would never be brought out.’

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5 Things NOT To Say To Hurting Teens

on June 3, 2015 by

Rachel Blom

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5 Things Every Graduate Should Know

on June 3, 2015 by

Brooklyn Lindsey

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How To Fire A Volunteer

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When it isn’t about me, when it is about what them, how do I ask a volunteer leader to step away?

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How Sitcoms Impact Teen Values

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So What are they laughing at? And what are they buying?

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Eugene Peterson And A Message To The “See-Me’s”. .

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We are called to humility, not pride. We are called to selflessness rather than selfishness. We are called to decrease so that…

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Sexual Assault, Abuse, And Molestation In The News…Framing The Conversation

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By Walt Mueller

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Teens Are Fleeing Religion Like Never Before

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Massive new study exposes religion’s decline

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Dear Church: An Open Letter From One Of Those Millennials You Can’t Figure Out

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Church, you can be a powerful remedy if you stop posing as a Fortune 500 company scheming to sell a product

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Starting Ministry Again…

on May 29, 2015 by

The one thing I wish I knew 20 years ago

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9 Children’s Ministry People To Follow on Twitter

on May 29, 2015 by

Are you missing out on the great content from ministry leaders

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5 Quick Tips When Starting a New Ministry

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Stepping into a new ministry? Remember these five things from Amanda Fillebrown in Children’s Ministry Magazine

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5 Volunteers You May Be Missing

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behind-the-scenes, indispensable ministry roles you may never have thought of for your children’s ministry

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How To Recruit Volunteers And Keep Them

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Our volunteers are a gift and blessing. When they are treated that way, they will want to stick around, and be…

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Pray For Our Ministry Mission Trips This Summer

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This is where our ministry teams will be out of the country this summer.

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Pray For Our Ministry Mission Trips This Summer

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This is where our ministry teams will be out of the country this summer.

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Pray For Our Ministry Mission Trips This Summer

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This is where our ministry teams will be out of the country this summer.

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Keeping Volunteers Engaged In Your Youth Ministry

on May 29, 2015 by

I think they leave because we haven’t shown them a clear vision

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Finding Magnet Volunteers

on May 29, 2015 by

A couple that sets the tone and culture of your youth staff. A couple that leads from within

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“The Relationally Grounded Pastor”

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An interview with Eugene Peterson

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Looking To The Future Of Youth Ministry

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KENDA CREASY DEAN: “If Youth Workers are going to make it in 10 years in ministry, they’ll have to…”

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When A Teenager Stops Coming To Your Youth Ministry

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Sometimes, if you’re intentional about following-up and connecting with a student…

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Summertime: The Perfect Time To Evaluate Your Youth Ministry!

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by Andy Blanks

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Four Things You Need To Do Before Youth Camp

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The grind of summer can also be overwhelming for us …

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Teens Summoning Demon in Charlie Charlie Challenge

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The homemade game is similar to using a Oujia board, and it’s called the “Charlie Charlie Challenge.”

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5 Goals For Student Ministry

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These 5 Goals help me ensure that…we have a distinct and well thought out focused on following Christ plan

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3 Ways To Have Animalistic Pleasure With… Your Spouse?

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by Jonathan McKee

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I’m The Family Pastor!

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Now What?

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#YouthMin: Are You Doing What Needs to Be Done?

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You spend all of this time with students and what are you doing?

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Parenting Teenagers Part 4: Owning Their Faith

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by Sandra Stanley

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3 Ways To Look And Not Lust

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Lust doesn’t just happen; it’s cultivated

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Recruiting Your Volunteer Dream Team

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The book is potent with tools and tips for recruiting, retaining and training today’s volunteers

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Fear Of Missing Out, Infects 90% Of Kids Today

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How to Disconnect Your Kids From Social Media

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Evangelicals, Culture, And Post-Christian America

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American culture is becoming less conducive to Christian values. What will the church do?

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3 Ways Christians Will Address Cultural Issues In The Coming Years

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The way we engage culture as Christ followers matters

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American Christianity Is Dead? Not So Fast.

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My article at CNN: Ed Stetzer

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What Is Purity Worth?

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What do you tell students who come up to you and say that they struggle with porn?

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20 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Parenting

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Here’s real tweets from dads and moms that describe parenting