Autopsy, Toxicology Report On Michael Brown
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Autopsy, toxicology report on Michael Brown reportedly reveal marijuana, cast doubt on witness claims he was running away

Toys 'R' Us Pulling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls From Stores, Website
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on October 22, 2014
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The dolls are a “dangerous deviation from their family friendly values

Fury
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on October 22, 2014
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Movie Review

How To Align Leaders Around Your Mission
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 22, 2014
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by Carey Nieuwhof : In fact, strategy trumps mission and vision. A great mission and vision with a bad strategy will fail.

Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook
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on October 22, 2014
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A legal precedent on the issue of parental responsibility over their children’s online activity

Desperation and Depth...
in Slider, Youth
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on October 22, 2014
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Walt Mueller: Why our youth group kids needs us to pray they have difficulty

Can Kids REALLY Leave the Faith After High School?
in Slider, Youth
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on October 22, 2014
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3 Thoughts On A Faith that “Sticks”

Self Image: Tell Young Women They Are Enough
in Slider, Youth
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on October 22, 2014
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Leneita Fix

Why The Real Battle For America Is Over Culture, Not Elections
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on October 21, 2014
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The west has nationalized families over the last 60 years…old age, health,single motherhood- everything is the responsibility of the state

Flashback: Beyonce Feminist?
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on October 21, 2014
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Beyonce is “selling sex … to teeny-boppers.”

Study ‘Beyonce Feminism’ and ‘Rihanna Womanism’ at University of Texas
in Education, Post 2
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on October 21, 2014
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Students will be studying… violence, economic opportunity, sexuality, standards of beauty, and creative self-expression

Parents Become Less Sensitive To Violence And Sex In Movies
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 21, 2014
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Sex and violence has become more prevalent in movies aimed at youth

Five Trends Among The Unchurched
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 21, 2014
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Today’s Unchurched: More resistant to Church

Nicki Minaj Doesn't Understand The Fuss Over 'Anaconda' Video
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on October 21, 2014
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I just see the video as being a normal video. Minaj refused to address the song’s sexual lyrics and equally racy dancing in the video that had everyone talking

Four4Four: Does Adam Levine’s Video Make Stalking Look Sexy?
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on October 21, 2014
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Adam Levine’s video draws fire

What A Middle School Boy Needs Most From His Parents
in Post, Youth
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on October 20, 2014
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My parenting MANTRA: WITH FREEDOM COMES RESPONSIBILITY.

Australian Study: National Study Reveals How And Why Teenagers Sext
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on October 20, 2014
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A significant proportion of young people have sent a sexual image of themselves by the time they are 13-15 years old

UK: 1 In 3 Teenagers Have Met A Stranger After Chatting Online
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on October 20, 2014
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One in four admitted they thought they were addicted to social media

Parents And Teens Aren’t Embarrassed By The Sex Talk Anymore
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 20, 2014
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But there’s still a lot more conversations that need to happen, according to new data

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on October 20, 2014
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…working less can actually produce better results

4 Essential Questions about Risk
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 20, 2014
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A select few seem to know when to hold, when to fold, and when to go all in

The Power Of Story Telling In Youth Ministry
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 20, 2014
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God teaches students through story

What’s Hot?
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on October 19, 2014
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by Jim Liebelt

Teen Suicide....How Can I Help?
in Slider, Youth
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on October 19, 2014
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Suicide is the biggest killer of young people..So what can youth ministries do to help?

Inspirational Girl
in Education, Slider
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on October 19, 2014
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High School Runner Carries Injured Opponent

Physical Activity Does Not Reduce Depression in Teens
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on October 18, 2014
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Homeward

Teen 'Like' And 'FOMO' Anxiety
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on October 17, 2014
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The teens and tweens also agreed there is a constant — and at times anxiety-inducing — fixation with likes

Study Looks at Way to Reduce Youth Suicides
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on October 17, 2014
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New Canadian study finds that early detection of mental health issues and better exchange of health information can reduce youth suicides

Feds: Michigan Teen Cyberstalked For 5 Years For Nude Pics
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on October 17, 2014
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“I don’t understand why you can’t leave me alone…twice now for trying to commit suicide. Are you trying to kill me,”

'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens
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on October 17, 2014
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So they’ve (Cops) moved from thinking this is sinister to realizing, within a few days, this is completely common

Ministering to Girls...
in Post, Youth
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on October 17, 2014
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What’s a Guy to Do?

Flashback: 4 Trends In Christianity That Could Scare You
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 17, 2014
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Ed Stetzer

While We're Praying For Nicki Minaj, She's Praying For This
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on October 17, 2014
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“If God gets a hold of Nicki Minaj, her music could be used to restore women’s dignity instead of tearing it down.”

The Desperate Need Life Changing Youth Ministries
in Post 5, Youth
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Consider these three pressings needs of youth, you will be convinced that the work you do is vital and that you need more help to do it well

Female British Muslims As Vulnerable To Radicalisation
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 16, 2014
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Girls as young as 14 travelling to Syria from the west, to marry Islamist fighters, bear their children and join their communities

Here’s How Millennials Define Adulthood
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on October 16, 2014
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At one point, people defined adulthood by getting married, having children. Now, the three most popular markers are…

Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections...George Lockhart
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 16, 2014
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He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world —1 John 2:2

Bringing Young Families Back To Church...Free Webcast
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on October 16, 2014
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The first 300 to register will also receive The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids

Sticky Faith And Special Needs
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 16, 2014
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An inside interview

Refusing To Ignore Teenagers With Special Needs
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 16, 2014
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Five Ideas for Inclusion

Ministering to Youth on the Autism Spectrum
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 16, 2014
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Students with autism spectrum disorders are often on the outside looking in

School Uniforms Might Help Attendance, Graduation Rates
in Education, Post 3
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on October 15, 2014
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Uniforms alone do not improve..test scores, but they do help in addressing problems with discipline and attendance in a school building

Teens And Adults Voice Search Habits
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 15, 2014
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Google reveals our embarrassing voice search habits

Five Pressing Mega-Trends in Youth Culture Every Youth Worker and Parent Must Address
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 15, 2014
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A webinar from Walt Mueller and CPYU October 23

10 Ways CPYU Can Help You Minister to Parents
in Post, Youth
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on October 15, 2014
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October 16!

National Youth Ministry Networking Day
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 15, 2014
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October 16!

Lululemon Leggings Are The Hottest Item In Teen Retail
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on October 14, 2014
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Teenagers are increasingly wearing yoga pants instead of jeans

The 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on October 14, 2014
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Time

Value Clarification...Re-evaluate Your Selfishness
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 14, 2014
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We weren’t created to define our own values. Since we were created in God’s image, we were created to live under God’s value system

How To Be Entitled (Or Not)
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 14, 2014
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Something needed to change for the cycle of selfishness to end

How To Use Instagram In Youth Group: “Instamoment”
in Post, Youth
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on October 14, 2014
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Instamoments are those very moments where in an instant we are changed in some way.

What Pop Culture’s Childish Heroes Tell Us About Our Fantasies Of Youth
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on October 14, 2014
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…nobody knows how to be a grown-up anymore

11 Ideas About Connecting With Unchurched Parents
in Slider, Youth
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on October 14, 2014
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I know as a church leader I often forget to think about these ideas because I spend most of my time with people plugged into our church

8 Must Read Parenting Books
in Slider, Youth
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on October 14, 2014
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Leading your home well matters as much as leading your ministry well

Caregiving Kids May Be At Risk
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on October 13, 2014
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The analysis found that 62 percent of the youth caregivers were girls, while 38 percent were boys. Median age was 12

Home Visits Decrease Drug Use, Depression In Pregnant Teens
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 13, 2014
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This intervention can help us break that cycle of despair

Why Young Adults Are Walking Away From The Church & What You Can Do About It
in Slider, Youth
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on October 13, 2014
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An Interview with Kara Powell

How to Get a Youth Ministry Raise
in Slider, Youth
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on October 13, 2014
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Youth ministry is a notoriously low salary field with many youth pastors and youth directors making far less money than other similar professionals

3 Fatal Youth Ministry Phrases
in Slider, Youth
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on October 13, 2014
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I’ve made plenty of mistakes over the years, but I’m grateful for my pastor and the youth parents. No one can do youth ministry alone

Sexting Is The New First Base
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on October 12, 2014
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“Sexting preceeded sexual behavior in many cases,” Temple said.

Rejection by Family and Peers Risky for Troubled Teens
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on October 12, 2014
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Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens

More Stress Increases Depression Risks in Teen Girls
in Slider, Youth
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on October 12, 2014
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The findings were published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science

200,000 Snapchat Photos Leaked On 4Chan
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on October 11, 2014
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It’s likely that many of the photos compromised belonged to underaged users, since 50 percent of Snapchat’s users are between the ages of 13 and 17

Flashback: Why You Should Delete SnapChat
in Slider, Youth
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on October 11, 2014
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by Adam McLane

How To Delete Your Snapchat Account
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on October 11, 2014
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After a recent data leak from Snapchat, for some the only answer is to delete your account. Here’s how

Making Classrooms Gender-Inclusive
in Education, Post 3
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on October 10, 2014
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‘Gender inclusive’ school district says drop ‘boys and girls,’ call kids ‘purple penguins’

Teachers Reprimanded For Speaking Out Against Common Core
in Education, Post 2
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on October 10, 2014
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Jindal, who is suing the Obama administration…said silencing teachers is not helpful to the debate

Teens Involved In Sex Photos Seeking ‘Notoriety,’ Not Concerned With Consequences
in Post, Trends Studies
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on October 10, 2014
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Are adolescents involved with sexting and related acts just seeking attention?

Hipsterology Some Thoughts From J I Packer
in Slider, Youth
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on October 10, 2014
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Walt Mueller: Is our obsession with style, social media, branding ourselves, and relevance more about cultivating the depth or the breadth?

6 Common Technologies You Can Use In Youth Ministry
in Slider, Youth
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on October 10, 2014
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Awana Blog

Three High School Football Players Die In A Week
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on October 10, 2014
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The dangers in football have gone done in Pop Warren 9.5% and High School 2%

Democrat Governor: Legalizing Pot Was ‘Reckless.’
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on October 9, 2014
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A New Study Proves Him Right

The Best Sports... Life Lesson
in Post 3, Youth
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on October 9, 2014
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Football, like any sport or job provides us with many life lessons that need to be applied if we are to succeed.

4 Surprising Things Likes Mean To Teens
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 9, 2014
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Likes take on an entirely different meaning for teens in at least 4 surprising ways…

How Youth Doubt is Different Than We Expected
in Post 3, Youth
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on October 9, 2014
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Part 1

Sadie Robertson's Faith Shines On “Dancing With the Stars”
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on October 9, 2014
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“Duck Dynasty” girl holds on when she feels shot down

A Cell Phone Contract to Help Build Sticky Faith
in Slider, Youth
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on October 9, 2014
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This cell phone contract emerged from the research we conducted for chapter ten: “Home Sticky Home: Making Your House a Hub of Faith”

Parents’ Smartphones
in Slider, Youth
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on October 9, 2014
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Sticky Faith Builder or Breaker?

Should I Just SMASH My Kid’s Phone?
in Slider, Youth
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on October 9, 2014
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Author: Doug Fields & Jonathan McKee

Bart Campolo’s Doubt And Departure From Christianity
in Post 4, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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Tony Campolo’s surprise reaction when his son came out as a humanist

Doubt: 8 Hard Questions About God & Faith
in Post 4, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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Because it’s not doubt that’s toxic to faith. It’s silence

I Doubt It... Allowing Space for Questions
in Post 4, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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Brad M. Griffin Kara Powell

4 Emerging Apps for Teenagers
in Post, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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….& Three Overarching Behavioral Trends

Preparing Youth for Doubt
in Post 3, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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Part 2. Preparing youth for doubt (and preparing their parents likewise) is a crucial task for youth leaders as students enter into the ministry

Lecrae: 'Christians Have Prostituted Art to Give Answers'
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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Album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200

Strategy Matters: The Importance of Strategic Thinking in the Church (Part 1)
in Post, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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Ed Stetzer: Effective strategies help form fruitful ministries.

5 Reasons to Start Your Summer Fundraising in the Fall
in Slider, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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So as you stare down another year, you need to start this fall on your plan for fundraising for the coming year Here’s why

Sometimes the Lost Sheep Becomes the Shepherd
in Slider, Youth
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on October 8, 2014
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That last kid. The one I almost didn’t call. Suddenly, he is the one being a shepherd You never know. The last kid, they matter to God

Are You a Slave to Your Smartphone?
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on October 8, 2014
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‘nomophobia’ – the fear of being without your mobile

Changing The Trajectory Of Your Youth Ministry
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on October 7, 2014
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Changing the Trajectory of Your Youth Ministry:

From a ministry to students, to students having ministry to the world.

by John Vandervelde

 

In 1994 Doug Franklin, a youth pastor in Wheaton, IL, launched a non-profit organization called LeaderTreks in his basement.  That summer Doug and a small staff ran 4 mission trips for churches that were looking for something more…

Mixed Messages
in Education, Post 5
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on October 7, 2014
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Alcohol Promotions on College Campuses

Music’s Next Big Thing. . . Are You Ready? . . .
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 7, 2014
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By Walt Mueller

Help! My Teenager is Addicted to Reading
in Post 5, Youth
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on October 7, 2014
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I know I’m not alone. Other parents suffer through this hellish reality, we are silently united– bonded over the sorrow of a lost teenage experience

Teen Slang Quiz Time!
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on October 6, 2014
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How Well Do You Know Today’s Slang? Are you up on your slang? It’s quiz time!

To Reach Millennials, These Get-Out-the-Vote Ads Go Where They Go
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on October 6, 2014
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“This midterm election, the youth vote can be powerful,”

A Place To Belong
in Post 2, Youth
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on October 6, 2014
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I’m a strong believer that belonging precedes belief. This means that if we want teens to take ownership of their faith, we have to first help them belong

Selfie Culture
in Post, Youth
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on October 6, 2014
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What does God think of our students?