Learning How To Fail...In Ministry
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on September 25, 2016
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People who do ministry are going to fail. The question is: “What are you going to do about it?”…Ed Stetzer

Don’t Do This....#FAIL
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on September 25, 2016
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Learning From the Screw-Ups of Youth Ministry Leaders

Three Mistakes Youth Workers Need To Make...FAIL
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on September 25, 2016
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Kurt Jonston

Flashback: Ministry Fail.....
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on September 25, 2016
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This was the day I realized that my blind spots really could affect others

Why You Can Expect To See More Violence In Schools This Year
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on September 24, 2016
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Federal race quotas for school discipline and militarization of school security combined with toxic culture means we will likely see more violence inside America’s schools—unless we break the cycle

Lawyer: After School Satan Club Must Be Allowed To Proceed
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on September 24, 2016
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A so-called “After School Satan Club” proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be allowed to proceed

Mispronouncing Student’s Name Now Considered A ‘Microaggression’
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on September 24, 2016
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Hundreds of school districts across the country have taken a pledge to “pronounce student’s names correctly” to avoid the “microaggression”

3 Ways To Help High Schoolers Relate To God
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on September 23, 2016
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When you mobilize high schoolers’ potential you help them keep pursuing authentic faith and discover a personal mission

Helping Teens Engage In Reconciliation
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 23, 2016
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This is a difficult topic..a powerful conversation around helping teens engage in racial reconciliation in their communities

Nomophobia: Infographic
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on September 23, 2016
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The fear of beingwithourt a cell phone

Sex is Sacred
in Post, Youth
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on September 22, 2016
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We’ve Forgotten That

Premarital Sex
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 22, 2016
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How Should Christian Parents React?

The Puritans Had the Right View on Sex
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 22, 2016
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…Just sayin’

Millennials Aren't Spending Money Like Their Parents Did
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on September 21, 2016
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Millennials spend a lot more on “experiences” — things like travel, entertainment, and dining

Can Anonymous Compliments Make Teens Happier On Facebook?
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on September 21, 2016
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21% of teens feel worse about themselves after using social media. “Words matter,” “Negative comments and thoughts tend to grow like weeds

5 Ways To Help Teens Deal With Life When They Feel Stuck
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on September 21, 2016
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Below are five ways that can help you recognize when your teen may be feeling stuck and ways you can help them pull the plug and get un-stuck

The Research Is In—Dads Matter
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on September 20, 2016
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Josh McDowell: So how can we make sense of all of this and do our best as dads? My suggestion

Register For Josh McDowell' Free Webinar And Get Free Book!
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on September 20, 2016
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LIVE on October 4: Live and leave a legacy through your faith and finances

Sleek Christian Books Deliver The Gospels To An Instagram Generation
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on September 20, 2016
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Beauty is a theme of key importance that speaks throughout the pages of the books. Even the name, “Alabaster,”….beauty

Internet Addiction May Signal Other Mental Health Issues Among College Students
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on September 20, 2016
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Canadian researchers say their findings could affect how psychiatrists approach people who spend a significant amount of time online​

Emmys 2016
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on September 19, 2016
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list of winners

TalkLikeAPirateDay...... Free KrispyKreme Donuts!
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on September 19, 2016
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Talk like a pirate=1 Original Glazed, Dress like a pirate=1 dozen Original Glazed

Dear 23 Year Old Me And Other Youth Workers Just Starting Out
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 19, 2016
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YS Blog

The Surprising Secret To A Highly Effective Youth Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on September 19, 2016
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What’s the secret to a highly effective youth ministry? Rocks!

5 Contributions Veteran Youth Leaders Make To Your Team
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on September 18, 2016
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Returning leaders bring so much to a leadership team. For me, the five biggest things veteran leaders bring to my team are..

3 Ways To Equip Our Kids To Choose Good Friends...Values
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on September 18, 2016
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Jonathan McKee

How Can Teens Use SnapChat, Instagram As Evangelism Tools?
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on September 18, 2016
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by Greg Stier

Wounds From Childhood Bullying May Persist Into College Years
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on September 17, 2016
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Experiencing bullying was the strongest predictor of PTSD symptoms among the college students who participated in the survey

UK: Music Videos May Encourage Teen Drinking
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on September 17, 2016
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Alcohol was also associated with sexualized imagery or lyrics, objectification of women, and linked to personal image, lifestyle, and sociability

Style Trend: Crop Tops Now Show More Than Just The Midriff
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on September 17, 2016
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I think everyone is trying 2 out-do the next person 2 stand out anyway they can, even if that means starting trends that are silly as this 1

Sit With Us: Teen Creates App So Kids Never Have To Eat Alone
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on September 16, 2016
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I was completely ostracized by all of my classmates, and so I had to eat lunch alone every day. So there’s so many awful feelings that come along with it

Welcoming New Students
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on September 16, 2016
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It’s a new school year, which means that lots of families are checking out new churches for their teenagers

How To React To An Angry Parent In Your Ministry
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on September 16, 2016
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Our minds will be racing for a way to react to the anger of the parent. Here’s a list of instinctual things…

Raising Gospel Centered Kids In A Gospel Hating World...Values
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on September 15, 2016
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Samluce.com

If You’re Not A Dad, Don’t Go To Dad Events At School
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 15, 2016
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The pushback against “Donuts with Dads” and other like events ultimately reflects that some in our society consider fathers essentially useless

Flashback: Reclaiming Fatherhood
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on September 15, 2016
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Remind fathers that the fun times that they spend with their children and other youth in the church are formational and valuable

Woman Sues Parents For Sharing Embarrassing Childhood Photos
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on September 14, 2016
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If the parents lose this could have repercussions for Austrians who post images of their children on social media without their consen

Students: Sex Education Is Negative And Out Of Touch
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on September 14, 2016
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“If young people aren’t engaged with their sex and relationship education then valuable opportunities…are lost.”

Flashback: Study Linking Sexual Behavior & Violence To Sexual Media Exposure
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on September 14, 2016
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Sexual Media Exposure, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Violence Victimization in Adolescence

Rapper Lil Wayne Is Asked About Racism In America....
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on September 14, 2016
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“So you’ve never experienced any offensive behavior from any other color?” Bayless asked again. “Never,” Carter repeated.

Snitching On Malia Obama' Beer Time
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on September 14, 2016
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Party! Malia Obama pictured playing pong with table full of plastic cups and beer cans just days after arriving home from family vacation

5 Reasons To Attend The First Ever National Grandparenting Conference
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on September 13, 2016
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LegacyCoalition.com

Ministering To Your Grandchild Beyond 80 Hours
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 13, 2016
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The Legacy Coalition

Questioning The Wisdom Of The “Bucket List” Model Of Retirement
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 13, 2016
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by Wayne Rice

Legacy Grandparenting Summit Nov 15-17 Frisco, Tx
in Post 5, Youth
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on September 12, 2016
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Grandparents with decades of life/faith experience equipped to intentionally, strategically build stronger families and churches!

Building A Youth Ministry From Scratch: Blog Series
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on September 12, 2016
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Rachel Blom

The Federalist Papers....Free Course
in Education, Slider
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on September 12, 2016
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Hillsdale College’s popular course exploring the case for limited government contained in The Federalist Papers

I Almost Quit Today
in Slider, Youth
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on September 11, 2016
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Justin Knowles

Find The Support Your Marriage Needs
in Slider, Youth
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on September 11, 2016
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Jim Burns

Replenishing Your Soul.....
in Slider, Youth
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on September 11, 2016
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The life of a youth leader is not easy

Students Send Message To Whoever Burned American Flag on Classmate’s Pickup
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on September 10, 2016
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“I think its really important. It’s not just the material part of the flag, it’s the meaning behind it,”

Teen Gives Shoes Away to Homeless Man, Hoping to ‘Overshadow Violence’ In His Community
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on September 10, 2016
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His plan was to help pass out food to homeless people, but one encounter led him, to give his shoes away to someone in need

Latina: Sparks Can Fly When Generations Clash
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on September 10, 2016
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USAToday.com

Twitter Adds Read Receipts To Service
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on September 10, 2016
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…little blue check marks, receipts simply let users know when those with whom they are corresponding have read their messages

5 Questions To Ask Yourself About Leading Teens...Values
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on September 9, 2016
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When did image become more important than integrity? Culture tells us: looking good is more important than doing good

Short History Of Safe Spaces?
in Education, Slider
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on September 9, 2016
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Brown University President Argues-In Favor Of Safe Spaces

Flashback: Who Needs A Safer Space?
in Education, Slider
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on September 9, 2016
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In College and Hiding From Scary Ideas

Pediatric Group Says Doctors Should Treat Teen Opioid Addicts With Medicine
in Post, Trends Studies
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on September 8, 2016
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Medical Schools Are Expanding Their Training To Help Future Dr’s Fight Opioid Abuse

Drug Addiction In Middle-aged White American Women
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on September 8, 2016
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Rise in deaths of middle-aged white American women attributed to opioid, anti-anxiety drug overdoses

Fearless Faith In A Time Of Forgetting
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 8, 2016
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Our culture can’t remember what makes Christianity good, but there’s no reason to freak out

MTV Losing It?
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 7, 2016
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The Real Reason MTV is Now NBD

Kanye West, MTV And Small Screens
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 7, 2016
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Kanye West debuted his bizarre new music video on the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) a week ago… and nobody cared

Some Things Id Do Differently....Values
in Post, Youth
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on September 7, 2016
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Walt Mueller

Factors That Predict Adolescent Alcohol Use...Values
in Post, Trends Studies
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on September 6, 2016
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Alcohol consumption accounts for more than 5,000 adolescent deaths each year in the U.S

How An Early Bedtime Can Have Lasting Effects On Kids
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on September 6, 2016
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More sleep can boost mood in babies, children and teens

Flashback: Students With Chronic Lack Of Sleep Have...
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on September 6, 2016
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Poorer Focus, Lower Grades

Is This The Biggest Barrier To Students Living Out Their Faith?
in Post, Youth
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on September 5, 2016
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I believe the main reason students don’t live as powerfully as they could can be boiled down to one simple concept . . .

Red Hot Chili Challenge
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on September 5, 2016
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US teens hospitalized after consuming world’s hottest peppers

5 Disturbing Trends In Youth Ministry (And How To Fix Them)
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on September 5, 2016
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I’ll share the 5 Disturbing Trends with you here, but you’ll have to listen to the Podcast to know how we’ll fix them

Adding A Cultural Descriptor...Values
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on September 4, 2016
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Marko

“Cutting”....The Scream On The Skin
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 4, 2016
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Walt Mueller

Tapping The Christian Movie Marketplace
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on September 4, 2016
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What do Christians want from Christian movies? It’s a question that Hollywood just doesn’t quite know how to answer

What’s Hot?
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on September 3, 2016
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Digital Disconnect Exists Between Parents And Teens
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on September 3, 2016
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a gap exists over their understanding of family rules about being online. Teens social media accounts parents know nothing about

Parents Can Help Reduce Teen Drinking
in Post 4, Youth
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on September 3, 2016
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Parents can help prevent their underage kids from drinking by employing a relatively simple strategy: setting clear rules that prohibit drinking, new research shows

The Shame List.... And How To Talk About Sex
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on September 2, 2016
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Walt Mueller

When To Engage In Youth Culture And How To Do It
in Post 2, Youth
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on September 2, 2016
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Student culture is one of those things that youth ministers can shape

5 Reasons Students Attend Youth Group
in Post 3, Youth
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on September 2, 2016
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Teenagers attend youth group because…

52 Ways To Connect With Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid..Values
in Post 4, Youth
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on September 1, 2016
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Youtube interview: Jonathan McKee offers just the help you need to have meaningful interaction with your Smartphone Obsessed kids

The University Of Chicago Takes A Stand for Free Speech
in Education, Post
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on September 1, 2016
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“Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university,”

Why Every Parent Should Suffer A Total Wipe Out
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on September 1, 2016
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What surfing taught a school principal about raising stronger kids

TV's Latest Take On Christianity...."The Good Place"
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on August 31, 2016
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NBC is jumping on the spiritual bandwagon…but the theology smells as bad as last Easter’s eggs

The-VMAs Youth Culture And Monday Morning Grieving
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on August 31, 2016
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Walt Mueller

Flashback: "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism."
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on August 31, 2016
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More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians

Going To Pot? New York Proposal Calls For Medical Marijuana In Schools
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on August 30, 2016
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25 States currently have medical marijuana, but this is the first year that any states will allow the drug in schools.

Top 5 Impactful Christian Music Artists In the 80’s
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 30, 2016
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Jonathan McKee

Flashback: When Religion and Rock Collide-The Story of Stryper
in Post 2, Youth
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on August 30, 2016
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A behind the scenes insight of the temptations, corruption, challenges and success of the Christian Rock band, Stryper

2016 MTV VMAS
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on August 29, 2016
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The Winners List

How Hard Is It To Keep Kindergartners Focused On A Class Lesson?
in Education, Post 2
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on August 29, 2016
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Now it was time for me to tune in to them and listen to some very excited children tell me stories about the most important moments in their lives

More Millennials Are Giving Back To The 'Bank Of Mom And Dad'
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on August 29, 2016
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19% of millennials are a “financial supporter” of a parent, an average $18,250 annually, according to a 2015 TD Ameritrade report

Reclaiming Fatherhood
in Post, Youth
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on August 28, 2016
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I simply didn’t understand how parents fit into the ministry picture

The Millennial Whoop
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on August 28, 2016
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Wha Oh! Wha Oh! That thing you hear in every other pop song

Meet the Churches Engaging—and Keeping—Young People
in Post 4, Youth
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on August 28, 2016
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A study of 250 congregations suggests that engaging youth and young adults has little to do with style and everything to do with substance

American Teens Still Respect the Bible
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on August 27, 2016
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Despite increasing secularization in American culture, a new study found that a majority of teens still have both “respect for and interest in the Bible.”

More U.S. Teens Experiencing Depression
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on August 27, 2016
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According to new research, from 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode, up from about one in 10 teens from 2012 to 2013

Beloit College Mindset List For The Class Of 2020
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on August 27, 2016
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We have had the NOW generation…get ready for the RIGHT NOW generation, entering college this fall

An Interview with Doug Fields & Josh Griffin
in Post, Youth
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on August 26, 2016
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Jonathan McKee

Kids in the Mist
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on August 26, 2016
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How Is Vaping’s Growing Popularity Impacting Teens?

Watch: Tale Of Redemption
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on August 26, 2016
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by Walt Mueller