Tag Archive for culture

Talking About Gender Identity

on February 21, 2018 by

Understanding and Ministering to Kids with Identity Questions

Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…

Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users Away...

on February 14, 2018 by

Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users

Millennial Dating Terms You Ought To...

on February 14, 2018 by

This could be used as a Youth Ministry game

Fifty Shades Freed. . .

on February 13, 2018 by

Walt Mueller….a plea to Christian parents and youth workers

Book: 4 Views On Pastoring LGBTQ...

on February 13, 2018 by

I felt like it was the first time I was reading something that gave actual direction on possible approaches to ministry

Apologetic Book: The Truth Is…

on February 11, 2018 by

The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow...

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New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

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How We Can Reach Students In A Post...

on February 8, 2018 by

By: Steven Kozak

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation...

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The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history

Who Is Cardi B

on January 31, 2018 by

The Life, Music, Philosophy, and Faith of Today’s Top Female Rapper

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on January 30, 2018 by

The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women...

on January 23, 2018 by

Study of sexting among 12- to 18-year-old girls, Sara E. Thomas of Northwestern University analyzed 462 stories posted,

 

Will Ferrell Joins #DeviceFreeDinner

on January 20, 2018 by

Will Ferrell Is a Phone-Obsessed Dad in Funny Device-Free Dinner Campaign

Constant Distraction

on January 15, 2018 by

How Smartphones Are Stealing Kids’ Focus from Everyone Around Them

LGBTIQ Sex Education Policies Trumped...

on January 13, 2018 by

“When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory.”

Survey: Are You Addicted To Instagram?

on January 11, 2018 by

If You Do 19/29 Of These Things Then You’re Addicted To Instagram

Hip-Hop And R&B America’s...

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Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end-report puts rap at the top of the list for most listened to genre of 2017. Buzz60

Be the Change Agent In Your Church

on January 10, 2018 by

Organizations are living entities with a true culture that may or may not show itself in a mission statement, list of core…

“The End Of The F***ing World,” ...

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“There’s more of an appetite to go to darker places,” says Charlie Covell, who wrote the “End of the F***ing World” TV…

Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are...

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“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

Teenagers, Stop Asking For Nude Photo

on January 3, 2018 by

That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address

Gen Z Guys Go Old School

on December 31, 2017 by

Gen Z guys (aged 20 and younger) portend a return to “old school” masculinity and more conservative politics

Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use...

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Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year

Here Is How Student Evangelists Can Have...

on December 30, 2017 by

Why “post-Christian America” hasn’t surpassed the need for straightforward apologetics

Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

Ed Sheeran Reflects On His 2 Year...

on December 29, 2017 by

“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day.”

Teens Talk: What Works To Stop...

on December 29, 2017 by

In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

Smartphones Aren’t A Smart Choice...

on December 28, 2017 by

● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot

on December 27, 2017 by

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety

The Biggest Hits Of 2017

on December 26, 2017 by

Vengeance, Drugs, Self, and Sex… Without Regard

Overinvesting In The Young

on December 23, 2017 by

How can you include young people in all of the life-giving dimensions of your community?

Divorce Is Making American Families 66%...

on December 20, 2017 by

Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent

Walmart Is Selling A Marijuana Christmas...

on December 14, 2017 by

The marijuana Christmas tree will ‘light up’ the room

 

Teenage Depression

on December 12, 2017 by

Five Warning Signs of Teenage Depression

Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

Government Taking Away The Basic Rights...

on December 9, 2017 by

Parents succeeded in halting a rule that would have allowed K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race w/out consent of parents

8 Assumptions You Can’t Make In A...

on December 8, 2017 by

The so-called Christian culture is going… going… gone. We need to get ready for what’s next

The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of 2017

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…

Cultural Influence: Falls Creek Surveys

on December 6, 2017 by

In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys

The Bible vs Reality And Moral Truth

on November 27, 2017 by

Teens “Do you read your bible daily?” only 18% answered yes. 58% said they read their Bible at least once a month

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance...

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State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media...

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

I Watched 1,000 Hours Of YouTube Kids’...

on November 20, 2017 by

…and this is what happened

Parent Guides: Your New Best Friend

on November 16, 2017 by

Talking about issues…with teens can be scary and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be

3 Things Our Culture Is Doing To Bible...

on November 14, 2017 by

Mary C Wiley

The 30 Most Influential Teens Of 2017

on November 12, 2017 by

Here’s who made this year’s cut

“lift Up Your Hearts” Not &...

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Pope Francis urges priests and bishops to not use their cellphones during Mass and to focus on God instead

 

Discerning Culture

on November 7, 2017 by

Four Questions That Can Help You Talk to Students About Pop Culture

Opioids, Heroin And Youth Ministry

on November 6, 2017 by

Ignorance is No Longer an Excuse the Church Can Hide Behind

“Welcoming Schools” LGBTQ...

on November 5, 2017 by

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality

app Helps Parents Figure Out If Their...

on November 4, 2017 by

If it spots something fishy, whether your kid created it or received it, it sends you a real-time alert. Cannot view the picture

When “Connected” Means ...

on November 3, 2017 by

“The new 2018 Ford F-150 with SYNC Connect and available Wi-Fi means you and the family can stay connected.”

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In...

on November 2, 2017 by

And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Performance-Based Culture Is Killing Us

on November 2, 2017 by

“performacist” culture is now this: We’re valuable only when we perform well in this economy.

Woody Allen Film Features Sex Between...

on November 2, 2017 by

While Hollywood comes to grips with its culture of powerful men sexually harassing and abusing women, Woody Allen’s new film,

Drinking And Drugs Down…Fighting...

on October 28, 2017 by

Big Declines in Substance Abuse, Delinquency Among U.S. Teens

When Teens Wish They Could “Unpost”

on October 27, 2017 by

(Interview with Jonathan McKee)

The Rise of Anxiety and Depression in...

on October 26, 2017 by

We can’t afford the risks associated with these realities, so it’s best to be proactive in helping teens develop a more positive,…

Why American Teenagers Suffering From...

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

New Book By Timothy Eldred Alone Sucks

on October 10, 2017 by

Tells the story of aloneness and untangles the many lies of life..

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has...

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Culture pushes us to focus more on our appearance than our reality

Snoop Dogg Is Releasing A Gospel Album?

on September 26, 2017 by

This Is Why the Local Church Should Care

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

Smartphones: The New Teen Mental Health...

on September 22, 2017 by

The generation that’s grown up with cellphones are less social and more prone to depression. Psychiatrist Jean Twenge

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really...

on September 17, 2017 by

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…

What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2017 by

Hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

6 Strategies For Engaging The Hurting...

on September 8, 2017 by

What would you tell Courtney? The question of pain and suffering is one we face a lot in youth ministry

5 Reasons I Recommend The Youth Culture...

on September 8, 2017 by

After many years in youth ministry there is now a news resource that I can recommend and encourage you to use…

India Highest Number Of Deaths While...

on September 5, 2017 by

With 19 of the world’s 49 recorded selfie-linked deaths since 2014

Dating app Tinder finds gold at Apple&...

on September 3, 2017 by

Tinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple’s online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile…

Social Media Culture Can Lead To...

on September 2, 2017 by

Risky social media posts…might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s…

Many ‘Practicing Christians’ Agree...

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We have observed and reported on increasing pluralism, relativism, and moral decline among Americans and even in the Church.”

The Ever-Increasing Impact Of Social...

on August 30, 2017 by

Is It Changing Kids From the Inside Out?

The Winners From The 2017 MTV VMAs

on August 28, 2017 by

The complete winners list

I DON’T Want My MTV

on August 28, 2017 by

Houston didn’t come up at the star of tonight MTV VMA awards out in Hollywood

Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon...

on August 28, 2017 by

D. James Kennedy Ministries…against the Southern Poverty Law Center and Amazon for defamation

Beloit College Mindset List Class Of...

on August 26, 2017 by

Beloit College Releases the Mindset List for This Year’s Entering Class of First-Year College Students

Back To School: How To Avoid...

on August 26, 2017 by

As back-to-school season approaches, here are some other things parents should keep in mind

Snapchat vs Instagram

on August 22, 2017 by

46% Of Influencers Say They Would Give Up Snapchat If They Were To Abandon One Platform

Flashback: Instagram Stories Hits 200...

on August 22, 2017 by

Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love

Memes Are Not Your Friend

on August 21, 2017 by

Relational intimacy in a digital world has been re-imagined

What’s Hot?

on August 20, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Millennials Burning For Burning Man

on August 19, 2017 by

Bound for Burning man, but First the Costume

Thou Shalt Not Bail

on August 18, 2017 by

The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?

Fitness Blogger…Focusing On Your...

on August 15, 2017 by

Whenever I see a picture of me, the first things which catches my eyes are my FLAWS

4 Essential Aspects Of Addressing...

on August 14, 2017 by

We shouldn’t shy away from teaching what the Bible says about sexuality, but proclaim it with grace and love.

The Number One Lie The World Tells Our...

on August 14, 2017 by

Attacking the Lie of Individualism with Our Kids

The Number One Lie The World Tells Our...

on August 14, 2017 by

Cameron Cole

Book: The Teen’s Guide To Social...

on August 4, 2017 by

21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World

Teenage Clicks

on August 3, 2017 by

Facebook subsidiary Instagram has courted Snapchat fans with its own “Stories” feature

Is Social Media Causing Depression In...

on August 3, 2017 by

The Darkside of social media

Book: Help Your Family Become Tech-Wise

on August 2, 2017 by

gives a vision for a life of beauty, relationships, and creativity not enslaved to technology

Book: The Next Story..Faith, Family And...

on August 2, 2017 by

“instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls.

Book: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

on August 2, 2017 by

Do You Control Your Phone — Or Does Your Phone Control You?

Teen Summer Bucket List Goes Viral

on August 1, 2017 by

Go to a party,Have sex, Give two blow jobs, 8 hoe pics for Instagram,Hook up with Jacob again,Get a boob hickey…

Dangerous Ties

on August 1, 2017 by

Are Today’s Troubles Linked to Tomorrow’s Tragedies?