Tag Archive for culture

Young Life Voted Off Campus At Duke

on September 19, 2019 by

Private universities don’t have the same obligations under the First Amendment’s free exercise clause that a government entity does.

How Homeschoolers Are Saving Western...

on September 11, 2019 by

The Rise of the Bible-Teaching, Plato-Loving…

Cultural Damaging Curriculum Emerges In...

on September 11, 2019 by

If you control the schools, you eventually control the direction of the culture

Parents Are Irate Over Forced Elementary...

on September 11, 2019 by

In 4th grade, students learn gender is “self-defined,” and, in grade 5, they learn “there are many gender identities” and are introduced…

Risk Takers Just Wanna Have Fun

on September 8, 2019 by

Adolescent risk-taking and prosocial behaviors are likely related and that both behaviors may be motivated by teenagers’ efforts to have fun

Engaging Kids About Pop-Culture

on September 5, 2019 by

A song on the top of the charts, a new Netflix show everyone is binging, a new trend everyone…

Justin Bieber Opens Up About Fame And...

on September 4, 2019 by

I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships

Churches Could Win Back Teens Like Me If...

on August 28, 2019 by

Many Christian denominations are too deeply rooted in tradition. We find it a turnoff

Largest Public School In The Country...

on August 28, 2019 by

You’re constantly comparing yourself to other women on your feed and it definitely takes a toll on your self-image

Flashback: Children ‘Immersed in a...

on August 27, 2019 by

“Then Kyle replied, ‘Shut up, mom. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ … Kyle is 10 years old.”

Flashback: The Problem With American...

on August 27, 2019 by

…….“Expect kids to behave like adults, but you should not give them the authority of an adult.”

Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived Together...

on August 26, 2019 by

We started our “serious” relationship with a lack of commitment

The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage...

on August 26, 2019 by

We found that many girls spend their Saturday nights home alone, watching  Netflix and surfing social media

US Is Less Racist Under Trump Than Obama

on August 26, 2019 by

Conducting a running study that measures the racial attitudes of 2,500 randomly selected Americans since 2008

UK: Christians No Longer Allowed To Lead...

on August 8, 2019 by

They have been told that after eight years, because of songs being sung about Bible stories in the local government building.

Reflect On Joshua Harris’s...

on August 7, 2019 by

It would give us great joy to see our friend return to the gospel he proclaimed, the Bible he affirmed, and the…

“Navigating LGBTQ Issues”

on August 4, 2019 by

…they bring Gospel-centered sense to the head-spinning conversations and debates regarding sexuality and gender

Teenagers Hiring A Life Coach

on August 4, 2019 by

a 280% year-on-year surge in life coach bookings on its site, with 54% made by those aged 18 to 22. In its…

Trump Vouched For Jailed Rapper A$AP...

on July 21, 2019 by

Post Malone, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill and Justin Bieber have taken to voice their support for Mayers.

Social Media: Dying For The Perfect...

on July 20, 2019 by

Tourists reportedly hospitalized after swimming in Instagram-famous ‘toxic dump’ in Spain

Students Surprised Obama Deported More...

on July 19, 2019 by

We are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws.

“Generation Screen” And Self-esteem

on July 17, 2019 by

For ways to build self-esteem with the screen generation

Americans Vastly Overestimate LGBT...

on July 11, 2019 by

Nearly 1 in 4 Americans are gay or lesbian. In reality, the number is much closer to 1 in 20

Pot Use By U.S. Teens Has Jumped 10-fold...

on July 8, 2019 by

As society relaxes its rules around marijuana, U.S. teens seem to be responding by using the drug in much bigger numbers than…

‘Mini AOC’ Ends Parody After...

on July 5, 2019 by

AOC…crying over little more than a few police officers and an empty parking lot

Let’s Hear It For The Average Child

on July 3, 2019 by

To the student who does all the homework in his hardest subject and turns it in promptly…But

No Teen Is Too Far Gone

on July 3, 2019 by

There is more grace in Christ than there is sin in the greatest of prodigals

BET Awards 2019

on June 24, 2019 by

The List

Teen Sexting, Risky Behavior And Mental...

on June 24, 2019 by

Teen sexting is associated with mental health issues and risky behavior, according to a new study

Teen Vogue: Sex Work Is ok…..For...

on June 24, 2019 by

God’s good gift of sexuality is being distorted and denigrated in a variety of ways. What was once unthinkable is now normalized

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year...

on June 23, 2019 by

Suicide rates among teens and young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades

States That Legalized Pot Now Facing...

on June 23, 2019 by

“Underage kids have unbelievable access to nuclear-strength weed,” Poses serious risks to adolescents’ physical and mental health

Whoopi May Have A Point On Bella‘s...

on June 20, 2019 by

What happens in the cloud doesn’t necessarily stay in the cloud

Teen Vogue How To Get Abortion W/out...

on June 15, 2019 by

“having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

Teen Fired From Christian Camp Counselor...

on June 15, 2019 by

He did not personally align with our statements of faith (in particular, one regarding sexuality) we determined we could not use him…

HBO’s Controversial ‘Euphoria’...

on June 15, 2019 by

Searching for euphoria? She’s searching to numb, to dull, to quiet. Through sex drugs and nihilism.

Phone Use Linked To Teen Anxiety?

on June 12, 2019 by

The journal Child Development shows nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem

The Pressure To Perform

on June 11, 2019 by

The pressure today’s kids feel to perform

Church To Screen ‘Arthur’...

on June 4, 2019 by

We want children to be educated so they can see there’s not just one type of family. Everyone should feel represented. I think…

Reclaiming Friendship in the Social...

on May 17, 2019 by

Social media promises social connectedness, but it often delivers social isolation

Families Are Together And Yet Apart

on May 16, 2019 by

Adults are almost as bad as teens are, being preoccupied with their phone.

Homosexuality And Youth

on May 14, 2019 by

Avera Maria Santo is same-sex attracted. And, she’s a devout Catholic who desires to embrace

Student And Parents Walkout At Colorado...

on May 14, 2019 by

Instead of putting together an event to bring people together to mourn, the gun control group brought in activists and Colorado politicians

Converse Highlights Partnership With 11...

on May 13, 2019 by

The 11-year-old gay child who is famous for dressing in drag and dancing in gay nightclubs

Inside The College Sex-Crazed Final...

on May 12, 2019 by

In the final days of college, students devise a bucket list of classmates with whom they want to get cozy

Sheila Nevins Sets Next Act

on May 12, 2019 by

Launching MTV Documentary Films

4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face

on May 11, 2019 by

It’s never been harder to be a guy than right now and they need our help! Young men face more distractions to godly…

Distraction The New Enemy Of The Church

on May 9, 2019 by

The rise of media saturation…has ushered in a new age of competition with the gospel for the human gaze

Instagram Removes “Like” ?

on May 9, 2019 by

What We Can Learn About Leading Students from Instagram

https://www.physiciansweekly.com/u-s...

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Nicole Kidman ‘Teased’ For...

on April 25, 2019 by

Faith is important. She often gets teased by friends for passing her strong belief in God onto her children

CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS….Photo...

on April 24, 2019 by

A glimpse into the world of Los Angeles as seen through the eyes of photographer Estevan Oriol, who is famed for chronicling…

Flashback: Vandals, Arsonists Target...

on April 22, 2019 by

Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months

How A.S.M.R. Became A Sensation

on April 22, 2019 by

The YouTube subculture is bonded not by belief but rather by an ineffable sensation — the existence of a new feeling.

DYM: Parent Tips Podcast Hosted By...

on April 18, 2019 by

FREE podcasts about youth ministry, youth culture… and now they have me tackling parenting!

Hollywood Fights Back Against Pro-life...

on April 13, 2019 by

Alyssa Milano to share ‘personal abortion’ stories of social media followers on new podcast ‘Sorry Not Sorry’

Freedom Of Speech On College Campuses?

on April 13, 2019 by

Conservative speaker who was assaulted by protester: ‘This was a warning shot to conservatives’

Os Guinness: Moving Forward In A Post...

on April 12, 2019 by

What’s really at stake in this moment, and how to become part of the solution, not part of a deepening cultural problem.

The Way U.S. Teens Spend Their Time Is...

on March 24, 2019 by

Teens today are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago. They’re devoting more time to sleep and homework, and…

Book: So The Next Generation Will Know

on March 23, 2019 by

Preparing Young Christians in a Challenging World

How Much Time Should Kids Spend On Smart...

on March 23, 2019 by

Happiness and mental health are highest at a half-hour to two hours of extracurricular digital media use a day; well-being then steadily…

5 Alarming Porn Stats For youth

on March 22, 2019 by

Pornography  is out there, and for everyone’s safety, you need to warn them of the impending danger

Teens Not Socializing In The Real World....

on March 21, 2019 by

The percent of high school seniors who said they often felt lonely increased from 26 percent in 2012 to 39 percent in 2017

Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner...

on March 21, 2019 by

Almost eight in 10 young teenage girls say that pressure from social media is one of the main reasons for mental ill-health…

Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Church And...

on March 20, 2019 by

Walt Mueller

How VBS Shapes Our Culture And The...

on March 12, 2019 by

VBS  is needed now more than ever, at a time when more and more families have no access to the gospel

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?

on March 12, 2019 by

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a…

10 Books That Reveal the Idolatrous...

on March 10, 2019 by

Marxism is not primarily an economic theory. It is primarily a surrogate religion. And it is creeping into the worldview of many…

Teens Depression Greater Problem Than...

on March 3, 2019 by

In a survey of nearly 1,000 teens ages 13 to 17, 70 percent say anxiety and depression are critical issues among their peers,…

Will Parents Need Kids Permission To...

on March 2, 2019 by

Her mom had been posting photos of her, without prior approval, for much of her life

Culture Insight: Paris’s Last Porn...

on February 26, 2019 by

A place where you could be certain no minors would see pornography — nowadays they’re all watching on their phones

2019 Indie Spirit Awards

on February 24, 2019 by

Complete list

Obama Slams Pop Culture For Foisting Bad...

on February 21, 2019 by

You treat young women with respect. They are not objects. They are humans with the same aspirations and desires

Justin Bieber Encourages Abstinence

on February 20, 2019 by

…but not everyone is pleased

200 Secret Internet Terms Teenagers Use

on February 20, 2019 by

And parents need to know

Evangelism: Generation Why?

on February 18, 2019 by

Churches worry  they can’t reach millennials and Gen Z with questions

Evangelism: Conversation Kit

on February 18, 2019 by

Conversation Kits help parents and caring adults talk with their teens about important topics

Facial Recognition At Taylor Swift ...

on February 16, 2019 by

Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry

Teens Editing Themselves

on February 14, 2019 by

A photo series has shown the lengths some young people go to to edit their appearance before posting pictures on social media

Flashback: Plastic Surgery To Look Like...

on February 14, 2019 by

“A new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ Patients are seeking out surgery to help them appear like the filtered versions of themselves,

Teen Convicted In Text Suicide Case...

on February 13, 2019 by

Involuntary manslaughter conviction where an absent defendant, with words alone, encouraged another person to commit suicide

Inside The Weird World Of YouTuber...

on February 10, 2019 by

What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore…

Chris Pratt Slammed For Attending Anti...

on February 10, 2019 by

Hillsong Church Senior pastor Brian Houston the church does “not affirm a gay lifestyle.” No “gay people in positions of leadership,”

Witches of the social media generation

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

Flashback: Witches Outnumber...

on February 9, 2019 by

Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

Disturbing Cultural Trends YouthPastors...

on February 1, 2019 by

Part 1

Beyond The Scrolling….Belonging

on January 31, 2019 by

Seeing the deeper longings behind teenagers and social media

Live Your Life Offline, Pope Tells Young...

on January 28, 2019 by

“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply…

Exposing The Times’ Anti-Christian...

on January 28, 2019 by

It’s rare to see a major media outlet be so honest about its ideological bias

Podcast For Parents: Mom, Dad, What’s...

on January 25, 2019 by

Parents who want to give their kids a healthy view of sex centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ

Book Review: Mom, Dad, What’s Sex? Mom...

on January 25, 2019 by

Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture is a treasure

Netflix’s “Sex Education”

on January 24, 2019 by

…is either addressing or exploiting—you decide—the subject that isn’t talked about much in most homes

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going...

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

Virtually Child Psychiatrist

on January 16, 2019 by

Remote video consults are helping pediatricians fill the gap in some communities

Tracking Phones?

on January 15, 2019 by

I gave a bounty Hunter $300.  He then located our phone

‘Adulting Day’ For Students

on January 14, 2019 by

Teaching high school students responsibilities

3 REVERSE CULTURE TRENDS FOR 2019

on December 30, 2018 by

Pop culture tends to change at the speed of light. As soon as we begin to take hold of a rising trend,…

Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On...

on December 25, 2018 by

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent…

From The Gen Z Perspective

on December 24, 2018 by

Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide