Tag Archive for culture

2019 Indie Spirit Awards

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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

Why Are Young People Having So Little...

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

Family Famous For Cringeworthy Christmas...

on December 23, 2018 by

Mike Bergeron and his wife Laura, both 45, started making the funny cards in 2003 to poke fun at their friends

Woody Allen’s Secret Teen Lover...

on December 19, 2018 by

Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired ‘Manhattan’

Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social...

on December 19, 2018 by

Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

More Teens Try Pot Before Booze,...

on December 18, 2018 by

Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.

Teen Loneliness

on December 11, 2018 by

Much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them

America Is Addicted To Outrage

on December 9, 2018 by

But the greatest casualty of outrage may be judgment itself

What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Reviewed

on December 8, 2018 by

Tumblr 18+ Content Ban Causes Rise In Pedophilia On Twitter!?

Teens’ Social Media Habits and...

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

What Is Silent Disco All About Anyway?

on November 28, 2018 by

Noise restrictions? Amplified sound ordinances? These are things of the past. Take back your musical freedom and throw an event anywhere your…

Silent Disco Makes Social Separation...

on November 28, 2018 by

Dancing alone together is a ‘perfect metaphor’ for modern society

Beyond Her Selfie

on November 23, 2018 by

Teaching Your Daughter to See Beyond Her Social Media Feed

Who Is Gen Z?

on November 23, 2018 by

In Gen Z Lab we’ve gathered thought leaders to help you understand the unique challenges facing Gen Z and equip you to…

Legal Pot And Car Crashes: Yes, There...

on November 21, 2018 by

More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes,”

Viral Christmas Video Be Grateful For...

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spread the message of gratitude!

Social Media Linked To Mental Health...

on November 17, 2018 by

The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased…

Juul Quits Social Media

on November 16, 2018 by

As part of the company’s response to the FDA’s call for changes to curb underage e-cigarette use

68% Have Quit/Taken A Break From Social...

on November 15, 2018 by

She Decided To Quit Instagram This Year. Had Also Helped Create It

Why Do We Over-Schedule Our Kids…...

on November 13, 2018 by

Families fret over finances for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children

Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or...

on November 13, 2018 by

How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep...

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

Almost Half Of U.S. Births Happen...

on November 12, 2018 by

Signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay

Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’...

on November 7, 2018 by

“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

When To Leverage (And Not Leverage)...

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What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our student

Navigating Emotional Teenagers

on November 5, 2018 by

If you let your emotions lead when navigating your emotional teenager, you will likely cause them to shut down further.

The Content Behind “The Chilling...

on November 5, 2018 by

What will young viewers see as they watch the latest rendition of “puberty meets sorcery”?

Book: Sex Matters……By...

on November 4, 2018 by

Our culture creates a lot of confusion about sex. Honestly, sometimes it’s difficult to know who’s telling the truth

Flashback: “Riverdale”...

on November 4, 2018 by

but there needs to be a balance of the real-world issues…beyond the fantastical and downright inappropriate

Sabrina’ Underage Orgy Scene On...

on November 4, 2018 by

This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it target

Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

FREE DVD: One Nation Under God

on November 1, 2018 by

One Nation Under God, celebrates and explains the crucial role that God has played in America’s founding and development

The 2018 Streamy Awards

on October 27, 2018 by

A celebration of digital content creators was broadcast live on YouTube

Satanic Temple Responds To Murder Plan...

on October 26, 2018 by

I’m sure it will be established that these girls held no active role in any established form of religious Satanism

The Ugly Sides Of Instagram

on October 22, 2018 by

Let’s talk about two elements, porn and cyberbullying

Phantom Community… Belonging?

on October 15, 2018 by

We have moved from being in community to having a sense of community

Can Christians Use Legal Weed?

on October 12, 2018 by

The Bible outlaws the use of any mind-altering concoction, including mushrooms, drugs, or weed

Don’t You Walk Away

on October 11, 2018 by

“an essential guide to preventing and stopping bullying behaviors.”

2018 American Music Awards

on October 10, 2018 by

List of winners

The Wisdom Of Teen Vogue

on October 8, 2018 by

Do you know what your daughter is reading?

‘Adolescent Drinking Is A Problem&...

on October 8, 2018 by

When those conversations should start earlier than when parents think it should start

The Rise of “Strangely Unsexy&...

on October 7, 2018 by

….And Why It Hurts Women

Helping Teens Navigate The Drama

on October 4, 2018 by

The way a preteen values those friendships may be one of the greatest transitions of this phase.

Brett Kavanaugh: A Youth Pastor’s...

on October 3, 2018 by

if they happened 35 years ago, he should own his behavior. I was not trying to imply that I thought they were…

A Huge Lesson For Parents From This Week...

on October 3, 2018 by

How can we help our kids to make wise choices today?

Should You Force Your Kids To Go To Mass...

on October 3, 2018 by

One parent reflects on why she doesn’t make Mass mandatory for her children.

Link Between Violent Video Games &...

on October 2, 2018 by

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017

How Men View Women

on October 1, 2018 by

Pornography also gives men a way to get quick sexual pleasure with out the messy, frightening work or building a real relationship…

#MeToo Is Making Colleges Teach Toxic...

on September 27, 2018 by

Campus programs educating male students about ‘toxic masculinity’ report fresh energy and interest since the #MeToo movement began

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART I

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART II

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART III

Teen Sex: STDs At A Record High… Again

on September 25, 2018 by

Your response to 4-years-in-a-row of STD’s at a record high

“Traditional Vows Don’t Mention...

on September 22, 2018 by

Geraldine used to tell us, “Don’t fight the feeling!” Well, perhaps there are times when we should.

New York Fashion Week Spring Trends You...

on September 21, 2018 by

Shop our fall picks from the best affordable fashion brands so you can get a head-start on the looks we love.

Navigating Screen Time And Device...

on September 21, 2018 by

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s…

Book: she ‘broke free’ of...

on September 17, 2018 by

“I want to draw attention to the dangers of sexual shaming and purity teachings.”

Movie: ‘Eighth Grade’ And The Horror...

on September 13, 2018 by

For anyone seeking to understand and disciple today’s youth, Eighth Grade provides an insightful glimpse into their world

Internet Safety: Should I Spy On My Kids...

on September 12, 2018 by

but I’ve noticed these filters and monitoring software solutions also tend to build an “over-confidence” with parents who use them

Will You Lose Your Faith In College?

on September 8, 2018 by

Three Ways Not to Wander

How To Engage Culture With Your Kids”

on September 8, 2018 by

When Jesus saw our earthly culture he neither rubber stamped nor kept his distance. He entered our culture to challenge it

Flashback: 7 Disruptive Church Trends...

on September 7, 2018 by

Churches who only think Sunday and who only think building will continue to shrink.

When A Gay Girl Meets A Good God

on September 7, 2018 by

Perry’s journey of faith isn’t your typical teenage coming-of-age story. Instead, hers is one that requires courage and conviction to speak and…

A Love-Hate Relationship Teenagers And...

on September 2, 2018 by

Feelings of pressure to respond immediately to notifications, to a sense of being overwhelmed by the flow of messages and information they…

4 Ways To Keep Up With Student Culture

on September 1, 2018 by

In other words, a teenager’s beliefs and values will be shaped by who or what they’re listening to

10 Slang Terms Teens Use That Adults...

on August 30, 2018 by

Why Do Students Invent and Use Different Terms?

Beloit College Mindset List For The...

on August 26, 2018 by

For this year’s entering college class of 2022, human beings have…

Beyond The Screen

on August 25, 2018 by

Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation

Christian Ethics

on August 19, 2018 by

An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

The Storms Of Teenage Social Media Never...

on August 17, 2018 by

A moment of peace takes intentionality-something teenagers often lack.

The Newest On Teens, Social Media &...

on August 14, 2018 by

Only 31% of young people said social media had “a mostly positive effect” on people their age