Monthly Archives: June 2009

New Ideas

“I use your site all the time!” That’s what I always hear from youth workers when I see them face to face. But it’s interesting, so many of these youth workers only seem to know about a few of our … Continue reading

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Another Transformers Disappointment

This last week our movie guy Todd reviewed the new Transformers film. Like most critics, he thought the film stunk. But I thought you’d be curious of some of the reasoning behind Todd’s assessment. Let me back way up. A … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry in Iraq

Yesterday I received a pretty encouraging email from a fellow “youth worker” ministering in a distant land. He’s a chaplain in Iraq! Over the last decade we’ve seen used by youth workers all over the the English speaking world. I get … Continue reading

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Using Cell Phones to Cheat

I wouldn’t be telling you anything new if I told you that teenagers are practically dependant on their cell phones. And I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the majority of teenagers cheat on school exams. But … Continue reading

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Quick Thumbs

How fast can you text? Can you text blindfolded? Do you know all those crazy texting acronyms? (gtg, brb.) You might not value these skilss, but a 15-year-old Iowa girl just won the national title, including the $50,000 grand prize… … Continue reading

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The Hugging Threat

Sometimes an article comes along that doesn’t even deserve a comment. Such is this one. Oh… forget it. I can’t hold back. I’ll change it up by giving you my comments before you even read this article. COMMENTS: “Needless?” The … Continue reading

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Decline in Family Time

My dad and I are about to drive North this afternoon, preparing for a workshop we teach tomorrow. As we were updating some of our research, my dad sent me the following article about the rapid decrease in family time (one … Continue reading

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My Comrades

Last night I spoke at a youth service for a Sacramento area Russian church known as the House of Bread Church. It was a really fun experience on several levels. First… it was intriguing to note some of the cultural … Continue reading

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92% More 12-34-year-olds Watched the MTV Movie Awards

Last week I posted my recap of this year’s raunchy MTV Movie Awards… a show that always seems to slip under the radar of most parents. Apparently this is true. Because 92% more people in the 12-34 demographic watched the show … Continue reading

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If God Texted the 10 Commandments

This is hilarious… GOD TEXTS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 1. no1 b4 me. srsly. 2. dnt wrshp pix/idols 3. no omg’s 4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r) 5. pos ok – ur m&d r cool 6. dnt … Continue reading

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