Monthly Archives: January 2010

Under-aged Texting

Did you know that the average American teenager exchanges 3,146 text messages per month? I get emails from Nielsen about their newest studies and research. This week they sent and interesting little tidbit from their 2009 research about texting. Nielsen … Continue reading

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Virginity Sells… Sex Sells

On January 17th VH1 News presented a piece called “The New Virginity.” (You can catch some very amateur-captured glimpses of it all over YouTube) VH1′s website brags that the show “explores the roots of our current obsession with chastity–the stars … Continue reading

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A Christian Film in a Secular World

Last weekend the Christian film To Save a Life was released in 441 theatres (compare that to Avatar in 3,141 theatres or The Tooth Fairy in 3,344 theatres) and got great responses from audiences. This film is proving to be … Continue reading

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Media Consumption

I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at our new Youth Culture Window article that will be featured on our front page all this coming week. We just put it up on the site. As you heard from my … Continue reading

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8-18 Year-olds Average 7 hrs 38 minutes Daily to Entertainment Media

Yes, it’s true, 8-18 year-olds average 7 hrs and 38 minutes per day consuming entertainment media. Do those numbers sound high? They should. Because today’s average daily media consumption in the lives of 8-18 year-olds has increased by over an hour per day since … Continue reading

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The Writer of TO SAVE A LIFE responds…

It’s funny how diverse believers can be in their reactions to different types of media. One person will love a movie and see it as a great tool for outreach; another will be totally offended. Last year I screened the movie To Save … Continue reading

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10 Years of Free Resources

I can hardly believe it, but 10 years ago today I sent out my first resource “EZINE” newsletter from my little website, back then, called JonathansResources.com I used Alexa.com’s “Wayback” machine to look back at what our site looked like … Continue reading

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The Book of Eli

I got a chance to see a screening of the new Denzel movie, THE BOOK OF ELI, last night. Wow… probably one of the best films I’ve seen in the last decade. The story is about a man on a … Continue reading

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The Words of a 12th Grade Christian

Walt Mueller linked a great article today written by a senior in high school, speaking about her faith. The article is titled, “I’m a Christian, not a StereoType.” WHAT FIRST COMES to mind when you think of Christians? They’re basically … Continue reading

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Getting my Butt Kicked in the Pool

My wife is a stud! Lori is a swimmer. She’s always been a swimmer. And the place where she regularly swims laps offered a free month to our whole family, so we signed up. So last week, my whole family … Continue reading

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