Monthly Archives: June 2010

John Cleese on Football vs. Soccer

I love the World Cup because it’s a time where America finally starts paying attention to soccer. (Neilson just released a report that the World Cup has reached one-third of all U.S. TV viewers) (Also, the USA- Ghana match drew … Continue reading

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California Gurls Hottest Song in 17 Years

Katy Perry’s #1 song California Gurls just broke a 17-year record for the most plays in one week. So what is this song about and how do we talk to our kids about its message? Glad you asked. If you … Continue reading

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What Twilight Fans Can Expect

The Twilight saga is such big news right now that we actually are hearing buzz about the next two films… and I think you’ll want to hear what they just announced about the sex in Breaking Dawn, the next film in the making. … Continue reading

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Katy Perry Offended?

This is a real treat… Katy Perry was offended by Lady Gaga’s “blasphemy” in Gaga’s new video for her hit song Alejandro. This is funny on so many levels, I don’t know where to begin. Hmmmmmm. So the question is, is … Continue reading

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What’s New for Teens on TV… Don’t Ask!

School’s out, summer has officially arrived… and kids are officially bored. So what are many of them going to do? As much as I would love to tell you that kid will be outside playing stickball in the street or … Continue reading

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TV isn’t Dead, but Growing

Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes claims, “TV is not only not dead, but it’s one of the fastest growing businesses. Ratings, time spent and viewership are all up.” Two weekends ago I taught my Connect Workshop to a group … Continue reading

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Dawn Treader Exclusive Trailer

Okay… this is kind of cool. I get to release to you an exclusive trailer for the new Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This trailer is only being released to a few people in the Christian media … Continue reading

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Katy Perry the Host

You know Katy Perry as the girl who Kissed a Girl and Liked It, or most recently, the girl with the naughty hand gestures at the MTV Movie Awards when singing about how the California Girls are so hot that … Continue reading

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This October

For those of you in the youth ministry world (I realize that my blog goes out to both parents and youth workers), most of you are familiar with Youth Specialties’ National Youth Workers Convention… or as as lazy folks call it, … Continue reading

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Christina’s Woohoo

By now many of you have heard the buzz about Christina Aguilera’s performance at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night where she debuted her brand new song Woohoo. It’s difficult to miss when an “artist” sings a song basically … Continue reading

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