Author Archives: Jonathan McKee

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry,is the author of twenty books including the brand new 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; More Than Just the Talk; Sex Matters; The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, and You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan and his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

If you’d like a sneak peek

I’m looking for about 30 parents and/or youth workers who would like to “test drive” this book-in-process with some teens and tweens Continue reading

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Do you want a “Do Over?”

My publisher just emailed, and they’ve received my brand new book, If I Had a Parenting Do Over, fresh from the printer… and boxes are on their way to my house, Amazon, LifeWay… and all the other book stores. And you won’t believe what Amazon has it priced at… Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings about Rowling’s Newest

The message was clear. You either are cool with witchcraft, or you’re Westboro Baptist.

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Ariana Grande upset about being objectified

I’m not in any way endorsing making objectifying comments to women. It’s never tolerable. I’m just arguing that this young man might have poor role models filling his ears most nights, singers whose smooth lyrics offer this kind of wisdom:

Feeling like I wanna rock with your body
And we don’t gotta think ’bout nothin’ Continue reading

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The drawbacks of constant connectivity

Millennials don’t have the coping mechanisms to deal with stress, because when life is hard, they turn to their phone. Continue reading

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A Peek Inside the Top Music of 2016

This year there were 11 No. 1’s with break ups and hook ups, drugs and alcohol, musical legends and unknown newbies. 2016’s most popular songs were marked by tremendous diversity in theme, genre, and artists. Continue reading

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Responding to argumentative teenagers

Many of you caught when I was a guest on Focus on the Family’s daily broadcast last month (a video clip of that show HERE). Focus had me back last week to continue the conversation with Jim Daly and John … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Titles in 2016

always find it interesting to see which of my books resonated the most with readers… I can never predict it! Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2016

It’s been a fun year on this blog. We’ve had a bunch of exciting contests and giveaways, not to mention… this blog grabbed the No. 12 spot in the most recent TOP 30 YOUTH MINISTRY BLOGS from Good times! … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Time Traps

These are 5 random distractions that have captivated me for countless hours during the year, starting with an Instagram account that has provided non stop entertainment… Continue reading

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