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, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. 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.

I want the truth… kind of

In 1992 Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson gave incredible performances in the riveting movie, A Few Good Men. In their memorable exchange, Nicholson’s character Col. Nathan Jessup barked out a line so profound that it made it into the AFI’s … Continue reading

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Your Smartphone Obsessed Kids

It’s coming this month… In fact, I’m getting early copies in two weeks, so I’ll be personally signing every single book you pre-order! I’ve gotta confess: this book was such a fun project! It’s a combination of research and hands-on … Continue reading

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SNL Mocks Christian Films

Saturday Night Live (SNL) has been poking fun at Christians for years. The question I want to ask is: is there any validity to their jesting? Or more importantly, can we learn anything from it? A few weeks ago SNL … Continue reading

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Helping Small Groups Be More Effective

Here’s a fun little free training video I did for Youth Specialties that they posted on YouTube. It’s the perfect little training tool to show your leaders, anyone who is running a small group at any time! Check it out:

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Aidan for Vice President

Last week my brother Thom (pastor, dad, Star Wars nerd…) emailed me asking for ideas for his 10-year-old son Aidan’s Vice Presidential campaign at school. My brother is amazingly creative (many of you know him from his insightful Biblical discussions … Continue reading

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Dialoguing About Gender Identity

There’s been a lot of buzz about gender identity recently, and young people are taking note. The question is… what are they resolving as true? I stumbled on two very helpful resources in the past few weeks that provide really … Continue reading

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Which cover do you like best?

Take a second and use our comments feature below to tell me which book cover you like best: A, B, or C? (I’m finishing writing this book now- it will be on the shelves in 2017.) Which one would you … Continue reading

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At what age should I let my kid have a phone?

I hear the question at every parenting workshop I teach. It comes in many forms: “How young is too young for my kids to have their own phone?” “I didn’t get my kid a phone… I just got them an … Continue reading

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52 Ways to Connect

The book, the workshop… it’s happening. Last night I taught my brand new parent workshop, Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid, for the second time. I’m excited with the feedback I’m hearing so far! And speaking of feedback… My publisher … Continue reading

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Parenting Do Over

“Here’s something I would definitely do differently…” NOTE: Some great comments in this blog post. Clearly one of those posts where the true treasure is in the comments. This question is for parents or grandparents who’ve been at it for … Continue reading

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