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.

Parenting Amish

In the beginning of my book More Than Just the Talk I give an example of speaking in a conservative Mennonite Brethren church in Amish, PA, and listening to parents share stories of the racy content their kids were exposed … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to The Walking Dead CONTEST

This is an exciting week for The Walking Dead fans, because this coming Sunday they will finally discover the answer to the biggest cliffhanger since “Who shot JR?” Which one of our beloved characters did we lose? That’s why we’re … Continue reading

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Today’s Kids and Tech in 3 Minutes

We just finished posting a brand new YouTube video that gives an excellent summary of today’s over-connected kids… and today’s over-connected adults (Yep! I went there.) Here it is… in 3 minutes: I’ve been teaching parents how to bridge this … Continue reading

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Trump, The P-word, and Hypocrites

I try not to get political and I try not to rant. I’ll keep my momentum of NOT getting political in this post. This post is not about Trump… it’s about our hypocritical nation. Last week we all heard recordings … Continue reading

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Mom, Can I Have Snapchat?

FIVE CONSIDERATIONS TO PONDER Remember the good ol’ days when our biggest concern was the 3,000+ texts our daughters averaged per month? Sure, young people still text, but with 84% of 12-17-year-old mobile subscribers having smartphones this year… apps are … Continue reading

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Are Any of These Cities Near You?

This month I fly to 5 different U.S. states to teach parent workshops… and I’m hoping that I’m coming near you! (and if not… let’s start a dialogue about bringing me out to your city) ARVADA, CO It all starts … Continue reading

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Walking Alongside a New Believer

“What tools can I use to help new Christians understand the commitment they just made?” It’s one of the most common questions I hear from youth ministries who are actually reaching young people for Christ. And I’m glad to hear … Continue reading

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Will Your Kids Watch “Easy” on Netflix?

Today’s young people love Netflix. It’s mobile, it’s commercial free, and as a bonus… most parents have no idea what their kids are watching. That’s why parents should probably be aware of the new sexually-charged Netflix original series, Easy, streaming … Continue reading

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The Christian music kids like… or do they?

Last week I hosted a contest in this blog asking you which Christian songs today’s kids actually like and wouldn’t hesitate playing to their friends. Here are the results. The response was overwhelming. You’ll probably find that post’s comment section … Continue reading

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CONTEST: What Christian Music Do Today’s Kids Actually Like?

Okay… it’s time for me to give something away. A Christian CD of your choice to the winner. Here’s what I want– answer this simple question: What Christian songs (I want song and artist) can you play that today’s young … Continue reading

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