Author Archives: Jonathan McKee

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; 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, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

Lost a friend

Rob had an inherent knack for reaching kids no one else reached. He built a barn next to his property because kids in his neighborhood had nowhere to hang out. The barn brought out literally hundreds of kids each week. Continue Reading

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Men really hate solitude

People were so set, in fact, on settling for a distraction, that Wilson decided to give them an uncomfortable one, just to see how badly they needed it. He gave them ability to give themselves an electric shock. Continue Reading

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When Teens Doubt

I hear her pain, and in response to her and the countless others who keep asking the same question, we are doing a two week series on the topic… Continue Reading

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Where kids actually adopt their values

We can buy every porn filter, phone monitoring software, router based filtering systems… or even ban our kids from all entertainment media! But if they have friends, play sports, or go to school (yes, even Christian schools)… they will be exposed to enticing imagery and ideas. All the parental controls in the world aren’t substitutes for conversations about truth. Continue Reading

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face to face and hashtag evangelism

Greg and his team are leveraging 25 years of executing high-production, high-intensity conferences to pull of this live simulcast event to be held September 23rd in 50+ cities across the nation. Continue Reading

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A remarkable man

Soon I discovered he was an elder in the Ali’i of Hana. One of the great chiefs, and by far one of the most respected men in the region. Most of the young men attending the wedding had grown up under his tutelage at some time in their childhood. He was honored greatly among his people. Continue Reading

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Porn in plain sight

One of the first online articles I saw was titled, “My Hookup With a Pop Star.” Apparently every Wednesday Cosmo posts an excerpt from what they call an “exceptional Wettpad fictional story.” What I didn’t realize is that I would be reading porn. And no, I’m not just using that word to describe something a little bit sensual, I really mean it in the true sense of the word. The story described the play by play of a sexual encounter in explicit detail. Continue Reading

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The rise of the non-believing Millennial

Sure, some might find comfort in the fact that only 3% of the population is an actual “atheist”. But when you add in 4% of agnostics and almost 16% of “nones,” that number creeps up to almost 23%. Continue Reading

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Social media making kids less “social”

My friend Ryan brought this YouTube video to my attention… a creative insight into how social media is making us less “social.” It’s super short, incredibly insightful… and guarantied to provoke conversation. Continue Reading

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Engaging kids in conversations about “Stranger Things”

No, we don’t expect moms and dads to sit their kids down and teach them a lesson. Far from it. What we hope to provide parents with is a loose guide towards meaningful dialogue including sample questions they might ask. Continue Reading

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