Category Archives: Entertainment Media

Keeping Social Media Safe

“Should I allow my 13-year-old to use Twitter?” It happens after every parent workshop I teach. Parents line up with specific questions. “Is Instagram bad? “Should I be worried if I found my teenager using Omegle?” “All my daughter’s friends … Continue reading

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Young People and Selfies

Smile! “Aren’t we cute?” Within seconds the selfie pic is posted to Instagram, and Tweeted to her 326 followers. Just another emblematic snapshot from the life of today’s teen. Five years ago we didn’t even know the word “selfie.” Fast … Continue reading

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American Idol’s Spiritual Advisor

American Idol is still captivating American audiences, and this season the show has brought a new adviser backstage to act as a “life coach” for the young Idol hopefuls… a Christian counselor who has been helping NASCAR drivers since 1999. … Continue reading

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The Biggest Surprise from the Super Bowl

Boring, depressing, a complete blowout… call it what you want, but Sunday’s Super Bowl game was the most-watched television show in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million people on average. That’s a lot of people watching the competition between the top … Continue reading

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Searching for Sex Answers

Google has become the number one place young people go for answers to their questions about sex. Why? Two glaring reasons. It’s embarrassing. Who wants to ask Mom or Dad what they heard in the locker room that day, “What … Continue reading

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Son of God Movie

I usually try to keep up with upcoming films, but this one caught me off guard, a new film about the life of Jesus, coming to the theater this February. The film is titled, Son of God. I saw the … Continue reading

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Misunderstood

My dad texted me about 23 minutes into the Bronco game Sunday and told me, “Don’t miss the Apple ad!!!” He was right… wow! What an amazing Christmas commercial. It’s titled, “Misunderstood.” CLICK HERE IF YOU DON’T SEE THE EMBEDDED … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Shrewd and Innocent?

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” -Matthew 10:16 This week Phil Robertson was suspended “indefinitely” after “disparaging gays as sinners” in his GQ interview. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Get Off the Phone Now

My friend Doug Fields found this video from YouTube comedy duo Rhett and Link… and I had to share it with you, the GET OFF THE PHONE SONG. Hilarious… and a little convicting (I’ve totally been that guy tweeting about … Continue reading

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Friends with the Monster

How do young people deal with adversity today? Do they fight their demons, addictions and problems… or do they make friends with these monsters? Young people are always searching for ways to cope. In their quest for answers, many turn … Continue reading

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