Category Archives: Movies

The Social Media Irony

(and 5 Ideas to “Socialize” the Socially Isolated) In a world where 4 out of 5 teenagers are social media users, you’d think young people would be growing more… social? Sadly, no. In fact, most research is revealing quite the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Easter Clip

Easter is just around the corner… some of you are still preparing lessons or discussions, or even looking for ways to engage in meaningful conversations with our kids about the amazing sacrifice Jesus paid for us. Year after year I … 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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A Heart for the Unnoticed

Do you notice that kid who seems to disappear under the radar? In the shadow of a tragic teen suicide, and a weekend training youth workers to notice and connect with teenagers, I was pleasantly surprised by a film that, … Continue reading

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Young People and Binge TV

“34% of Millennials watch mostly online video/no broadcast TV.” That’s what the headline says, and I’m inclined to believe it. Think about it. College kids, in dorms… how many of them have DirectTV? Not many. My son and daughter (both … Continue reading

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The Infiltration of US Culture

Do you ever wonder if teenagers are the same across the globe? I’ve been in the city of Kampala, Uganda almost a week now hanging with teenagers, parents, and youth workers. I’ve spoken at several youth events, taught a parent … Continue reading

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Nudity and Sex… No Big Deal

We’ve seen an increase in nudity and sensuality on TV, in Music Videos, and other entertainment media in the last few years. Should we be concerned? Is America concerned? STD rates are up in my city and up to 23% … Continue reading

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Man of Steel Tickets

Summer movies are always fun, especially when they involve super heroes… and free movie tickets! So you’re gonna like this. I’ve got two movie passes for anywhere in the US to the new Superman movie, Man of Steel, opening this … Continue reading

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SmartPhone Safety Nets

If your child accesses iTunes today and simply clicks on the music video charts, one of the top 10 videos features topless girls dancing… something anyone can see in the free preview of the video. Sad, but true. Literally today. … Continue reading

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Win Movie Passes to the movie 42

Baseball fans, movie buffs… people who like free stuff… I’ve got a fun little contest for you with some really cool prizes. It doesn’t get any simpler than this. The new film, 42, which hits theaters this Friday, April 12, … Continue reading

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