Category Archives: Music

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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Top 5 Impactful Christian Music Artists in the 80’s

Did you grow up in the 80’s? Did you listen to Christian music in the 80’s? My wife Lori was playing Amy Grant’s Straight Ahead album in the car the other day and my girls began complaining. Lori and I … Continue reading

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From Disney Star to Vixen

Demi Lovato is in the headlines again with her sexy new release, Body Say. Sadly, her story isn’t very unique: Disney star. My own girls watched her show Sonny with a Chance and the Camp Rock movies. At age 18, … Continue reading

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Top Tunes of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, it’s always intriguing to look back at what young people were listening to. Many of you may remember exactly how much young people value music from our recent Youth Culture Window article about entertainment … Continue reading

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Teen Media Consumption 2015

How many hours per day do your kids digest entertainment media and technology? Think about it for a moment. If you add up all the screen time, music, social media, video games, TV, mobile video… all of it! How many … Continue reading

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MTV Helps Kids Make Sense of the World?

“No art form in the world captures moments like this more powerfully than music. Music helps us make sense of the world. A song can elevate a movement.” –Jussie Smollett of Fox’s Empire, in his speech at the MTV VMA’s, … Continue reading

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Miley’s VMA Reprise

This coming Sunday night MTV will be exhausting all means necessary to garner one thing: ratings. MTV has a history of stooping to new lows for ratings for their Video Music Awards show. This year’s new low will be Miley … Continue reading

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PG Porn

Last week as I prepped to talk with parents about their kids’ phones, I browsed through the music video charts and noticed some interesting trends, especially from some of the “child actresses” our daughters grew up recently watching on TV—Demi … Continue reading

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Filtering Rihanna’s BBHMM

Rihanna released a brand new music video this month that is already causing a stir. The world would describe this scandalous video as shrewd marketing. Others, “art”… Me? I call it “selling out.” Regardless, Rihanna knew that the over-the-top violence, … Continue reading

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