Culture & Trends

What Your Students Are Learning at the Movies

David Smith takes a look at a few of the biggest blockbuster films and what they have in common.

New Study: Facebook Linked to Eating Disorders

Researchers from the University of Haifa recently studied the television, magazine, and, yes, Facebook habits ofnearly 250 teenage girls.  In their study they also...

Lady Gaga: Born This Way

The famed monster sends a clear message to the world.

Social Media & Middle Schoolers: Not Necessarily a Good Fit

Mark Oestreicher says, "Most of the techno-wonder in ministry pertains to high school ministry."

The New Face of TV

As television constantly evolves, there are some concerns being raised as to how it will affect teen viewers.

Culture’s Confusion Over Sex

Are you confused by some of the culture's messages about sex? So are teens…and it’s having an impact.

More Teens Smoke Marijuana than Cigarettes

More young people today are increasingly seeing marijuana as not dangerous or harmful.

Stress Is Affecting Our Kids

Stress doesn’t just hurt us; it hurts the kids we care about.

Revisiting How We Learn

Is what you are teaching your students really going to stick?

Religious Kids Do Better in School

Students involved in religious activities have higher GPAs, studies show.

Barna: Youth Too Busy for Groups

"Talking to God may be losing out to Facebook," says researcher.

Deep Church Youth Ministry

If you’re a youth worker and you don’t subscribe to the fuller youth institute’s free e-journal, then you are seriously missing out or living...

Couple of Youth Ministry Surveys

Matt Slippy, a youth pastor from Iowa, is working on a youth ministry research project looking for 1,000 youth pastors to take an online survey at www.youthministrysurvey.com. It...

Learnings From Germany About Youth Ministry

So many things were different in Germany than in America. I found no diet Pepsi, and the Cola lights were served with no ice...

10 Things I Hate About Youth Ministry in The Summer

Regularly, I'm reminded that youth ministry isn't easy—especially during the summer.
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