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Mark Hall on why music matters

Casting Crowns has had an enormous impact on Christian music. We love their music, but what we love even more is their passion for students. Lead singer Mark Hall and other band members are actively involved in the student ministries … Continue reading

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Discovery and Opportunity

One of my favorite blogs (and the first blog I started reading regularly) is ypulse. Ypulse is all about media and technology as it relates to students, and although the focus is marketing, the information is very relevant to student … Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the dual personality of mainstream music. It seems that so many artists say and do things (in conversations or interviews and with their music) that totally contradict each other. This is nothing new, … Continue reading

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Two Kates, One Wedding and a Baby

Thanks to the wonder of Facebook, I woke up (at my normal time, thank you very much) last Friday to discover that way too many people I knew had already been up for hours watching the festivities from London. The … Continue reading

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Of Cellphones, Sexting and Forever

I read an article this weekend that made my heart hurt. Unfortunately the basic storyline is one that is becoming all too familiar. The article, in the New York Times, recounts the story of an eighth grade girl who, in … Continue reading

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Skins

The new MTV show “Skins” has caused a lot of buzz over the last few weeks. The first episode’s summary from MTV’s website reads this way: Tony’s a smart kid. So smart he believes that he can get his best … Continue reading

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Music has an impact

Students hear the virtues of substance abuse sung about in popular music 84 times every day. Lady Gaga’s smash hit “Just Dance” is just one example (click here for the lyrics). This week 5 of the top 25 singles on … Continue reading

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Kaiser Study on “Generation M2”

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a study about the use of media (including music) by teens. Here are just some of the highlights:Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across … Continue reading

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7.5 Every Day

Students consume 7.5 hours of music and media every day Most of that media consumption involves music in one form or another. Songs. CDs. Downloads. YouTube. TV. Soundtracks. 7.5 EVERY DAY is more time than your students spend in class … Continue reading

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