Media Use by Tweens and Teens

This new study just came out today. Guess what? That “7.5” message we’ve been talking about – that 7.5 hours that teenagers spend on Music and Media every day? Well, it’s now up to NINE hours...

Adele Can Relate

We probably should have been ready for it. Whenever Adele releases a new song, suddenly almost every girl in our youth groups will be listening to it non-stop! Youth leaders can become a hero...

“Chewie, we’re home!”

Star Wars. It broke Fandango. The Twitter/Instagram/Facebook worlds were filled with photos and posts about it. Even my 25-year-old houseguest proudly sleeps in Star Wars pajamas! No bout adoubt it, Star Wars is a...

Taylor Swift: Pop Star or Preacher?

A few days ago, I joined 15,000 people at the first of two sold-out Taylor Swift concerts in Nashville. Her 1989 World Tour is a spectacle, to say the least. As most everyone knows,...

Ministry With “Screenagers“

This Cambridge University study on “screenagers” caught my eye – probably because I can relate to it in my own ADHD online life. I find myself following the online path from one interesting post...

Parenting, Teenagers, and Technology

This Huffington Post UK article caught our eye this week. As the parent of an elementary schooler, I’m thinking about this a lot lately. I’ve quickly learned that things I thought I wouldn’t have...

What We All Should Learn From Ashley Madison

Guest Blog from Ron Boehme of Youth With A Mission Up until six weeks ago, I had never heard of Ashley Madison. I thought she might be the great-great-great granddaughter of James Madison, the...

The VMA’s: What’s a Youth Leader To Do?

Every year, for the last 32 years, MTV has broadcast the Video Music Awards into millions of living rooms. Each time it seems they try and top the prior airing with a show that’s even more outrageous...

Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton

Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence, and drug use. Starring Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aldis Hodge, Corey Hawkins, R. Marcucs Taylor and Paul Giamatti. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen and...

Robbie Maddison’s “Pipe Dream”

You won’t believe this until you see it! And even then, we had to watch it twice. Robbie Maddison made history by surfing his motorbike (!!!) Read the interview on rollingstone.com