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5 Questions to Ask Before You Pick Up a Book

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You walk into the local library, and take a deep breath of that musty and adventurous scent of books you love so much. You begin thumbing through a selection of Christian Fiction, and a title catches your eye. You slip it out and glance over the back cover. Mystery, intrigue, adventure. It looks exciting, so you tuck it under your arm and weave back through the shelves with your prize. Then, you...

Social Media: 4 Ways Teens Can Help Change the Culture

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In 2004, the world changed. Facebook arrived on the scene, and life as we knew it was never to be the same again. The year 2006 saw another explosion on the social media front-lines—Twitter. Instagram and Pinterest joined the frenzy in 2010, as people began Pinning and ‘Gram-ing their lives, and likes, for all their devoted followers to see. And let’s not even add YouTube and Snapchat to...

Don’t Instagram Your Godliness

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At risk of repeating the obvious: We’re living in the internet age. We communicate through emojis, learn through videos, and relate through pictures. We have surmounted the limitations of space, breaking her hold on us, as we can now communicate just as easily with those who live across the country as with those who live across the street. But we’re not just inhabitants of the...

4 Questions to Ask When Approaching Media

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How should Christ followers approach media? In our culture, media is very popular and for some people, it rules their lives. As Christ followers, we should approach the subject of media conscientiously. We can easily fall on either side of the horse, legalistic or liberal. And it’s hard to keep balanced. Here are a couple questions to ask yourself when you’re contemplating watching a TV show, or...

Raising An Author (Without A Smartphone): An Interview With Sean and Diana Crowe

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Families in our audience are likely familiar with Jaquelle Crowe, the bestselling teen author of This Changes Everything: How The Gospel Transforms the Teen Years. Well, today I get to share an interview with Jaquelle’s parents, Sean and Diana. I conducted this interview last year for the 500+ families in our online parenting course, Raising Kids to Do Hard Things. But given our recent...

Technology Overload: How To Cut Back on Screen Time (When You’ve Already Gone Too Far)

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Technology isn’t the problem. Overload is the problem. Modern families have a complicated relationship with technology. On the one hand, we love technology. It improves our lives, helps us stay connected with people we care about, and is increasingly necessary for daily living. On the other hand, we worry about technology. We worry that our children are wasting time. We worry that they are...

3 Resolutions I Made After Watching The Greatest Showman

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Today, I saw The Greatest Showman. For weeks, I’ve been bombarded by the barrage of trailers and posts about it. Then I stumbled upon the soundtrack. Suddenly I found myself swept away into its world. I didn’t even know the story, but the music was so powerful and I just had to see it.After a few days, I realized I had a problem. My interest had turned to obsession as the music played in my head...

5 Dangers When Reading and Writing Christian Articles (Like This One)

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“Three doubts holding you back from sharing the gospel.” “Three steps to start reading the Bible today.” ”Three truths every young person should know about social media.” These are three examples from my list of articles I have written this year. Do you notice a trend? Yes, they all start with three, but I’m talking about something deeper. There is a tendency— for myself...

How Christian Teens Should View Media

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Every day, we are faced with innumerable opinions from others. Whether it be through television, music, or literature, we are exposed to what people think. Like it or not, we live in the age of media. As Christians, how are we supposed to react to all this noise in the world? I think that in order to know how to respond to different kinds of media, we should first define what media is. What is...

How Music Can Meaningfully Shape Your Sabbath

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“By the seventh day, God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done” (Genesis 2:2-3). The Sabbath is a distinct day; it is unique, consecrated, set apart. The seventh day is listed among the Ten Commandments that God delivered...

rebelling against low expectations

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