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Julianna Shults

Julianna Shults is a DCE currently serving in children and youth ministry at St. Paul Lutheran in Chicago. She has been a speaker at the 2007 National LCMS Youth Gathering, 2007 and 2011 National LEA Convocation as well as district Jr. and Sr. High gatherings. She drinks entirely too much coffee, only does her dishes when absolutelynecessary, knits, writes, and is unapologetically nerdy. You can find her on Facebook or Twitter @dutchnotgerman.

Extreme Couponing 5/11/2011
  As teens begin to learn how to use money in a wise, Christ-centered way, we have to encourage them to look out not just for themselves, but for the well being of others.
Copyright 6/29/2011
  The ideas of copyright and ownership in our technological age is becoming more and more confusing, especially for our teens.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Toddlers and Tiaras 9/20/2011
  We have to be clear with our children and teens that as Christians we are to hold to a higher standard despite how hard it might be.
Physical Pain vs. Emotional Pain 4/19/2011
  Does the emotional pain of a breakup trigger the same parts of the brain as physical pain? What does this mean for working with youth?
Rebecca Black 6/8/2011
  Rebecca Black's "Friday" reminds us that the internet is an unforgiving place, where mistakes endure and criticism feels no remorse.
The Church of Today 7/15/2011
  Youth ministry yupports young people as full members of the church today as well as the church of the future.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: The Year of Twitter 1/17/2012
  2011 reminds us of the power of just one Tweet and we must constantly remind ourselves and the teens with whom we work that our words are powerful.
Am I Ugly? 3/13/2012
  Julianna takes a look at the recent "Am I Ugly?" YouTube trend.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Teen Drinking and Rules 4/17/2012
  A science lesson on the teenage brain and approach and avoidance cues related to alcohol, and how parents can help.
Role Models
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Fast Food 7/26/2011
  A nationwide argument has made me seriously consider the kinds of foods we serve in our ministries.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Gender Neutral 10/5/2011
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Happy Birthday, iPod! 11/15/2011
  If you can wrench the iPod from a teenager's hand, you can have access to their entire music library and see quickly and easily what kinds of music they listen to most often.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Facial Recognition 12/13/2011
  There are moments when technology evolves so fast that we almost miss the importance of what has been discovered.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Out with 2011, In with 2012 1/3/2012
  One of my favorite things to do in January is to take a look at some of the sometimes subtle but significant changes that have happened in pop culture in the last year.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Dealing with Divorce 10/12/2009
  On Jon and Kate and divorce
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Cell Phones...Love 'Em or Hate 'Em 11/9/2009
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Three 11/23/2009
  on Gossip Girl, a new song from Britney, sexuality, and God's plans for us.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Top Culture - Teens to Know 12/21/2009
  top teens to know about in 2009
Complex Text 4/7/2011
  While we believe everyone can read and understand God's Word, it never occurred to me that the reason some students struggle, refuse and rebel against reading the Bible on their own would be that they simply don't have the right skills and experience to deal with the text.
Information Gaps 6/21/2011
  news and information is transitioning from being static and universal to more varied and self-selecting, causing some teens and even adults to have large gaps of information.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Planking 8/30/2011
  In the midst of all of our frustration and negativity, sometimes we find a shining example of people doing something simply for the joy of it, something that makes us all laugh and celebrate the creativity of our mind and the abilities of our bodies. Something that simply makes us laugh. This is one of those things.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Teachers and Facebook 9/6/2011
  I am a firm believer that we should meet teens where they are with positive Christian role models and ministry opportunities. If Facebook is where they are, then that's where I'll be too.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Occupy Wall Street 11/1/2011
  Our current economy has left many struggling and increasingly frustrated. Recently many of them have gotten a new voice through the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Sometimes You Have to Go to Spencer's 9/14/2009
  The ministry musings of a pop culture junkie
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Where Are Your Pants? 9/28/2009
  On Lady Gaga, women's fashion, and the sneakiness of sin.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: American Girls 10/26/2009
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Celebrity 12/8/2009
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Top Culture - TV Trends 1/11/2010
  Five greatest changes to television in the past decade (2000-2009)
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Top Culture - Most Interesting Quotes of 2009 1/26/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: The iPad 2/15/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: On Fashion 2/24/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Multi-tasking Youth, Multi-tasking Ministry 3/29/2010
  On media use and multi-tasking, and how it intersects with ministry.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Don't Let the TV Stop You! 4/13/2010
Snark, Cracle, Pop: Digital Media 4/28/2010
  Digital media is slowly taking over as the most used media by children and teens.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Tween Facebook 5/11/2010
  At what age is it appropriate for tweens to join social networking sites? Should there be a stronger enforcement of age restrictions?
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Achievement 6/9/2010
  on achievement and sucess
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Keeping Up with Culture 6/23/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: BP PR 8/5/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Facebook Gaming 9/29/2010
  On the pros and cons of Facebook games
Snark, Crackle, Pop: A Disturbing New Way to Chat 3/24/2010
  on the new website Chat Roulette
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Nerd 8/17/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Fall 2010 Movies 8/31/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Social Media Blackout 10/19/2010
  Could you go a whole week without Facebook? Could your teens? What about Twitter? YouTube? Does the thought comfort you or send you spinning into withdrawal?
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Teen Suicide 11/2/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Nine Years Old 11/16/2010
Hyper-Texting 12/7/2010
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Teen Girl TV 1/5/2011
  Television is one of my primary ways to decompress after a long day, and in the past few years I have become increasingly disturbed by the way teenage sexuality is portrayed.
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Academic Cheating 1/28/2011
  Recently there have been several pieces in the media that relate back to academic cheating and plagiarism, a topic I feel I don't address nearly enough with my students.
Top 10 Stories of 2010 2/16/2011
Dating Violence 2/24/2011
  In the past, issues of dating and relationship violence prevention was limited to adults who were in serious committed relationships, but over the past years, I have begun to see how important it is to discuss this topic with teens as well.
Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Teen Jobs 2/28/2012
  Across the nation, the employment rate has plummeted for teens between the ages of 16 and 19 from 45% employment in 2001 to only 26% in 2011.
Girls and Reality TV 3/27/2012
  A recent survey reveals some noteworthy information about girls and reality TV.
The Importance of Media 8/7/2012
  In a world where everything is commercialized, designed for entertainment and split into 30-second sound bites, there can be no escaping the messages or the sly sales pitches of media.
Sandy Hook 12/21/2012
  Even in a dark world, a light of hope shines.
SnapChat 3/7/2013
  A new app could be a temptation to youth. Here's what you should know about it.

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