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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.
SnapChat (3/7/2013)
  A new app could be a temptation to youth. Here's what you should know about it.
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.
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.
Girls and Reality TV (3/27/2012)
  A recent survey reveals some noteworthy information about girls and reality TV.
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: 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: 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: Keeping Up with Culture (6/23/2010)
Snark, Crackle, Pop: BP PR (8/5/2010)
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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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.
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.
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.
Fights on Facebook (1/3/2013)
  How can we create rather than simply react or respond to the negative uses of technology?
Snark, Crackle, Pop: College Football (10/11/2012)
  How do we effectively minister to people, especially youth, in this grass-is-always-greener environment?
Snark, Crackle, Pop: Fantasy Football (9/25/2012)
  Athletes and celebrities--and the youth in our groups--are more than the persona they present.

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