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Digital Distractions (7/25/2011)
  Are your youth distracted from group time by their cell phones? Try this idea and let us know how it goes!
In All Things-Teaching the Gospel Using Media (3/1/2004)
  Veteran DCE Bob McKinney has long approached youth programming with a media-mindset. His article provides impactful direction for using media to reach youth with the message of Christ.
A Passion For Media (3/1/2004)
  In this article, Rev. Terry Dittmer takes a personal look at Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.
Speaking the Truth in Love (11/5/2008)
  "Getting along" with the world is not a mandate from God's Word to His people.... Speaking the truth in love is.
The Power of the Modern Parable (2/6/2007)
  It may be difficult to figure out when or why to use media. One simple rule-of-thumb is to use your media just as Jesus used his parables...
Vintage Christianity 4 (7/2/2007)
  Continue to explore the concept of the emerging church from a Lutheran view. This month, encounter what success "means" for the church and where we may need to redefine our understanding of "the three Bs".
Vintage Christianity 5 (8/31/2007)
  The Emerging Church loves mystery. Who doesn't, right? Well, they really love mystery! They love the excitement of the unknown; the thrill of finding the hidden treasure. They love the great find of the valuable pearl; and the enormous growth of the tiny mustard seed. They love going where no one else is going to find God’s kingdom. The Emerging Church loves to live out the simple mystery of Jesus’ parables.
Vintage Christianity 1 (3/15/2007)
  Church getting a bit drab? This article disscusses ways the "emerging church" plans to spice things up.
Vintage Christianity 2 (4/26/2007)
  In the second installment of Matthew Blackford's Vintage Christianity Column, he points to the emerging church within the LCMS and their need to have "ownership in the adventure, not just a church building."
Vintage Christianity 3 (5/29/2007)
  In this third installment of our Vintage Column, seminarian Blackford suggests that the Emergent Church has always been part of the Christian Church movement as we "break away" from the world.
Veritas: Facebook Frenzy - What's Your Status? (7/2/2007)
  Social networking utilities present youth workers with a new media by which they can build connections with students. Consider the possibilities and the potential pitfalls of going digital with your youth.
Get Connected - Your Ministry Depends On It (7/2/2007)
  Technology has invaded every aspect of our lives and it's changing the way we connect with one another. Technology calls for a balanced approach. Ignoring new technologies that are available for ministry is a mistake. Equally obvious is that giving up face-to-face time with youth is a mistake. To continue reaching this generation of students, we must leverage this technology into effective ministry. Consider four tips to help you along the way.
Overhauling Your Toolbox: New Tools for Ministry (2/4/2009)
  DCE Jason Christ presents several new technologies that can help you in ministry.
txting 4 ministry (9/12/2011)
  While the quality of text communication is debatable, it is almost guaranteed that your message will be read quickly. Yes, these short bursts of text that are slowly taking all of the vowels out of the English language can actually be useful.
Using Facebook for Ministry (2/4/2009)
  Get an in-depth look at what Facebook is and how you can use it to enhance your ministry to youth.
Christian Music through a Lutheran Lens (5/1/2005)
  Whether the musician is EMINEM, tobyMac, or Johann Sebastian Bach, teens listen to find expressions of themselves in the music. They are looking for friends, and they need tools to help them discern the underlying message the artist is trying to convey.
Real Outreach: Reaching Youth in a Multicultural Setting (12/22/2009)
  Can we use the same strategies for reaching youth in other countries as we use for reaching youth in the United States?
The Christian Educational Music Video (2/4/2009)
  Get tips on how to make your own music video for your youth group!
The Christian Educational Music Video, part 2 (3/3/2009)
  A continuation of last month's discussion on making music videos for your group.

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