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What to Expect in Life's Next Chapter
David R. Smith

We're in the second half of summer and several million teenagers are just weeks away from the biggest change in their young lives: leaving home and going to college. That means millions of parents are wondering if they've paved the way for a successful future.

After all, college prep involves much more than prepaid tuition...
JONATHAN'S BLOG: Just do you

Next week I’ll be at a conference speaking to young people about deciphering truth in the midst of lies. We’ll be looking at several influences like social media, music and other entertainment media, observing the subtle messages they communicate.

Let’s try one.

Here’s a Diet Coke commercial you may have seen– I saw it in a movie theater before the most recent Avengers movie:

Some interesting advice:

It makes me feel good.

Life is short.

Just do you… whatever that is.

And then of course the slogan:

Because I can.

(I can’t figure out if that slogan sounds more like the answer a kindergartner responds when asked, “Why did you break all your friends crayons?” or the answer a serial killer provides.)

What did you get from this?

How do these messages compare with what we’re seeing in our culture right now?

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Season Eight, Episode Sixteen, Wrath
by Thom McKee Did you ever think that mercy would win at the end of season 8 of The Walking Dead? I know that I didn’t. It is no secret that I have been very critical of this season. I
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Beautiful Eulogy

Those who love Jesus do not need to fear death. That’s the inescapable truth of this resource from our YOUTUBE DISCUSSIONS page.


The Discussion Starter: Spoken Word Set to Tune 
The song is a live recording of one of the most popular tunes from the Oregon-based band. Essentially, this trio is communicating the fact that believers have no need to fear death. They outline the Gospel by claiming that dependency on Jesus is sufficient hope for a future spent with God in Heaven.


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Miracle
Students need to know that God is looking for those with the right hearts, not necessarily the right skills or talents. This impressive resource from our MOVIE CLIP DISCUSSIONS page will help reinforce that.

The Movie Clip: Are you the right player? 
Disney's Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell), the coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. Miracle is a powerful underdog story, empowering and captivating, and very clean in its language and themes.