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Body Shaming
The Culprits and Impact of Image-Related Insults

A new study has revealed “shocking” data: girls don’t respond well to being called “fat.” Granted, those are my words, but that’s essentially what psychologists from UCLA had to say about the conclusions of their study on body shaming. 

Body shaming – the act of mocking or humiliating someone...
JONATHAN'S BLOG: Helping leaders reach LGBTQ youth
Many of you have heard the buzz... I mentioned it in my blog once prior... I talked about it on Facebook... and now it's official. It's happening in California November 2nd and 3rd:

Sean, Greg and I have been hearing the same questions from pastors and youth workers over the last year:

"What do I say to the kids in my youth group who say they're 'pan' and the student who identifies as a different gender?"

"How can I teach God's design for sex, a man and a woman in a monogamous relationship, when everything these kids are hearing is the complete opposite?"

"How do I respond to the kid in my small group who always brings the subject back to her new identity... and it ain't in Christ?"

Laws are changing, culture is shifting, and pastors are struggling to know how to truly reach LBTGQ young people like Jesus would. How can we effectively point to Jesus, the only one who truly transforms lives?

That's what this conference will tackle. Take a peek at the details and mark your calendars for our early bird registration on May 31st! Spread the word... you aren't gonna wanna miss this conference!

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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Mass Effect Andromeda

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Music Discussions:
Never Be the Same

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Movie Clip Discussions:
War, The

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Testing Toothpicks... and Friendships

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Penn Gets a Bible
Heaven and Hell are a reality, so we absolutely MUST share our faith! That’s the important lesson behind this resource on our YOUTUBE DISCUSSION STARTERS page.  

Discussion Starter: Giving An Atheist a Bible
If you don’t know much about Penn, he has recently stated that he may consider himself to be an Anarcho-capitalist as well as adhering to Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy, according to his Penn Says podcast. Being a religious skeptic, Penn had no problem taking the "Blasphemy Challenge" sponsored by the Rational Response Squad. By so doing, he publicly denied the existence of the Holy Spirit. 

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The Karate Kid (1984)

It’s not always easy to obey God…especially when we don’t understand what He’s up to. But this resource from our MOVIE CLIP DISCUSSSIONS page helps students learn that God is always trustworthy and faithful.

The Movie: Wax On, Wax Off
The Karate Kid (1984) was a great 80s film about a young man from New York named Daniel who relocated to sunny California…but ran into trouble when he got there. Fortunately, Daniel met Mr. Miyagi, an Asian handyman who worked at his apartment complex who happened to know karate…and