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October 1, 2019

First off, let’s clarify something with the title.  I would like to go on record here and answer a few questions you might be thinking after reading a title and 2 whole sentences.  “But school started back over a month ago…”  Yes, school did start back.  And the idea of a back to school blog a month into school is potentially the most textbook example of...

September 16, 2019

The evangelical world has been rocked over the past few weeks with news of Joshua Harris and Hillsong writer Marty Sampson’s decision to renounce their Christian faith.  Call it what you will whether that be apostasy, Jesus purifying the Church, or false teachers and prophets among us.  For those who have been impacted by the Joshua Harris “I-Kissed-Datin...

April 11, 2017

YMI has created an infographic to help introduce youth leaders to today's teenagers. Generation Z, students born between 1996-2010, comprise the largest segment of the U.S. population (25%). According to research, today's students are also highly relational and collaborative. Today's teens use between 3 to 5 different screens on a daily basis. These scree...

January 11, 2017

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”     

Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)

According to some statistics, 70% of students give up on their faith after h...

January 4, 2017

1 SAMUEL 17:34-37

“But David persisted. ‘I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,’ he said. ‘When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it...

December 16, 2016

 [This post originally appeared on David Odom's blog at davidodom.net]

Recent research into today's teenagers is shedding some light on some overarching generational themes. Today’s students are known as Generation Z (born between 1996-2010). They are digital and mobile natives also known as the Net Generation or iGeneration. Generation Z make up a qu...

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