Thought Factory Podcast #208 || Porn & Tech Guinea Pigs

Why do good students fall prey to pornography?  How do you feel when you receive 100 likes on Instagram?  Why are students…ok, the majority of users addicted to their smartphone?  In this episode, we discuss how porn, tech, and social media companies are preying on the neurological development of students’ brains to hold our attention […]

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Thought Factory Podcast #107 || Social Media Part 4: Guidelines for This Social Game

In episode #107, we discussed how social media can be a guessing game when it comes to parents and their children’s use or youth worker and their students in a ministry context.  At times it can feel like we are at battle with each other, taking shots from opposing sides instead of playing this game […]

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Thought Factory Podcast #106 || Social Media Part 3: Digital Discipleship

In episode #106, hosts Jeff Eckart and Jayson Brewer interview Dr. Craig Detweiler.  Craig is a media professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, filmmaker, and author of iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives. What does it mean to hand over a smartphone, a very powerful device, to an adolescent when there […]

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Thought Factory Podcast #104 || Social Media Part 1: Symptoms on Display

In episode #104, we discussed social media affects all of us whether we like it or not. It’s not a fad or a trend, that will eventually go away like acid-washed jeans and jelly shoes.  What if we could get inside the minds of students to hear directly from them about what they think of […]

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Take The Phubb Out of Youth Ministry

If you have worked or volunteered in youth ministry long enough (…2 weeks?) you most likely have discovered that cellphones can be a distraction for your students within your ministry. You may notice this while speaking in front of them, the subtle glow on the faces of the students in the back, the immediate glances […]

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Summer 2015 in Review

To kick off our blog for the coming year, we thought we’d share some news about our organization and ministry. So many have reached out to us and asked how things are going, especially in light of the break in and arson in our office building this June. So we’ll touch on that as well as […]

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CLAIM YOUR CAMPUS UPDATE

In 2003 a movement began. A few students began to pray weekly at their school as a part of Claim Your Campus. That campus began to change. Since then Claim Your Campus has grown across the nation and is spreading. In the last 5 years we’ve presented CYC to over 250,000 students and trained over […]

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