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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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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Students have a Woobie, do you know what it is?

YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT STUDENTS SAY IS THEIR #1 OBSESSION AND 4 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP WITH IT Okay, if you don’t know what a “woobie” is, read on. If you do, hang on. Working with students for 25 years, I continue to be fascinated with how student culture is both ever-changing and […]

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