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Article Archives

Check out the archive of "Ezine" articles that Jonathan has written over the past years. Enjoy free games, ideas, video clips & reviews ... and much, much more.

For past artlice archives, choose a year:

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
  • Featured Article: Tears to Denver-A Personal Christmas Note from Jonathan
  • Christmas Break Movies: Looking for movies to watch during Christmas break? Here's some great ones in the theatre or on DVD.
  • Christmas Ideas: Looking for more games, discussions, or event ideas for this time of year? Our web site has a bunch-check em' out!
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
  • Featured Resource: Another new "Elf" video clip discussion idea for Christmas, complete with small group questions, scripture and a wrap up
  • Quick and Easy Snow Activities: For many of us, Christmas means snow. Here's some fun, quick, snow ideas you can do for this Christmas season.
  • More Christmas Ideas: Looking for more games, discussions, or event ideas for this time of year? Our web site has a bunch—check em' out!
  • Recommending Bands: Ever looking for a band for a camp or event? Check out our new RECOMMENDING BANDS page on the web site.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
  • Something You Can Use This Week: Hearing the Cries for a Savior: A Video Clip Discussion Idea for "Superman Returns"... on DVD today.
  • More Superman Ideas: Getting Rid of Distractions: Smallville Video Clip Discussion Idea
  • Christmas Ideas: The Place to Look for Christmas Ideas
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
  • Featured Resource: A Free Video Download You Don't Want to Miss
  • Thanksgiving Service Project Idea: Rake and Run
  • Thanksgiving Resources: The Place to Look for Thanksgiving Ideas
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
  • Featured Resource: A Thanksgiving Talk/Sermon You Can Use-Focus on Our God Instead of Our Stuff
  • More Thanksgiving Ideas: Looking for more games, discussions, or event ideas for this time of year? Our web site has a bunch-check em' out!
  • Movie Reviews: Jonathan's 2 Cents on What's Hot and What's Not on DVD! Check out reviews for Cars, Thou Shalt Laugh, Nacho Libre, MI3, The Break Up...
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
  • Featured Article: Halloween... how should the church respond?
  • Something You Can Use Now: Halloween resources on our web site
  • A Video Clip You Can Use: This time of year people are often looking for a scary or intense film to show... try this!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
  • Something New: Sample Youth Ministry Job Description-Ever wonder what youth ministers do every day? ...what they should be doing?
  • Featured Resource: Logistical Help on our Logistical Crud page-Youth Ministry Model (NEW) Job Interview Guide (NEW), Youth Ministry Job Description (NEW), Volunteer Screening Guide, Student Leadership Applications, Staff Guidelines...
  • Movie Reviews: SKIPPING CLICK! Get Jonathan's 2 cents on what to see and what to skip on DVD
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
  • Featured Article: And Whatever You Do, Don't Forget This... Priority One for Youth Ministry Volunteers
  • Something You Can Use This Week: Using Jet Li to Teach About Our Two Natures
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
  • Featured Article: Hideous Heap Contest winners! Check out these youth workers' junky cars and the prizes they won!
  • Something You Can Use This Week: Team Builders at your finger tips
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
  • A Special Note from Jonathan
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
  • Featured Article: Who Ordered the Poo Poo Platter? Jonathan's Two Cents on the Teen Choice Awards and the MTV VMAs
  • Take a Look at a Few of the Entries from This Year's Heap Contest: Less than 10 Days Remaining! Win free registration to the YS National Youth Workers Convention or a ton of other great prizes... just for driving a junky car!
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
  • Something You Can Use: "Elf" video clip discussion idea, complete with small group questions, scripture and a wrap up talk
  • What You Can Win from This Year's Heap Contest: It's time once again to reward youth workers for driving HIDEOUS HEAPS! Check out this year's prizes that you can win... just for driving a junky car!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
  • Featured Giveaway: It's time once again to reward youth workers for driving HIDEOUS HEAPS! Win a free registration to the YS National Youth Workers Convention or a ton of other great prizes... just for driving a junky car!
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
  • New "Top 10 Games" Lists: We Revamped Our Games & Icebreakers Page with Several New Features including Four Different "Top 10 Games" Lists
  • Something You Can Use Now: A great Video Clip Idea and discussion on prayer with small group questions, a scripture passage, and a wrap up talk
  • Movie Reviews: Get Jonathan's 2 cents on what to see and what to skip in the theatre and on DVD
  • Free U.S. Shipping on Jonathan's Books: Right now you can get free U.S. shipping on Jonathan's book Do They Run When They See You Coming?, winner of one of Outreach Magazine's "Best Outreach Resource" Awards
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
  • Featured Article: Outreach Magazine awards Jonathan's book "DO THEY RUN WHEN THEY SEE YOU COMING?" in the Best Outreach Resource awards
  • Something Free You Can Use Now: A Great Video Clip and Discussion on Forgiveness vs. Revenge from "24 Season Three"
Wednesday, July 5, 2006
  • Something Free You Can Use Now: Black Eyed Peas "Gone Going" complete discussion starter with game, small group questions, scripture and a wrap up talk
  • Free U.S. Shipping for Jonathan's books: Right now you can get free shipping if you order either of Jonathan's books in the U.S.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
  • Something Free You Can Use Now: Survivor "Exile Island" discussion starter with small group questions, scripture and a wrap up
  • New Free Resources: Check out some great new resources on our LOGISTICAL CRUD page: Sample Youth Ministry Model, Youth Ministry Job Description, Sample Job Interview Guide...
  • Free U.S. Shipping for Jonathan's books: Right now you can get free shipping if you order either of Jonathan's books in the U.S.
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
  • Something You Can Use Now: "Traveling Pants" Video Discussion Idea with Small Group Questions, Scripture and Wrap Up—a ready-made curriculum
  • Last Chance for Free PowerPoint: This week is the last chance for you to get the free 2005 Outreach Resource CD—we're giving it away with any book purchase. We've got less than 100 left... first come first serve!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
  • Featured: A personal note from our president, Jonathan McKee. We now are able to serve you even better with our new dedicated server... still for free!
  • Something You Can Use: "Munich" Video Discussion Idea with Small Group Questions, Scripture and Wrap Up
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
  • Something You Can Use: Two New Resources on Our Web Site!
  • Movie Rental Reviews: Check out Jonathan's 2 Cents on "Hoodwinked" and "Nanny McPhee"
  • DVD Giveaway: The Source has 10 DVD copies of the new movie, "Nanny McPhee." Be one of the first 10 to respond and get a free copy!
  • Last Week to Register for just $10 for Tampa Training: If you're near Tampa, FL ...don't miss this affordable training opportunity for all youth workers on May 20th. Pre-register in the next week for just $10 a person!
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
  • Something You Can Use: Aeon Flux video clip discussion, and a few other discussion starters, complete with questions and a wrap-up (free, as always)
  • A Link You'll Like: Check out this funny video of how NOT to share your faith!
  • Movie Reviews: Check out Jonathan's 2 cents on "RV" and "Last Holiday"
  • Jonathan Training in Tampa This Month: If you're near Tampa, FL... don't miss this affordable training opportunity. Pre-register now for just $10 a person!
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
  • Featured Interview: Dan Kimball clears up the "hype" about The Emergent Church and talks with Jonathan about post-Christian culture, evangelism methodology... & poodles!
  • A Deal We've Arranged for You to Get a Free Book: All our EZINE subscribers exclusively get a free book with the subscription of The Journal of Student Ministries-you've gotta check this out!
  • Something You Can Use: New Object Lessons, Openers, Curriculum...
  • "Reaching Out to the Unchurched" Training on Both Coasts: If you're near Tampa, FL or Livermore, CA-peek at these affordable training opportunities!
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
  • Featured Interview: Jonathan interviews Josh McDowell about how to answer challenging questions raised by the new "The DaVinci Code" movie. They also talk about the Emergent Church, evangelism methodology and youth culture today.
  • Next Issue's Featured Interview: Jonathan interviews "Emergent" leader Dan Kimball to get his side of the story-what the Emergent Church believes about the balance between apologetics and the importance of relationships
  • A Deal We've Arranged for You to Get a Free Book: All our EZINE subscribers exclusively get a free book with the subscription of The Journal of Student Ministries-you've gotta check this out!
  • We're Giving Away Hundreds of Last Year's CD's: We're clearing out our 2005 OUTREACH RESOURCE CD's by giving them away with ANY book order
  • "Reaching Out to the Unchurched" Training on Both Coasts: If you're near Tampa, FL or Livermore, CA-peek at these affordable training opportunities!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
  • Something You Can Use This Week: An Easter Experiential Worship Idea: The Body of Christ
  • Movies of Interest: Some movies worth watching and a new DVD you may want for your collection
  • We're Giving Away Hundreds of Last Year's CD's: We're clearing out our 2005 OUTREACH RESOURCE CD's by giving them away with ANY book order
  • "Reaching Out to the Unchurched" Training on Both Coasts: If you're near Tampa, FL or Livermore, CA-peek at these affordable training opportunities!
  • A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR NEXT ISSUE: Jonathan interviews Josh McDowell about The DaVinci Code, the Emergent Church, and youth culture today-take a sneak peek at some of the questions Jonathan asked Josh...
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
  • Featured Article: Readers Reactions (both good and bad) to Jonathan's recent article, "A Window into the ‘MySpace' Generation"
  • Something You Can Use This Week: Black Light Dodgeball, Nuclear Football, and Other Glow Games and Events
  • We're Giving Away Hundreds of Last Year's CD's: We're clearing out our 2005 OUTREACH RESOURCE CD's by giving them away with ANY book order
  • "Reaching Out to the Unchurched" Training on Both Coasts: If you're near TAMPA or Livermore, CA-check out these affordable training opportunities!
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
  • Featured Article: PART II-A Window into the "MySpace" Generation: Gleaning from the MySpace Epidemic... or Objecting to It?
  • We're Giving Away Hundreds of Last Year's CD's: We're clearing out our 2005 OUTREACH RESOURCE CD's by giving them away with ANY book order
  • "Reaching Out to the Unchurched" Training on Both Coasts: If you're near TAMPA or Livermore, CA-check out these affordable training opportunities!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
  • Featured Article: A Window into the "MySpace" Generation PART I: The MySpace epidemic might just be the new hub of youth culture; should we glean from it... or object to it?
  • We're Giving Away Hundreds of Last Year's CD's: We're clearing out our 2005 OUTREACH RESOURCE CD's by giving them away with ANY book order
  • Jonathan Seeking Tampa Youth Workers: If you're a youth worker near TAMPA... Jonathan is coming to your area soon and would love your help!
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
  • Something You Can Use: A Ready Made Super Bowl Party
  • A Competition for Your Super Bowl Party: The Super Bowl Quiz... a football knowledge quiz for all!
  • More Important than the Super Bowl: The wife of Seahawks' head coach won't be watching her husband's team in Super Bowl XL...
  • Speakers Booking Up Fast: Are you booking speakers for 2006? Jonathan is already booked up until this summer. Book your summer events now!
  • "Reaching Out to the Unchurched" Training on Both Coasts: If you're near TAMPA or Livermore, CA...check out these affordable training opportunities!
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
  • Something You Can Use: Super Bowl XL Party Ideas-and get ready for our annual Super Bowl quiz-a fun competition that you can use at your event!
  • Looking for a Speaker? Are you booking speakers for 2006? Take a peek at Jonathan and some of the other speakers from The Source Speakers Network
  • Last Chance for Free Bibles with Any Book Order: Check out what people are saying about Jonathan's books... and this week receive a free Bible for every book you order!
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
  • Something You Can Use: Top 5 Fund Raisers That Help You Raise Funds for Ministry
  • Two Great New Movies, "Glory Road" Bible Study Guide: Last Holiday and Glory Road hit theatres this week... free Bible study guide for Glory Road
  • Looking for a Speaker? Are you booking speakers for 2006? Take a peek at Jonathan and some of the other speakers from The Source Speakers Network
  • Free Bibles with Any Book Order: Check out what people are saying about Jonathan's books... and receive a free Bible for every book you order!
Tuesday, January 3, 2006
  • Jonathan's Top 10 New Years Resolutions... That You Won't See on Most People's Lists
  • Something You Can Use for the New Year: A link to FREE ideas on our web site for this New Year
  • Looking for a Speaker? Take a peek at Jonathan and some of the other speakers from The Source Speakers Network
  • Free Bibles with Any Book Order: Check out what people are saying about Jonathan's books... and receive a free Bible for every book you order!