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The 2014 Summer Movie Lineup – PART ONE (4/19/2014)
An Overview of the Big Screen’s Biggest Blockbusters
by David R. Smith

This year’s summer movie lineup has something for everyone: sequels & originals, action & comedy, science fiction & Greek mythology…and unfortunately, as Hollywood usually does, they've thrown in some gratuitous sex for good measure.

Grab your popcorn; here’s our annual guide to the movies that will attract your teens this summer.

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Mary Jane is Becoming a Popular Girl (Again), by David R. Smith (4/4/2014)
Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Amongst Adolescents
Apps Costing More Than Just Money, (3/21/2014)
Kids’ Misuse of Certain Apps Puts Them at Unnecessary Risk
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Sexy Songs, by David R. Smith (3/7/2014)
Sensual Lyrics on Full Display in
Music's Top 10
Mickey Mouse Joins the Club, by David R. Smith (2/20/2014)
Disney Finally Introduces First Gay Characters
Country Music Is Clean…Right?, by David R. Smith (2/4/2014)
All the Debauchery One Pick Up Truck Can Hold
What Kids Will See at Super Bowl 48, (1/30/2014)
Preparing for the "Family" Entertainment
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Smoking, Sniffing, Snorting, and Sipping, by David R. Smith (1/18/2014)
Teens Go to Great Length for a High
The Power of Porn, (1/3/2014)
How It’s Damaging a Young Generation
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The #1 Hits of 2013, (12/13/2013)
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Four Practices That Build a Girl’s Self Image, by Rihanna Teixeira (11/25/2013)
Hostility in the Hallways, by David R. Smith (11/15/2013)
Violence and Bullying in Today’s Schools
Thor 2: The Dark World, by David R. Smith (11/1/2013)
When Thor Returns to Theaters…So Will Kids
Messing Up Sex (In So Many Ways), by David R. Smith (10/18/2013)
Teens' Problems With Provocative Behaviors
Grand Theft Auto 5, (10/3/2013)
Rockstar Games Puts Hedonism in High Gear
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Messages in Today’s Top Music, by David R. Smith (9/20/2013)
A Quick Survey of Billboard’s Current Top 10
Deadly Driving, by David R. Smith (9/6/2013)
Putting the Brakes on Teen Driving Deaths
The Culture Behind the Music, (8/26/2013)
What Millions of Teens Gleaned from MTV's 2013 VMAs
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Youth Culture and Trends in 2013, by Jonathan McKee (8/16/2013)
A Recap of Youth Culture This Spring and Summer
Underprepared for Undergrad, by David R. Smith (8/2/2013)
Are High School Students Ready for College (and Life)?
The Naked Truth, by Jonathan McKee (7/19/2013)
The Rise of Sex & Nudity in America
The Zombie Craze, (7/6/2013)
by Jonathan McKee and Mark Oestreicher
Eat Your Way to a Better Family, by David R. Smith (6/20/2013)
Summer Movies Save the Day (Part 2), by David R. Smith (6/5/2013)
The Heroes and Villains at the Box Office of 2013
Bang With Friends, by David R. Smith (5/23/2013)
A New App for the “Hook Up” Generation
“I Met Him on Instagram”, by Jonathan McKee (5/8/2013)
Summer Movies Save the Day (Part 1), by David R. Smith (4/26/2013)
The Heroes and Villains at the Box Office of 2013
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, by David R. Smith (4/15/2013)
The Show that Reveals What MTV Knows Best
The Fall of Facebook, by David R. Smith (4/4/2013)
Is the Social Media Giant Dead?
Christianity on Cable TV, by David R. Smith (3/21/2013)
Spirituality Is Taking Over the Small Screen
Cover Your Ears, (3/8/2013)
Rampant Vulgarity Ruling the Charts
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The (Total) Cost of Text Messaging, by David R. Smith (2/21/2013)
Some Teens Are Paying More Than Just A Monthly Bill
Binge Drinking... Unrecognized, by Jonathan McKee (2/7/2013)
Recognizing a Problem Affecting 1 in 5 High School Girls
The Big Problem of Teen Suicide, by David R. Smith (1/25/2013)
Can It Be Solved with Home Remedies?
Losing Love Makes for Big Winners-
Part II
, (1/11/2013)
2012's Biggest Tunes Had One Thing In Common
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Losing Love Makes for Big Winners -
Part I
, (1/4/2013)
2012's Biggest Tunes Had One Thing In Common
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Christmas Wish Lists for 2012, by David R. Smith (12/13/2012)
Not Much Has Changed in a Year
Fender Benders and Felony Charges, (11/30/2012)
Teens’ Poor Use of Cell Phones Can Lead to Both
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
One Direction Releases Second Album, by David R. Smith (11/15/2012)
But Does It Take the Band in a New Direction?
Losing Control, (11/2/2012)
Too Many Teens Enslaved by Substance Abuse
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Procrastination 2012, by David R. Smith (10/18/2012)
The Political Attitude of Today's Young People
Lecrae, by David R. Smith (10/4/2012)
The Man Who's Redeeming Rap Music
fun., by David R. Smith (9/21/2012)
One Band Is Having a Lot of It Lately
The 2012 VMAs, (9/8/2012)
No Apologies Needed?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Promiscuous Programming Promotes Promiscuity , (8/24/2012)
Sex Education Via CBS and MTV
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Image is Everything, by David R. Smith (8/10/2012)
Girls’ Ongoing Search for Physical Perfection
Losing Love, Finding Lust, by David R. Smith (7/27/2012)
The Messages in This Week’s Top Music
Where Did God Go?, by David R. Smith (7/13/2012)
What the Church Can Do to Help Faithless Young People
Face-to-Face on Facebook?, by David R. Smith (6/25/2012)
New Tech “Airtime” Offers Users New Ways to Connect
Dear Katy Perry, by Jonathan McKee (6/15/2012)
Jonathan’s Glimpse into the Porthole, by Jonathan McKee (6/4/2012)
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards
Teen's Attitudes About Alcohol, by David R. Smith (5/25/2012)
Their Mindset Matches Their Era
The Flicks Teens Will Pick (Part 2), (5/10/2012)
2012's Summer Movies
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Flicks Teens Will Pick (Part 1), (4/26/2012)
2012's Summer Movies
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
(More) Trouble with Texting, (4/12/2012)
The Misuse of Tech Still Plagues Teens
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The New Face of Marriage and Family, (3/29/2012)
And Its Effect on Future Generations
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Hunger Games, by David R. Smith (3/15/2012)
The Story Behind the Bestseller-Turned-Blockbuster
Discussing Dancing Dirty, by Jonathan McKee (3/2/2012)
Using Footloose to Get Our Teenagers Talking
Teens’ Battle of the Bulge, by David R. Smith (2/16/2012)
The Real Impact of Obesity on Young People
Lost Love, (2/2/2012)
Heartbreak at the Top of the Charts
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Connecting with a Connected Generation, (1/19/2012)
Does It Happen Online or Offline?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Teens Struggle to Tell the Truth, by David R. Smith (1/12/2012)
And Parents’ Habits Aren’t Helping
Losing Out to Lust, by David R. Smith (1/8/2012)
How Pornography is Impacting Today’s Youth
The New College Campus Life, by David R. Smith (12/30/2011)
What the Class of 2016 Should Expect
The #1 Hits of 2011 (Part Two), (12/16/2011)
The Biggest Names in Music Left A Big Mark
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The #1 Hits of 2011 (Part One), (12/9/2011)
The Biggest Names in Music Left A Big Mark
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
A(nother) Hi-Tech Christmas, by David R. Smith (12/2/2011)
Pricey Gadgets are at the Top of Teen’s Wish Lists…Again
Teenagers as Digital Citizens, by David R. Smith (11/21/2011)
Some are Good...Some are Not
Social Media Mania, by David R. Smith (11/10/2011)
Americans – Young & Old – Captivated by Facebook
Tipsy Teens, by David R. Smith (11/3/2011)
What's (Really) Behind Teen Drinking?
Are Teenagers Really Having Less Sex?, by Jonathan McKee (10/21/2011)
And How to Continue This Trend
Let Me Help - Here's My iPod, by David R. Smith (10/15/2011)
How Kids Use and are Influenced by Music
Sexy and I Know It, (10/6/2011)
LMFAO’s New Song Reveals What’s in Their Pants
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Gay Gap, by David R. Smith (9/30/2011)
Generations Divided Over the Issue of Homosexuality
New TV Shows for Fall of 2011 (Part 2), by David R. Smith (9/22/2011)
The Good, The Bad, and The Really Ugly Continues
New TV Shows for Fall of 2011 (Part 1), by David R. Smith (9/16/2011)
There’s Good, There’s Bad…and Plenty of It
The Social Network Showdown, by David R. Smith (9/9/2011)
Google Has Thrown the Gauntlet at Facebook
4 Observations from the 2011 MTV VMA's, (8/29/2011)
And What They Teach Us About Pop Culture
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Back to School Means Big Bucks, by David R. Smith (8/18/2011)
Designer Duds and Digital Devices Own the Classroom
2011 Teen Choice Awards, (8/8/2011)
A Glimpse into the Porthole of Pop-youth Culture
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Liquor and Lip Gloss, by David R. Smith (7/22/2011)
The Affect of Alcohol on Young Girls
Turning a Profit on YouTube, by David R. Smith (7/15/2011)
Teens Find Interesting Ways to Make YouTube Pay Them
MTV’s Wins… Family Values Lose, by David R. Smith (7/8/2011)
“Teen Wolf” Proves Itself the Alpha Male of MTV’s Lineup
The Truth Behind the Numbers, (7/1/2011)
How Much Time Are Young People Really Soaking-in Media?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Gay Movement's Recent Growth, by David R. Smith (6/23/2011)
How Young People Are Playing a Role in the Movement
Short Skirts, Short Shorts, and Short Shirts, by David R. Smith (6/16/2011)
One Third of Young Girls’ Clothes are “Sexy”
Inside the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, (6/6/2011)
And the Winner is…MTV!
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Look at Me Now, by David R. Smith (5/26/2011)
Chris Brown Ramps Up His Comeback
American Idol the Family Show?, by Jonathan McKee (5/21/2011)
How Much is Too Much?
Summer Movie Lineup - Part II, by David R. Smith (5/12/2011)
The Films Hoping to Draw Teenagers This July & August
The 2011 Summer Movie Lineup - Part I, by David R. Smith (5/5/2011)
The Films Hoping to Draw Teenagers This May and June
The Impact of Technology on Teenagers, by Jonathan McKee (4/29/2011)
Exploring Media Saturation and Its Effects
Lady Gaga "Vomits" Judas, by David R. Smith (4/22/2011)
Choosing Between Traitor and Savior
Horror Kicking It Up a Notch, (4/14/2011)
Scream 4 Captures and Reflects Today's Teenagers
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Did You See the One About...?, by David R. Smith (4/8/2011)
Making Sense (and Use) of the Web's Viral Videos
Drugs and Alcohol, by David R. Smith (4/1/2011)
Still Popular with Teens Thanks to Media
Raising the Bar, by Jonathan McKee (3/27/2011)
Parents Teaching Their Kids Lasting Values
Abstinence is Up, but Consequences Not Down, by (3/11/2011)
8% More 15-17-year-olds Abstaining Than 5 Years Ago
Hollywood’s Take on Relationships, by David R. Smith (3/3/2011)
The Relationship Lessons of Today’s Movies
YouTube's How-To Videos, by David R. Smith (2/25/2011)
Instruction on Everything from
"Funny" to "Fatal"
Clear Messages in Today’s Top Music, by David R. Smith (2/18/2011)
A Close Look at This Week’s Top 5 Songs
Born This Way, (2/3/2011)
The Theological, Moral, and Scientific Revelations of Lady Gaga’s New Song
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Lil Wayne’s Big Plans, by David R. Smith (1/28/2011)
Goodbye Prison, Hello World
Skins, by David R. Smith (1/19/2011)
MTV’s New TV Program Shows a Lot of It
The Dominance of Video Games, by David R. Smith (1/14/2011)
And What it Means for Today's Teenagers
The New Face of TV, by David R. Smith (1/6/2011)
What Does the Silver Screen Hold for 2011?
The #1 Hits of 2010, (12/17/2010)
The Music and Messages of This Year’s Top Songs
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Best Christmas Gift, by David R. Smith (12/3/2010)
Giving Kids What They Need...And Want
Voices of the Bullied, by Jonathan McKee (11/18/2010)
And Where Bullying Really Stops
The Gospel According to Hollywood, by David R. Smith (11/12/2010)
Young Theologians and Their New Message
The End of Their Rope, by David R. Smith (10/29/2010)
The Devastating Effects of Student Bullying
Technology: The Modern Day Pied Piper, by David R. Smith (10/21/2010)
Are Teens Better or Worse Because of It?
In the Dark, by Jonathan McKee (10/11/2010)
A Sobering Peek into a Public High School Dance
Faith of Our Fathers, by David R. Smith (10/1/2010)
The Spiritual Inheritance of Today’s Teenagers
The Recession’s Unlikely Silver Lining, by Dave Urbanski (9/23/2010)
and How to Get Your Kids to
See It (and Buy In)
To Glee or Not to Glee, by Jonathan McKee (9/18/2010)
What does the “M” In MTV Stand For?, (9/13/2010)
A Recap of MTV’s 2010 VMAs
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Unforgettable “Moments”, by David R. Smith (9/3/2010)
A Preview of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
What Kids (Really) Want, by David R. Smith (8/26/2010)
Their Greatest Desire May Surprise – and Change – You
It’s Good to Be Katy Perry, (8/19/2010)
But Is She Good for Our Kids?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
A Bitter Taste of Pop Culture, by Jonathan McKee (8/10/2010)
The 2010 Teen Choice Awards
Extended Adolescence, by Dave Urbanski (7/23/2010)
Twenty-Something "Kidults" Just Won't Grow Up
Blurred Reality, by David R. Smith (7/15/2010)
Teens’ Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs
Is Your Teen a Narcissist Magnet?, by Lisa Charlebois L.C.S.W. (7/10/2010)
(Or Drawn to Them?)
Move Over Mario, by David R. Smith (7/2/2010)
Video Games Then and Now
Banning Best Friends, by Dave Urbanski (6/25/2010)
Reacting (or Overreacting) to Teen Relational Problems
TV Shows for Well-Endowed Misfits, by David R. Smith (6/19/2010)
MTV’s Infatuation with Male Genitalia
Pushing the Limits, by Jonathan McKee (6/7/2010)
The MTV F***ing Movie Awards
Look Out: Filth Straight Ahead!, by David R. Smith (5/27/2010)
A Preview of MTV’s 2010 Movie Awards
Teen Summer Jobs In Danger...Not Extinct, by Dave Urbanski (5/21/2010)
Tips for Teens Facing An Idle Summer
Monkey See, Monkey Do, by David R. Smith (5/14/2010)
Who’s to Blame for Kids’ Sexual Dilemma?
Miley or Britney… I Can’t Tell?, by Jonathan McKee (5/7/2010)
Miley’s Days as a Positive Role Model Long Gone
2010’s Summer Movies (Part Two), by David R. Smith (4/29/2010)
Summer Movie Showdown (Mid June to August)
2010’s Summer Movies (Part One), by David R. Smith (4/23/2010)
Summer Movie Showdown (May to Mid June)
The Scope of Sexting, by David R. Smith (4/16/2010)
How Big Is It and How Big Will It Get?
Spending Habits of Young People, by David R. Smith (4/9/2010)
What – If Anything – Are They
Learning From Us?
A Night to Remember, by David R. Smith (4/2/2010)
Just How Important is Prom to Teens?
Move Over Jonas Brothers, by David R. Smith (3/25/2010)
Music Sensation Justin Bieber Steals Hearts…and the Spotlight
Text Messages to Die For, by David R. Smith (3/19/2010)
AT&T Plans to Save Teen Drivers’ Lives
Low Expectations for Love, by David R. Smith (3/12/2010)
A Close Look at Billboard’s Newest #1 Song
Stressed Out, by David R. Smith (3/4/2010)
Are Today’s Kids the Most-Stressed Generation?
Media Consumption: Part IV
The Lure of Glowing Screens
, by David R. Smith (2/26/2010)
Kids & Parents Have Different Take on Tech
Young Dare Devils, by David R. Smith (2/20/2010)
Extreme Sport "Parkour" Rises in Popularity
Media Consumption: Part III
Kids Are Reading Less Nowadays
, by David R. Smith (2/12/2010)
But Publishers Are Selling More Books Than Ever
Dad, can I download this song?, by Jonathan McKee (2/4/2010)
A Parent’s Perspective on Teaching Discernment
Media Consumption: Part II
Kids Listening to Much More Music
, by David R. Smith (1/29/2010)
While Parents Seem “Tuned” Out
Media Consumption: Part I
A Consuming Generation
, by David R. Smith (1/22/2010)
Kids’ Media Usage Has Dramatically Increased
Teens Lighting Up Less, by David R. Smith (1/15/2010)
But Still Getting Their Tobacco Fix…And More
The Buried Life, by David R. Smith (1/8/2010)
New Show on MTV Asks Important Question
The New Form of Phone Sex, by David R. Smith (1/2/2010)
Beyoncé’s Newest Song “Video Phone”
The #1 Hits of 2009, by David R. Smith (12/11/2009)
A Review of 2009’s Top Songs and Their Message
Culture’s Confusion Over Sex, by David R. Smith (12/4/2009)
And The Impact It’s Making On Teens
Fireflies from Owl City, by David R. Smith (11/28/2009)
Is That a Christian at the Top of the Charts?
Twilight Goes ‘Emo’, (11/12/2009)
Bella’s Self Destructive Dependence on Edward
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Do Threesomes Come in Threes?, by David R. Smith (11/4/2009)
Youth Media Ups the Ante with Sexy Trios
“I’m Trying to Talk to You!”, by David R. Smith (10/30/2009)
Getting the Attention of Teenagers
"Say Aah" …and, "What’s in Your iPod?", by Jonathan McKee (10/21/2009)
Pediatricians Advised to Learn About Kids’ Media Use
Sexy Apps for SmartPhones, by David R. Smith (10/16/2009)
A Guide to Parental Controls as the Number of Dirty Downloads Increases
Teen Sex Escalation, by David R. Smith (10/9/2009)
Parents Have Ammo to Reverse the Trend
Goo Goo Over Gaga, by Jonathan McKee (10/2/2009)
Responding to the Enticement of Lady Gaga
Unbelieving Teens, by David R. Smith (9/25/2009)
Are There More of Them Today?
How Low Can You Go?, by Jonathan McKee (9/14/2009)
What Kids Saw at The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards
“My Kid Doesn’t Do That!”, by David R. Smith (9/4/2009)
Teens’ Actual Use of the Internet vs. Parents’ Perceptions
What Happened to the Good Girls?, by David R. Smith (8/28/2009)
One Song Says They Went Bad
Teens and Cell Phones, by David R. Smith (8/13/2009)
The Effects of Mobile Tech on Kids
Is Love Blind?, by David R. Smith (7/31/2009)
ABC’s New TV Show Weighs In
A Bloody Cry for Help, by David R. Smith (7/19/2009)
Teenagers and Deliberate Self-Harm
First Borat...Now Brüno, by David R. Smith (7/10/2009)
Another Vulgar Import
No Need to Study, by David R. Smith (6/27/2009)
New Ways to Make an "A"
The Sex Text Hotline, by David R. Smith (6/13/2009)
Teens Use Tech to Have "The Talk"
A Glimpse of MTV's "Junk", by Jonathan McKee (6/1/2009)
The 2009 “MTV Movie Awards” Recap
The Golden Popcorn Crowd, by David R. Smith (5/22/2009)
What to Expect from the 2009 MTV Movie Awards
Family Finances, by David R. Smith (5/15/2009)
Does Talking With Teens About Money Help?
Hollywood’s Upcoming Blockbusters, by David R. Smith (5/9/2009)
The Heroes and Villains of Summer, 2009
The Pain Over Posted Pics, by David R. Smith (5/1/2009)
Many Teens Regret Some Online Behavior
Living in the Red, by David R. Smith (4/24/2009)
Many Young People Buying into Debt
The Elephant in the Room, by David R. Smith (4/17/2009)
The Growing Problem of Teenage Obesity
Fact or Fiction?, by Jonathan McKee (4/11/2009)
Salvaging Truth from Media Hype
What Happens to Right and Wrong Online?, by David R. Smith (3/27/2009)
A Look at the "Virtual" Morals of Teens
Trading the Surf for Service, by David R. Smith (3/13/2009)
Young People’s Spring Break Activities are Shifting
Are Parents Obsolete?, (3/5/2009)
Don't Underestimate the Influence of Parenting
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Christian Chameleons, by David R. Smith (2/28/2009)
Are Teenage Believers Blending in
with Culture?
Why I Allowed My 12-year-old to See Rated R... but Not PG-13!, by Jonathan McKee (2/20/2009)
What Films are Actually Appropriate?
Celebrities Gone Wild, by David R. Smith (2/13/2009)
Seizing Teachable Moments in the Chaos
'Nick & Norah' Push PG-13, by Jonathan McKee (2/6/2009)
The Content Behind ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist'
The 2009 Grammys, by David R. Smith (1/30/2009)
Do Adults Like the Same Music as Teens?
When Girls Don't Like Themselves, by David R. Smith (1/23/2009)
Girls' Game Plan for Low Self-Esteem
If You Seek Amy, by David R. Smith (1/16/2009)
Does Britney’s New Song Say What I Think It Says?
The Ups and Downs of Teen Romances, by David R. Smith (1/10/2009)
What's Really Going On With Significant Others?
I Promise To Wait Till Marriage, Unless…, by David R. Smith (1/2/2009)
Virginity Pledges and Sex Practices Amongst Teenagers
Top 10 Most Downloaded Songs of 2008, (12/20/2008)
A Run-Down of the Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Ugly
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Mobile Porn, by David R. Smith (12/12/2008)
Teens Using Cell Phones for X-Rated Purposes
A Double Shot at Love, by David R. Smith (12/5/2008)
See Ya Tila, MTV's New Dating Show
Promises to be Twice as Sexy
This Generation has Found Its Voice, by David R. Smith (11/21/2008)
Too Bad It Is Kanye West's
I'm in Love with a Vampire, (11/7/2008)
The Subtle Messages of Twilight
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
TTYL, Mom and Dad, by David R. Smith (11/1/2008)
Do Cell Phones Help or Hinder Communication?
East High Wildcats Rock Theaters, by David R. Smith (10/27/2008)
High School Musical 3 is a Hit with Teens
The Blame Game on Drinking Games, by David R. Smith (10/18/2008)
Who's Responsible for Underage Drinking?
MTV's Top 10, by Jonathan McKee (10/3/2008)
The Top 10 Musical Artists
That Capture Our Kids' Attention
Sex...With Mom and Dad, by David R. Smith (9/26/2008)
New MTV Show Helps Families Have "The Talk"
Distracted Teenage Drivers, by David R. Smith (9/19/2008)
Studies Show Texting and Driving Don’t Mix
Teenagers' Risky Internet Habits, by David R. Smith (9/12/2008)
What Parents Don't Know CAN Hurt Kids
A “Tamer” VMA?, (9/8/2008)
The Night Belonged to Britney, Lil Wayne, and…God?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Moonmen Are Back!, by David R. Smith (8/29/2008)
What to Expect from MTV’s 2008 Video Music Awards
Jesus Takes the Big Screen… Again, by David R. Smith (8/22/2008)
The Misrepresentation of Jesus in Hamlet 2
Back To School Blues, by David R. Smith (8/15/2008)
Concerns for the Upcoming School Year
The 2008 Teen Choice Awards, by Jonathan McKee (8/5/2008)
A Porthole into Their World
And the Winner Is…, by David R. Smith (7/24/2008)
The 2008 Teen Choice Awards Preview
Promise Rings or Promiscuity, by David R. Smith (7/13/2008)
The New TV Show for Teens Has Both
The Hottest Virtual Teenage Hangout… A Little Too “Hot”, by David R. Smith (6/28/2008)
A Virtual Pick Up Joint Where Authenticity is Scarce
www dot WhatAreTheyReallyDoing dot com, by David R. Smith (6/21/2008)
An Inside Look At the Online Lives of Teens
Usher Takes A Stand… or at least… Does it Standing Up, by David R. Smith (6/13/2008)
Mixed Messages from His New Album
The Class of 2008, by David R. Smith (6/7/2008)
Does Their Collegiate Future Affect Their Faith?
No Limits, by Jonathan McKee (6/2/2008)
A Glimpse of Pop Culture through the Lens of the MTV Movie Awards
When Texting Becomes “Sexting”, by David R. Smith (5/23/2008)
Beyond “LOL” and “OMG”
Modern Day Pinocchio's, by David R. Smith (5/16/2008)
Most teens have a bad track record with truth
The University of Platonic Love, by David R. Smith (5/9/2008)
Colleges Offer Coed Roommates Options
It’s My Parents’ Fault!, by David R. Smith (5/3/2008)
(Isn’t It?)
Grand Theft Auto 4, by David R. Smith (4/26/2008)
2008’s Biggest Video Game Is Already Disturbing the Peace
The Ruckus Over Rap Music, by David R. Smith (4/18/2008)
MTV & BET in Trouble With Parents...Again!
Fight Club Rules, by David R. Smith (4/11/2008)
What’s the appropriate response to teenage violence?
Is Hollywood’s Hottest Boy Band Clean?, by David R. Smith (4/4/2008)
The Jonas Brothers in the Spotlight
Kids Wear the Pants, by David R. Smith (3/28/2008)
But Mom and Dad Buy Them
I Don’t Like Me, by David R. Smith (3/21/2008)
Girls’ Low Self-esteem Has Dangerous Side Effects
Is Church Attendance A Big Deal?, by David R. Smith (3/15/2008)
Americans Making Big Shifts in Religious Affiliation
Do Bad Lyrics Really Affect Teenagers?, by David R. Smith (3/8/2008)
The Source's Music Survey
Watch Your *#%~@& Mouth!, by David R. Smith (2/28/2008)
Foul Language Amongst Teens On The Rise
Classroom Blues, by David R. Smith (2/22/2008)
Students No Longer Saved By the Bell
Great News Mom and Dad!, by David R. Smith (2/15/2008)
Young People Say YOU Make Them Happy
Video Games Make the Big Bucks, by David R. Smith (2/9/2008)
Outselling Music and Other Media in 2007
TV Goes Sexy, by David R. Smith (1/31/2008)
And damaging teen girls in the process
Gen Y: Red or Blue?, by David R. Smith (1/24/2008)
Millennials poised to impact ‘08 presidential election
MySpace Safe?, by David R. Smith (1/18/2008)
MySpace reveals new strategies for teenagers’ safety
Complete Depravity - Season 2, by David R. Smith (1/12/2008)
MTV Announces 2nd Season of “A Shot at Love with
Tila Tequila”
You Had Me at Hello, by David R. Smith (1/4/2008)
Capitalizing on Teenagers' Preferences for Communication
Cheaters Never Win and Winners Never Cheat. Yeah Right!, by David R. Smith (12/30/2007)
Academic cheating is the new norm for masses of students
All I Want for Christmas Is..., by David R. Smith (12/21/2007)
The most popular gift requests of teenagers this holiday season
Where Are Lewis and Clark When You REALLY Need ‘Em?, by David R. Smith (12/14/2007)
One youth pastor's expedition into the new
frontier of virtual worlds
Some Folk Who Shouldn’t Poke?, by David R. Smith (12/11/2007)
Exploring the PG-13 Rating for Facebook's New SuperPoke!
Music—a Door to Transforming Conversations, by David R. Smith (12/6/2007)
What I Learned From Watching Commercials, by David R. Smith (11/20/2007)
How Truth's anti-tobacco campaign can help youth workers shape their message
Is That Compass Pointing South?, by David R. Smith (11/6/2007)
Christian Groups Agitated About New Film, "The Golden Compass"
A Long Way Since the 'Solid Gold Dancers', by Jonathan McKee (9/12/2007)
May I?, by Jonathan McKee (8/22/2007)
The Question That Gives You a Glimpse into Their World
Our Response to the MTV Movie Awards, by Jonathan McKee (5/6/2007)
Three Essential Practices for Your Youth Ministry
Slanguage: An Insight into Youth Culture Today, by Jonathan McKee (4/10/2007)
An Interview with Fred Lynch and Jonathan McKee
Keeping Up With Youth Culture, by Jonathan McKee (2/27/2007)
...and the Language Kids Use
Who Ordered the Poo Poo Platter?, by Jonathan McKee (8/29/2006)
My 2 cents on the 2006 Teen Choice Awards and MTV VMAs
A Window into the "MySpace" Generation, by Jonathan McKee (2/14/2006)
The "MySpace" epidemic might just be the new hub of youth culture; should we glean from it... or object to it?
The Crap Your Kids Will be Watching This Sunday Night, by Jonathan McKee (8/23/2005)
What you Should Know About the MTV Video Music Awards
If Teenagers Only Had a Brain, by Jonathan McKee (8/16/2005)
Our Response to All the Hype about the Teen Brain
Post Modernna?, by Jonathan McKee (7/19/2005)
Our Culture's Take on Religion ... from the Mouth of Madonna
The EITHER/OR Dichotomy, by Jonathan McKee (12/7/2004)
Is LIFESTYLE or VERBAL Evangelism More Effective When Reaching Out to Postmoderns?
Madonna... Searching for Something?, by Jonathan McKee (11/23/2004)
Thirteen, by Jonathan McKee (5/11/2004)
Starring Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood and Nikki Reed Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Homosexuality: Dividing the Issues, by Jonathan McKee (3/30/2004)
Censoring Friends ... and Veggie Tales?, by Jonathan McKee (2/24/2004)
WAITING FOR SEX, by Jonathan McKee (5/21/2002)
The Average Age Americans Get Married is 26 & 27. Does the World Think Students Can Wait That Long?!!













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