Category Archives: Youth Discipleship

We May No Longer Call Them “Bastards,” but the Real Question is: Do We Treat Them as Such?

In 1965, Daniel Moynihan, then working for the United States Department of Labor, issued a report in which he found that 24% of black children and 3% of white children were born out of wedlock.  At the time, the report … Continue reading

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Kids Don’t Raise Themselves: The Narcissism Epidemic … (part 4)

As we continue to explore the rise of narcissism in North American society, we have to realize that this growth in self-obsession is not happening in a vacuum.  There are an abundance of factors involved in fostering this national quagmire, … Continue reading

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Greater than Jesus: The Narcissism Epidemic … (part 3)

According to a recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey, 93% of Americans view themselves in a positive light.  Concurrently, only 1% of Americans view themselves negatively.[1] Dean Debnam, the president of PPP, had this to say: “Americans have a very … Continue reading

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No Place for Truth and Reconciliation in “The Hunger Games” Trilogy … (part 4)

SPOILER ALERT:  I’ve been told I need to add a spoiler alert to these sorts of posts.  I’ve never really understood this practice, as I’ve always assumed that if I am reading something, I am going to learn something about … Continue reading

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“The Narcissism Epidemic” … (part 2)

In their book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, authors Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell argue that narcissistic behavior is on the rise in our society.  But what does that mean?  How can we measure what is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Indulgence and “The Hunger Games” Triology … (part 3)

SPOILER ALERT:  I’ve been told I need to add a spoiler alert to these sorts of posts.  I’ve never really understood this practice, as I’ve always assumed that if I am reading something, I am going to learn something about … Continue reading

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“The Narcissism Epidemic” … (part 1)

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing various observations gleaned from a wonderful, recent study entitled, The Narcissism Epidemic.  According to dictionary.com, “narcissism” is “an inordinate fascination with oneself.”  From the same source, an “epidemic” is an affliction … Continue reading

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