One year ago today, the lives of five families went into chaos. The people who loved, raised and cherished Austin Anderson, Stephen Luth, Garrett Coble, Luke Sheets and my own Hannah were shaken to the very core when we learned that the five of them had been in a plane crash in Kansas.
After discovering …Read more →
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he …Read more →
Our mission here at Teen Mania is to provoke a young generation to passionately pursue Jesus Christ and to take his life-giving message to the ends of the Earth. We are always looking for new, better ways to help those of you who love teenagers to join us in that mission.
Today, I’m excited to …Read more →
What does it mean to do something great?
For a lot of us, greatness is measured by how many people know your name. Teenagers are no exception — in fact, this understanding of greatness is probably strongest for highschoolers, who base most of their self-worth on what other people think of them.
It’s why so …Read more →
My heart goes out to Rick and Kay Warren over the death of their son Matthew. Their grief has to be beyond what words can describe. Knowing how close my own daughter came to losing her life last May, and suffering the loss of several close friends and staff members, this tragedy hits close to …Read more →
I just returned from an incredible trip to the Grand Canyon with my son Cameron. There’s no way you can go to a place like that and not be inspired! It’s hundreds of miles of rock towers carved out of the ground by mere rainfall and runoff.
Our God is amazing in the way He …Read more →
“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.” – Song of Songs 2:10-12
Are you in a season of sowing, growing, reaping, harvesting or rest? Whatever season you find yourself in, do it with every talent God has made available to …Read more →
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1
It’s been said that Hebrews 11 is the Red Bull chapter of the Bible. It’s about people who have Red Bull in their faith, who attempt great things and don’t worry about the consequences. This …Read more →
Washington and Colorado have recently legalized marijuana use for adults over age 21. Some might see this as a progressive step forward, but in truth, it’s a major buzz-kill for teenagers.
The effects of both legal and illegal marijuana use are impacting youth in America in a major way. Substance abuse experts already see a …Read more →
The perils of public exposure can sometimes be lost on our teens. We live in a society that celebritizes people who make bad decisions. They don’t have to be sorry, they simply have to “be strong.”
That’s the phrase tweeted out by former Miss Teen Delaware Melissa King after she was accused of starring …Read more →