Youth Ministry Lessons: It seems like the word “bully” is becoming commonplace in the vocabulary of children and teenagers as more and more youth are facing the problem, both physically and throughout cyberspace.
Hazing in high school used to be assumed. It used to be a rite of passage into a certain sports team or school club and the idea was simple: do something to initiate (a.k.a. humiliate) new inductees to make them earn their place on the team or the group.
For inmates that are mentally ill, certain things about prison life can actually worsen their mental illness and reformers are calling for changes, specifically changes in regards to how mentally ill prisoners are punished with the prison itself.
Many teenagers will push the boundaries when they feel their personal identity has been attacked. When a school’s rules seem too constrictive, it can even put parents on the defensive.
Often you hear about religious individuals being excluded because of their faith. Some schools do not allow students to say the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and words such as “God” or “Christ” have been banned at graduations…
Youth Ministry: When a flight was delayed, passengers started getting off and began a long, grueling nine hours waiting at the airport for the next available take-off. The only problem was that not all of the passengers got off the plane.
The human body is our person temple from God, meant to be cared for and respected. But is it meant to be shown off to everyone? Now in San Francisco some are testing the legality of being a “nudist in public” claiming it to be free speech…
The idea of birth control is controversial no matter what the context. Should the government be allowed to force institutions to offer birth control? Do parents have the right to say whether or not their children can receive birth control?