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Boys and Girls Club honors two Kansas Youths of the Year

The Boys and Girls Club of Topeka recognized two of its top teens in the state Wednesday night. The Club held their annual Youth of the Year banquet at the Ramada Convention Center in Topeka. Students ...

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The Church is divided – is there hope?

I have a fellow minister friend who has an effective and growing ministry to teens and college students.  One of his challenges to them is to stop yelling at each other on ...

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Tebow’s movie beats Oscar winning film, lands in top 10

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It’s a hit! That’s what folks in Hollywood are admitting to, referring to the movie Tim Tebow produced, “Run the Race.” The film, for which Tebow is a producer, landed in the ...

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Overland Park teen attacked in Oak Park Mall over Trump hat

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An Overland Park man has lost his job after greeting a 14-year old teen with expletives as the teen entered the Oak Park Mall store wearing a “Make America Great Again hat.” ...

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Missing person: dangerous online game popular with teens

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The new social media game ‘missing person’ is gaining in popularity an, frightening parents and angering police departments. The trend involves teenagers disappearing from their families for up to 48 hours to ...

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Video: Catholic students defend selves after receiving death threats

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The Catholic students who were falsely accused of targeting a Native American demonstrator in Washington, DC have faced a massive wave of extremist, left-wing attacks. The mob of ranting, unhinged social media ...

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‘Social Animals’ spotlights perilous life of teens and Instagram

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Not that long ago, I was young and hip. I knew about the latest trends, the latest songs, the latest gadgets. It was my life. But the process of growing older and ...

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Birthright International Celebrates 50 Years

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At the annual convention of Birthright in June Birthright International received the “Legacy Award” from Heartbeat International, commemorating 50 years of Birthright and recognizing Birthright International as the first pregnancy center in ...

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Man in Bolivar church van tragedy loses wife to brain aneurysm

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Five months after he was left partially blind and seriously injured while on a church trip last summer, a Christian man and his family from Kansas were devastated again when his wife ...

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3 kinds of students who leave Christianity after high school

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“I just don’t believe what you believe anymore.” These are words that no Christian parent or youth leader ever wants to hear. After this bombshell hits and the shockwaves subside, we wonder ...

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As a dad, Kirk Cameron tackles kids and smartphones

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When Kirk Cameron was a teenager starring in the nation’s number one sitcom “Growing Pains,” smart phones were still over a decade away. Metro Voice caught up with the veteran actor turned ...

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‘Searching’ is a thriller with an urgent message

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On a normal Thursday night, David Kim received a call from his daughter, Margot, informing him that she would be studying all night with a group of friends. The next day she ...

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Teens prefer texting vs. talking in person

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Text messaging is now the most popular form of communication among teenagers, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense. Teenagers overwhelmingly preferred in-person communication six years ago, with almost 1 in 2 saying ...

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Teen loses best friend killed in church van crash

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The bonds of friendship are difficult to break. Even in death. Nearly one week ago, three teens from the Overland Park area died on their way to a church float trip. A ...

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Church will give Hummer to one passionate youth group teen

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A summer church youth group promotion has caught the attention of a community­–and the area’s teenagers. One lucky student will win a free Hummer at the end of August as part of a ...

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Is ‘screen time’ causing more ADHD in kids?

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Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say ...

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Day trips are perfect get-a-way from Kansas City

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As Summer winds down and you feel pressure to squeeze in one more family trip, you don’t need a huge budget or endless days away from home to make a memorable summer ...

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Study shows troubling picture of teens, mental health

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As August fast approaches and stores fill with school supplies, mental health specialists warn that struggles and thoughts of suicide may be more common in teenagers than church leaders realize. The problem ...

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Soccer team and coach found alive in Thai cave

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MAE SAI, Thailand — Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they went missing, ...

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Dodge City responds to teen suicide epidemic

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Why are Dodge City teenagers killing themselves? The community came together this week to find answers to the suicide explosion and offer support. “Our youth need to know they are not alone, ...

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Self-harm, screen addiction at root of gun violence

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As thousands of students, teachers, and administrators across the United States prepared for this week’s “Walk Out” demonstrations against gun violence, I began to ponder the usefulness of such an event. PLEASE ...

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NETFLIX Suicide Drama Raises Alarms and Questions

A streamed Netflix series dramatizing the fictional story of a teen’s suicide has drawn disparate reactions from secular and Christian sectors in the U.S. and abroad as the show’s popularity continues strong. ...

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Christians unite to promote purity in a difficult culture

Catholics and Protestants come together to host purity conference in Kansas City. The 11th Men of Valor, Women of Virtue Conference, Living a Pure Life in an Impure World, brings in national ...

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Secret Keeper Girl puts princess culture into perspective for tween girls

Is “princess culture” harming young girls? Research featured in The Washington Post in 2016 indicates it is. As the Post wrote, the princess culture “suggests that a girl’s most valuable asset is ...

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