Author Archives: Jonathan McKee

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

Season Eight, Episode Five, The Big Scary U

by Thom McKee Does how you die really matter? How about how you live? Let’s face it, death is a horrible thing that happens to all of us. But I have done enough funerals to know that some deaths are … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode Four, Some Guy

by Thom McKee Do we decide who we ultimately become or do the circumstances of life determine it? This was the deep existential question that King Ezekiel was pondering tonight right before all of his devastating losses. Not only did … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode Three, Monsters

by Thom McKee Just this last summer, my 11 year old son asked me if there were rules to war. The question didn’t just come out of thin air. We were watching a World War II movie where the “Geneva … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode Two, The Damned

by Thom McKee How much does fiction matter in the real world? Is there anything of value in these shows that we all watch which warrants so much discussion and debate? Of course, as I write, I am taking a … Continue Reading

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Season Eight, Episode One, Mercy

by Thom McKee What is “mercy” in The Walking Dead? Is it something that you demonstrate right before someone kills you? Is it something that only the naive hope for right before they are victimized or killed by the survivors … Continue Reading

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Season Seven, Episode Sixteen, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

by Thom McKee Who would you rather be, Negan or Rick? Think about it. Negan has pretty much everything he wants, including immense power and access to most of the material things that people only enjoyed before the Zombie apocalypse. … Continue Reading

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Season Seven, Episode Fifteen, Something They Need

by Thom McKee Have you ever been betrayed by someone you trust? Maybe this was a person that you could have never predicted would do this – a parent, a family member, a pastor or one of your closest friends. … Continue Reading

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Season Seven, Episode Fourteen, The Other Side

by Thom McKee Years ago, a friend of mine who was a recovering alcoholic told me that addiction was like a full time job. He said that nothing else was a bigger priority than making sure that he could get … Continue Reading

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Season Seven, Episode Thirteen, Bury Me Here

by Thom McKee Have you ever made a decision that was hard to live with? I mean the type of mistake that kept you up at night. The kind of decision where you would give almost anything to have the … Continue Reading

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Season Seven, Episode Twelve, Say Yes

by Thom McKee What will happen to the world when I am gone? I know that it sounds like a pretty self-centered question, but I am willing to bet that most of you have asked this question too. Is my … Continue Reading

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