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Walking alongside parents, educators, and mentors as they disciple their kids and teens through current events. The News Coach offers tools and tips for cultivating news literacy and a non-anxious learning environment through a Christian worldview.


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Kaitlyn Schiess and whole-person politics (with Kaitlyn Schiess)

It’s a presidential election year in the United States. What discipleship pitfalls might election season bring–and what opportunities does it present? We’re joined by author Kaitlyn Schiess to explore whole-person politics.

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WORLD Radio - Kaitlyn Schiess and whole-person politics (with Kaitlyn Schiess)


What we've learned in 2024

Another school year is ending. The news has us jumping from topic to topic, but we want to reflect, connect the dots, and trace the thread between the conversations. We’re joined by Amy Auten to look back at what we’ve learned in 2024 so far.

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WORLD Radio - What we've learned in 2024


Nancy Pearcey and The Toxic War on Masculinity (with Nancy Pearcey)

We’re joined by Professor Nancy Pearcey to talk about discipling boys in a culture opposed to masculinity. Where did the idea of “toxic masculinity” come from? How do we promote a biblical picture of masculinity?

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WORLD Radio - Nancy Pearcey and The Toxic War on Masculinity (with Nancy Pearcey)


Conspiracy theories, mystery, and truth

How do we handle mystery and truth without falling for the temptation of conspiracy theories? What makes conspiracy theories so tantalizing? And how can we offer our kids a better story?

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WORLD Radio - Conspiracy theories, mystery, and truth


Materialism and the purpose of creation (with Max Belz and Amy Auten)

What is materialism? How can we offer our kids and teens a better alternative? We’re joined by WORLD’s Max Belz and Amy Auten on today’s episode.

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WORLD Radio - Materialism and the purpose of creation (with Max Belz and Amy Auten)


TikTok influencers and the weight of glory (re-release)

In light of Jonathan Haidt’s The Anxious Generation, we’re re-releasing our episode on social media. “YouTube/Social Media Influencer” has recently charted as the top vocational aspiration for teens and pre-teens in the U.S. and UK. Join Kelsey and Jonathan as they discuss this cultural phenomenon and what it means for discipleship.

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WORLD Radio - TikTok influencers and the weight of glory (re-release)


Andy Crouch on technology and formation

What’s the difference between a device and a tool? How can families steward the power of technology for good? We’re joined by Andy Crouch to talk about technology, culture making, family, and more.

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WORLD Radio - Andy Crouch on technology and formation


Housing crisis and finding contentment

How does America’s housing crisis affect our discipleship process with kids and teens? What does it mean to defend family, fight despair, and pursue contentment? We’re SOARing the State of the Nation’s Housing report on today’s episode.

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WORLD Radio - Housing crisis and finding contentment


Trauma and the power of community (with Michael Coggin)

How should parents and teachers understand the concept of trauma? What do we make of terms like “ghosting” and “gaslighting?” Pastor and licensed counselor Michael Coggin joins the podcast to walk us through these difficult ideas.

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WORLD Radio - Trauma and the power of community (with Michael Coggin)


Ancient wisdom for modern dilemmas

Is there ever a time to lie? We’re looking at an oft-misquoted commandment to see how ancient wisdom helps us solve modern dilemmas.

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WORLD Radio - Ancient wisdom for modern dilemmas


Mental health crisis and means of grace (re-release)

With so much cultural discussion around mental health, we’re re-releasing an early episode of Concurrently. The CDC and the American Psychological Association have declared a mental health crisis among kids and teens. How can parents and educators approach mental health from a biblical perspective?

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WORLD Radio - Mental health crisis and means of grace (re-release)


Discovering vocation with your kids (with Dr. Gene Veith)

What is the doctrine of vocation? And how can it help your kids and teens see God's love in everyday life? Kelsey Reed and Chelsea Boes interview Dr. Gene Veith on today’s episode.

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WORLD Radio - Discovering vocation with your kids (with Dr. Gene Veith)


Digital relationships and embodied love (with Chelsea Boes)

Parents and politicians question the impact of social media on kids and teens. We’re joined by WORLDkids Editor Chelsea Boes to talk about the positives and negatives of digital relationships.

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WORLD Radio - Digital relationships and embodied love (with Chelsea Boes)


DALL-E, creativity, and slow learning (with Dr. Michael Finch)

We’re once again joined by Dr. Michael Finch to tackle listener questions about AI. What does this new technology mean for the development of our kids and teens? How does artificial intelligence impact creativity, and vice versa?

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WORLD Radio - DALL-E, creativity, and slow learning (with Dr. Michael Finch)


Teen dating and the family of grace (with Amy Auten and Rob Patete)

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re joined by fellow God’s WORLD News team members Amy Auten and Rob Patete to tackle a listener question about dating. How should parents think about teenage relationships amid today’s unique challenges?

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WORLD Radio - Teen dating and the family of grace (with Amy Auten and Rob Patete)


Generational divides and the wisdom of age

What drives the divide between generations? What shapes our beliefs about old age? Kelsey and Jonathan explore today’s cultural attitude toward the elderly and what it means for our kids and students.

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WORLD Radio - Generational divides and the wisdom of age


Homer, Lolita and hope in the darkness

We join professor, author, and pastor Dr. Jim Hamilton to talk about the transformative power of stories—even stories we might not expect. How can stories show us hope in the darkness?

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WORLD Radio - Homer, Lolita and hope in the darkness


Digital dementia and discerning sources

We’re using our tools to break down an article on “digital dementia.” What is this phenomenon? Is it real? This article also gives us the opportunity to evaluate not just a single article, but a news source.

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WORLD Radio - Digital dementia and discerning sources


Liturgy and literacy amid modern challenges (part 2 with Amy Auten)

We’re concluding our discussion with God’s Big WORLD Editor Amy Auten, and we’re bringing our ideas into the realm of action. What does it look like to protect healthy habits in a world of modern challenges? How can hospitality help?

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WORLD Radio - Liturgy and literacy amid modern challenges (part 2 with Amy Auten)


Liturgy and literacy amid modern challenges (part 1 with Amy Auten)

Today’s world of ever-present technology and constant news can make it hard to pursue healthy routines with your kids. How can parents encourage literacy and liturgy amid modern challenges? We're joined by God's Big WORLD editor Amy Auten on today's episode.

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WORLD Radio - Liturgy and literacy amid modern challenges (part 1 with Amy Auten)


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