Great Sermon! WOW! I just found this website. God is AWESOME! This TRULY was a blessing to hear. Part of it was confirmation to what I've been trying to express to my teens for about 3 yrs. Other part was encouragement for parents. Message was taped in 2007, but is SO RELEVANT today and to think how much more teens are involved 9 yrs later. WOW! Definitely sharing this with friends and family.
Sheila Arnold (10/3/2007)
Listen if you work with youth! I have never made a public comment on a sermon. However, I needed to get the word out. Listen to this one and then talk to your children, your teens, your young adults, and apply them to your own life. Technology is not bad, as Dr. Hummel says, but are we using it righteously. This was one of the most informative and practical ways to apply living for Christ in this age of technology. Built my Spirit up to know that there is someone helping youth in such a crucial way. It taught me what questions to ask. i will listen again and again. Thank you.
Rev. Dr. N. J Patterson (9/30/2007)
Great Sermon! This message was very powerful, it was thought provoking. It not only dealt with the erroneous paths our youth and young adults are following, but also deals with who are the role models. In many instances, technology has been a tool for everyone to confront what we need to constantly repent and turn away from. It is so much a need for FAMILY REVIVAL. For everyone to come clean, not hiding anything from one another, particularly our most precious possessions, our children and/or grandchildren. I continue to pray for more pastors as Dr. Hummel to be raised up to work with youth, our next generation of global leaders.
Scott McMahan (9/21/2007)
Teens+cellphones=??? This is an excellent look at what confronts young people in today's world. I would clarify one point: "p2p" means peer-to-peer, not person-to-person, and concerns file sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, etc) where there is usually no personal interaction but just an exchange of files (some legit, some not). File transfers generally run in the background and don't require personal involvement once the transfer is set up. On the other hand, social networking sites like MySpace are quite different in nature -- they're interactive web sites (where anything goes) which demand a lot of time and involvement. As far as p2p goes, parents might want to be aware of what their teens are making available on these networks, since sharing files which are copyrighted by big, powerful organizations with lawyers is called dissemination, and usually the companies whose copyrights are violated come after the name of the person who pays for the Internet connection, not the person who actually did it. Could be a good way to discuss consequences.
Since 1978, Rand Hummel has given his life to helping teens. His unique, humorous approach to the Word of God has been an encouragement to teens all over the eastern United States. He loves God, the Word of God and teenagers. Other than this, he‚Äôs just an overall nice guy.