Episode Index and Links

***Below are links to articles, podcasts, and other helpful information Kurt & John mention on the show.***

Season 2:

Episode 16: Body Image (Guest: Julie Lowe)

Episode 15: Avengers: Endgame


The Avengers: Endgame

RYM Worship

Episode 14: Social Media

Stranger Things Season 3

12 Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age by: Tony Reinke (Desiring God)

Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by: Ben Sasse

Digital Minimalism by: Cal Newport






National Football League

Parenting Today - Social Media [Episodes 6.1 & 6.2]

Reformed University Fellowship

Episode 13: Summer Blockbusters

Stranger Things Season 3

Toy Story 4

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Men in Black: International

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw

Artemis Fowl

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Annabelle Comes Home


Avengers: Endgame

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Pokémon Detective Pikachu



The Lion King (shot-for-shot comparison)

Will Smith as Shrek

The Jungle Book

Jon Favreau

The Lion King

Sones & White: Law Firm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Jurassic Park


How to Talk to Your Kids About 'Shazam!' by: Joe Carter (TGC)


The Lord of the Rings (film series)

Steven Spielberg

Richard Dreyfuss

Robert Shaw


Will Smith

Independence Day

Episode 12: Pop Culture

Stephen Spielberg vs. Netflix by: David Sims (The Atlantic)


Star Wars Trailer Reaction by: TheEricButts

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Irresistable by: Adam Alter

AOC Quit Facebook

Cal Newport

Deep Work by: Cal Newport

Digital Minimalism by: Cal Newport

Why I Hate PewDiePie by: RoomieOfficial (YouTube)


Falcons Mock Saints

2019 NFL Schedule

Tom Brady

Aaron Rodgers

One More Time on 'Game of Thrones' by: Kevin DeYoung (TGC)

Game of Thrones


13 Reasons Why

Avengers: Infinity War

The Local Youth Worker

Episode 11: Christian Culture

Home Alone


Sophie's Choice

Left Behind (Nicholas Cage)

Left Behind (Kirk Cameron)


Finding Nemo

Parked Out by the Lake by: Dean Summerwind

Shake by: MercyMe

Shake It Off by: Taylor Swift

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Joel Osteen

The Passion of the Christ

Facing the Giants

The Blair Witch Project

God's Not Dead

Isaiah 55 Ministries

Episode 10: Screen Time

That Moment I Opened Up About Suicide - Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) by: SoulPancake

A Message from Alex Trebek

The Tech-Wise Family by: Andy Crouch

The Power Team

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave by: Edward T. Welch

Pokemon Go


Picture of student's notifications in one class - Katie Rosman

The Local Youth Worker (William P. Smith): Episodes 256-260

Obsessed With Your Phone? by: William P. Smith

John C. Pemberton

John S. Pemberton

Shazam app

Irresistible by: Adam Alter

Tech Neck

Black Mirror

The Beetles

Led Zepplin


Africa by: Toto

Christ Church PCA

Episode 9: The Talk

Christian Focus Publications

The Talk by: Luke Gilkerson

God Made All of Me by: Justin and Lindsey Holcomb

Pornified by: Pamela Paul

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Jr. by: Kristen A. Jensen and Debbie Fox

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures by: Kristen A. Jensen and Debbie Fox

The Local Youth Worker

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

God Made All of Me by: Justin & Linsdey Holcomb

Parenting Today - (Season 2) Episode 5 on Gender

The Insider

Free State of Jones

Home Town


Episode 8: Youth Ministry


RYM Student Podcast

Brian Regan

Back to the Future Part II

Popular Science

Episode 7: The Oscars

Saving Private Ryan

Good Will Hunting

A Star is Born

Bryan Singer

Jimmy Fallon

Brian Regan


Martin Scorsese 


Spike Lee

Grammy Awards


Green Book

Dr. Evil

Parenthood (television)


I Love Lucy

Them - Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by: Ben Sasse

Kevin Hart

The Oscars

RYM Worship

Episode 6: Bad Language - Part 2 (Guest: Brian Habig)

Public Education's Dirty Little Secret by: Mary Hudson (article)

Jamie Foxx

Jerry Seinfeld 

A Christmas Story (movie)

Parenting Today - Episode 5 (season 2)

The Armchair Expert with Dax Shepherd (Guest: Brené Brown)

Parenting Today - Episode 11

The Name Above All Names (Oct. 9, 2016) by: Brian Habig (sermon)

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Episode 5: Gender (Guests: Brian Seagraves & Hunter Leavine)

Gender: A Conversation Guide for Parents & Pastors [order in bulk!]

RYM's ABC Guide [free download]

The Transgender Debate by: Andrew Walker

The New City Catechism 

Washington Post on Bigots [The Briefing podcast] 

Matthew Vines [YouTube clip]

A Response to Matthew Vines by: SBTS Faculty [free download]

When Harry Became Sally by: Ryan T. Anderson

Love Thy Body by: Nancy Pearcey

The Good Book Company

Episode 4: Music (Guest: Joe Deegan)

A Simple 3-Step Bible Reading Plan for Children (article TGC)

Pilot forgets to attach tourist to hang glider

RYM Worship

Elf (movie)

The Greatest Showman (movie)

Inside Out (movie)

May His Cancer Heal Millions (article Desiring God)

Hollywood Worldviews by: Brian Godawa

Parenting Today: Episode 11 – Bad Language

Joe Deegan bio

RYM Worship

Promised Land Bible study

The Local Youth Worker: Episodes – 261-265 [Guest: Joe Deegan]

Promised Land album [iTunes]

Promised Land album [Spotify]

Promised Land album [Amazon]

Eric Clapton: Unplugged

Pearl Jam: Ten

Weird Al Yankovick: Off the Deep End

Kris Kross

Bob Dylan Greatest Hits

Andrew Peterson

And Can it Be

Holy, Holy, Holy

Episode 3: Bible Reading

The State of Theology

Ask Pastor John podcast

Bible 101 - FREE 12-week Bible Study

The Bible Project

Dale Ralph Davis books

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by: Fee & Stuart

How Long Does it Really Take to Read the Bible (article)

Christ-Centered Preaching by: Bryan Chapell

Reading the Bible for Shirkers and Slackers (reading plan)

The Bachelor

RYM's Youth Leader Training

Dumb & Dumber (movie)

The Gospel-Centered Life in Mark for Students by: John Perritt

Episode 2: Bird Box (Movie)

Living in a Gray World by: Preston Sprinkle (Book)

Bird Box Article on Screens


A Quiet Place

M. Night Shyamalan

The Happening


Miss Congeniality



The Oscars

Clemson 44 - Alabama 16

Episode 1: Binge-Watching

USA Today - Kevin Hart & Kyler Murray Tweets

What Happens to Your Brain When You Binge-Watch (article)

Binge-Watching Leaves You Anxious, Stressed and Lonely (article)

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by: Adam Alter (book)

Game of Thrones

Avengers: Infinity War

Star Wars


Stranger Things

Mad Men

Cinemagogue by: James Harleman



Parks & Recreation





Breaking Bad



Episode 13: Holiday Special

RYM Worship

Smooth Viking Beard Brush


Child Proof - Parenting By Faith Not Formula by: Julie Lowe

The Local Youth Worker (Avengers: Infinity Wars, Fortnight, & 13 Reasons Why: Part 2)


Arrested Development

Episode 12: Sports & Youth

Americans Are Fond of Bible But Don't Read It - LifeWay Research

5 Things Christians Should Do After the Election by: Joe Carter

Love Thy Rival by: Chad Gibbs

God and Football by: Chad Gibbs

CPYU Youth Culture Matters - Why Youth Stay in the Church When They Grow Up (podcast)

Good Game: Christianity & the Culture of Sports by: Dr. Shirl Hoffman

Idolatry and Sports - David Platt (video)

Radical by: David Platt

Idolatry Chart (POPC blog)

More than a Game: A Theology of Sport by: Jeremy Treat (article)

Mere Christianity by: C.S. Lewis

Outliers by: Malcolm Gladwell

Usain Bolt

Chariots of Fire (movie)

Home Town (HGTV show)

Time Out! The Gift or god of Youth Sports by: John Perritt

New Growth Press

A Simple Plan (movie)

Season on the Brink by: John Feinstein

Tuesdays With Morrie by: Mitch Albom

Episode 11: Bad Language

"Understanding Bad Words" by: Douglas Wilson


The Imperfect Pastor by: Zack Eswine

Sensing Jesus by: Zack Eswine

A Christmas Story

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Happy Gilmore

RYM Worship 

Episode 10: Dating/Relationships

Not Yet Married by: Marshall Segal

Sex, Dating, and Relationships by: Gerald Hiestand & Jay Thomas

Love Thy Body by: Nancy Pearcey

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation by: Jean Twenge (article The Atlantic)

iGen by: Jean Twenge

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by: Paul David Tripp & Tim Lane

RYM Student Podcast

RYM Music

Joe Deegan - Music Resources Coordinator

Episode 9: Vaping/Juuling

National Institute on Drug Abuse (Stats on Vaping/Juuling)

Juul (CPYU Resources)

Vaping (CPYU Resources)

Parenting Today: Social Media - Episodes 6.1 & 6.2) 

ABC Guide to Gender by: Joe Carter & RYM

Redefining 'They' - The Briefing by Dr. Albert Mohler (podcast)

It’s a Theyby! Is it possible to raise your child entirely without gender from birth? (Article)

Episode 8: Child Proof [Guest: Julie Lowe]

Child Proof: Parenting By Faith Not Formula by: Julie Lowe

Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

New Growth Press

Super Size Me (documentary)

The Local Youth Worker (Episodes 141-145: Julie Lowe)

The Local Youth Worker (Episode 236: Dr. Derek Thomas)

Episode 7: Pornography

The Local Youth Worker - Episode 202: Dr. Ligon Duncan

Pornified by: Pamala Paul 

A Simple Plan (movie)

The Holy Bible

The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality

Passport to Purity by: Dennis & Barbara Rainey

God Made All of Me by: Justin & Lindsey Holcomb

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by: Tony Reinke

Covenant Eyes

Changes: 7 Biblical Lessons to Make Sense of Purity by: Luke Gilkerson

Episode 6: Social Media




Cast Away (movie)


#BeingThirteen (CNN Documentary)

The Happiness Effect by: Donna Freitas

The Local Youth Worker podcast

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by: Tony Reinke

12 Priorities for Parents in the Digital Age (TGC podcast w/ Tony Reinke)

We Now Spend More Time on Netflix Than Bonding with Our Kids by: Nicole Lyn Pesce  

Episode 5: Family Worship

Bible Memory Work at Trinity Presbyterian Church

Jesus Storybook Bible by: Sally Lloyd-Jones

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by: Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Big Picture Story Bible by: David Helm

God Made All of Me by: Justin & Lindsey Holcomb

The Biggest Story by: Kevin DeYoung

The Westminster Confession of Faith

The RYM Student Podcast

New Morning Mercies by: Paul David Tripp

Family Worship by: Donald Whitney

A Neglected Grace by: Jason Helopoulos

Bible 101: For Students by RYM

Episode 4: Video Games

The Local Youth Worker (podcast) Episodes 163 & 164: Fortnite

Why Can't We Be Friends: Avoidance is Not Purity by: Aimee Byrd

Can't Men and Women be Friends (article) by: Winfree Brisley

Richard Tyler Blevins AKA 'Ninja' (streamer)

Episode 3: Eighth Grade (Movie)

Seeing and Believing (podcast) Episode #163


'Eighth Grade' and the Horror of Being Unknown (TGC article) by: Brett McCraken

Hollyworld Worldviews (books) by: Brian Godawa

Karate Kid (movie)

The Fault in Our Stars (movie)

Miniture Donkey Talk (magazine)

Episode 2: Movies


Cinemagogue by: James Harleman

Hollyworld Worldviews by: Brian Godawa

The MPAA - Catering to Our Inner-Pharisee by: John Perritt

Sex on the Silver Screen by: Tim Challies

Venom (movie)

Boy Erased (movie)

The Local Youth Worker Episode (Avengers: Infinity War and Fortnite)

Fortnite Coaching - The Wall Street Journal

Episode 1: YouTube

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