RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

 
 
PluggedIn Movie Reviews
by Focus on the Family
 
 
Ever worry about your kids going to see a movie and not knowing what they might see or hear in it? PluggedIn provides faith-based movie reviews detailing all of the content in major motion pictures. Topics covered in the reviews include Spiritual Content, Sexual Content, Language and Profanity, Violence as well as a few other elements. Take the worry out of the equation by using this great tool to avoid inappropriate content and keep you informed about what is coming to a theatre near you, or even in your own home.
x3watch Accountability Software
by xxxchurch.com
 
www.x3watch.com
 
x3watch is a great tool when helping others in their battle against internet pornography. This software is an accountability tool that allows users to connect with people they trust for open and honest relationships and conversations. Get free and live in peace when you say goodbye to porn forever. Inviting someone else into your story is scary but will help you become the person you know you can be. X3watch gives you that connecting point with someone else.
The Bible Project
YouTube
 
 
This YouTube channel posts tons of beautifully-animated videos about Scripture. My favorite is the “Read Scripture” series. Each video is a brief overview of a book of the Bible. The minor prophets have been the most helpful for me (see Obadiah for a taste). Watch here.
Desiring God
by John Piper
 
 
Lots of different people write for “Desiring God”, John Piper’s blog, and there are many perspectives on a wide range of issues to learn from. Marshall Segal’s articles on singleness and dating are always good. Jon Bloom’s series, “Lay Aside the Weight Of,” is excellent. John Piper’s articles on anything are definitely interesting.
Every Young Man’s Battle
by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker
 
The authors of the hard-hitting mega-bestseller Every Man’s Battle know the temptations young men face every day. The fact is, you can achieve victory over sexual compromise. Every Young Man’s Battle shows you how to rise above today’s debased, self-seeking culture by examining God’s standard, training your eyes and mind, cleaning up your thought life, and developing a plan. With extensive updates for a new generation of men, this is the award-winning guide to practical resistance. Bottom line: these strategies are biblical and they have worked for millions of men.
YouVersion Bible App
by LifeChurch
 
 
Already installed on over 350 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at Bible.com. Our generous partners make it possible for us to offer 1,810 Bible versions in 1,255 languages for free, and without advertising.
Read Through the Bible
Chronological 1-year Devotional Plan
 
If you’re looking for a yearly devotional plan and would like to try something a little different, try reading through the entire Bible in its chronological order! Read through the historical progression of events in biblical history. Read the Psalms of David simultaneously with the events of his life. Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did!
Crazy Love: Revised & Updated
by Francis Chan
 
Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy if you think about it. The God of the universe — the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and e-minor — loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not . . . we all know something’s wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts — it’s falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.
Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.