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Concurrently: The News Coach Podcast

Concurrently: The News Coach Podcast

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If you’re a parent, teacher, or mentor of children in today’s world, you probably feel overwhelmed by the news. How do you help the kids and students in your lives engage with what’s going on in the world? How do you disciple them through the news with discernment instead of anxiety?

I'm Kelsey Reed, News Coach for God’s WORLD News, seminary-trained educator, wife, mom of three, and most importantly, follower of Christ. I’m here to come alongside you as you have the important conversations of life, faith, and culture with your kids.

We’ll answer your questions, offer ideas and resources, and hear from other parents and educators to identify the best tools and practices for establishing a non-anxious learning environment, developing news literacy, and cultivating biblical discernment.

Today’s world can feel overwhelming. Let’s press pause together and learn concurrently.
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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.
A teacher makes physics fun, classrooms include the deaf, and Poland bans homework.
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.
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.
College students build toddler wheelchairs, new tech helps people hear the eclipse, and a police department plays with LEGO.
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.
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.
Geese replace guard dogs, South Sudan cancels school, and Sweden joins NATO.
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.
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?
Robots offer companionship, consumers fight inflation, and Houthi rebels cut cables.
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.
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.
Glass art shines, the Pop-Tart inventor passes, and Russia announces Navalny's death.
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?
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?
Super soap fights cancer, EVs get too heavy, and social media goes to the U.S. senate.
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.
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?
Tiny krill face over-hunting, a river fills with garbage, and Zambia faces a deadly outbreak.
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