Jeff Bogue told me a long time ago that the day would come in youth ministry when I couldn’t be naturally cool anymore. When that happens he said you have to study up on culture through TV and other avenues.
I have a couple shows I follow to do that and another came on my radar this week. It is a new autobiographical/documentary/reality show that MTV is doing called “College Life”. They gave 4 freshmen at Wisconsin video cameras and follow them as they start their new college lives.
I can’t endorse the language, lifestyle, or decision making on the show but for better OR WORSE it reflects the decision making and world that I am helping prepare high school students to go into. I think it is a good glimpse into that world from a few different points of view.