New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.


Parenting in the Digital Age

Craig Kennet Miller • July 2014

BUY Print $18.00

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

iKids—the generation emerging in the midst of the digital revolution. A generation defined by a vast and rapidly changing technological landscape, the iKids generation will never know a world without touch screens, social media, and the internet. iKids: Parenting in the Digital Age takes a close look at the culture of this generation and raises critical questions about the effects of technology on children's brains, physical health, educational experiences, relationships, and faith formation.

Categories: Children, Discipleship, Youth
Craig Kennet Miller is the Director of Pastoral Leadership through Disciple-Making Faith Communities at General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church in Nashville. He is an elder in the Cal-Pac Annual Conference and the author of numerous books including NextChurch.Now: Creating New Faith Communities and co-creator of the L3 Leadership Incubator and the Church Vitality Indicator (CVI).

ISBN: 978-0-88177-704-8

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-88177-705-5

EPub ISBN: 978-0-88177-706-2

Imprint: Discipleship Resources

Pub Date: July 2014

Trim Size: 6 in (w) x 9 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 192

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Education / Children & Youth

BISAC1: REL091000

BISAC2: REL012110


“An enlightening look into the world of the newest, techiest generation, iKids is chock-full of useful tidbits to help parents prevent children from overloading on too many screens and too much technology. [This book is] an excellent guide forChristian parents who want to raise their children with the right values.” —Jean M. Twenge, author of Generation Me and coauthor of The Narcissism Epidemic

“Every parent in America needs a copy of this book. If I were a pastor or staff member of a church, I would make sure every parent and grandparent had this book, and I would organize teaching and small-group discussions around it. There is something to learn on every page—from information to perspective to practical tips.” —Reggie McNeal, author of Get Off Your Donkey: Help Somebody and Help Yourself

“This book is an amazing representation of the children who are entering into middle school. Miller provides a vocabulary to understand these children and their experiences, and he provides teachers, parents, pastors, Christian educators and other leaders in the church ways to give guidance for a deeper spiritual walk with God.” —Leigh Meekins, Christian educator and ordained deacon, The United Methodist Church

“I read iKids through the eyes of a grandparent. I am giving a copy to each of my children to help them practice proactive parenting in an age of techgear and digital media, and better understand their influence on the mental and social development of our grandchildren.” —Mike Slaughter, Senior Pastor of Ginghamsburg Church

“Miller’s unique navigation through the digital waters surrounding pre-teens and teenagers today is brilliant. As a pastor of a growing congregation and the father of two young children, this resource is essential. I highly recommend adding it to your collection.” —Olu Brown, pastor of Impact Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and author of Zero to 80