Cedric, I wholeheartedly agree! To echo your same comments…. I’m 24; my students are 15-16– but I don’t have a TV, and I don’t really listen to pop radio. So even with a relatively small age difference between my students and me, I’m still pretty removed from their “culture.” Like you, I’ve heard snippets of their favorite songs and what not–they enjoy “teaching” me about their music and trying to get me to watch their favorite shows, too. But over and over again, I’ve seen the same thing that you’ve reflected on–my students value personal relationships much more than me knowing the latest trends. Sure, it can be a “hook” to get their attention, but those are not the things that make them feel valued or loved (in fact, I think it’s a relief to many of them to see from my example that it’s ok to not be perfectly versed in everything “cool”). I love that you are encouraging others to think about this and focus more on the relevance of Christ in their lives! online car insurance cheap car insurance quotes online