Six degrees of separation? According to the number-crunchers at Facebook, the average degree of separation between random Facebook users is actually just 3.57. That’s down from 3.74 degrees back in 2011—when Facebook’s user base was half its current size. (ABC News)

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DAN ISTVANIK is a 22 year youth ministry veteran currently as the 5th-8th grade pastor at Victory Church in Lancaster, PA. He has served in churches in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Washington DC. He is the lead writer for Parent Ministry.Com and a regular contributor to other great ministry resources. He has been married for over 16 years to his partner in ministry, Melissa. Together they have two children. Jenna and Kaleb.

Paul Asay has written for Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. He writes about culture for Plugged In and has published several books, including his newest, Burning Bush 2.0 (Abingdon), available now. He lives in Colorado Springs. Check out his entertainment blog at or follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.