Posts Tagged ‘Millennial’

Engaging next generation means leaning into the church’s social justice tradition

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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When Richard and Angela Wolohan created the Wolohan Family Foundation in 1986, they sought to use their wealth, derived in part from the sale of a successful lumber company, to support organizations and charities that appealed to their shared Catholic faith. Nearly 25 years later, both the founders had passed away and their seven children Read more

A Millennial observance of what Lent looks like

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Lent: No booze. No meat. No french fries. For millions of Christians around the world, 40 days of “fasting” kicked off on Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. In the United States, even as younger Americans drift further away from organized religion, the practice of Lent persists. The Lenten season culminates on Holy Thursday, Read more

5 tips for holding on to Millennial and GenZ Christians

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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A former colleague got in touch this week to ask me a question I’ve heard often since The Next Mormons was published. He understands the problems we’re all facing with religious retention in America; now he would like to be pointed to solutions, especially for Millennials and Generation Z. What ideas or practices are actually Read more

Confessions of an in-between Catholic

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Living two lives breaks you. Having tried to live as a Catholic campus minister and as a lesbian woman, my authentic self, piece by piece, slowly broke apart. I was asked to hide, to “be discreet” about my same-sex marriage, and later was offered a severance package with an agreement to remain silent about the Read more

‘Badass,’ entrepreneurial Millennial women who are remaking motherhood

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Growing up, I was a huge consumer of media, and all you heard about this generation was that we were lazy, entitled, narcissistic, very promiscuous and the demise of the future. But when I looked around at my friends, all in a public school in South Florida, I saw something very different: everyone was hungry Read more

Ways in which Millennials shape local congregations

Friday, August 15th, 2014

They are the largest generation in history. In the United States alone, they number more than 78 million, even larger than the seemingly ubiquitous Boomers. They are the Millennials. They are changing our nation, our world, and our churches. For the purpose of today’s post, I want to focus on changes they are already bringing Read more