Posts Tagged ‘millennials’

Don’t blame the boomers for decline of religion

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
decline of religion

The generation born in the two decades after World War II has long touted itself as the revolutionary religious demographic that grew up dutifully sitting in the pews before rebelling — as they did in music, politics, art and the bedroom — and freeing American culture from its hidebound superstitions. OK, boomer. Examining the data Read more

Nearing 40, millennials, marriage and different family

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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As Millennials reach a new stage of life – the oldest among them will turn 39 this year – a clearer picture of how members of this generation are establishing their own families is coming into view. Previous research highlights not only the sheer size of the Millennial generation, which now surpasses Baby Boomers as Read more

Religion remixed

Monday, July 6th, 2020
Religion

It is often said that we live in a godless age – that Western society is secular and “post-Christian.” In fact, something more nuanced is happening: we remain “religious” but spirituality is both personal and elusive – and outside the institutional status quo. We live in a godless age. Don’t we? The dominant cultural narrative Read more

How millennials make meaning from shopping, decorating and self-pampering

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Today’s millennials are in many ways caught between a rock and a hard place, at least when it comes to traditional religious observance. On the one hand, they’re disillusioned with their parents’ religious traditions, which have failed to provide them with a coherent account of meaning and purpose in the world. On the other hand, Read more

Strong online boundaries make for the happiest relationships

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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After a break-up, people could easily lose touch with their ex, who could move or change phone numbers. Tracking them down, sans Google or social media, was at least somewhat difficult. Today, that has changed. An ex may be far from one’s mind, until a photo of their wedding, or baby, or recent vacation pops Read more

Millennials care less about country, religion and family

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Millennials don’t value patriotism, family and religion as passionately as previous generations, according to a new survey. “The values that Americans say define the national character are changing, as younger generations rate patriotism, religion and having children as less important to them than did young people two decades ago,” Wall Street Journal reporter Chad Day Read more

For millennials, mysticism shows a path to their home faiths

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Anthony Graffagnino describes himself spiritually as both frustrated and curious. A Pentecostal turned Unitarian, the 28-year-old Graffagnino said he’s had his fill with “stale and dead expressions of faith that I saw really doing nothing to better the people around me or the world around me.” Discovering the Christian mystical tradition through the work of Read more

Catholic parish dos and don’ts from millennials

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

A Boston Herald story announced, “Millennials making their way back to church,” and focused on Catholic parishes in Boston that are seeing more millennials at Mass. The report gave me an idea: Why not ask millennials that I know what attracts — or repels — them from parish life? If my focus group ruled the Read more

Christian millennials think evangelising others is wrong

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Evangelising others is wrong, say 47 percent of Christian millennials. A study conducted by the Barna Group found Christian millennials think it is especially wrong to share their personal beliefs with someone of a different faith “in hopes they will share the same faith.” Read more Related Posts:Don’t blame the boomers for decline of religionIt Read more

10 reasons churches are not reaching Millennials

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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Many people are pessimistic about Millennials, but I believe the next generation is poised to transform the culture (and the world) for the good. For many churches and leaders, however, Millennials are (to borrow from Winston Churchill) “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” I would agree with Churchill’s statement on some levels, but the Read more