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Dec 07, 2018 - - 0
Millennials Didn’t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials.

The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.

Dec 05, 2018 - - 0
Big Tuna Finds a Scapegoat: Millennials - The New York Times

A report in The Wall Street Journal suggested that the younger generation’s lack of can openers was hurting sales. That explanation seemed fishy.

Aug 10, 2018 - - 3
Why America's 'nones' don't identify with a religion | Pew Research Center

Six-in-ten religious nones say the questioning of religious teachings is a very important reason for their lack of affiliation. But nones are far from a monolithic group.

Aug 10, 2018 - - 1
Seattle’s new Bar Church welcomes beer, agnostics, and service - The Evergrey

That’s what you’ll find at Queen Anne Beerhall some Sundays when people enter the 7,000 square-foot space, order from the menu’s 60 or so brews, and listen to its 32-year-old pastor lead something he calls — very simply — Bar Church.

Jul 30, 2018 - - 3
Where Churches Have Become Temples of Cheese, Fitness and Eroticism - The New York Times

Dozens of churches in Quebec have been repurposed into reading rooms, luxury condos, cheese emporiums and upmarket fitness centers in a Canadian province where the Catholic Church is in decline.

Mar 16, 2018 - - 4
Church of England Resurrects Tradition to Attract Millennials

The Church of England is leaning on tradition, and millennials are showing up.

Mar 16, 2018 - - 1
Wake Up! The Clock Is Ticking for Churches | Article | Christian Reformed Church

Looking into the near future, Tom Sine predicts many Christian churches will have to close their doors because they have an aging membership that is not being replaced by younger people.

Mar 16, 2018 - - 2
Are You 21 to 37? You Might Be a Millennial - The New York Times

Millennials are a roughly defined generation, but on Thursday the Pew Research Center suggested an age range: people born between 1981 and 1996.

Sep 26, 2017 - - 4
Is Seattle the Birthplace of a New Religion?

Turns out "post-Christian" Seattle is fertile ground for new church starts.

Sep 21, 2017 - - 6
Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity

When a Christian foundation interviewed college nonbelievers about how and why they left religion, surprising themes emerged.

Sep 14, 2017 - - 1
America's Changing Religious Identity

A seismic survey of American religious and denominational identity—the largest of its kind ever conducted—chronicles changes in the US religious landscape.

Aug 29, 2017 - - 4
The changing nature of America's irreligious explained

Americans are increasingly choosing not to identify with any religious tradition. But this group of irreligious people is a complex one – with different relationships to religion.

Aug 16, 2017 - - 3
"Cheesy" and the Church: Cultivating Space for Authentic Emotion

Spiritual but not religious people are looking for places of worship where genuine emotion is celebrated, not mocked as "cheesy."

Jul 18, 2017 - - 3
Growing Young - Fuller Studio

College degree freshly in hand, Alexis moved from the Midwest to Washington, DC, convinced she was going to change the world. Like so many young professionals, she was drawn to our nation’s capital by its high concentration of nonprofit organizations and the chance to influence national and global policy.

Jul 14, 2017 - - 5
Where Do Twentysomethings Fit in Our World Today? - Fuller Studio

Young, tech-savvy, fashion-forward people in their 20s seem to be the envy of both young and old. So why would we wonder where they fit in our world today? As I have been researching, pastoring, and parenting “twentysomethings,” it has become evident that this group is having a hard time fitting into our social structures, our churches, and our families. They don’t lack the desire to fit in; they lack the navigational resources, markers, and support to find their way in an adult world.

Jul 10, 2017 - - 1
Opinion | The Golden Age of Bailing

Flaking out on commitments has become so easy.

Jun 23, 2017 - - 0
When Helicopter Parents Hover Even at Work

The father of the basketball star Lonzo Ball has taken an assertive role in his son’s career, reflecting a larger trend as millennials come of age.

Jun 23, 2017 - - 0
Opinion | Mis-Educating the Young

Why don’t schools prepare students for life?

Jun 07, 2017 - - 2
Why Old-Timey Jobs Are Hot Again

Millennials are driving a resurgence of age-old crafts, choosing to become bartenders, butchers and barbers in part as a reaction to the digital age.

Jun 05, 2017 - - 3
The uncertain future of parish life

T. Howland Sanks, S.J. reviews "Great Catholic Parishes," "Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century," "Parish Leadership," and "Seminary Formation."

May 18, 2017 - - 2
Douthat's Wager: Go to Church, Even If You Don't Believe

If you are a secular liberal who made your twice-yearly trip to church on Easter Sunday, you took an important step toward improving your life, your political philosophy, and your community, according to New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. The next step is to go back, not just at Christmas, but every Sunday from now on.

May 18, 2017 - - 4
America’s Empty-Church Problem

The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.

May 18, 2017 - - 2
Opinion | How to Leave a Mark on People

Some organizations are thick, and some are thin. Some leave a mark on you, and some you pass through with scarcely a memory.

May 18, 2017 - - 1
Ask a Grown-Up

Stories from people who need a grown-up. Featuring teenage girls asking for advice about their love lives and Ira's tribute to his very grown-up friend Mary.

May 18, 2017 - - 7
Reimagining Religion: The 10 Qualities of Creative Communities

The following was edited from Brie Loskota’s opening remarks at Reimagining Religion: A Conversation about the Future of Religion, held at University of Southern California on February 9, 2017.