The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #108: Generations

General Introduction
- We’re back—at least some of us are
- Introducing Danny Anderson
- The Christian Humanist Empire expands
- Listener feedback

The Generation Gap
- The history of teenagers
- The widening of the gap
- Earlier generation gaps
- Technological speed
- Marketing and separate worlds
- The ‘20s and the ‘60s
- The Greatest Generation
- Retroactive definitions

Generational Literature
- Joy-Hulga rebels
- Humbert Humbert meditates
- Chabon snipes
- Roth on both sides
- A world of Rabbit Angstroms
- Generations in ethnic context
- Children of the gap

Generation X
- Rebelling against the rebels
- The Baby Busters
- Television and MTV
- The importance of irony
- Incredulity toward metanarratives
- Does the stereotype hold true?

- Marketing, marketing, marketing
- The changing narrative
- Generation X-Millennial relations
- 9/11 and the Internet
- Millennials and the Church

Critiquing the Notion
- Let’s not forget class and education
- One element among many
- Material conditions
- Some questions to consider


With respect to this American Conservative article by Gracy Olmstead. ( )Her article focuses on dissatisfaction with Evangelicalism, but I think that the issue is more than Evangelicalism’s shortcomings.I see a broader and more profound dissatisfaction with materialism, consumerism, and the cult of technology as fueling the return of Millennials to High-Church liturgy and membership in ancient Christian communities. What do you Christian Humanists think?