Category: idle contemplations

I’m actually not a Millenial

I’m actually not a Millenial

The distinctions between generations have always been interesting to me. There are no hard and fast rules in sociology and yet there are clear patterns and collective influences and I love exploring those things. Sociologists often don’t agree where the generational lines fall so I riffled through several resources online and chose the dates that seem to best fit the people I know from each generation. Generation X encompasses people born from 1963-1977 (though the dates for Gen X tend to vary significantly starting as early as 1961 and extending through as late as 1984). Generation Y includes those born from 1978-1984. They’re technically not really a unique generation anymore. […]

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the need for blood

the need for blood

There is a need in our lives for atonement. There is a need for blood. I think there’s something interesting about our faith that it recognizes a need for blood and connects that need for blood with a sense of atonement. We have within us a basic sense of our desperate condition. As Malcolm Muggeridge regularly insisted, the depravity of humankind is at once the most unpopular of the Christian doctrines and yet the most empirically verifiable. We are aware—or reminded often—that we are not quite what we should be, what we could be, what we were intended to be. Something went wrong, something we yearn to see made right, […]

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living in possibility

I totally stole this from here. But I wanted to have it around to remember. And it sounds like me, right?! There are crucial differences between living out of possibility versus probability. Living from probability takes place when you look at what you are capable of and what you have done in the past. From this perspective, you calculate whether you think you can do something and whether you can get incremental, or minute, increases for your life. Living from possibility, on the other hand, is the experience of knowing that you can create incredible results or miracles in your life that have no relationship to what you’ve done before. […]

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Purchasing Identity

Purchasing Identity

I read an article in Details 2 years ago (Dec 2006) and I thought it was interesting at the time; a thought provoking reflection of an influential though often overlooked generation. But rather than simply reposting it (since I can’t find it on Details which is usually really good about posting their articles) I’ve taken the idea, the main points and a few of the really well worded sentences and finessed them, rearranged them, added my own object lessons in order to craft something that is half repost and half my reflections on the subject matter. Anything taken directly from the article is in quotes, the rest is a little […]

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