Do Millennials Have a Different Understanding of Harassment?

Sexual misbehavior may have existed for all time, but these days we’re seeing something different. Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, and many more are finally being held accountable for their predatory actions, at least in the court of public opinion. Those whose allegations of sexual misbehavior are coming out now are facing far more … Continued

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Why ‘Uncomfortable’ Books Like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Are Precisely the Ones Kids Should be Reading

Another book has made the infamous “banned books” list. The public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi decided to pull To Kill a Mockingbird from the eighth grade reading curriculum this year because, district officials said, “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.” If the language in To Kill a Mockingbird makes … Continued

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Why Don’t Millennials Know How to Use a Tape Measure? Ask Their Parents

The growing concern that millennials don’t measure up reached new lengths this week when it was revealed that millennials literally don’t measure up. As in, they don’t know how to use a tape measure. That’s what the Wall Street Journal noted in a recent piece highlighting how Home Depot is creating instructional videos for millennials … Continued

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Life Lessons from Millennial Marathon Runner Becky Wade

This country has had enough sad news lately, which is why it was refreshing to spend time talking to Becky Wade, who will run the Chicago Marathon this weekend. Wade, a Rice University graduate and American distance runner, is a top contender in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. In 2013, Wade won the … Continued

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Why Millennials Don’t Know Much About Current Events

Simeon Stylites was a holy man and ascetic who lived for thirty-seven years on a small platform atop a fifty-foot pillar. How did he end up there? After achieving fame among Christians for his feat of abstention from food and water for the forty days of Lent, Simeon tried to hide from pilgrims by fleeing … Continued

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‘Once a Wildcat:’ Millennial Nostalgia for ‘High School Musical’

When Disney Channel premiered High School Musical in January 2006, it shook popular culture like an earthquake. The chart toppers of the previous year, like Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You Been Gone,” were all but erased from youthful minds and replaced by “Get’cha Head in the Game” and “Breaking … Continued

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Why Campus Ministries Don’t Appeal to College Students

College is, in general, a time of challenges, but it is even more so for Christians than their secular peers. Without parents to hold them accountable, and with the broadly accepted view that college is the time to sow wild oats, even the goodiest of goody-two-shoes can fall prey to the Bacchanalian social life that … Continued

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Why Millennials Are Obsessed with Nostalgia TV

C.S. Lewis once said, “I can’t imagine really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” The same now can apparently be said of television programming produced in the 1990’s. From the Los Angeles Times: Jessica Mata wasn’t even a year old when “The Golden Girls” ended its broadcast run on NBC in 1992. But … Continued

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