Generation Gap

A great response to several of the things the Nazarene Church is facing from Brian Powell. A Gracious way of looking at the generation gap.

Brian L Powell

Generaion Gap

People like to put us down… Talkin’ bout my generation!  The WHO began screaming those words in 1965 as young people were trying to find their place in society.  Every generation since has continued the quest to find their footing.  These lyrics resonated with the Baby Boomer generation.  Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are people who are characterized as being questioners of authority, eager to put their own stamp on institutions, and extremely optimistic.  They were the first generation to be shaped by sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll.

The Baby Boomers protested against a nation governed by Traditionalists, who were seen as “The Man” of their day.  The Traditionalists (born prior to 1946) were the people in authority, they were the voice of the country in a time before social media and the internet enabled anyone to speak to a broad audience.  Traditionalists survived the Great Depression and World War II. …

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