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The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle

"Lord Jesus, Give Us a Sticker!"

Luke 17:5-10

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 06, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle (PCUSA)

 

Earlier this spring I finished a fantastic and depressing book by psychologist Jean Twenge called "Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans are more Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable than Ever Before."  Twenge investigates the assumptions that many of us have about us--it's my generation, too--taking data from personality inventories given across the last 60 years.  Any of us who recruit volunteers or run teams sense things are changing--the way this generation relates--or doesn't relate--to institutions, their lessening sense of commitment, their anxiety and perpetual frantic busyness.  We are harried and confused and feel so out of control.  In her introduction, she writes:

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The Rev. John Gunn

Generations Coming and Going

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

We live in a world that is continuously passing away. In this episode of Be Still and Know The Rev. John R. Gunn states, "There is nothing more pathetic than the thought of generations coming and going while the scenes admist which they play their brief part remain the same."

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