A Snapchat Explainer for Non-Millennials—re/code
Helpful explanation for those of you unfamiliar with Snapchat. I am a fan of it. I think it can be used for good, despite how it is often used.
Wondering how mobile messaging app Snapchat could possibly be valued at a bajillion dollars?
Wondering what Snapchat even is, or how it works? Or why anyone would want to use it?
Don’t feel bad. Snapchat is really popular among 13- to 24-year-olds, but if you grew up using a landline telephone, or you don’t associate the name “Kennedy” with some guy that Taylor Swift dated, there’s a chance you just don’t get Snapchat.
From a Mother of Four—Janelle Delagrange
A great blog here from a 23-24 year old soon-to-be mother of four. Good, honest words from Janelle.
So yes, I am having a baby. And maybe I will have another. But wouldn’t it be glorious, glorious!, if these sweet babies bring glory and honor to Christ? Wouldn’t it be majestic if God works in their lives to show others the love of our Savior? And wouldn’t it make all the difference in the world if we stopped seeing these precious souls as only tiny people we have to care for, but rather, incredibly important people who could one day carry forth the Gospel? This isn’t just another baby. Another mouth to feed. Another kid to send to college. Another hindrance in my hopes for retirement savings. No. This is another heart I hope to win for Christ. My love is yours, sweet baby. I hope you see Jesus in it, too.
Are Millennials Far Left on Economics? No.—Reason
Good article on Millennial economic values.
What makes this generation particularly notable is that they don’t conform to conventional political stereotypes. In particular, their increased social liberalism has not gone in lockstep with economic liberalism.
To this point, Thomas Edsall in the New York Times citing a recent Pew survey observes the “emergence of a cohort of younger voters who are loyal to the Democratic Party, but much less focused on economic redistribution than on issues of personal and sexual autonomy.” Edsall cites an email exchange with Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center, in which Kohut further explains, “There is a libertarian streak that is apparent among these left-of-center young people. Socially liberal but very wary of government.”