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Socality Barbie Hits Uncomfortably Close to Home—Annalisa Merelli
I first saw stories about this Barbie last week or the week before. I love it so much. It strongly critiques the Millennial “Let’s sip our organic coffee on our way to our highly-photographed adventure and, like, be #blessed. Cuz #liveauthentic.” This Instagram account is the best.
“I created the account to make fun of the people who were using the ‘liveauthentic’ hashtag on Instagram. All their pictures looked alike to me and I couldn’t tell them apart anymore so it just didn’t seem all that authentic,” the Instagram account’s creator, a Portland-based wedding photographer in her mid-20s who didn’t disclose her identity, told Koin 6 news.
Socality Barbie’s name is inspired by Socality, a Christian organization founded in 2014—according to the official website, the name means “social community all for eternity”—that connects people, mostly online, with the aim of creating a community that embeds the Christian faith in life. Instagram photos tagged #socality tend toward the same homespun, clean-living, mountain-hiking look as the photos on Socality Barbie’s feed.
3 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Resent Millennials—Laura Garnett
Surprisingly, none of the three reasons have anything to do with the nonsense parodied by the above Instagram account.
The millennial bashing is rampant. There are hundreds of articles stating that millennials are an entitled and spoiled generation.
One of the biggest complaints about millennials is their work ethic and approach to their careers. Baby Boomers had to work their way up the corporate ladder to get the kind of autonomy, power and freedom that millennials are demanding out of the starting gate of their careers. Millennials are purpose-driven and are looking for work that is personally fulfilling, not just materially fulfilling. They are much less accepting of a world in which you are a slave to your job in exchange for a paycheck-a norm baby boomers grew up with. From the point of view of older generations, millennials are entitled, idealistic, and nave.
7 Things We’ve Learned About Reaching Millennials—Ron Edmondson
Love Ron. Lot of respect for Ron, and I link to him often. Some of his generalizations here are unhelpful, but I think he’s mostly right.
The statistics are staggering. The older a child gets today, the greater his or her chances are of disappearing from the church. The church must intentionally plan to reverse this trend.
I was a part of a church plant built around a desire to reach people who may not have previously been interested in church. We were amazed at the number of young people we reached. Defying statistics.
I’ve now updated this post, because we are currently in a growing, revitalized established church and — amazingly — our fastest growing group is the millennial generation. Again, defying statistics.
It must be more than structure or age of church — or even style of worship.
or may not be working on a very long post about the upcoming revival of Justin Bieber’s popularity and public image. I’m unashamedly a big fan of his newest song. Here is an acoustic version: