Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What's next Generation?

First we have the gen-X, especially those who are born after 1965 in America. This generation came in the midst of the blooming of blockbusters, rock & roll, cold war, God-is-dead movement, and sexual revolution. So you kind of figure out how they are like. The heroes of the day are Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Satre, Rudolf Bultmann, John Keynes, and Superman.

Then we have the gen-Y.

I and those who are born in the 1980s and 1990s belong to this category. Basically gen-Y people are the most who blog, use Google as their dictionary cum encyclopedia cum textbooks, grew up with MTV/pop culture, and a bit crazy with spirituality. Though still early to tell, yet some of the prevalent heroes of the gen-Y are Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, Karl Barth, Milton Friedman, Stephen Chow, and Christopher Nolan's Joker.

So how would those who are broadly known as generation-Z, who are born after 2000 A.D? These are the offspring of those who came into the world in the midst of blockbuster, rock & roll, cold war, God-is-dead movement, and sexual revolution. Besides this heritage, gen-Z is hit by the Sept 11 terrorist attacks, and current economic crisis.

What does Jesus' royal announcement means to each generation? Not sure yet, but I suspect that Jesus Christ will do what he does best: critique, redeem, and ultimately, love all generation by showing us the wounds his body is bearing.

He has done and still doing these to all heroes from previous generation.

He did it to ours.

He will do it to the next's.

And if Christ's body is the Church, think about what that means to us.

1 comment:

Steven Sim said...

For the X, Y, Z Generation...specially bought to y'all by the Penang State Government...hahaha...

http://www.stevensim.org/2008/11/penang-x-flow-2009/

Steven Sim