Dr. Bill explores the “Homelander” generation—and—atheist “churches” spring up in several U.S. cities Show Notes

Monday, November 18, 2013 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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We know about the Boomers, The Gen-Xers and the Millennials.  Now we're beginning to hear about a new generation made up of people born after 9/11.

Matt Straz of MediaPost calls them the Homelanders, and he's already seen some interesting traits in them.

According to a story on PluggedIn.com,  Straz says, "For Homelanders, there is no such thing as 'time spent' with media.  It's just always there, like oxygen."

These young people are growing up with smartphones and are immersed in their online worlds.  Because of that, Straz believes they'll be even less interested in driving cars than the current batch of teens.

Here's another interesting tidbit: Homelanders have been monitored since birth, thanks to crib cams and other devices. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have helped make this generation the most documented in history.  Straz says as they grow up, Homelanders won’t be bothered by on-camera surveillance because it's all they've ever known.

And here’s a story that should prompt all of us to pray…
 
Dozens of atheist "mega-churches" are beginning to spring up across the United States.  The gatherings have been successful in Great Britain and are now drawing people in cities like San Diego, Nashville, Tennessee, and New York City.  

The so-called churches look like typical Sunday morning worship services, complete with music, hand clapping, and inspiration.  But, God is the missing element.  

Similar gatherings have been started in Australia and Canada.
By the way, if you’d like to become more confident in sharing your faith with an atheist or agnostic, let me recommend an excellent new book.  It’s called “How to Talk to a Skeptic” by Donald Johnson.  

I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.
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