It doesn’t really pay to classify multitudes by their age–every generation is complex and intermingles with all the others.
But it might be a useful way to understand the issues we’ve faced and where we might be heading. Generation C was inaugurated with the events created by Covind-19, and it is defined by a new form of connection.
There’s a juxtaposition of the physical connection that was lost as we shelter in place and the digital connection that so many are finding online. Not just a before and after for the economy, but for culture, for health, for expectations, and for churches. School and jobs are different now, probably for the long term. Let’s get with this new reality.
No idea or behavior shift has ever spread more quickly or completely in the history of the planet. In seven weeks, the life of every single person on Earth changed, and the unfolding tragedy and the long slog forward will drive expectations for years. Expectations about being part of a physical community, about not only the role of government but about the church and what we hope for our future.