I’m a Baby Boomer. My cohort grew up with the Vietnam War, Haight Ashbury, Janice Joplin, and free love. We are a huge group of people with incredible power and appetites.

Maybe that is one of the reasons that our children are asking for something different. Relationships instead of cocooning. Community service and compassion rather than the “me generation.” And ancient practices rather than the often shallow entertainment inclination we have.

One of the terms that is used to describe the younger generation is “postmodern.” When this generation was growing up it learned that the promises of modernism were often shallow and unreached. Science, politics, and humanism were incapable of doing what they promised.

Someone defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.” Churches, businesses, schools and other institutions that are effective today, realize that new approaches are called for in this new world. Otherwise they doom themselves to escalating failure as they attempt to impose “modern” methods on a postmodern world. Insanity.