Losing another Generation

The systems of life hum accordingly
Every day, every year, every century
But, everywhere humans go things get worse
Can’t you tell through the smoke in the dirty city

And now they’re down to 250 lone souls
They’re a breed of a losing generation it seems
The killers are ourselves so you know who to blame
It was man with his plan and his frightening greed
I don’t think we’ll ever leave them alone.

Losing Generation by Bad Religion

The words might as well have been written today, but truth is this song was part of Bad Religion’s 1983 album and to think I was a high school senior then!

Time flies and another generation is lost.

It seems rather frightening to think that we have been singing/talking about losing a generation for generations.  The church has become like so many other so called leaders in that we are better at the rhetoric of crisis than we are that the action of change.  In other words, we would rather yell, “Fire!” than pick up a bucket, find some water and fight the fire.

It’s time to stop talking and yelling and fighting.

It is time to boldly declare the great and mighty works of God to this and every generation.

We can’t remain silent, but we must have something more to say than, “Danger! Danger!”

Someone please pick up a bucket!

I believe that and others will gladly follow your example.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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