“You know, it feels like this generation is that like – they’re like exiles in Babylon, like digital Babylon.”
“…Daniel learned the language and literature of Babylon for three years and more. He’s apprenticed. He becomes very influential in that place where faith is foreign. It’s on the sidelines, his – his faith in Yahweh. And so, digital Babylon in today’s context, is the power of screens, the power of these devices, the power of smartphones, apps that we use, and social media, and the connectedness of this generation that’s more connected than ever, but also less connected. They’re lonelier than ever.”
David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock work in the Barna Group. With the combined experience of surveying one-and-a-half million people over the years and speaking to over a million teenagers, they have some useful insights into resilience and loss of faith in the younger generation.
Listen to them here in a two interview, “Helping Your Teens Retain Their Faith”: