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Cruise Ship Or Battleship?

“And so, we’re creating this church that is, what I would call, a cruise ship mentality versus a war – a warship. And Christianity is a warship and not a cruise ship. And when we don’t understand that we’ll – we’re raising up individuals who are, quote, unquote, “Christians” to take over the helm of the church – the Lord’s Church globally – who will really have a cruise ship mentality.

On the cruise ship, I’m here to be entertained. On a warship, I’m here to fight. I’m fighting against a culture. I’m fighting against the enemy of our soul. On a cruise ship, I look at – at the captain as the entertainment director. On a warship, I look at God, the Captain, as the General of the Army.

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Digital Exiles

“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.”

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