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The Hot Response Culture (Why Reason & Compassion Should Prevail)

Posted 24 July 2020

Your smartphone has seven million times the memory and 100,000 times the processing power of the guidance computer on board Apollo 11. Have you wondered what we’re collectively doing with all that power? Are we spreading more heat than light, or finding constructive solutions?

These are important questions, given the range of hugely significant challenges - and opportunities - we face. And especially so in the age of Covid-19, where we rely so heavily on digital communications to maintain friendships, stay... Click for more

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Provision for God's Vision

15 August 2020

After long years of exile under foreign rule, the people of Israel were moved by God to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple there. Their journey, their resettlement and their rebuilding of the city were all initiated by the Lord. There must have been times in the months and years that followed when the people wondered why they'd ever made the effort. Why, they must... Click for more

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Can Robots Replace Pastors?

Will AI Make Church Leaders Redundant?

In May 2017, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, German technologists introduced a robotic priest. They christened it BLESS U-2.

It was a very rudimentary entry into the burgeoning field of robotics: you pushed a button and received a spoken blessing. The designers’ goal, however, was much loftier than their creation suggested.

They wanted to spark a debate on whether machines might one day replace pastors and priests.

Much is spoken and written about automation,... Click for more

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