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The Tyranny of Digital Shopper Anxiety

Posted 01 December 2019

Most of us know that the internet can be hugely distracting, but do we think about how much it plays on our emotions and anxieties - particularly at Christmas?

 

If you believe the news reports and marketing hype, the pre-Christmas season is one of dark Fridays and web-manic Mondays.

 

Until recently, Black Friday was to bricks-and-mortar stores what... Click for more

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Money Can Have Personality

28 February 2020

When we focus our attention on getting the right lifestyle -- rather than imparting God's life -- money becomes 'Mammon' (as this is rendered in the old King James Version). Why did God spend so much time in the Old Testament introducing himself by various names? He did it to reveal his nature and to give us a basis for faith. But he also did it... 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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