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COVID-19 Emergency: An Opportunity

Posted 13 March 2020

“The life unexamined is not worth living,” said Socrates.

The effects of COVID-19, or future variants thereof, are not be treated lightly.

The virus is set to impact many lives and must be fought and overcome. However, paralysing panic will not generate the solutions we need.

Sometimes, in the face of great challenges, we lose our individual and collective capacity for perspective. We start to see relatively trivial aspects of the problem as huge and very important things as insignificant.

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Faith Against the Odds

05 April 2020

Jesus taught that we are a more than the product of our environment or our genetic inheritance, we are a largely the result of our choices. Faith itself is a decision. Faith is not something we inherit genetically. Its benefits don't come to us simply because we live in the right kind of environment, either. Many people who received great miracles from Jesus were living in... 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.

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