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Understanding the Greta Effect

Posted 30 September 2019

In August 2018, a teenager from Stockholm decided it was time for action on climate change. 

She had very little to use as leverage in support of her cause, so she went on strike. She refused to attend school, setting up a one-person demonstration outside the Swedish Parliament. 

Since that time, Greta Thunberg has found herself at the apex of an international movement. Her recent speech to the United Nations inspired some who watched it and saddened others. 

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Vision vs Goals

14 November 2019

When God begins to reveal his vision for your life, it will go way beyond your own goals. Vision is based on revelation but goals are based on personal motivation. Goals are good servants – if we submit them to God's greater vision. Vision is self-denying, unlike many of our goals. The world is hungry for what it calls 'self-actualization'. People set their goals based primarily... 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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