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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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His Will, His Bill

13 December 2019

So many people in today's world grow tired and many burnout because they feel they're struggling to keep control of their lives. Many Christians get that way too. They feel that living out God's plan for their lives is a major battle all the way; a colossal struggle against forces that are just too much for them. But the fact is that God doesn't expect me... 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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