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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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14 December 2019

The Christian gospel message is not just a few Bible texts that we quote as if they're worn out clichés. This 'good news' is an entire world view. It's a revolutionary way of seeing the world and interpreting who we really are! If we're willing to swallow our self-sufficient human pride, we'll see that it's the only one worldview that fits the facts as they are... 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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How true that we live in a disconnected society! Our Facebook friends are more likely to share our innermost thoughts than are our neighbours.
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