The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
Christians face the challenge of acting creatively as millions enter phase of confinement. “It might shape some of the future offers of our churches”.
The last decade has seen a worsening of the working conditions which affect “family relationships”, says Jonathan Tame. The near future will probably be shaped by the ‘gig economy’ and the re-balancing of global capitalism.
As technologically simulated relationships become ever more realistic and superficially convincing, we must be aware of the risk that the simulacrum will exert a seductive appeal to our hearts.
The Director of the Jubilee Centre (Cambridge) analyses the impact of the financial crises on families, and the future of the workplace in a connected world, from a Christian perspective.
Should we teach our children to be polite to Alexa, to say please and thank you, to respect its ‘virtual’ feelings? Or is it of no significance if children abuse, tease and bully a simulated slave-person?
Will the promotion of ‘relationships’ with machines contribute to societal wellbeing and human flourishing, or provide new opportunities for manipulation and deception of the vulnerable?
The technology is able to analyse and report about the frequency of attendance, the mood, gender and average age of the people who attend a service.
After two years of intense social debate, the draft law is ready to be passed by the Senate. Two evangelical organisations warn against the “temptation of creating and augmented humanity”.
World leaders gather to address technology and climate changes issues in the World Economic Forum, a meeting that “has become more political”, according to economic experts.
Concerns about the digital currency being used to facilitate money laundering, drug purchases and terrorist financing are high on the list.
The copper mines are an evidence of a hierarchical and stable kingdom prior to the monarchy in Israel, as described in Genesis.
David Glass, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Ulster University (Northern Ireland) analyses whether a computer can have emotions or a conscious experience.
The dynamics of global collaboration among Christians are changing. Not only Skype, Whatsapp and Zoom are used frequently, but also smaller, more specific tools are of great use in specific mission contexts.
The Christian organisation sends “floating hospitals” to countries with no access to safe surgery. They also train local doctors and help to improve healthcare infrastructures.
Research in Spain fuels the political debate about limiting the power of the porn industry. Christian activists have long been alerting about the damaging effects on children and youth.
It is heartening to see Christians take a robust, positive and directive stance on artificial intelligence.
96% of young people between 14 and 24 use instant messaging as their preferred means of communication with family and friends.
The video platform created in 2005 is by far the most valued social media among young people aged 11-18, a report of Youth For Christ shows.
The advances of the web have changed the world. Now we must learn to use it at its best.
Evaluating the effectiveness of virtual discipleship.
It was launched during the Week of Prayer. More than 1,000 people have downloaded the app in the first days.
A private company says it will freeze and preserve human bodies for at least 100 years. In the United States, 350 people have already given their body to cryopreservation.
“We have to understand the times in which we live, and have discernment”, says Doctor Peter J. Saunders.
Communications technology, changes culture. And just as the printing press, the telegraph, radio, and television have done, so the internet is changing our culture. And at lightning speed.
Christian leaders, politicians and journalists from nine countries connected on a live video call to launch the new media project.