Articles 

Made in the image of google

The world is moving fast and technology has its foot on the accelerator. A machine can beat the best human at chess or go. Artificial Intelligence isn’t the future it’s the present. So people are beginning to grapple with the question of What to Think About Machines That Think because although a computer does not think in the way a human thinks, robots can and are solving problems that we once thought only humans were capable of doing. Although of course it’s highly likely that Everything You Know About Artificial Intelligence is Wrong. And if…

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Confused: About gender

This is third in a series of articles showing how western society has become confused about issues relating to human relationships. We are  (i) confused about children and (ii) confused about sex There are a number of ways in which western society has become confused about gender. Not only have we lost any clear sense of what it uniquely means to be a man or what it means to be woman, we have also lost any clear sense of what a man or a woman is. For almost the entire scope…

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Church 

The art, not science, of multiplication

My friend Brad Watson has recently written a series of helpful articles on the craft of multiplication. It is a craft, it takes effort and work and is not an automatic or automated process. He begins with 5 ways to create a multiplying culture Start with thriving communities that make disciples Expect to participate & send globally Praying, worshipping & fasting is the fuel for sending Prepare & plan to send your best The community gives itself. It is never the same. Then he takes a look at the arithmetic of multiplication with…

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Church 

The key to missional communities is the mission

The clue really is in the name. A Bible study is supposed to do just that – study the Bible. A prayer group is supposed to pray, a fellowship group is supposed to have fellowship and a missional community is supposed to have a mission. It might do all of the other things, study, pray, fellowship but it’s reason for being is the mission. In this brief video Rich Robinson of 3DM Europe outlines why this must be so. There are three main ways of trying to find your mission. A neighbourhood…

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