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Culture

Going Deeper
Jesus, Race, and the Foundation of Inherent Dignity for All
The imperative behind the recognition of the worth of black lives isn’t beholden to the news agenda. The force behind the statement is to be found in the very nature of God.
Quick Read
Thoughts on Small Things. A reflection from Madrid.
I am not comfortable with broken things, but I am confronted by them every day. 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Curated Content
Who Will Learn from Covid-19?
Will the Covid-19 crisis spell a return to “business as usual” on the part of politicians, bankers and economic “expert"’ or will it lead to change in the world's economic and financial systems?
Testimony
Relationships During the Pandemic
The pandemic has revealed our status quo in relationships. Our high tempo lives were abruptly paused, the regular noise went on mute. We stayed face to face with whatever treasures we really possessed
Testimony
In Gold We Trust: A Reflection on Switzerland
A bittersweet reflection.
Testimony
How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Changing the Way People Relate?
Reflections on how a pandemic affects how we live and how we relate to others. By Shuk Ling Chan from the Cultural Influencers Group.
Testimony
When We Lost Control: Reflections from Italy During COVID-19
Only through acknowledging that we do not have control, can we really begin to depend on Christ, and put our trust and our life in Him.
Quick Read
Broken Trust Threatens Our Lives and Cultures
Behind the rise of populism and polarisation in Western politics and societies, experts agree that its roots are to be found in a major crisis of trust.
Book Reviews
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
“The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” is an important work: a landmark describing the massive, shadowy forces that are driving much of the Digital Revolution in the West.
Book Reviews
The Universe Next Door
Whatever worldview I hold, I must remind myself that an attitude of humility as a working frame of reference is required. We can’t understand total reality. This book introduces us to this humility.
Book Reviews
The Master & His Emissary
McGilchrist charts the human brain, along with a sweep of the making of the Western World, in a staggering 500-page treatise, which reads much like a thriller.
Book Reviews
A Little Manual for Knowing
Esther Meek suggests that our first knowledge as human beings is the knowledge of being loved. This first knowledge, she suggests, is paradigmatic for all of our knowing.
Book Reviews
Foolishness to the Greeks
This book treats the First World as a mission field, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between the gospel and current society by presenting an outsider's view of Western culture.
Going Deeper
Seven Lessons from the Lord of the Rings
How do you want to look back from your undying lands one day on how you lived in the days of corona in that year 2020?
Going Deeper
The Twenties: The Beginning of a New Decade
The last 20s were known as “free-wheeling” and “carefree” and “spirit-full”, times of hope and hardship, and times of global transformation as well. What will the 2020s be like?
Going Deeper
The Second Mountain
“On the first mountain you tend to be ambitious, strategic, and independent. On the second mountain you tend to be relational, intimate, and relentless.” David Brooks
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The Dangers of Radicalised Identity
When diverging opinion turns into fistfights, fire and fury, is it a sign that we have gone too far? What can Christians offer to better deal with differences and diversity?
Going Deeper
On Being & Knowing - A Response
The current zeitgeist says loud and clear; "the journey is the destination". Why are we even travelling? How are we trying to find who we are? Maybe the story is more important than the journey.
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Epistemology Is the New Ontology
Epistemology simply means the 'theory of knowledge' – we could reduce it (simplistically) to know-how. Ontology is 'dealing with the nature of being'. But what if epistemology is the new ontology?
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Artificial Intellingence - Ethics & Challenges
AI – or artificial intelligence – is defined as ‘an area of computer science that emphasises the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans’.