Does AI dream of electric salvation?In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, the dawn of large language models (LLMs) has ushered in a paradigm shift that continues to blur the lines between human and machine communication. As these digital titans rise to prominence, their unparalleled...
How Should We Then Fight?
Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” presents viewers with a philosophy of power that echoes the work of Michel Foucault. Faced with a growing sense that power is wielded against us by corrupt overlords, where do Christians look for a response?
In Praise of Albums
Ydi Coetsee Carstens reflects on the meaning and value of albums. In a world of endless feeds and infinite scrolling, albums provide a wholesome limitation for artist and listener. Albums remind us that endings are normal, that melancholy and sadness, endings and new beginnings, cycles of productivity and periods of rest constitute the pattern of human life.
Live not by Lies (Nor by Fear)
It is not surprising to find oneself drawn to “the Revelation from Jesus Christ … to his servant John” (Rev 1:1) at a time such as this. To be sure, the Revelation is a strange book with bizarre creatures and indecipherable episodes re-imagined and re-purposed from an ancient vault of Biblical apocalyptic imagery. And, as GK Chesterton so aptly put it; “Though St. John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creatures so wild as one of his own commentators.” Yet instinctively we sense, if the reader would “heed” (1:3) the words in this book, navigational directives will emerge by which to surmount tumultuous times. Herein lies the allure of the apocalyptic.