Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Can AI make faith great again for the masses?

Monday, July 15th, 2024
AI

Imagine a world where AI is omnipresent. It occupies your home, your car, your workplace, your pocket. Even your mind. Every aspect of your daily routine is seamlessly integrated with this sophisticated technology. It anticipates your needs, completes your thoughts, deciphers your emotions, plays your favorite songs, drafts your emails and even suggests your next Read more

The God of life’s circumstance

Monday, July 15th, 2024
God

I was in for a dull sort of day when my feet hit the floor that morning, but by mid-afternoon, my world had turned upside down. My sister-in-law and her husband visited to tell us the tumours in her brain hadn’t shrunk following rounds of radiation and chemotherapy. She died three weeks short of the Read more

“Faith does not need extraordinary signs”

Monday, May 20th, 2024
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In a society fascinated by the supernatural, it is important to focus on authentic faith rather than being swayed by extraordinary signs and wonders. So says Joachim Bouflet, a historian and specialist in mystical phenomena. “The mystical search is not noisy; it plays out in the most intimate places. We do not need to accumulate Read more

Science follows where faith leads

Monday, May 20th, 2024
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In the era of smartphones and social media when our attention is constantly drawn downwards, this weekend saw an event so spectacular it made much of the planet pause and look upwards to marvel at creation. It was a sign of  God’s action and beauty in the world. Global wonder The past week has been Read more

“Pray the News” initiative puts faith into action

Thursday, May 9th, 2024
pray the news

A new “Pray the News” initiative from the Anglican Missions is inviting people to sign up to a weekly prayer blog. The Anglican Diocese of Wellington says the blog will focus on news headlines and current events affecting people everywhere. “Pray the News is for everyone” says Rev. Michael Hartfield, National Director of Anglican Missions. Read more

Pope Francis – Faith

Monday, May 6th, 2024
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Today I would like to talk about the virtue of faith. Together with charity and hope, this virtue is described as theologal. The theologal virtues There are three theologal virtues: faith, hope and charity. Why are they theologal? Because they can be lived – this virtue, the three theologal virtues – only thanks to the Read more

Theologian: The future of the church is local

Thursday, April 18th, 2024
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In Europe, the number of church members is declining – but Christianity remains strong worldwide. However, the structures do not remain stable, but are constantly changing. Thomas Schlag is Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Zurich, where he heads the Centre for Church Development, where he conducts research into participation and church development. Read more

Faith influences views on some, not all, social issues

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
social issues

A survey of attitudes among young people has been conducted in eight countries about religious beliefs, prayer and social issues. It found that while about 25 percent identified as being atheist or agnostic, believers and non-believers were very likely to both agree about the severity of environmental problems and the danger of political corruption in Read more

Jordan Peterson wrestles with God

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson, the controversial Canadian psychologist, bestselling author and champion of manhood, strode back and forth across the stage at the historic Providence Performing Arts Center in early February. He matched the theatre’s ornate decoration with one of his characteristically flamboyant suits — a colour-blocked navy, white and orange number with yellow lining. As he Read more

Faith today in the ‘afternoon of Christianity’

Monday, February 12th, 2024

Faith today in the afternoon of Christianity presents real opportunities, says under-ground priest Tomáš Halík. Halík, also an acclaimed author, lecturer, psychotherapist, psychologist of religion and pastoral theologian at Charles University in Prague, joined in conversation at  Victoria University Wellington’s Law faculty. Halík focussed on a number of issues facing the Church that he said Read more