Posts made in July, 2017

How Jesus Atones For My Shame

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 in Jesus

How Jesus Atones For My Shame

Guest Mako A. Nagasawa is a campus minister at Harvard and Boston College with the New Humanity Institute, and founding director of New Humanity Institute.

“Don’t you know how much I sacrificed for you???” Those words shaped my sense of self, duty, and how others experienced me. Who said that? My parents. Hearing it made me feel mixed. On the one hand, I was grateful for their sacrifices. I certainly benefited. On the other hand, I had my doubts about their motivations being self-sacrifice pure and simple. (If they came to the U.S. for more money, didn’t that benefit them, too?) And it sounded like I was mostly (or only) a burden to them. Then, when I gave my life to Jesus when I was 17, I noticed God saying that too. Or at least I thought He did. Because some Asian-American Christians would say, “Don’t you know how much GOD sacrificed for you?”

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Christians Embracing Transhumanist Technologies?

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 in Tech

Christians Embracing Transhumanist Technologies?
Posted with permission from WND

An intelligence so capable it can perceive every cause and effect. The promise of eternal life. The dawn of a new age in which suffering will be eliminated, every need will be met and the individual will find fulfillment by subordinating himself to something far greater than himself.

These are the promises of most great faiths. The capacity to understand and predict everything that could possibly occur is a characteristic most would ascribe to God.

But today, this rhetoric surrounds an ostensibly scientific and secular movement. Transhumanism, the attempt to overcome the body’s limitations through technology, and the hunt for artificial intelligence are promoted with evangelistic language.

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