In my last post, I gave some of my initial thoughts about ChatGPT, the powerful new chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. Any sudden leaps in technological advancement lead to two different feelings among most people, amazement and paranoia. It is only natural that people would feel wonder and curiosity when what was recently impossible is … Continue reading An Argument Against the Existence of Terminators (and For the Existence of God)
On New Year's Eve I was at a small party with good friends. We were playing games, talking, laughing, eating all kinds of unhealthy foods. As it got close to midnight, someone said that we should turn on the TV. It's weird isn't it? The television has been granted the authority to tell us when … Continue reading aliens attack the capitol
John Calvin famously called human nature an "idol factory." This seems to be self-evidently true. We are always creating for ourselves objects or ideas to venerate. If that's true, then it is also true that we are always creating for ourselves new religions. A religion, to put it very simply, is a set of beliefs … Continue reading religion and cancel culture
Following tangents and rabbit trails is one of my favorite teaching methods. Those seem to be the moments when everyone - including the professor - perk up a little bit from their PowerPoint induced malaise. In a recent class I got side tracked by a conversation about movies. We were talking about how movies are … Continue reading a movie for each generation
(This post will contain a few spoilers if you haven't seen the movie yet.) Despite what you might conclude from the title of this post, I really enjoyed both the movie and the book. After seeing the movie, I commented on Facebook that it was better than The Last Jedi and Black Panther - two … Continue reading what ready player one gets wrong
In my last post I asked the question: Are you currently living closer to Jerusalem or Babylon? You can see that first post here. I created a short survey with the intention of getting people to think about where they might be living. Before reading any further, if you haven't taken the survey, I'd love for … Continue reading where are you living?