Elon Musk and Ethics

I read a biography on Elon Musk awhile back. It was fascinating. He seems like a super smart, super driven, and genuinely concerned individual. Though, I clearly don’t know Musk or his motives. I was troubled, however, recently when I watched a progress update about Neuralink. Neuralink is a company that has Elon Musk as […]

Alexa… Amen

We bowed our heads to pray and instead of saying, “God…” What came out was, “Alexa.” We looked up from our prayer and kinda smirked, kinda laughed. But for me, there was a tear, a start of a separation. I wondered if something more profound and problematic was behind that slip.  We pray to our […]

A Few Thoughts On Genetic Engineering (part three)

The Need for Biblical Ethics Many agree that “If we do adopt a policy of human genetic engineering, we ought to do so with extreme caution.”[1] I believe that a biblical and Christ exalting ethical system is necessary to provide bedrock convictions. Without the Bible we are left to our own devices, to do what […]

A Few Thoughts On Genetic Engineering (part two)

Types of Genetic Engineering As you read this, remember, “The best insurance against possible abuse is a well-informed public.”[1] So, with that in mind, let’s look at four types of genetic engineering. First, and lest controversial, is somatic gene therapy.[2] The way I remember what somatic refers to is by remembering that soma is the […]

A Few Thoughts On Genetic Engineering (part one)

The topic of genetic engineering makes me think of the movie Universal Soldier where the soldiers were genetically engineered to have superior strength and heal quickly. The Boys from Brazil is another movie that has genetic engineering as part of the plot. In this movie there are ninety-four clones made of Adolf Hitler and sent to […]

Look before you… Entertainment

There is something about physical harm and pain that reminds us to look before we… leap. Why? Because we leaped one too many times without looking and our brain has trained us not to do that again. That’s the way our brains work. And our brains work well. That is, at least, for a lot […]

Tools for Effectiveness

Below I list out resources that I have sought to leverage for optimal efficiency and effectiveness. We have amazing resources and also unprecedented distractions. Here are some things I have used to try to make the most of my time:  Evernote I have found Evernote very helpful. It allows you to create shelves, notebooks, and pages so that […]

Let’s question “the best use of the time”

Paul, in the book of Ephesians says,  “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:15-16).  We are told to make the “best use of the time.” So, let’s be intentional about our time (“look carefully”). Let’s question “the […]

Do movies matter? Yes. They form us in many ways…

Who are the most influential and popular thinkers, philosophers, and theologians today? Who is teaching the most people? John Piper? William Lane Craig? N. T. Wright? Francis Chan? The local pastor? Nope. “The most influential theologians in the United States of America are screenwriters, producers, lyricists, and musicians. These Hollywood theologians’ convey their messages through […]

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