Probably one of the biggest questions I get when I talk about technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), is how to equip people in our churches to begin to think wisely about these innovations. Often when topics like AI, facial recognition, or privacy come up in conversation, many people react with glazed over eyes because these topics seem so far off and disconnected from our daily lives.
My wife and I love our local church. But since my wife began her chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkin’s lymphoma late last fall, we haven’t been able to join on Sunday mornings for worship. Instead, we have the blessing of watching the Sunday sermon on our television while our toddlers run free in the playroom.
For nearly a decade-and-a-half, I’ve been serving in the creative field. From working with churches to non-profits, I’ve worked alongside some of the most talented people I’ve ever met.
I grew up surrounded by technology. I am child of the 80s, a time before most people had a personal computer much less the internet in their home.