Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
Artificial intelligence. We've heard about it before. Now from "Narrative Science" comes along another small example of how computers can do human tasks we never before thought possible. Computers are now writing sports stories. What's next, a Pulitzer Prize? The link to our text is Jesus' announcement that we no longer need to be writing our own stories; he's sending a "Helper" to do that very thing on our behalf.
For material based on the Acts 2:1-21 text, go to the Homiletics website where you can find more than a dozen treatments of this text. For example, take a look at "Catching the Wind" (May 11, 2008).
There's an old theory that proposes that if you left a hundred monkeys in front of a hundred PCs (or Macs, laptops) for a hundred years, eventually they'd manage to generate a Shakespearean sonnet. A newer theory adds that if you put a million monkeys in front of a million computers for a million years, you'd eventually get the Internet. Based on the...