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Augmented Reality Acts 4:5-12

Augmented Reality

Imagine a world in which things are as they should be.

At a Glance

Pokémon Go is a game of augmented reality (AR). But augmented reality is not limited only to smartphone games. Surgeons, architects and others use AR in their professional lives to enhance their skills and the outcomes of their work. Christians, too, have an app, as it were, which enables them to augment their reality. The basic features of this type of AR include "the Holy Spirit" and the "name of Jesus."

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Life Value," May 7, 2006, at

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The world, for starters. Streets, parks, houses and public buildings. The game is tied to real-world landmarks, and the most popular sites have true historic significance.

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