Bringing the Text to Life
AT A GLANCE:
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI), digital assistants like Alexa and Siri may soon be able to do more than tell you the weather or pull up your favorite song. The time is coming when that cheerful voice on the device may be more teacher, therapist, confidant or informant. Thing is, though, that no matter how sophisticated the algorithm becomes, your digital assistant will never replace what God can do for you.
For material based on today’s epistle text, see “The Satisfaction Survey,” January 19, 2014.
For an alternative approach to John 1:29-42, see “Jesus and Airbnb.”
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