One of the staples of science fiction literature has long been the cyborg. Part man, part machine, the cyborg often serves as man’s triumph over the limitations of the physical body. From Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand to the more malevolent “upgrades” of Dr. Who’s Cybermen, the fascination and fear of cybernetics has inspired authors to wonder what it means to replace our bodies.
2016 is a landmark year for gaming. There’s the usual array of big titles being released, including a few long awaited sequels, as well as some interesting new IPs. But this year it’s not about the games, it’s about the hardware.
After decades of missteps (I’m looking at you, Virtual Boy) and empty promises, we’re finally seeing the first fully realized virtual reality systems being released for consumer use. While I haven’t been able to try them all myself (I’m pushing for a bigger R&D budget, though!), I’ve looked over the specs and there’s a lot to be excited about. There are also some pitfalls we would do well to examine.
Vacation Bible School has a long history of doing things creatively. When looking at ways to recruit and train volunteers for this ministry, why not follow in that vein?
It might make sense to recruit volunteers and then train them for VBS or any other event or need your church may have. Yet, training information is important to have when recruiting.
Had we talked three or four years ago, I’d have told you that there were some tasks computers were exceptionally good at completing, like calculations or repetitively crunching scenarios.
I’d have also told you, though, that there were some things they weren’t very good at doing, and probably never would be, simply because of the amount of variables involved, such as driving a car, reading emotions, or pretending to be human.
On some level, that changed this week.
Did you know information overload has been documented as a phenomenon since the thirteenth century? What has changed in recent years is the pace—we are now receiving even more information each day than ever before. And, so, we are losing focus.
My six-year-old cousin knows how to use an iPad better than me. And I’m twenty-two years old. From the time he was three, he knew how to unlock his mom’s phone. Before he could read numbers, he was punching in her passcode so he could play games.
Here at Concordia Technology Solutions, we’ve used webinars for several years to offer training opportunities on our products and about technology in general. But if it’s the first time you’re attending a webinar, it can be a little confusing!
To help get you started, here are the basics of attending a training webinar.
If you’ve watched the news in recent days you’ve probably heard something about the FBI’s attempts to access the iPhone of a suspect in the San Bernardino shootings and Tim Cook’s response on behalf of Apple.
There are a lot of different angles to this story. At least some bear some theological reflection and could impact the Church around the world.
I love new things combined with old. I love seeing age-old ideas expressed in new viewpoints, common assumptions presented in innovative forms, and outdated principles rethought in fresh ways. Unsurprisingly, I love seeing the Gospel presented in compelling new ways.
If you’re reading this, I probably don’t have to tell you that communication is vital, especially for your church staff and ministry teams.
That’s why you’re here—you care about your message and how you share it. One of the greatest influences on how a congregation’s message is shared comes from how the church staff or ministry team communicates with one another.