Would Jesus Buy Bitcoin?
Features | Science & Technology

Would Jesus Buy Bitcoin?

If you don’t know what the heck Bitcoin is, it might be time to figure it out. Not only has cryptocurrency – Bitcoin being the original and best known – taken off in the last year, much to the delight of speculative investors and counter-cultural diehards, but social justice advocates herald it as a way…

The Engineer in Genesis
Creation | Opinion

The Engineer in Genesis

What does technology have to do with the opening chapters of Genesis? At first glance, the creation story seems to speak only of the natural world – skies and seas, fish and birds, stars and planets. However, the first chapters of Genesis provide a crucial frame for understanding the context for all our human cultural…

Pandemic isolation
Mental Health | Opinion

Pandemic isolation

In Genesis, one of the first things God says about humans before the Fall is “it is not good that the man should be alone” (2:18). We are alone in many ways right now. Ten months into this pandemic, in the midst of a long winter, many of us are feeling the effects of social…

Tilting the floor of human behaviour
Reviews | Science & Technology

Tilting the floor of human behaviour

A recent Netflix documentary titled The Social Dilemma interviews several engineers who initially helped build social media platforms, but who are now sounding the alarm on their creations. The film features prominent designers from Google, Facebook and Twitter, including the engineer who created the pervasive “like” button and the inventor of the “infinite scroll.” The…

Wise men lost?
Church Life | Opinion | Science & Technology

Wise men lost?

From June 29 to July 2 this year, the American Astronomical Society held a virtual conference on satellite constellations’ impact on optical astronomy. The scientists were concerned that satellite deployment, particularly bright satellites in low-Earth orbit, will prevent us from collecting meaningful optical data from the stars. I grew up in Montreal and never realized…