What Is Your Social Credit Ranking?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins points out the potential dangers of a recent trend called "social scoring"—the rating of a person's influence by such criteria as the number of social media followers on Twitter and Facebook. The effect will be to create a 'caste system," as media platforms or government bureaucrats implement …


No More Secrets

Commentary by Ryan McClure

The governmental intrusions into privacy, depicted by the movie Sneakers, have become a grim reality. With life online, nothing is secret.


Staying On Point

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on our prayers for God to "bless the electronics," asks whether the marvels of modern electronics are really a God-send or something less than a blessing. Perhaps some of us need to change our thinking about electronic devices as we strive to stay awake while awaiting Christ's return. At …


A Famine Of The Word (Part One)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reviewing the process of how God's Word has been preserved and distributed—on media ranging from animal skins to papyrus to the printed word to the internet—warns that sinister forces have reared their ugly heads to censor the Word of God, calling it intolerant, malicious hate speech. In recent years, …


One Answer to Distractions

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, quoting from efficiency expert or "business chaos crusher" Dave Crenshaw, urges that distractions and interruptions caused by phone, e-mail, computers, or texting, are detrimental to productivity and to the operating a business at a profit. The average worker is interrupted 15 times per hour, 120 times …


Focus Is The Key

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing the findings of Dave Crenshaw, a business chaos crusher, alerts us that the average worker is interrupted 15 times per hour, many of which are self-inflicted, suggesting that these interruptions resemble small cuts which drain the life blood out of productivity. One of the most deceptively innocent, but …


The Blame Game

Commentary by Joseph B. Baity

People revere doctors and technology above God. We are obsessed with negative and fake news, all assigning blame and pointing critical fingers.


A Christian's Information Filter

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

People make judgments—sometimes consciously, but probably more often unconsciously—about what goes into their minds, and this has an effect over time.


Another Mark of the Beast

Commentary by David F. Maas

Big Tech is creating a new mode of governance through which data analytics are used to create algorithms that decide rewards and punishment for targeted behaviors.


Navigating the Third Wave

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Human civilization has experienced two major sociological ages since the beginning of its appearance on the earth. Currently we are in transition to the third age or Third Wave, which has frightening prophetic consequences. However, it's the Fourth Wave, God's soon-coming Kingdom, we need to catch!


Human's Replacement

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Bill Onisick describes the development of a robot having self-awareness, able to recombine knowledge, and generalize, providing an artificial intelligence which could make the human being obsolete. Some have concluded that artificial intelligence could be a greater threat to human existence than the atomic bomb or germ warfare. …


Indistractable

Commentary by Bill Onisick

Social media, text messages, e-mails, websites and blogs are competing for our time, eroding our attention spans and exhausting our ability to concentrate.


A Political Hurricane

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the fallout from the devastating Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, has observed that some have attempted shamelessly to politicize this disaster, foolishly proclaiming that this disaster was caused by climate change, global warming, or 'environmental racism.' Regardless of the subject being …


A Light To The World

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, maintaining that our response to the evil of the world sets us apart as the light of the world, cautions us not to abandon our children to the custody of interactive smartphones or iPads. In 1989, Charles Krauthammer warned that we are moving into extremely dangerous times and that we ought not abandon our …


Our Historical Myopia

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

As the days have wound down toward the new year, the media have been saturated with news of woe. Many people would say that sorrowful tales have filled the Internet and the airwaves to such an extent that it has been the absolute worst year in living memory. ...


Points of Reference

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Joe Baity draws a distinction between ancient mariners, who recognized they were off course due to stormy weather, and those of us today who may be unaware that we are off course on our spiritual journey. After a storm, those ancient mariners found steady, reliable points of reference in the skies, once the clouds cleared away, …


Take the Red Pill

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

If we were to consciously monitor our thoughts, we would be appalled about the percentage of our day that we are exclusively wrapped up in ourselves.


Follow the Herd?

Commentary by Mark Schindler

Greed has caused panic buying and selling of pharmaceutical stocks and has spawned a booming vaccine industry coupled with shameless scientific fraud.


Engage!

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Our daily social interaction has become digital rather than flesh and blood. Social media has divided us into media ghettos. Society has become disengaged.


Faith and Technology

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

As technology becomes more available, the material world threatens to crowd God out of the picture. The information age will destroy us unless we manage it.


Christians and Politics

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that biased media deluges us with lies, warns that God has not endorsed all information, whether from the left or the right, is pulling us toward carnal solutions and away from godly ones. Because the far left has traditionally embraced humanist, 'progressive,' anti-God viewpoints, church …


Beware the Second Flood (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The immediate danger lies not as much in the specific teachings of the flood from the serpent but in their sheer volume. The peril lies in being swept away.


Censorship and Political Correctness

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, highlighting examples of political correctness, the use of inclusive diction and the disuse of "sexist" language (e.g., police officer instead of policeman), warns of Microsoft's new AI-based software ("Ideas in Word") designed to make writing not only grammatically but also politically …


A Famine of the Word (Part Two)

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, revealing that the attempt to censor is nothing new, but has been around throughout history, notably by the government of England for religious reasons, giving control over printing to two major universities, and the Roman Catholic Church over the years, attempting to prevent heresy. Today, the liberal …


The Flood Is Upon Us!

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Revelation 12 pictures a flood proceeding from the mouth of the dragon, sweeping many away in a torrent of information that drowns out the truth.


Invisible Algorithms

CGG Weekly by Steven Skidmore

In 2011, Eli Pariser, CEO of viral content website Upworthy, gave a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk discussing what he called "filter bubbles" and their impact ...


The Fifth Teacher (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The fifth teacher in Corinth was not a person but the 'wisdom' of the time, whispered by countless voices, overriding the truth that God had revealed to them.


Dating (Part 1): The Purposes of Dating

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

A key ingredient in dating is faith in God's purpose. The relationship one has with God takes precedence over any relationship with any other human being.


The Same Plumb Line

Commentary by David C. Grabbe

A former president was sexually immoral, lied with impunity, and misused his position. The same is true of the current one. Will we apply God's standard equally?


The Usual Chaos

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Michael Crichton predicted the disinformation age we are living through right now, warning that it would be difficult to separate reality from fantasy.


Are We Happy?

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

The inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness can only be realized when we live in gratitude for Our Creator's purpose for us.


Flame Wars

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

Ryan McClure, referring to the aggressive, offensive, and sometimes violent interaction between internet users called flaming, asks if we are flamers, or if are we pursuing righteousness in our speech and communication. It is important how we interact with our brethren and others. We can look to our Savior, Jesus Christ, who …


Communication and Leaving Babylon (Part One)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We are open to invisible communication from the spirit world—communication designed to conform us to the course of this world. Recognizing it is vital.