Many of the 81 percent [of white Evangelicals that voted for Trump] were not influenced by church leadership. The data tells us that most American evangelicals are not looking to their pastors for political guidance, and most pastors are not willing to touch the subject lest they get burned. Only 4 in 10 respondents told us they wanted advice from their pastor on political issues. And only 4 in 10 told us their pastor uses Scripture to address political topics at least once a month or more. Put another way, many evangelicals are likely turning to culture—and often the most outraged voices—rather than the church for political discipleship
The way AI is designed will have a huge impact on the type of content you see. For instance, if the AI favors engagement, like on Facebook and YouTube, it will incentivize divisive content, because divisive content is very efficient to keep people online.7
— Guillaume Chaslot – Helped develop YouTube’s recommendation system
— Read on prodtodolist.com/pages/why-you-should-quit-social-media
Let us call ‘brothers’ even those who hate us and forgive all by the Resurrection.
-The Doxasticon of Pascha
All issues of any importance are both political and moral: for morality is simply the inside, and politics the outside, of every human problem.
SOURCE: Brian Wicker, “Morality and Politics,” Manchester Guardian Weekly (January 4, 1968). Stott, J. (2018). The Preacher’s Notebook: The Collected Quotes, Illustrations, and Prayers of John Stott. (M. Meynell, Ed.). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
As a confirmed people-pleaser it’s not a fun realization, but there’s a certain freedom in being fully aware of the situation.