In the movie The Matrix, the protagonist Neo goes to see the Oracle who can see into the future, in order to discover whether he is The One. As he enters the room, the Oracle says without turning round, “I’d ask you to sit down, but you’re not going to anyway. And don’t worry about the vase.” Continue reading “Robots”

The Invasion

Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:12-13)

The movie Gladiator opens with a division of the Roman army about to go into battle against the Germanic barbarians of Northern Europe. The commander Maximus (played by Russell Crowe), mustering his troops, declares to them, “Brothers, what we do in life echoes in eternity.” Continue reading “The Invasion”

The Letter

Imagine you receive a letter in the mail that says, “You have just won a million dollars!” Would you believe it? Probably not.

But now imagine you receive a letter in the mail from your dear uncle saying that out of kindness and his abundance of wealth he has decided to send you a million dollars as an early inheritance. Would you believe it then? Unless you have reason to doubt the trustworthiness of your uncle, the answer is most likely yes. Continue reading “The Letter”