God is near. God is “very present” (Psalm 46:1). God is sitting in the driver’s seat of creation. This is what Lutherans believe.
Everywhere it went, the Early Church confronted heresy. As the Good News of Jesus spread throughout the Roman Empire, false accounts of Jesus arose.
Is knowledge a power for good? Or is it a power for ill? That’s where it gets messy.
Before there was a global system of interconnected computers, God made a global network of people connected in Christ Jesus.
Seeing God is one thing. Seeing God’s face is something entirely different.
As this new technology becomes widespread, the tragic story of the Nehushtan may be repeated. We can twist the good gifts from God into inimical idols.