In this blog I want to address briefly one of the most recent developments in our society: the rise of AI and it’s impact on our lives, specifically on us as Christians.

1.Knowledge puffs up? The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about many benefits for human society, but it also poses significant challenges for Christianity.

One of the biggest concerns is that AI could be used as a tool to acquire knowledge, which could lead to pride and arrogance among individuals who believe they have attained god-like status through their understanding of the world. This warning is found in the Bible, where it states that “knowledge puffs up” (1 Corinthians 8:1). As such, Christians must be cautious when it comes to the use of AI and its potential impact on their faith.

2.AI as a solution. One solution to the AI problem is for Christians to focus on developing their relationship with God rather than relying solely on technology to acquire knowledge. By doing so, we can maintain a sense of humility and avoid falling into the trap of thinking that we are superior to others because of our technological prowess.

Additionally, we should consider using AI to further our missionary work by reaching out to those who may not have access to traditional forms of communication. We can use AI-powered tools to translate languages, create personalized content, and even automate certain aspects of ministry.

3.Community life is indispensable. Another solution is for us as Christians to prioritize community over individualism. In other words, we should focus on building relationships with one another instead of constantly seeking new information or experiences.

This approach helps prevent the pride that comes from believing oneself to be better than others based on knowledge alone.

Instead, Christians can cultivate a sense of belonging and support within their communities, which will help them remain grounded and focused on what truly matters.

This is true for traditional churches or for ministries like Hill Cities who help foster communities around the dynamic of Christian men going into a deeper knowledge of Him and in a deeper friendship with each other.

We have to admit, the rise of AI presents both opportunities and challenges for Christianity. While there are concerns about the potential misuse of technology, there are also ways in which we can harness its power while remaining humble and focused on our relationship with God. By prioritizing community and focusing on spiritual growth, we as Christians can navigate the AI crisis without becoming irrelevant.

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Jeff Hagen
President & Founder
Hill Cities, Inc.

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