Episode 364

How the ERLC helps churches; AI demands Christians have ‘robust understanding’ of humanity, ethicist says

May 26, 2023

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) welcomed introduction Tuesday (May 23) of the Dignity Act a bill first offered last year, gained reintroduction by Rep. Maria Salazar, R-Fla., with co-sponsorship this time from Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, and other Democrats as well as Republicans; As society continues to wrestle with the complicated issues surrounding artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT, Christians should be ready to engage as the ones holding the ultimate answers, one ethicist told Baptist Press.

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The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) welcomed introduction Tuesday (May 23) of the Dignity Act a bill first offered last year, gained reintroduction by Rep. Maria Salazar, R-Fla., with co-sponsorship this time from Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, and other Democrats as well as Republicans.

The revised legislation is designed to put an end to illegal immigration, offer a dignified answer for undocumented immigrants already in this country, repair the asylum system, build up the American workforce and bolster border communities, according to a release from Fla. Rep. Maria Salazar’s.

ERLC President Brent Leatherwood said he hopes the bipartisan proposal “signals the beginning of a concentrated effort to reform our broken immigration system.”

As society continues to wrestle with the complicated issues surrounding artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT, Christians should be ready to engage as the ones holding the ultimate answers, one ethicist told Baptist Press.

He said many of the questions raised by ChatGPT, a form of artificial intelligence designed to provide information to user prompts or questions in a conversational manner, are being asked by both unbelievers and Christians. Yet, the answers often come down to the Christian’s doctrine of the image of God.

Thacker explained it is merely one example of generative AI, or artificial intelligence designed to produce or create data or content. The produced content can come in audio, text, visual or other forms.

Despite the benefits ChatGPT has already provided society, there have been just as many questions raised about the morality or proper use of the new technology.

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Of all the promises Jesus made, what is the most precious? That was the question posed to renowned preacher Dwight Lyman “D.L.” Moody, who authored “The Overcoming Life.” How would you have answered that question?

Moody pondered it for a while, then determined that like a father who has no answer when asked which of his children he loves best, he could not answer the question. Though he could give no direct response, Moody’s reflection led him to conclude that “one of the sweetest” of Jesus’ promises comes from Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Jesus promises rest from the burden and assistance in bearing it. Life might never be a bed of roses, but the One who bore to Calvary the weight of all the sin of the world stands ready and more than able to share your burdens and mine if we will but “come” to Him.

     

     

                   

                  Pro-life advocates and others are awaiting a Texas judge’s ruling on whether an abortion pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 should be prescribed to women. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on nine federal agencies to revoke a proposed rule it says would unduly burden the rights of faith-based organizations that take part in government programs. And, a Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press speaks to the final moments before Jesus’ arrest and subsequent crucifixion. Jesus seeks to encourage his disciples as he knows heavy sorrow is just around the corner.

                  Pro-life advocates and others are awaiting a Texas judge’s ruling on whether an abortion pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 should be prescribed to women. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on nine federal agencies to revoke a proposed rule it says would unduly burden the rights of faith-based organizations that take part in government programs. And, a Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press speaks to the final moments before Jesus’ arrest and subsequent crucifixion. Jesus seeks to encourage his disciples as he knows heavy sorrow is just around the corner.

                  Pro-life advocates and others are awaiting a Texas judge’s ruling on whether an abortion pill approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 should be prescribed to women. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on nine federal agencies to revoke a proposed rule it says would unduly burden the rights of faith-based organizations that take part in government programs. And, a Lifeway Bible study on Baptist Press speaks to the final moments before Jesus’ arrest and subsequent crucifixion. Jesus seeks to encourage his disciples as he knows heavy sorrow is just around the corner.

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