This Sunday I’ll be doing interviews about where we find our answers. It will involve a few questions asked of some of our more profound alternative intelligences; resources like Siri, Alexa, and maybe one or two others. They can help us with our lists, goals, and even motivation. They can give us answers to questions, choose our music for us, and can even give us step by step directions so that we can find our destination.
More than any time in human history we seem to count on these kinds of devices to “simplify” our lives. How many times have I offered to give directions only to be told, “No need. I have GPS”! The question, can they help simplify our understanding of our faith? In the past couple of weeks I’ve asked them to help me search for God, the teachings of Jesus, and even more specifically about the right way to pray. You may be surprised by the answers. I was.
So, this Sunday we’ll be focusing on prayer, particularly as we head into the middle of August and begin to look at the fall. So, to prepare, please read Matthew 6:7-15 as we explore just how much we can find in scripture, and even in prayer beyond Alexa and Siri, or even our GPS.