In our increasingly data-centric world, how do we think about data? How should we think about data?
If I observe that it’s sunny outside, but I know that it’s winter and I see snow on the ground, I will likely conclude that it’s cold out and put on my coat before I walk out the door. If I see my son with chocolate on his lips and cookie crumbs on the counter, I might conclude that he probably snuck a cookie from the cookie jar.
When I read Jesus miracle about healing the demon-possessed man, I typically have tended to focus on the actions and words of the demons and the pigs. But, I find what happens next in the story quite interesting.
In my research work I am regularly able to live life on the frontier, in an unfamiliar land, as an immigrant and an explorer. Day-in and day-out I get to experience the unfamiliarity which is so rewarding and exciting, satisfying the insatiable appetite to do something daring.
Throughout the Old Testament the sovereign name of God (I AM) is used to show love, power, clarity and leadership. In Isaiah, the prophet anticipates the incarnation of God in Christ, by finishing the unfinished sentence “I AM…” Later, when Christ came, He would fulfill and expand Isaiah’s prophecy by showing us exactly who God is in the world.