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Book Reviews

Trash: A Poor White Journey

"'Trash' makes the case that poverty and racism are part of the plan, not unintended by-products of the American experiment. This can be tough to hear, which is, perhaps, why it is often dismissed as misguided 'wokeness' rather than respectfully debated." — Amy Pagliarella

Being Here: Prayers for Curiosity, Justice, and Love

"'Being Here' would be a welcome addition to a small group’s gathering and closing time or stand on its own as the foundation of a daily or weekly prayer service," writes Amy Pagliarella of Pádraig Ó Tuama's latest book.

Outlook Features

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence is as common as cell phones, but understanding it – even while using it – is another story, writes Dartinia Hull.

Tech disparities in the Christian world

When writing for the Outlook's March 2024 issue, Eric Nolin struggled to find women leaders in the Christian world working with AI. What does that say about the tech world? About the Christian world?

Teaching AI about ethics and the Gospel

Jacob Alan Cook asks: Can we train artificial intelligence to coach us into deeper honesty so we can help others — whose lives it might know more intimately than we do?

Discussion guide

Discussion guide for March 2024 issue

In each issue of the Outlook, we include a discussion guide to further reflect on the issue. We recommend using this guide in your Bible study, small group or book club. It's our invitation into a faithful conversation.


Faithful conversations

Insights columns

AI as an instrument of abolition 

From a shorter work week to deeper personal growth, the implications of artificial intelligence point toward profits that are beyond simply economic, writes Chris Burton.

Outlook Reporting

Tech Watch