Q&A #308- Blaspheme, is God programming our simulation, Nepotism in leadership, and maybe more!

Sep 20, 2023

1. Mark 3:29 says, “but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” Please help me understand this statement from Jesus. What does it look like to blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

2. Treat this question as fun or serious as you want:

Could we be living in a simulation? Could God be the original programmer of that simulation? Jesus is his avatar to communicate with us? The Holy Spirit is the notes in the code?

3.I was reading an article about the challenges some modern churches have faced and came across a conversation about nepotism in churches. “Nepotism in church leadership is not unhealthy until it is,” from Grady King. It has me thinking of the challenges that some state big name churches have done, And it had me wondering, how difficult it would be to manage a church like a family business? I can imagine it would be hard for both parties (the family members and the employees) particularly to keep the communication open and safe. Should hiring family be allowed in this case? And why then do churches that have family members on staff typically have policies that state family cannot serve on the board together due to the conflict of interest?