Rapidly advancing technology is exciting and full of possibility. Yet technology can have a corrupting influence on us and the culture around us. As Christians, how are we to discern and use technology in our daily lives?
We often laud the benefits of technology (increased quality of life, faster ways to spread the gospel) or bemoan the detriments of technology (decreased attention spans, reduced interpersonal contact) but fail to properly address its transformative power. Where does technology belong in the biblical story of redemption?
John Dyer, author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology, explores technology through the biblical narrative of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. In this course, you will discover insights into God’s purpose for human creativity and engage in thoughtful reflection on the redeeming and corrupting power of technology.
What You'll Learn
- How can technology promote goodness in the world?
- How does technology corrupt the world?
- How can we have a healthy relationship with technology?
- What are the implications of technology in a rapidly changing world?
- As Christians, how can we use a biblical framework to engage technology?
- How can we use technology to share the light of the gospel?
Director of Communications & Technology, Dallas Theological Seminary