Is technology neutral? Do we use technology or are we used by it? Is an electric guitar from the pit while the piano an acceptable worship instrument? Are computers making us dumb? How can we advocate using mobiles for ministry when people are using them for sexting and are losing their ability to socialize because of them?
These are all questions that have to do with how we, as Christians, relate with technology. Unless we work through and develop a theology of technology, we may find ourselves unable to rightly relate with technology and handle the rapid technological changes we face with the advent of augmented reality, Google Glass, etc.
For that reason, we asked John Dyer, author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology, to share about the subject at the 2012 Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF) Consultation. I'm so excited to finally be able to share that talk with you (below)!
Additionally, we are excited to have Heidi Campbell, of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies, sharing on the subject on a MMF webinar this Thursday (July 18th) from 12-1 pm EST/9-10 am PCT. If you'd like to be in on the webinar please register ASAP (25 person limit) here.