God and technology

Technology and IT (a summary)

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The Theology of Technology
Based on Genesis 3:7,21

Technology is good - a gift of God to help us shape and control a fallen creation

  • enables relationship
  • enables communication
  • gives hope to some of the most vulnerable
  • offers an amazing source of information
  • democratises knowledge
  • breaks down public/private distinction
  • helps us not get lost!

Technology is harmful - a consequence of our alienation from God

The five false promises

  • of significance
  • of control
  • of freedom
  • of never being alone
  • of knowledge of all things

The real danger of technology is not that it is addictive, or that it can lead us into temptation, but that we can hide behind it so that we do not need to face up to our nakedness before God, our weakness, the inevitability of suffering, and of our need for or dependence on Him. 

Guarding against the wrong use of Technology

The right use of Technology

'‘Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete’2 John 12 


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