Rage against the machine | Christlike living in a high-tech world (1/2)
We use our devices every day. But how often do we consider how they use us? What does it mean to live wisely as a disciple in our high-tech age? In this piece M...
One thing became crystal clear over the pandemic: we’re incredibly dependent on technology. With family chats on Zoom, working from home, and church online, our screen time went through the roof as we relied on tech to connect us to the outside world.
And this dependence isn’t new. You’re reading this on an electronic device. Your phone’s probably in your hand or within arm’s reach. And there’s a good chance you spend several hours on that phone each day.
But how often do we stop to think about how the technology we use every day is forming us? Is it possible that our technology is subtly teaching us what’s good, what’s evil, and what it means to be human?
As the digital world grows in influence, it’s vital to understand how it serves – and violates – God’s purposes for creation. Because as Christians, we all have a duty to use technology in a way that brings healing to ourselves and our communities – and communicates the gospel to our virtual neighbours in a meaningful way.
Let’s explore this crucial topic, and discover together what it looks like to make a difference for Christ in this tech-dominated age.
Recorded on Zoom on 27 September 2021
As part of his contribution to this Wisdom Lab, Matt Jolley wrote two blog articles exploring this topic further:
Blog articles which engage with technology’s influence in our culture, considering how we might respond in our everyday lives in a Christlike way:
Check out other LICC event recordings with discussion questions that’ll help you dig deeper into this topic.