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Author: Sam Hindmarsh
In our techno-industrial society, it may no longer be enough of a witness to live Christianly in a secular economy. Being a faithful witness to Christ means ordering our lives according to the counter-economy of God’s kingdom.
These verses contain a clear message about the idolatry of technology. When the gifts of God become our Alpha and Omega, they are an idol, hard stop. We become like the things we desire and worship.
As Christians, we should be careful not to fall into the trap of the technological gospel, which says that we can invent our way to immortal life and the perfection of our environment.
Earlier this year, I decided to try a little experiment and see if I could live without a computer or smartphone. Like the prisoner who made his way out of the cave to see reality for the first time, I began to notice the world around me with fresh eyes.
Christian educators throughout history, and especially now, are having to adapt to these changes. For faith-based higher education, these challenges have pushed institutions to expand their vision, improve the quality of their programs, as well as reevaluate what Christian community on campus looks like.