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Technology and Christian practice

Technology and Christian practice

It’s been argued by people this week that we’re moving rapidly into the realm of the cyborgs and androids, living lives that can’t be managed except by using technology. From always connected pocket computers, to a global web of relations, to robotic limbs and eyes, the future is breaking upon us.

So what does all this mean for Christian people in their everyday lives? What does it mean for the life of the local church? Fr David Cloake, blogging at the Venacular Curate thinks through a number of ways that just communications technology and the rise of Social media is changing the way ordained ministry is done. He concludes:

“In general, technology and social media grant many people a ‘way in’ to theology, praxis, dialogue and even belief and discipleship. That a priest of limited education but of all faith can write words that mean something to people in Angola (this I know to be a fact), then God has a use for me I hadn’t even predicted at ordination. This is the tip of a very large iceberg and I would welcome opinion. However, without technology and social media, God’s plan for me would never have found life.”

Read the full essay here.

What are you finding needs to change in terms of our daily Christian praxis or our theological worldview as a result of our new “super-powers”?


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