Growth in Technology

Reflections By Joel Murhpy

 

From the emergence of autonomous driving vehicles, the development of facial recognition software, the rise of 3D printing and the advancement of neuroscience, technology is changing and transforming our world. The disruption caused by technology has been a constant throughout the history of humanity and within the Christian church.  

 

Source: Palm Beach Research Group 

Technology is increasing so fast because each technological innovation creates many more possibilities and typically drives down the costs of technology. Understanding how new technologies are influencing their communities and congregations can support Christian leaders to discern and faithfully consider how to engage with this digital and highly technological world. 

 

Reflective Question: What are the positive and negative implications of technology on church life, practice, and faith formation? 

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