God, Technology, and the Christian Life

What Does God Think about Technology?

For Christians wanting a healthy relationship with technology

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What Does God Think about Technology?

From smartphones to self-driving cars to space travel, new technologies can inspire us. But the breakneck pace of change can also frighten us. So how do Christians walk by faith through the innovations of Silicon Valley? And how does God relate to our most powerful innovators?

To build a biblical theology of technology, journalist and tech optimist Tony Reinke examines nine key texts from Scripture to show how the world’s discoveries are divinely orchestrated. Ultimately, what we believe about God determines how we respond to human invention. With the help of several theologians and inventors throughout history, Reinke dispels twelve common myths in the church and offers fourteen ethical convictions to help Christians live by faith in the age of big tech.

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Contents

  • Chapter 1: What Is Technology?
    Chapter 2: What Is God’s Relationship to Technology?
    Chapter 3: Where Do Our Technologies Come From?
    Chapter 4: What Can Technology Never Accomplish?
    Chapter 5: When Do Our Technologies End?
    Chapter 6: How Should We Use Technology Today?

  • General Index
    Scripture Index

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Contributors Tony Reinke
ISBN 9781433578274
Format Paperback
Dimensions 138mm x 215mm x 20mm
Weight 0.38 kg
Language English
Pages 320
Publisher Crossway
Endorsements

John Piper

Pastor for Preaching & Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN

From John Calvin to Wendell Berry and Elon Musk. From world-changing fertilizer to medical innovations and space travel. From the Tower of Babel to the new Jerusalem. From technology as savior to the sovereignty of God. From the boasts of Silicon Valley to the blood of Jesus. Tony Reinke’s book God, Technology, and the Christian Life is panoramic and penetrating. I doubt there has ever been a more sweeping treatment of technology so firmly tethered to Scripture—and therefore so realistic and hopeful. Writing as a ‘tech optimist’ who trusts in God’s providential orchestration over all things, Reinke offers us an expansive and compelling ‘biblical theology of technology.’ God’s glory is the end of creation and the aim of all innovations. Apart from Christ there is no art, no science, no technology, no agriculture, no microprocessor, and no medical innovation. If God is the center of our life, technology is a great gift. If technology is our savior, we are lost. This is a mind-expanding, heart-stabilizing, God-glorifying, joy-sustaining book.

James Kelly

Founder and CEO, FaithTech

Tony Reinke has written a must-read for any Christian seeking to understand God’s view of technology. God, Technology, and the Christian Life masterfully fuses together scriptural commentary, historical wisdom, and practical application to give a rich, Christian worldview of technology. A more positive view of human innovation and innovators is a breath of fresh air in a cultural moment when technology is viewed more as a harm than a help to many Christians. I will be recommending this to our FaithTech community worldwide.

John Dyer

Dean and Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary; author, From the Garden to the City: The Place of Technology in the Story of God

Reinke not only addresses a wide range of issues in technology and culture; he also brings fresh insights into often overlooked passages of Scripture. He offers an approach to technology that is ethical without being moralistic, careful without being restrictive, and positive without being naive.

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