Category Archives: Science, Technology & Religion

Human Uniqueness and Technology: Are We Co-Creators with God?

Every now and then, Google Scholar (and other research sites) send an email to say someone’s referenced my PhD thesis in a publication. It’s a good way to keep track of other researchers who are also interested in theology, technology … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry Educators and “Networked Theology”

I was pleased to see a couple of references to the Networked Theology book in papers to be presented at the Association of Youth Ministry Educators 2017 conference in Dallas later this month. Angela Gorrell’s paper on integrating theological new … Continue reading

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THEOCOM17

For the past three days I’ve been attending the annual Theology and Communication conference THEOCOM17 at Santa Clara University in California. The conference describes itself as “A gathering of Theologians on Digital Communication” and this year’s theme is “Digital Shepherding: … Continue reading

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Protestant Technology Myths

An interesting post over at Michael Sacasas’ “The Frailest Thing” on what he names the myth around the relationship between technology and Protestant Christianity, which he describes like this: The myth, briefly stated in intentionally anachronistic terms, runs something like this. … Continue reading

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Ellul, Technique & Confronting the Technological Society

Had occasion to direct a student to Jacques Ellul’s work the other day to look at his idea of la technique seen as ‘the totality of methods rationally arrived at and having absolute efficiency (for a given stage of development) … Continue reading

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Science and Christianity in the U. S.

Some helpful links from James McGrath. Source: Science and Christianity in the U. S.

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An Invitation to the Study of Cyborgs

I met with Prof. Toru Takahashi a week or two back, while he was here at the University of Waikato on sabbatical. Good conversations around cyborgs, religion, animé and manga. He’s written mostly in Japanese, but here’s an English version … Continue reading

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Are Robots Threatening Your Immortal Soul?

A while ago, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, theology and robots was a topic that generated a number of books and publications including the ones below: “God In the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God” … Continue reading

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Theology and cancer discussions this week

[From Rev Brian Brandon: Let’s look on bright side and talk about heaven – Religion and Beliefs – NZ Herald News ]

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Public Lecture: Exploring the spiritual terrain of the cancer experience; stories and statistics

Public Lecture for the Theology, Spirituality and Cancer Symposium Exploring the spiritual terrain of the cancer experience; stories and statistics Richard Egan PhD School of Medicine, University of Otago Cancer affects everyone differently but what is evident is that it … Continue reading

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