Came across this today while doing some literature trawling. I’m lecturing on “being human in a technocultural world” in a couple of weeks time and I’ll probably add this article into the suggested readings for the class.
In it one of the authors (David Batstone) writes
So what does it mean to be spiritually alert in an age of technology? It means being conscious of the choices that are before us and where they are likely to lead. It means charting how knowledge is distributed and how to access it. It means learning the ideas, skills, and strategies that enable success in a given location. It means learning how to use the resources of local communities to establish leverage against dominant elites. It means intentionally creating the kinds of community that allow us to live with dignity. It means learning how to take care of people, not just people learning how to take care of themselves.
For an article on technology and faith and looking at issues of access to information they have, somewhat ironically, an extended web version of the print version at Web Exclusive: God Is My Palm Pilot, Sojourners Magazine/July-August 2001.