In my blog we’ve been looking at what I call the “truths of technology.” At Camp Infinity, we use these nine truths to help young people develop a biblical worldview about technology.
Last time we saw that:
God is working through the tools of the day to accomplish His redemptive plan for mankind.
The second technology truth is: A change in technology always results in a change in our culture.
A cursory look at history shows that as technology changes, so does the culture. The Industrial Revolution, and all that has quickly followed, has allowed for those in the first world to have more free time than ever before. Instead of taking hours to wash laundry, it can be done at the touch of a button and throwing a detergent pod into the machine. Farmers can grow acres of crops with just a fraction of the effort it used to take to grow one field. Meals can be made in the microwave in minutes and water just pours out of a tap. Increased free time must be filled with something so television, theaters, shopping malls, and social media fill that time. Advances like these have radically changed our culture and there’s no going back. How should the Christian respond to these inevitable changes? Well, there are three choices.
We want young people to be able to use technology to serve the Lord and others—not to be controlled by it. As technology inevitably continues to change the culture, these young people need to be equipped to think biblically about how to approach and use technology for the glory of God.
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