Transforming Teachers - Technology

  • Bibliography for a Christian approach to technology

    an accidental blog by Steve Bishop, 2008-07-13

  • Columbus and the rise of science: We've been lied to

    Columbus and the rise of science

     

  • Managing technology

    It is easy to invest huge amounts of time and money on technology without thinking very deeply about how it affects us and all our relationships. Andy Crouch on Q takes 18 minutes to consider some of the implications of a shift from tools to devices and a focus on leisure instead of rest. Education is expected to do more with technology and promote its development in every way possible. Certainly homes and the wider culture are important in shaping the perspective of children and young people regarding technology, but the more formal environment of the school and the authority of teachers also plays an important role in reinforcing or challenging trends. Andy Crouch challenges us to consider how an understanding that people are created in the image of God should influence our approach to this important area of life. It is too important to escape thoughtful reflection. Wisdom and courage will be needed to find a Christ-honoring, Biblically-informed way forward when the technology is rushing through our lives like an uncontrolled torrent.

  • The case for Christian higher education: two-year technical programs, too

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    As servants of the Lord, we are called to work for His kingdom. At our core, we seek to follow scripture’s command to love God above all, and our neighbors as ourselves. Within this body of believers, we have each been given different gifts. As a result, we live out these commands in a host of ways such as: sharing Christ’s word, working to ease suffering caused by sin, and exercising a dominion that develops and conserves the Lord’s creation. Within this diversity of callings, there is unity as each one of us seeks to shine Christ’s light in this world.

    Christian education has long held an important role in equipping citizens of Christ’s kingdom for this work. Opportunities for such learning occur across many educational levels (preschool to doctoral) and subjects (theology, humanities, sciences, and professional callings). However, the continuum of Christian education is not without gaps, noticeably in associate’s-level/two-year technical degrees.