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WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?

WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY?
Technology, then, is the means by which we transform the world as it is into the world that we desire. What we often fail to notice is that it is not only the world that gets transformed by technology. We, too, are transformed.
John Dryer, From the Garden to the City

COURSE OVERVIEW
Weeks Weeks Weeks Week

1 & 2: Why is this important to study? 3, 4, 5: Dangers of Technology 6 & 7: Specic Technologies

8: Responses to Technology 9 & 10: Developing Discernment 11 & 12: Tools for Safe use

Weeks

Weekss

WHO AM I?
Director Senior

of Technology, Suber Road Baptist Church

CRM Consultant, Blytheco, LLC Branding

Owner, PTi Family: Runner

Audrey; Megan (6), Brooke (4), Lenae (2)

CONTACT INFORMATION

kgillen@suberroad.org http://tech.suberroad.com

http://facebook.com/kevingillen http://twitter.com/kevin_gillen

TECHNOLOGY & THE GOSPEL


Is it really that important?

PERSPECTIVE
Technology can be divided into three categories: (1) everything before you were born is just stuff, (2) everything invented between birth and the age of thirty is wonderful, and (3) everything invented after you turn thirty will bring about the death of society. Douglass Adams, quoted in From the Garden to the City

RESOURCES
David P. Murray
Former

Pastor in Scotland

Professor

of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI).

RESOURCES

Tim Challies
Assistant

Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto

Blogger: www.challies.com

RESOURCES

Tim Challies
Assistant

Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto

Blogger: www.challies.com

RESOURCES
John Dyer
Former Web

youth pastor

developer

Director

of Web development at Dallas Theological Seminary.

GOALS

Provide Answer Educate

a biblical view of technology your questions on specic technologies

SOCIALNOMICS VIDEO

http://youtu.be/0eUeL3n7fDs

1OF 8 COUPLES
met via Social Networking

Source: McKinsey Study

If Facebook were a country, it would be the

WORLD'S 3RD LARGEST COUNTRY

Source: Facebook population data

Have an online presence before age two

92% OF TODDLERS

Source: Mashable.com

40% OF FACEBOOK USERS


play games like Farmville

Source: Washington Post

ignore their corporate policy on social networking

50% OF EMPLOYEES

Source: Vissage Mobile

WOMEN ON FACEBOOK
21% 42% 58% 50% 89%

of 18-34 year-olds check in the night accept posting pictures of themselves intoxicated use facebook to keep tabs on "frenemies" are ne with being "friends" with complete strangers

agree that "you should never post anything on Facebook you don't want your parents to see."

Source: Oxygen / Mashable

TECHNOLOGY & THE GOSPEL