26 Aug Dr. John Fesko weighs in on the church’s use of technology
Ask ten Christians about the value of technology and you will find eleven different answers. Some view technological advances with fear and prefer to avoid or them all together and disparage those who use them. Others fully embrace technology, while glossing over its inherent dangers. Somewhere in between, you will find the nuanced approach of Dr. John Fesko, author of The Christian and Technology. His thoughtful and balanced look at the Christian’s use of technology is a valuable tool in the hand of both the clergy and the layman.
Dr. Fesko shared his thoughts on an episode of Reformed Theological Seminary’s #WisdomWednesday YouTube series:
Here’s what some reviewers are saying about The Christian and Technology:
Recognizing both the benefits and dangers of various technologies, from the automobile to the internet, Fesko calls his readers to a prayerful consideration of the ways every technology impacts Christians both as individuals and as a community. I will be encouraging all of my students to read this profoundly thoughtful book. –Keith A. Mathison
This small book reflects upon six different technological advances and considers how they have positively and negatively shaped our lives. In doing so, the book presents food for thought on how critically to use technology so we are aware of both its benefits and dangers lest we adversely affect our physical and spiritual lives. — Reformed Theological Seminary
J. V. Fesko is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He is the author of a number of books and articles and has served as a pastor for more than a decade before becoming a full-time professor. He and his wife, Anneke, and their three children live in the greater Jackson area.