Caution: Imagination at Work

In "Caution: Imagination at Work" read author John Dyer in the Fall 2011 issue of Flourish magazine discuss the impact of our technology on the world and on ourselves. The allure of technology, then, is a promise that the right tools will bring … [Read more...]

How To Use Technology—Not Be Used By It

As technology plays an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, we must ask ourselves: How can we use it well rather than be used by it? In a lecture entitled "Five Things We Need To Know About Technological Change," author and cultural critic … [Read more...]

How Roasting Coffee Helped Me Understand the Process of Redemption

By John Dyer [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Five or six years ago, I was a textbook Mountain-Dew-fueled web developer who didn’t really like coffee. But … [Read more...]

The Year Technology Replaced Talking

USA Today called 2010 "The year that technology replaced talking."  Whether or not you agree with the newspaper's punchy headline, it is certain that technology and the sort of instant "connection" that it provides is an increasing trend in our … [Read more...]

Kids and Nature-Deficit Disorder

You can't love something if you don't know it - this is especially true of the Earth. However, we live in an increasingly technological world where time spent outdoors is being replaced by time spent in front of screens. The move indoors presents … [Read more...]