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...]

Going Offline for Goodness’ Sake

Unplugged black cord.

by Kristyn Komarnicki [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I flew to Toronto to see some old friends. In an act of the will that required great … [Read more...]

Questioning Technology

by Tom Rowley [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This piece started with me feeling rather smug over a major technological breakthrough at our house—namely, … [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...]

Technology: A Day in the Life

By Andy Patton [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] Recently, in preparation for a lecture I was giving, I tried to make a list of every piece of technology I … [Read more...]

How to Make Sundays Screen Free

Baby or toddler watching television.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Kids ages 8-18 spend more than seven-and-a-half hours each day on electronic devices. Kids under six watch … [Read more...]

Wendell Berry, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Dangers of a Technological Mindset

By Matthew Dickerson Flourish magazine, Fall 2010   Genetic engineering in the foods you eat. Advanced surgical equipment. Military weaponry. The Internet and social networking. The stove in your kitchen. Technologies are becoming … [Read more...]

Christians and Technology: Drawing Lines in the Sand

Man asleep at the computer.

by Brian Janaszek [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly reflections, called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] We are surrounded by technology. Some may try to avoid particular facets of technology—cell phones, … [Read more...]

Getting Technology Right

"What WALL-E Got Right." That was the title of a talk Andy Crouch gave at the 2009 Flourish Conference, and if you've seen the charming, intelligent Pixar film about a robot who is much more than metal and electrical pathways, you undoubtedly … [Read more...]