technology and faith
I’m incredibly privileged to have been asked to participate in two upcoming IFES events that, in different ways, explore some of the issues surrounding technology and faith.
The first is a Bible Study Consultation, bringing together about 20 students from around the world, to explore the impact of changes in society, culture and technology on Bible study, and asking questions about how we can best equip the next generation of students to ‘rightly handle the word of God’.
The second is the next IFES World Assembly, where one of the Word and World sessions will be exploring the impact of technology on faith, and seeking out the challenges and opportunities presented. I’ve already done a fair amount of thinking around this session, in dialogue with friends in Sri Lanka and New Zealand, but still have more work to do. Will post some of these thoughts soon.
As I think more about these topics in the coming weeks and months, I will try and blog a little more, and would welcome comments, thoughts and suggestions… I want to hear from you, to help provoke more discussion and help me represent other perspectives at these events.
I work as Head of Global Communications for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), having previously worked with Compudava (now Endava) in Moldova, building web applications, and for Wesley Management, working with small businesses and charities. I have a passion to see intelligent application of digital technology to serve the Church and mission. Married to the lovely Ruth.