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Forgetting What’s Real: How Modern Technology Distorts Creation’s Goodness
October 16, 2018 | 6:30-8:00 PM | Bozeman, MT
How does modern technology disconnect us from the earth and each other? In what ways does it disconnect us from God? How has our uncritical acceptance of modern technology distorted the way we interpret the world?
Scripture and the theological tradition are clear that creation is inherently good and demands faithful and respectful stewardship. But the philosophical paradigm quietly imposed by modern technology conflicts with Christianity’s interpretation of the created world in ways that corrupt and disfigure God’s good creation. YTI lecturer Lance Green explores how modern technology as a worldview conflicts with Christianity and how the church might respond. Borrowing from sources in theology, philosophy, and literature, this public lecture aims to provide fresh ways of thinking about our relationship to technology, God, and the whole of creation in a thoroughly technological age.
Lance Green (Ph.D. in process, University of St. Andrews; M.A., Luther Seminary) is lecturer in theology and adventure. His primary areas of research are in dogmatic theology and metaphysics, with a particular interest in the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Martin Heidegger. Currently, Lance is a Ph.D. student in theology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Lance is an avid cyclist and outdoorsman, believing books are best read atop a mountain.
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