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FAITH ENGAGED CALLS FOR FAITHFULNESS

What impact does the rapid advancement of technology in modern society have on the worldview? Dr. Quentin Schultze, Dr. Gene Veith, and Ken Myers answered that question and similar others at the second annual Faith Engaged conference, "Faithfulness in a Wired World," November 7 and 8 in the Ozinga Chapel.

"As we use technology, are we practicing the fruit of the Spirit?" Schultze asked a crowd of nearly 150 people while discussing the priority of Christian virtue. "We should embody love, and the way to pursue love is to listen and get to know people. Technology interrupts those opportunities."

Veith encouraged the listeners to learn how to use technology in their specific vocations as a tool to build God's kingdom. Myers warned against overestimating technology's value in modern society. Despite its prevalence and popularity, it has limitations as well.

"It allows us more choices, but it does not help us decide what is right or wrong," Myers contended. "Technology, the way we know it, often impedes the restoration that the world needs."

The conference began with worship Friday evening, which was led by Trinity chaplain Tim Hoekstra and featured soloists Heidi Hoolsema and Ginette Jurgel. Each speaker gave a meditation during worship, and when their presentations ended Saturday afternoon, the panelists fielded questions from the audience.

Click below for audio downloads of Faith Engaged lectures:
Putting virtue before technology in an Information Age by Quentin Schultze

Christian vocation in a wired world by Gene Veith

Technology, creation, and the shape of human well-being by Ken Myers

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