CALLS FOR FAITHFULNESS
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
"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
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:
virtue before technology in an Information Age by Quentin Schultze
vocation in a wired world by Gene Veith
creation, and the shape of human well-being by Ken Myers
to news & events