The Hub Boulder, CO
The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology
Thursday, Oct. 17 6:30 p.m.
Our first event, ever!
Synopsis: Does today’s technology and media have anything to do with the unfolding story of God we find in the Bible? Is technology an inevitable culture-shaping force, a neutral tool (to be used for good or evil), or something else completely?
John Dyer is Executive Director of Educational Technology at Dallas Theological Seminary and author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology.
Dave Carlson is the CEO of Shopventory, an inventory management for mobile point of sale users. He was also the Founder and Managing Director of eonBusiness.
Pat is the CEO of GAN, a network of over 80 of the top investment accelerators on six continents and more than 100 cities around the world. He lives in Denver.
Will was born and raised in Colorado, and is now serving as the Pastor of All Souls Church of Boulder. Will graduated from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. He has worked in youth ministry, missions, and church planting, but is excited to now call Boulder home.
Keynote: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology
Does today's technology and media have anything to do with the unfolding story of God we find in the Bible? Is technology an inevitable culture-shaping force, a neutral tool (to be used for good or evil), or something else completely?
Panel Discussion: Creating Technology for Flourishing Community
From medical technology to mobile apps, technology can solve problems, connect people, and stimulate the economy. But technology can also distract, isolate, and have unintended negative consequences. This panel discussed the role technology should (and shouldn’t) play in building healthy relationships and communities through our work.
Keynote: The Smart Device Revolution
What if you knew with absolute certainty that twenty years from today every person in the world would be carrying or wearing 24/7 a smart device (phone, watch, glasses, etc.)? How would that influence your missional engagement strategy around your church, community and world? Eric Swanson, Leadership Community Director at Leadership Network, gave a brief presentation on the history of technology and its implications for evangelism and discipleship today.