Scatter is an online learning platform applying Christian faith to themes of calling, culture, and work in diverse roles and industries. In the Technology: Recoding Goodness course we will explore the role of technology as a God-given transformative force and evaluate the implications of a biblical worldview on our interactions with technology today.


Suggested books, websites & articles

From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology, by John Dyer. John Dyer is unique. As both a web developer and a theologian, he speaks to both coders and pastors, tech junkies and tech layman. The book is accessible, wise (he’s done his homework), and brings a much-needed gospel framework to conversations of media ecology. A great, Christian introduction to technology. Highly recommended.

Responsible Technology: A Christian Perspective, by Stephen Monsma (ed). This is probably the most important Christian book on technology. Though more academic than, for example, Dyer’s treatment, this collection is comprehensive. Chapter titles include: Technology and the State, Technology and Economics, The Cultural Mandate and Modern Technology.  Leaders in technology need to read this book.

Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life, by Albert Borgmann.  A deeply insightful book written by one of the world’s best philosophers of technology.

Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your Faith, by Shane Hipps. A great, lay-level introduction to technology for both pastors and parishioners.

Technolopy: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, by Neil Postman. A classic critique of a technological society.

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