Dr. Keith Plummer returns to the podcast to answer some of your questions about how Christians should engage with technology. Dr. Plummer has also compiled a helpful list of resources on the topic that we’ve included below.
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Recommended Resources Regarding Technology
Compiled by Keith W. Plummer, Ph.D.
Note: NC indicates that the author is not writing from a Christian perspective
Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. (W. W. Norton & Co., 2011)*(NC)
Challies, Tim. The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family and the Digital World. (Zondervan, 2015)
Crook, Christina. The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World. (New Society, 2015)
Crouch, Andy. The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in ts Proper Place (Baker, 2017)*
Dyer, John. From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. (Kregel, 2011)*
Groothuis, Douglas. The Soul in Cyberspace. (Wipf & Stock, 1999)
Harris, Michael. The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection. (Current, 2015) (NC)
Reinke, Tony. 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You (Crossway, 2017)*
Schultze, Quentin. Habits of the High-Tech Heart: Living Virtuously in the Information Age (Baker, 2004)
Schultze, Quentin and Diane Badzinski. An Essential Guide to Interpersonal Communication: Building Great Relationships with Faith, Skill, and Virtue in the Age of Social Media. (Baker Academic, 2015)
Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. (Basic Books, 2012)* (NC)
___________. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. (Penguin Press, 2015)* (NC)
Twenge, Jean. iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood (and What that Means for the Rest of Us). (Atria Books, 2017). (NC)
AROUND THE WEB
(in no particular order)
“Going Deep on Our Smartphone and Social Media Habits: An Interview with Alastair Roberts”
“Smartphone Addiction and our Spiritual ADD”
“The Epidemic of Facelessness”
“Six Ways Your Phone is Changing You”
“The Christian Leader in the Digital Age”
“Four Things a Pastor Should Consider Before Engaging Social Media”
“Loving Well in a Data-Saturated World”
“How (And How Not) to Use Facebook for Ministry”
“How Would Jesus Call?”
Sherry Turkle’s TED Talk “Connected, but Alone?”
Second Nature – an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition.