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Recap: The Wonder and Fear of Technology

Recap:
The
Wonder

and Fear
of
Technology

Technology — both theoretically and practically — has staked its claim in our cultural moment. It is here to stay. This dominance has fostered much positive innovation, yet also exposed a great deal of fear and anxiety about our future, prodding the theological realm for greater nuance and application.  On November 11-12, the Center for Faith & Work hosted thei...

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CFW Announces Fall 2016 Artists-In-Residence

CFW
Announces
Fall 2016

Artists-In-
Residence

The Center for Faith & Work is pleased to announce our Fall 2016 Artists-In-Residence: composers Bennett Sullivan and David Bixler. The two artists were chosen from invited proposals that explored the idea of “Tribes”.  Each resident artist is now in the process of creating a brand new work on that theme, as it’s uniquely expressed through music. Saxop...

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Stranger Than Materialism

Stranger
Than
Materialism 

By Christopher McNerney In 2013, the philosopher Thomas Nagel rocked the discipline of philosophy with the release of his book, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, no friend of theism, argued “if the mental things arising from the minds of living things are a distinct realm of existence, then strictly physi...

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Faith & Work Conference Poll Results

Faith &
Work

Conference
Poll Results

When you imagine your work or industry 20 years from now, do you feel mostly... A) Hopeful - 41.3% B) Terrified - 1.1% C) Motivated - 22.6% D) Uncertain - 30.6% E) Cynical - 4.4% When you use your smart phone, do you mostly feel a sense of... A) Wonder - 10.3% B) Anxiety - 24.0% C) Anger - 2.2% D) Joy - 4.2% E) Connection - 59.2% Does your faith influence the way y...

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Faith &
Technology

Resources

Jardine, Murray. The Making and Unmaking of Technological Society: How Christianity Can Save Modernity from Itself. First Edition edition. Grand Rapids, Mich: Brazos Press, 2004. Kelly, Kevin. What Technology Wants. Unknown edition. New York: Penguin Books, 2011. Noble, David F. The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spiri...

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Nicholas Kristof, Tim Keller and John Inazu: Civility in the Public Square

Nicholas
Kristof,
Tim Keller
and John
Inazu:

Civility in the
Public
Square

Christian faith demands a high view of human beings. If Christians are indeed called to compassionately steward our respective polities, then we are also called to a kind of civic engagement that wisely assesses our state of affairs with the type of nuance that transcends a liberal/conservative divide. Our public discourse, then, requires conversation over obstruction, vulne...

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