From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology

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Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology s subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media?

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John Dyer (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) has been a web developer for more than ten years, building tools for Apple, Microsoft, Harley Davidson, and the Department of Defense. He currently serves as the Director of Web Development for Dallas Theological Seminary and lives near Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Amber, and two children, Benjamin and Rebecca. He has written on technology and faith for Christianity Today and Collide MagazineFrom the Garden to the City is his first book. You can find out more about his coding and writing at j.hn/.

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It's frequently funny, surprisingly moving, and consistently smart--a great guide for those who want to begin thinking about how technology shapes us and how we can live faithfully with it. -- Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling

John is the unusual person who is as expert in information technology as he is familiar with the Bible, and he is even more unusual in being able to move to and fro with ease and come up with striking and helpful insights. His voice, though gentle, speaks with authority. -- Albert Borgmann, author of Real American Ethics

This book is lively and accessible to techies and non-techies alike. -- World Magazine

[offers] a realistic hope for what is to be done with the fallenness of technology -- Christian Research Journal

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