Humanitas Forum – Christian Discipleship in a Digital Age

Here is the upcoming Humanitas Forum information from Michael Poore:

Is Google making us stupid? Such a question in our technological age is heresy to the reigning ideology of secular progress.  Yet, it produced widespread reflection and debate when raised two years ago in an essay by the same title in The Atlantic.

Most Christians assume that technological tools are value neutral. Whether these tools are good or bad depends on how they’re used. Such Christians fail to see the need for serious reflection prior to adopting the latest technological gadget. This unreflective posture implicitly fuels an outlook on life that is anti-Christian; thus, rendering genuine Christian discipleship more difficult, if not impossible. In this talk, Dr. Justin Barnard will help us understand how these technologies shape us spiritually and how we might counter their negative effects.

Will There Be iPods in Heaven?

Christian Discipleship in a Digital Age

Dr. Justin Barnard

The Humanitas Forum on Christianity and Culture

2010 Fall Lectures

December 10, 2010 (Friday)

Nashville State Community College

Cookeville, Tennessee

Dr. Justin Barnard is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.

Nicholas Carr’s essay, Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is doing to our brains, is available online:  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/6868/

The Humanitas Forum on Christianity and Culture is dedicated to wrestling with some of the many issues facing Christians who would be “salt and light” in our secular age.  Please plan to join us!

For your convenience, a summary of each talk in the fall schedule can be found at www.humanitas.org/forum/cookeville .

Q&A Follows the Lecture

Admission: Free

Location: Cody Hall – Nashville State Community College, 1000 Neal Street, Cookeville, Tennessee

Details & Map: www.humanitas.org/forum/cookeville

Time: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Contact: Michael Poore, Director, The Humanitas Project, (931) 239-8735, mpoore@humanitas.org

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