We affirm that the digital world opens new horizons for people. There is a risk that this places a premium on the immaterial and transient.
Parisian thinker, Paul Virilio, warns that such a trend can volatize the real and obliterate lived experience. Much thinking in the West undervalues materiality – by promoting disposability.
We should espouse a higher view of material things; recycle, reuse, renew. As Christians, we believe in the incarnation and resurrected body. The world we inhabit is material – with flesh and blood, even e-waste and electricity – so let us reconnect, engaging our hands in craftsmanship.