Category Archives: Technology

Global Catastrophic Risks

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Affirmation: the existence of humanity is a valuable state of affairs. Analysis: there are a number of risks with non-negligible probabilities of taking place which threaten the existence of a very high proportion of humanity, and thus bring much higher death rates and cause extreme suffering. These are known as Global Catastrophic Risks (GCRs) and […]

In defence of materiality

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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 […]

Navigating rapid technological change

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We affirm that technology is an expression of our human creativity and our task of benevolently ruling creation as God’s image bearers. However, technology is powerful both for good and evil. Further, technologies are not neutral, but reshape the world according to values and biases embedded in them. The speed of technological innovations far outpaces […]

Balance of Work Life

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We affirm that an appropriate balance between work and rest (epitomised in the biblical teaching of Sabbath) is vital for personal wellbeing, healthy families and strong communities. However, the competitive culture of many companies expects employees to continue responding to demands outside normal working hours. This expectation does not respect personal boundaries or the physical, […]

Cyber-Anxiety

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We affirm that social media is a useful relational tool. However, we recognize that fear and anxiety are growing in our lives, contributing to a depression epidemic. The cyber world and social media are exasperating the problem. We often enter the cyber world seeking to avoid the stress of reality, but instead find our anxiety […]

Science and God

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We affirm that God made Man in His own image. He has given us a mind with which to unleash the mysteries of our universe. Science has achieved wonders in widening our understanding of it. However, many today believe that science makes God unnecessary. Therefore, I call my Christian and non-Christian friends to examine the […]

Online Speech

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We affirm that language is a gift from God, that ‘the tongue has the power of life and death’ (Proverbs 18:21), and that God’s intention is that words be used to build others up. However, we observe that the internet is often a platform for gossip, rumour, hate speech, defamation and harassment. Therefore, we call […]

Respect of Media Ownership

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We affirm that the ownership of property is an important and necessary reality in our world. However, the internet has vastly increased the ability of others to misuse, borrow without permission, and even steal property that belongs to others. This is especially true for artists of all kinds who make their living from their original creations. […]

Online Civility

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We affirm that the ability to communicate is central to what it means to be human. Unfortunately, although communications technologies have vastly increased the quantity of communications, they have tended to reduce the quality by subverting the weight and meaning of individuals’ words. Therefore, we should draft some type of charter for how to communicate […]