Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

Teaching about the effects of pornography

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We affirm that sex is an act of love, trust and vulnerability, and therefore should be reserved for marriage, where husband and wife are committed to loving and serving each other. However, pornography is used by most British and American men, whether married and/or Christian. Porn has been found to increase negative attitudes towards women, […]