What does the word “Technology” mean to the average person? This question can bring many different answers from many different people, depending on their age and experiences. For most of us, technology refers to the new products and/or gadgets that help make our work or life easier and more enjoyable. Most of us take for granted some basic things in our lives, that at one time were considered new and revolutionary technology; like electricity, indoor plumbing, heating and air conditioning, automobiles, television and radio to name just a few. Most of us would agree that since the mid 1970’s through today we have seen an explosion of technology around electronics, communications and the ways we can interact with other people not just locally but around the world. With all of this in mind, let’s look at a basic definition of technology.
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary has the following definition for technology: Technology is “”. Using this definition of technology, we can see that the human race has always been pushing the boundaries in the development of new technologies to help us accomplish any task set before us. Any technology that makes our life more enjoyable and makes our work easier is a technology that will probably be successful and be widely adopted by everyone.
So, you might be asking yourself: What does technology have to do with Jesus or even Christianity? Jesus did not have all this technology back in his time! What would Jesus do with all this technology if his ministry on earth were taking place right now? Would Jesus use a smart phone, a Facebook page, or a Twitter account? Would Jesus use group texting or email to communicate with the Apostles? Would Jesus use YouTube to spread the Gospel? Would Jesus have a blog? These may sound like silly questions to ask but these questions are very relevant to the world we live in today and to the next generation of young Christians; the same young Christians that will be the future leaders of the church. What should we as the Church and as Christians be doing with all this technology?
Join me in this 3-part series of articles as we explore the Bible and ask the question: What Would Jesus Do…..with all this Technology??
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