Technology and Tradition. How (Not) to be Human in the Age of Silicon Valley with Colin Miller, Ph.D

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Technology and Tradition. How (Not) to be Human in the Age of Silicon Valley with Colin Miller, Ph.D

April 27 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

Every tool we use also uses us. Our tools make us into a certain type of person—they shape our habits & desires. (Think about it: would you be able to tolerate the slow, arduous journey across the country on horseback of yesteryear when you could today be whisked coast-to-coast in a 737 in four and a half hours?) After having tasted a certain way of doing something, our palate makes it hard to want anything else.

If what it means to be Christian is to cultivate a certain set of habits—to become a certain type of person whose life is ordered by holiness—then the Christian must always be watchful of the practices and patterns he is engaged in, lest he fail attain to the full stature of Christ—lest he not become the full human he is called to be through his baptism.

Technology is often considered merely a neutral tool. Colin Miller will contend that no tool is ever merely neutral. And since it is not neutral, Christians must respond to technology, and the culture it produces, with vigilant awareness of its power to shape us, and a clear sense of how to order it for good rather than allowing it to dis-order us.

Join Canongate’s Great Conversation series for an afternoon discussion about the implications of technology for our sanctification. The discussion should prove to be as practical as it will be theoretical, with something for everyone to glean, regardless of their station in life.

The event is free and kids are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP’s are encouraged.

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Date:
April 27
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Website:
great-convo.rsvpify.com

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Canongate Catholic High School
Phone:
(828) 712-8924
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