Technology as a Problem for Christian Ministry

Brent Waters

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1987

Issue: The Ministry of the Baptized (Vol. 7, No 4, Fall, 1987)

Technology is a problem for Christian ministry, not because modern technological innovation is fundamentally different from previous historical eras, but instead because it reflects intellectual and ethical changes which have displaced, but not replaced, traditional interpretive and moral paradigms. In short, technology is a problem for ministry because an interpretive and evaluative framework is not readily available. Consequently, the perception and moral judgment of technological change, as expressed in the practice of ministry, is accomplished on an ad hoc basis.

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