John Dyer’s vocation, Director of Web Development for Dallas Theological Seminary, combines his dual passions of “teaching the Bible” and “computer programming” (14); it also renders him capable of writing on the philosophy of technology. Dyer challenges outright the neutrality of technology, and ultimately desires his readers to affirm that “technology changes everything” (175). By affirming such, the reader must then scrutinize their position in a technological age in which they may neither “be content merely to criticize technology” nor may they dismiss its shortcomings “and use technology as much and as often as we can . . . because at Christ’s return he will remake all things, including our problematic technology” (176). Such scrutiny leads to a course of action prescribed by Dyer which “will help us become better stewards of the technological tools God has entrusted to us” as we seek to live lives pleasing to Him (179).
A recent Boston Globe article reads: “Harvard professor identifies scrap of papyrus suggesting some early Christians believed Jesus was married.” And so it seems another old 4th century papyrus has created quite the stir in the news. While we are always seeking to support the Bible with new discoveries of ancient texts, finds like this [Continue Reading...]
The purpose of this article is to explore how Origen’s predecessors viewed the relationship among the Godhead, and to examine if there was a developing theology prior to Origen.