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Second talk in a series title, "Growing with God in a Facebook Age." A quick survey of how God uses technology in the Bible.

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  • Tech savygod.gwgifa.8.11

    1. 1. A Tech Savvy God<br />
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    3. 3. What are we talking about?<br />Science<br />Discovering knowledge<br />Engineering<br />Designing with knowledge<br />Technology<br />Appling knowledge<br />
    4. 4. God’s Use of Technology<br />Clothing<br />Genesis 3:7<br /> Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. <br />Genesis 3:21<br /> The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. <br />
    5. 5. God’s Use of Technology<br />Audio/Visuals<br />Exodus 3:2<br /> The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. <br />
    6. 6. God’s Use of Technology<br />Metal and Stone<br />Exodus 31:2-5<br /> “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in <br /> all kinds of craftsmanship.” <br />
    7. 7. God’s Use of Technology<br />Writing and Language<br />Exodus 32:15-16<br /> Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets which were written on both sides; they were written on one side and the other. The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing engraved on the tablets. <br />
    8. 8. God’s Use of Technology<br />Writing and Language<br />Daniel 5:5<br /> Suddenly the fingers of a man’s hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.<br />
    9. 9. God’s Use of Technology<br />Pottery<br />Jeremiah 18:1-6<br /> The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying, “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will announce My words to you.” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something on <br /> the wheel. <br />
    10. 10. God’s Use of Technology<br />Jeremiah 18:1-6<br /> But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me saying, “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are <br /> you in My hand, O house of Israel.”<br />
    11. 11. God’s Use of Technology<br />Leather Work<br />John 2:15-16<br /> And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop <br /> making My Father’s house a place <br /> of business.”<br />
    12. 12. God’s Use of Technology<br />Clothing<br />Audio/Visuals<br />Metal and Stone<br />Writing/Language<br />Pottery<br />Leather Work<br />
    13. 13. Technology Changes Things<br />…people are free to choose how they will use their tools, but that the tools themselves are oriented toward a particular set of uses that will emerge when a large number of people use them.<br />From the Garden to the City by John Dyer.<br />
    14. 14. What Technology Does<br />Extends or magnifies something that we do naturally.<br />Eliminates or amputates something that we used to do.<br />Retrieves something from the past.<br />Reverses into a more negative behavior when it’s overused.<br />
    15. 15. Our response<br />God used technology fully aware of the inherent strengths and dangers.<br />Because of our sin nature, we need the spirit and the community to guide our use of technology.<br />
    16. 16. The Unchanging in Changing<br />While God’s words are eternal and unchanging the tools we use to access those words do change, and those changes in technology also bring subtle changes to the practice of worship. <br />
    17. 17. Technology Changes Things<br />When we fail to recognize the impact of such technological change, we run the risk of allowing our tools to dictate our methods. Technology should not dictate our values or our methods. Rather, we must use technology out of our convictions and values.<br />From the Garden to the City by John Dyer.<br />
    18. 18. God’s use of technology <br />helps us understand how convictions and values <br />shape what we use <br />in communicating His love.<br />
    19. 19. When you think about communicating the love of God, what are some values we need to hold close? <br />What are some we can release? <br />
    20. 20. We have applied this concept to technology. What are some other areas where these ideas might be helpful?<br />