41 episodes

Technology is constantly reshaping our lives, disrupting the status quo and creating new possibilities. Stay up to date, satisfy your curiosity, and live more intentionally through our mix of interviews with people integrating faith and tech, theological takes on the latest tech news, stories from the frontlines of industry, book summaries, and more. Join us as we apply the theology of technology to all of life and help each other demystify tech to use it for God’s purposes.

TheoTech Podcast Christopher Lim

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Technology is constantly reshaping our lives, disrupting the status quo and creating new possibilities. Stay up to date, satisfy your curiosity, and live more intentionally through our mix of interviews with people integrating faith and tech, theological takes on the latest tech news, stories from the frontlines of industry, book summaries, and more. Join us as we apply the theology of technology to all of life and help each other demystify tech to use it for God’s purposes.

    The New Parents Episode

    The New Parents Episode

    In this podcast episode, Chris Lim and his wife Kathleen discuss their experiences as new parents and how technology has played a role in their parenting journey. They talk about creating an Amazon Echo skill that helps them track various aspects of their baby’s care, such as feeding, diaper changes, and pumping. This technology has proven to be a helpful hands-free solution for managing their busy schedules and staying organized in the midst of caring for their son, Athanasius (Athos). They also touch on the challenges of balancing technology use and human interaction for their child, emphasizing their choice to limit screen time and encourage more interactive and imaginative play. The episode explores their personal insights into how technology fits into their parenting philosophy and the ways they adapt to their baby’s needs and their own changing lifestyle.


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    A Decade Since “From the Garden to the City”

    A Decade Since “From the Garden to the City”

    In the decade since John Dyer published “From the Garden to the City” the cutting edge of technology has transitioned from hardware innovations like the iPad and the viral domination of social media platforms to new “fads” like VR, web3, bitcoin, and of course breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence. As a software developer and professor of theology, John has had a front-row seat to how these shifts are affecting the Christian faith and vice versa. Listen in to hear his thoughts on the ways different generations are handling the captivating power of screens and innovative ways technological affordances can help us engage with and live out Scripture in the future.

    Connect with John at:

    https://j.hn/

    @johndyer

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    www.patreon.com/theotech


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    The Dorean Principle

    The Dorean Principle

    Should Christian products and services be free? What can churches learn from the open source movement? Listen in as Conley Owens, author of The Dorean Principle shares the story behind his book and makes a biblical case for colabor instead of reciprocity in ministry financing. In this episode, Chris and Conley discuss theological challenges with different fundraising models, the ministry problems posed by existing copyright law, the distinction between the sacred and the holy and its interaction with money (cf simony), and ultimately dream of a future where the blessings of the Gospel are exchanged freely instead of for a price.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Read the book: The Dorean Principle

    Join the Facebook group: Dorean Discussions

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    AI Ethics Redefined

    AI Ethics Redefined

    A Christian perspective on AI Ethics and its true Telos.

    What is the endgame of AI? And what do Christians uniquely bring to the public debate around AI ethics? Listen to this wide-ranging conversation about what it means to develop and deploy artificial intelligence in a faith-driven way. How do we go beyond common concerns like the fear of superintelligence or unethical use of data to discern what God is doing with AI to fulfill the witness of Scripture?

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    (affiliate links to books)
    From the Garden to the City by John Dyer
    Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
    The Presence of the Kingdom by Jacque Ellul

    AI and Faith
    Software Craftsmanship
    Theology of Technology Discussion at Amazon
    Spf.io - empowering users to use their own data for improved AI translation.

    If you would like to support the TheoTech podcast, become a patron at www.patreon.com/theotech


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    Leveling The Playing Field

    Leveling The Playing Field

    Jon Edmiston is the creator of RockRMS is a church management system centered on people. In collaboration with more than 650 churches worldwide and his team at the Spark Development Network, Jon has created an open-source community that can level the playing field so churches of all sizes can benefit from digital transformation.

    Listen in to hear about the unique funding model and open-source network effects that enable wealthier churches to fund the development of features they need in a way that can benefit many other congregations as well. Learn more about how Jon views data privacy and the need for pastors to know their flock as well as a vision for what excellent church technology could look like in the future.

    (Bonus: speculations on a dystopian metaverse future ;-) )

    To learn more about Spark Development Network, visit www.sparkdevnetwork.com.

    Subscribe and become a TheoTech Patreon at www.patreon.com/theotech


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    A Global Hackathon for Missions

    A Global Hackathon for Missions

    If people spend 7 to 8 hours a day on digital platforms, how can they make the most of that time for the Gospel? #HACK is an Indigitous hackathon bringing Christians together to answer that question. In collaboration with organizations like the American Bible Society, Coalition of the Willing, and World Vision, participants from more than 46 countries developed projects to increase Bible engagement, build multilingual mapping tools for unreached people groups, and create trust-building donor apps. Listen in to learn more about the experimental mindset it takes to serve the global body of Christ with technology.

    To learn more about #HACK visit https://hack.indigitous.org/

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    • 39 min

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