This question is all important in the day and age in which we live. Technology is not going away. It is here to stay. We are going to have to live with this fact. While many may struggle with this idea, many will not have to struggle at all. The generation that does not know what an 8-Track tape is and almost does not what a cassette tape is, will not struggle at all. They have grown up with computers and gadgets. However, one must still ask how we can use technology for God?
Young and Kinnaman (2013) give this advice:
- So the concern , then is how to live within it - and as Christians, how to live in it well. We believe that to do so will require a theology of information. What do we mean by that? We are referring to a deep and livable understanding of how God intends for humans to interact with the tools and information now so readily available.
- Such a theology must start with an understanding of the technology, because while much can be said about the content that pulsates through this super network, it's not just the content that is shaping our lives; it is the medium itself. (p. 32).
When we look at Scripture, we realize that we must bring our technology use and Romans 12:2 into line. Romans 12:2 states, "And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good , and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." How do we "conform" our technology habits to the will of God?