Redeemer Conversations

Living in a Virtual Reality (feat. Dr. John Dyer)

June 01, 2020 Redeemer Church of Dubai Season 1 Episode 6
Redeemer Conversations
Living in a Virtual Reality (feat. Dr. John Dyer)
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Redeemer Conversations
Living in a Virtual Reality (feat. Dr. John Dyer)
Jun 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Redeemer Church of Dubai

In today’s world, we are constantly confronted with new technology that promises to enrich our lives, educate us, or entertain us. But do we ever stop to think about how social media, video games, Zoom, smart phone devices, TV, and other technologies actually shape us instead? How can we use our screen time to the glory of God? How can we resist technology addiction? How can parents train their children to use technology to create rather than to consume? Hear the answers to these questions and more in this timely podcast takeover as Dave Furman interviews special guest Dr. John Dyer.

Recommended Resources:

Books:

  • “From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology” by John Dyer — An in-depth look on the topics discussed in this episode
  • “The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place” by Andy Crouch — A parenting book that offers ten helpful ideas for technology
  • “The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction” by Justin Earley — Eight habits that you can implement to create new routines and bring order to your technology-filled life
  • “12 Ways Your Smartphone is Changing You” by Tony Reinke — Helps uncover negative and sinful patterns and points readers to Jesus
  • “Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age” by Alan Noble — A deeper look at how we construct our identity and how we can share hope in this world


Other Resources:

  • FaithTech.com — an organization that helps people use their tech skills for God’s glory
  • TechLess.com — a new phone system called KidOS that creates a distraction-free phone for kids and adults
  • DeviceAndVirtue.com — a podcast on technology and faith



Support the show (http://redeemerdubai.com/give)

Show Notes

In today’s world, we are constantly confronted with new technology that promises to enrich our lives, educate us, or entertain us. But do we ever stop to think about how social media, video games, Zoom, smart phone devices, TV, and other technologies actually shape us instead? How can we use our screen time to the glory of God? How can we resist technology addiction? How can parents train their children to use technology to create rather than to consume? Hear the answers to these questions and more in this timely podcast takeover as Dave Furman interviews special guest Dr. John Dyer.

Recommended Resources:

Books:

  • “From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology” by John Dyer — An in-depth look on the topics discussed in this episode
  • “The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place” by Andy Crouch — A parenting book that offers ten helpful ideas for technology
  • “The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction” by Justin Earley — Eight habits that you can implement to create new routines and bring order to your technology-filled life
  • “12 Ways Your Smartphone is Changing You” by Tony Reinke — Helps uncover negative and sinful patterns and points readers to Jesus
  • “Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age” by Alan Noble — A deeper look at how we construct our identity and how we can share hope in this world


Other Resources:

  • FaithTech.com — an organization that helps people use their tech skills for God’s glory
  • TechLess.com — a new phone system called KidOS that creates a distraction-free phone for kids and adults
  • DeviceAndVirtue.com — a podcast on technology and faith



Support the show (http://redeemerdubai.com/give)