A Christian Philosophy of Technology Mastering technology through Christ-saturated thinking Who needs philosophy A system of values by which one lives We all have one, but many systems are not constructed, rather they are thoughtlessly adopted by internal and external influences Jesus’ philosophy development method For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice. John 18:37 Jesus is the ultimate reality, leading to our values and beliefs. His Spirit in us enables us to develop and apply the truth. How does Jesus connect with technology? This is the fundamental question that all Christian educators must ask. The answer to this question will determine whether technology acts as a slave or becomes our master. A slave has no power and is under the absolute control of the owner. A Philosophy of TechnologyA Christ-centered manifesto A Christian manifesto of technology has three defining principles: 1. The development of technology is supported by Scripture 2. The use of technology should be directed by Scripture 3. The purpose of technology should be to glorify God The development of technology is supported by Scripture Technology is the fruit of a biblical worldview. The humanitarian use of technology was a distinctly Christian phenomenon. When pre Christian culture developed new technologies they were only used for the benefit of the elite. For example the water wheel was discovered in the East well before Christ, but it never became widely used in China as the worldview did not support the alleviation of labor for the peasant classes.