Last week, I had the pleasure to sit down and talk with John Dyer.
John has been a web developer for more than ten years and has built tools for Apple, Microsoft, Harley Davidson, and the Department of Defense. He currently serves as the Director of Web Development for Dallas Theological Seminary and has written on technology and faith for Christianity Today, Collide Magazine, and now sits down and talks with ChurchMag.
We talked about his first book, From the Garden to the City.
From the Garden to the City
From the Garden to the City is inline with our heart and mission at ChurchMag: Exploring the intersection of Church and technology.
John’s book is a deep and complex subject that is penned in a way that in engaging and difficult to put down!
Technology—from the first stone tool to the latest smartphone—has changed our daily routine, the way we communicate, and even how we encounter God. We often laud the benefits of technology (increased quality of life, faster ways to spread the gospel) or bemoan the detriments of technology (decreased attention spans, reduced interpersonal contact), but fail to properly address its transformative power.
After you’ve finished reading From the Garden to the City, you will be able to answer a very important question:
Where does technology fit into the larger Biblical story?
John looks deeper at the concept of technology and examines it through the lens of Scripture.
Studying Bible passages and insights from the best thinkers on technology, theology, and culture, John Dyer shows how technology left unexamined can enslave us rather than honor God and fulfill his plan for us.
As we live in a world that is bursting with technology, John gives helpful observations and practical application.
From the Garden to the City is a must-read.
Face to Face (on Skype)
John Dyer was gracious enough to sit down and speak with me, not just once, but twice!
Towards the end of the interview, Skyped crashed (because that never happens) and the file I was recording was corrupt.
I was a very sad panda.
Thankfully, John was gracious enough to talk with me right away!
John’s passion and insight is amazing!
Blogging Through the Book Tour
Be sure to check out the ChurchMag’s From the Garden to the City Blog Tour!