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Recommended Readings on Technology

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We are constantly inundated with new technological products and services, as well as the often hidden dangers and misapplications of technology. Just the sheer pace of innovation can be daunting. Between balancing our priorities at home, roles at the office, and responsibilities to our churches and friends, it is far too easy for us to outsource discernment to other people and just accept what...

Announcing a new project

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We are launching a new project at ERLC next week and would love for you to join us! Technology changes so fast that it is difficult to keep up with. We use these tools every single day, often without giving much thought to how they are changing us and shape the way we view the world around us. From artificial intelligence to privacy issues, technology can be a bit overwhelming at times. This is...

A wisdom guide for giving technology gifts

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This Christmas season is full of long to-do lists, activities, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and giving gifts. Technology and gadgets are often at the top of wish lists for both the young and old. I grew up surrounded by technology and like to include the latest gizmos at the top of my Christmas list, too.   As you prepare to shop for technology-related gifts, or if...

10 observations on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the Apple iPhone, a device that has helped shape our culture in many different ways. On January 9, 2007, then-CEO Steve Jobs introduced publically the Apple iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco, California. It was officially released on June 29th, 2007 for sale to the public. I remember the first time I saw the iPhone in person like it was...

A hymn that teaches us about human dignity

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Most nights, my wife or I sing a short hymn to our son as we put him down to sleep. A couple gave my wife the idea, and we have loved implementing it. Lately, we’ve been singing “Jesus Loves Me.” This memorable little hymn was taught to many of us as little children well before we became believers. It’s a hymn that can easily get stuck in your head because of it simple repetition and lines. One...

About

Jason Thacker

Jason serves as Associate Research Fellow and Creative Director at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He writes and speaks on topics including human dignity, ethics, technology, and artificial intelligence. He is the author of The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity with Zondervan (March 2020). He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.

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