In this episode, I am joined by Dr. John Dyer to talk about the formative power of technology and how it deeply shapes the way we see the world around us including how we read the Scripture given the prominence of digital Bibles today. We discuss the newly revised version of his book From the Garden to the City from Kregel Publications and his new work People of the Screen: How Evangelicals Created the Digital Bible and How It Shapes Their Reading of Scripture.
Meet Dr. Dyer
John serves as the vice president for enrollment and educational technology as well as an assistant professor of theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been a technology creator for over 20 years, and his research focuses on the intersection of faith and technology, including Bible software, digital ecclesiology, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism.
- From the Garden to the City by John Dyer
- People of the Screen: How Evangelicals Created the Digital Bible and How It Shapes Their Reading of Scripture by John Dyer
- Transhumanism and the Image of God by Jacob Shatzer
- Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age by Alan Noble
- The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
- Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture by Heidi Campbell
The Digital Public Square is a production of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and is produced and hosted by Jason Thacker.
Production assistance is provided by Kadin Christian. Technical production provided by Owens Productions. It is edited and mixed by Mark Owens.
Digital Public Square Podcast with Jason Thacker
Conversations on theology, ethics, and philosophy in the public square