Discerning a Christian view of computer science and technology leads to many questions. The Christian faith is comprehensive, and it should inform all areas of life. But exactly how does faith influence the study of computer technology? What do bytes have to do with beliefs?
The following are some resources dealing with the topic of Christianity and Computing:
- Derek C. Schuurman, Shaping a Digital World: Faith, Culture and Computer Technology, InterVarsity Press, 2013 (companion website)
- Donald Knuth, Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About, Stanford, California: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2001.
- John Dyer, From the Garden to the City, Kregel Publications, 2011.
- Shane Hipps, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church, Zondervan, 2006
- Egbert Schuurman, Faith and Hope in Technology, Clements, 2003.
- Quentin Schultze, Habits of the High-Tech Heart, Baker Academic, 2004.
- Derek C. Schuurman, "Modern Devices and Ancient Disciplines", Faith Today, November/December 2017, pp. 39-41.
- Derek C. Schuurman, "Technology and the Biblical Story", Pro Rege, Vol. 46, No. 1, September, 2016, pp. 4-11.
- Derek C. Schuurman, Transhumanism and the incarnation
- Derek C. Schuurman, "Approaches to Christian Education: From Elusive Towards a Larger and Deeper Approach", Pro Rege, Vol. 44, No. 3, March, 2016, pp. 14-20.
- Steven H. VanderLeest and Derek C. Schuurman, "A Christian Perspective on Artificial Intelligence: How Should Christians Think about Thinking Machines?", Proceedings of the 2015 Christian Engineering Conference (CEC), Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, June 2015.
- D. Schuurman, Forming a Christian View of Computer Technology, Journal of the ACMS
- Joel Adams, Why Christians Should Study Computer Science (and other technical disciplines)
- Victor Norman, How Will You Practice Virtue Without Skill?: Preparing Students to be Virtuous Computer Programmers, ACMS Journal, 2015.
- Derek C. Schuurman, Technology Has a Message, Christian Educators Journal
- Joel Adams, Computing Technology: Created, Fallen, In Need Of Redemption?
- Derek C. Schuurman, Technology, Robot Uprisings, and the Heart
- Derek C. Schuurman, The Net and Your Brain
- Frederick Brooks, The Computer Scientist as Toolsmith II, Communications of the ACM
- Derek C. Schuurman, The Meaning of Technology, InterVarsity's Emerging Scholars Blog, July 24, 2015.
- Derek C. Schuurman, The Rapture of the Geeks, In All Things, November 5, 2015.
- Derek C. Schuurman, Technology and the Church, God and Nature Magazine, Fall 2015.
- James K.A. Smith, In the Beginning was Technology, The Banner, February 2016.
Talks and Interviews
- Technology and the Biblical Story, a talk given at the 2016 Faith & Work Conference, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City, November 2016.
- A TV interview dealing faith and technology (aired on 100 Huntley Street)
- What is the Hope for Humanity? A discussion between N.T. Wright and Peter Thiel
- An interview broadcast on January 31, 2014 on WORD FM in Pittsburgh.
- A radio interview broadcast on July 9, 2013 on WLQV Faith Talk 1500 in Detroit.
- Your Faith and Your Devices, ClearView CRC, October 26, 2014.
- Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS)
- Christian Engineering Society (CES)
- American Scientific Affiliation
- ACMS Conference
- Christian Engineering Conference
- International Conference on Computing and Mission (ICCM)
Groups of Christians working in Computer Technology
- Faith-Tech - a group of Christians in technology gathering in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada's "Silicon Valley")
- Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast
See also the Christianity and Computing page at Calvin College.
There is also a mailing list hosted at Messiah College for people interested in Computer Science and Christianity. To join this mailing list, visit the CS-CHRISTIANITY mailing list page. You do not need to be a member of ACMS to join cs-christianity. About 125 folks are currently subscribed to cs-christianity. The list volume has averaged about 20 per year since the list's January 2000 inception.
We hope to add other links relating to Computer Science and Chrsitianity to this page in time.