An accidental blog

"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 3 March 2006

PowerPoint and technology

Kenn Herman at Radix Perspectives has some excellent blogs of late. Of particular interest is his piece on Christian faith and the classroom, provocatively entitled Confessions of faith do not belong in the classroom. He provides some important guidelines; including:

  • Don’t substitute your confession of faith in Christ for academic rigor
  • Don’t substitute a season of prayer for a season of intense study

He also has an interesting post on the ubiquity of PowerPoint, with links to an article by Edward Tufte 'PowerPont is evil'. Tufte notes: Power corrupts. PowerPoint corrupts absolutely'. It's a shame that he didn't use Powerpoint to put over his message.

Thinking of PowerPoint, Macht points us to a PowerPoint on the philosphy of technology by Mark De Vries.

And thinking of a reformational approach to technology brings me back to Kenn's blog - he has some excelent posts on computers; including one 'Toward a reformatinal ontology of computers'

3 comments:

Charles M Cameron said...

Found your blog through doing a search on Berkouwer. Wondered if you'd be interested in my Berkouwer blog - www.theologyofgcberkouwer.blogspot.com I am the author of a book on Berkouwer - The Problem of Polarization: An Approach based on the Writings of G C Berkouwer.

Charles M Cameron said...

2nd comment .com is missing from my blog as printed in my first comment!srwmxfak

Charles M Cameron said...

3rd comment - Sorry about the latters at the end of the 2nd comment - That was thw word verification appearing in the wrong place!