In the world of classical Chrisitian education, if there is one enemy that has the ability to undermine our work in shaping habits and affections, it is the one-eyed cyclop – the digital screen. We live in a tech world and are blessed in many ways because of it, but the all-pervasive screen voices flood into the eyes and minds of so many of our students, and us, for hours a day. Short of all heading off to Amish country, what can we do to be in the digital world, but not of it? My guest today begins with a thoughtful exploration of God’s command for us as humans to have dominion over the earth, which includes technology. How do we make informed choices based on our faith and theology in a way that practically impacts our lives as adults and for the sake of our children?
Jeff Mingee (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Southeast Regional Strategist for the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia. He is the author of several books, including Called to Cooperate: A Biblical Survey and Application of Teamwork and Digital Dominion: Five Questions Christians Should Ask to Take Control of their Digital Devices (forthcoming). He and his wife, Lauren, live in Newport News with their two boys, Aiden and Carter.