"A wonderfully provocative analysis of the impact of technology on our lives. Challenges us to examine honestly our assumptions and beliefs about technology and how it shapes us. His questions are superb--we would all do well to adopt them as our own." -- Rabbi David W. Nelson, author of Judaism, Physics and God: Searching for Sacred Metaphors in a Post-Einstein World
"Delightfully readable and decidedly fresh--challenges the usual arguments dividing technology and spirituality, inviting us to live the deeper connections between these topics. An unexpected plus--it is totally fun!" -- Rev. Dr. Tara Lea Hornbacker, associate professor of ministry formation, Bethany Theological Seminary
"Skillfully explores our long-standing relationship to technology, while inviting us to consciously evaluate the new influences, positive and negative, that technology has on our spiritual lives." -- Stephanie Ford, assistant professor of Christian spirituality, Earlham School of Religion
"Strikes a useful and necessary balance between the new and ancient, the simple and complex. Envisions a technological future informed by our faith, and a faith enriched and expanded by scientific progress. Those of us who live with a foot in each world are in Spyker's debt." -- Philip Gulley, Quaker pastor; author of If God Is Love: Rediscovering Grace in an Ungracious World and other books
Hymns or Hypertext?
In this age of information, the technology we choose to use and how we choose to use it has become an important part of how we define ourselves. This engaging book invites you to evaluate how the technological tools and conveniences you have become accustomed to can affect not only your daily life, but your spiritual life too. Each chapter examines the relationship between technology and spirituality through a critical lens: