By Kaelyn Peay
The Master’s University is excited to host TheoTech 2022: Inerrancy, Electricity and Divine Power. The school’s second annual conference exploring technology from the standpoint of biblical theology is coming up on Saturday, October 29.
This year’s topic is electricity – how it makes people and planets function, how we utilize it in modern technology and the place it has held in biblical and mythological imagination. The one-day conference will be packed full of panel discussions and presentations by speakers such as Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. Grant Horner and Dr. Jason Lisle.
Prof. David Crater, chair of the engineering and computer science department, is enthusiastic about this year’s theme.
“Electricity is an issue that has been huge from a technological standpoint over the last 150 years – from power grids to electric cars to cellphones,” Crater says. “And we have computer chips and artificial intelligence that are driven by the control of small electrical signals. But interestingly, electricity is also something that the Bible talks a lot about. So we think this conference is going to be really original, and also really powerful, for everyone who is there.”
The overarching goal of TheoTech is to encourage mature theological reflection on the technology we interact with every day.
“Technology is everywhere, but we never really talk about it theologically,” Crater says. “The Lord obviously intended that we be able to build these things, so maybe there’s deeper significance that we need to talk about. And what we’re trying to do with this conference is ask, ‘Where did all of this come from, and what does it mean?’”
The conference is designed for anyone with an interest in learning about technology from a biblical worldview – whether they’re professionals, academics or laypeople.
Prospective students and families who plan on attending TheoTech are also invited to attend View The U on Thursday through Friday, Oct. 27-28, and attend Grace Community Church on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Dr. John MacArthur – Fire from Heaven: Electricity as Yahweh’s Weapon
Dr. Joey Kim – Maxwell’s Magic: Waves of Electromagnetic Technology
Dr. Monica Vroman – The Breath of Life: From Electricity to Intelligent Machines
Dr. Joe Francis – Electromagnetic Life: Powered Animals
Dr. Jason Lisle – Power of the Planets: The Electromagnetic Solar System
Dr. John S. Eickemeyer – Classical Faith, Quantum Faith, Artificial Faith, and Ungrounded Power
Dr. Grant Horner – Zeus’ Thunderbolts: Electricity from the Classical World to Frankenstein
More information and tickets are available at masters.edu/theotech.
TMU hosts multiple conferences throughout the year, as well as music events and plays. Check our events page and calendar to see what's coming up next.
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