Wednesday, March 1, 2023


      Now, what we call technology is simply an array of tools laid out on the bench for us.  Technology is therefore a form of wealth.  The reason this is important is because the Bible says very little about technology as such, but it gives us a great deal of blunt and pointed teaching on the subject of wealth.  If we learn how to deal with wealth scripturally, then we will have learned how to deal with technology. . . .

     So if technology is wealth, then we are all surrounded with astounding amounts of it.  This is what I refer to as tangible grace.  If you have a smartphone, you have more wealth in your pocket than Nebuchadnezzar accumulated over the course of his lifetime.  We have a responsibility to turn a profit on these astounding resources—and that is what is meant by productivity.  We have a responsibility to do this methodically, deliberately, and intentionally.  This is what I mean by ploductivity.  This is deliberate faithfulness: working in the same direction over an extended period of time.  Our electronic servants may be super fast, but we should be as deliberate as ever.

-Douglas Wilson, Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work & Wealth

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