This is a bittersweet episode. A milestone, a transition, and a new path forward. Plus some Google Feud thrown in for good measure.
Welcome to the Tech Reformation – where the world of technology meets the worldview of Christianity. Tech Reformation is a weekly podcast hosted by four Reformed Christians discussing the latest tech topics and how the Christian worldview impacts and interprets the often secular world of technology. Grab your USBs and ESVs and join us each week for the Tech Reformation!
This is a bittersweet episode. A milestone, a transition, and a new path forward. Plus some Google Feud thrown in for good measure.
Does Apple have a monopoly on the App Store? We discuss some court cases that are currently trying to decide that.
This week, our heroes take a break from solving the world's problems, and instead kick back, relax, and count their technological blessings.
We discuss freedom of speech online and the recent movements related to terms of service, Change the Terms and Contributor Covenant.
We reflect on the state of technology over the centuries and how people reacted to new eras of technology in essentially the same way.
The great digital vs physical Bible debate.
Ligonier just released a study on the state of theology today, and it’s…not what you would call good. We talk about the stats, marvel and recoil at the results, and speculate on how technology may be shaping how we interact with theology in general.
China has a new technological marvel it’s been testing and rolling out in the last year or two, their social credit system. What exactly is it, how does it work, and what are implications for both normal citizens, but also for the Christians?
As a society, we’ve gotten very reliant on our smartphones. Very, VERY reliant. So much so that you might think we have a problem. Well, fear not! Google and Apple are here to help our digital wellbeing with recent software, and that’s what we’re talking about this week. Tune it to hear the horror of just how much time we spend on our devices!
Another September, another iPhone announcement from Apple. Seems like a good time to reflect on our uses of smartphones and their impact on our lives.
Ben brings us the checkered history of MoviePass and similar services in the US.
Samsung keynote time! The Unpacked show was just August 8th, where good ol' Sammy announced the new Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and other stuff, so Derek tries his hardest to explain what happened while Ben guesses randomly.
There's been a ton of controversy around Alex Jones and web platforms such as Apple, YouTube and Twitter either banning or not banning the conspiracy theorist and expert provocateur. We delve into his backstory and the controversy to get you some facts, then give our opinions on whether this was all justified or not!
Les Lanphere joins the show to talk about his new movie he's Kickstarting, Spirit & Truth, as well as gives some of his thoughts regarding worship and technology!
We're talking about 3D printed guns! We go through the backstory of this turning point in firearm history and talk about how this changes things going forward. And also, we probably shouldn't panic. For now.
Craig and Derek talk about gamification this week, and discuss whether it should have any place in parenting.
Ben and Derek get together to finally hash out the Tech Neutrality debate once and for all. And it turns out to have a pretty happy ending!
We had the opportunity to interview Adam Holz this week, a senior editor of Plugged In, to talk about their process for reviewing and categorizing content, the moral dilemma of reviewing bad content to warn others, and looking forward at the future of the website!
As Silicon Valley's grown bigger and liberal ideology has dominated the tech sphere, there's been a lot of talk about Christians eventually being pushed out of the conversation altogether by methods of persecution or discrimination. This week we talk about 3 situations that could be perceived that way, and make our own judgements!
Google recently put out a list of principles they plan to follow in applying AI technologies. Where do our worldviews align and separate when it comes to such important technology, and why does it matter?
Tinder has always been a hot topic from its inception, and we talk about it this week! What effects does Tinder-style judgement have on us and the culture, and what does the Bible say about it?
Ahhhh, the WWDC keynote, the Super Bowl for Apple watchers. So we made like a sports this week and drafted our favorite things from the keynote!
Ever been stuck on a decision and just needed other people to break the tie? We talk about that this week in reference to spiritual decisions or beliefs. Should crowdsourcing our beliefs be a thing in any way?
Rachael Starke joins us this week to talk about the way distance learning is affecting seminaries, and how we should use technology in light of the incarnation.
Tanya Mast joins Derek and Craig to talk about social media and children.
Everything's all about Google's developer keynote! Skynet's calling our hairdressers, our news is getting less echo chamber-y, and self driving cars might actually be a thing for real now!
So you've probably been getting emails recently asking you to accept terms and conditions or maybe to resubscribe to a mailing list. That's thanks to GDPR! What is it? What does it do? And how does Scripture speak on the subject of privacy?
We've all watched the movie now, so we give our initial impressions and dive into the worldview espoused by Ready Player One.
We talk about an article from The Gospel Coalition about keeping tech in its proper place.
Apparently kids still get bored, even with the entirety of the internet in their hands. We talk about that, plus, how should we deal with boredom as Christians?
Military AI, the human tendency to collect, and reminiscing about old and fun, yet perhaps a little too addictive, past-times.
We go deep on the story about the data mining story surrounding Facebook, learn some Greek, as well as discuss how we should be interacting in this new age of propaganda (not the rapper).
We go Buzzfeed-style this week and give our hot takes on things mentioned in the MIT Technology Review for 2018.
We discuss a TED talk on the nature of love, humanity and technology by Helen Fisher, and then meander over to the topic of paedobaptism, and why we don't do that.
We wander to and fro when talking about the successfully hacked Nintendo Switch. Terms of Service, abortion, admiring evildoers... lots of discussion this week!
Derek decided to open a big 'ol can of worms.
Derek complains about old iPhones, and the gang discusses some questions raised by the premise of Netflix’s Altered Carbon.
Chris Orsini joins Derek and Craig this week to talk about how we ought to respond to bad news, as well as changes in how free speech works in this internet age.
Derek squees over cardboard, Tank speeds up his reading, and Ben ponders how original Christians should be with creative work.
We dig into some news on Facebook redirecting their ship into a more social platform, and have a lively debate about the value of going "off-grid" on the internet.
This week Alex Humphrey joins us to help clarify some of the ins and outs of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, including an explanation in layman's terms, what they mean for most PC users today, and where to from here.
Derek brings news about Apple's iPhone CPU throttling practices, Tank discusses Logan Paul's infamous 'Pokemon Go' video, Ben introduces us to a new live trivia app with real prizes and Craig talks about eight kinds of Christian commenters.
Ben shares some thoughts regarding humanity's sense of divinity and the secular fear of AI, we muse about what it means to be a missionary online, and Craig continues that thought with explaining how Anchored North works.
We generally agree sharing streaming passwords puts you on the naughty list, Craig presents how cryptocurrency may help battle hate speech, and Derek just wants to keep his Christmas gifts secret.
The FCC votes down Net Neutrality and such is life now, we discuss the problem of bullying and sympathize with Keaton Jones, and we drool all over the shiny black accessories to the iMac Pro.
Facebook Messenger for kids, the strange problem of kids videos on YouTube, and enabling the Stranger Things life.
This week we discuss a Japanese VR simulation that offers a glimpse into the world of those suffering with dementia, we consider Doug Wilson's recent categorization of technology as a form of wealth, and we respond to the question "Can we do church online?" Join us!
Ben's been listening to new podcasts again, Craig talks tech and connectivity in Stranger Things 2 and Derek fills us in on the FCC and Net Neutrality. Join us!
In Episode 101 we discuss time spent online as a commodity, Derek's workflow project, the new app for apologizing and Ben has a reco for our listeners. Join us!
This week Ben, Craig, Derek and Tank celebrate 100 episodes of Tech Reformation by discussing their favo(u)rite shows to date and thinking about future topics. Join us!
This week we wish you all a Happy Reformation Day, talk about read receipts and Amazon Key, and in a throwback to Season 1, Tank brings a Tech You Should Use!
This week we discuss Movies Anywhere, problems with viral outrage & the global need for Christian media. Join us!
This week we discuss the claim that atheism is growing thanks to the internet and chat about self censorship. Join us!
This week, we welcome David Mikucki from Helvetic: A Podcast to help us talk about parental controls, Twitter's character growth, and how technology influences our view of elders.
In the pipeline this week: London bans Uber, Twitter uses Einstein to promote its take on peace & we discuss the Equifax hack.
This week we covered the latest Apple announcements and talked about stewardship and our motives as Christian consumers. Join us!
In Ep.92 we answer the question "Is technology magic?", talk about public perceptions of atheists and discuss subscriptions. Join us!
In Ep.91 we talk about inclusive/'accessible' design, discuss DNA data storage and reflect on the 'good old days' of Flash.
This week we talk missional communities, the ethics & implications of internet censorship, and 7 negative effects of the iPhone. Join us!
In Episode 89 we follow up on the Google "anti-diversity memo" before welcoming Kyle James Howard as our special guest for an important discussion on racial reconciliation.
This week we depart from our new format and take a deep dive into the 'anti-diversity' Google memo. Join us!
In Ep.87 we discuss the new iPhone design, how to avoid getting hacked & new technology that could help the fight against abortion.
In Ep.86 we discuss the future of QR codes, Elon Musk's understanding of AI & a church's decision to help startups. Listen in!
Episode 85: Is secret job automation unethical? Should cyber security be regulated? Was the Bixby blowup warranted? Listen in for our thoughts!
In Ep.84 we discuss the almost-cyborgian 3rd thumb and chat about cookies/privacy, wasted tech, and the net neutrality action day.
Zuck's comments on Facebook as church, the technology we can live without, and should we complain about Nintendo. Join us for the Tech Reformation.
Ever studied online? Do young men play too many video games? Who should be Apple's next visionary & what is Derek's secret? Tune in as we discuss all this in Episode 82 of the Tech Reformation podcast.
Ben and Derek, and Chris and Alex from Rugged Marriage teamed up this week to talk about the morality of technology at large, and whether technology is either neutral or moral.
This week Apple did a thing (or six), so Ben and Derek recorded a special episode to give their thoughts on WWDC 2017.
In Episode 79, Ben breaks the rules by bringing two topics, Derek is intrigued by the Essential phone and Craig raises the topic of a new, decentralized internet.
This week we talk about anti-aging applications of AI, the WannaCry outbreak and whether clickbait counts as deception.
It's finally here - our first show in the new format! Join us as we talk about the Amazon Echo Show, Vimeo and gospel transformation, net neutrality and personal app collections.
A brief update! Dates, formats, all the news YOU need about your favorite podcast!
The gang gets together for a quick update on what's going on and what's happening next with Tech Reformation.
This week Ben switches podcast apps (again), Vimeo goes 360 & we discuss some of Uber's recent problems.
Special guest Tanner Barfield from the Reformed Pubcast joins us this week to talk about Nokia pronunciations, USB-C iPhone rumors, and how he uses technology to get things done.
February weather be cray, Twitter puts people in time out, and we talk about Facebook’s vision for a global community.
Derek is frustrated about motivational speakers, the 'big 3' go unlimited all at once, and should the government have access to our smart assistants?
In the experience that is Episode 72 we talk through the news, play 'Urban Myths' & discuss our inbuilt desire for adventure.
In Episode 71 Derek & Craig talk about the news, recommend AfterShip & discuss the response of tech companies to Trump's recent immigration order.
Ben and Derek quit the internet, argue over Tesla pronunciations, talk about budgeting with YNAB, and Ben is irritatingly good at recalling past episodes by number.
This week we discuss some more details about the Nintendo Switch, recommend Meetup in TYSU and go ‘Round 2’ on Kids and Technology.
In Episode 68 we tip the hat to the iPhone’s 10th birthday, recommend Read Scripture and talk about the error of Process Theology.
All four hosts are back and begin 2017 discussing the news, Psalm singing, and millennials in the workplace.
In the last episode for 2016 we talk exploding phones, Alphabet’s Waymo & the idea of stepping away from the web, at least for a time.
After some follow up we go into the news, reco MailChimp as Tech You Should Use & talk about streamlined shopping with Amazon Go.
This week, we celebrate Netflix’s offline mode, lament Google’s iOS design choices, and talk through listener feedback on tech disconnectedness.
Join us for a short episode (Happy Thanksgiving!) as we run through some news and open up the conversation about whether tech makes us connected or disconnected.
This week we talk disappearing vending machines, UI woes with Apple’s Music App, and the not so surprising news that not all news is true on the internet.
Some great follow up that's been waiting for WEEKS to be talked about, Tank talks about IFTTT, and Ben brings walled gardens to the discussion table.
This week we discuss the news, wireless video transmission, embarrassing tech & taking Christianity out in public.
Apple and Microsoft try to steal each others' thunder, Derek made a photo booth, and Tank wonders about gaming your spirituality.
Tank joins us over the airwaves from Japan as we discuss Tesla’s interesting announcement, the Nintendo Switch and Bible-dropping drones.
Derek and Craig discuss the news, baby tracking apps, Facebook’s nipple problem and the concept of legislating modesty.
In this episode we talk about smartphone explosions, play Google Feud and discuss technology, time and efficiency.
On the radar this week we talk listener feedback, the last credit card app you'll ever need and how technology has disrupted the truth.
With Tank back and Derek away we press on and talk about the news, journaling apps and how an unbiblical worldview can lead some tech companies to become toxic workplaces.
We’re back from the Labor Day break to talk news, Alfred the launch assistant and whether or not the new iPhone, with all its sophistication and shine, will actually affect our lives as believers.
This week we persevere through introduction interruptions, question the pronunciation of Tesla and two new dads talk about kids and technology from a Christian worldview.
This week the whole crew is back together as we talk through the news, Ben gives his review of Pocket Casts for iOS and we follow on from last week’s discussion by asking Tank how he would summarize the gospel.
This week, in our 50th episode, Ben, Craig and Derek celebrate Tech Reformation’s 1 year anniversary, Derek launches a discussion about Launch Center Pro and the guys hone in on the two focal points of Tech Reformation; the gospel and technology.
Tank takes a hiatus from his hiatus to talk with Craig about the news, parking apps and how we can use technology to care for and support refugees.
Turns out you guys like the iOS beta, Ben reviews yet another email app, and we talk about how we should treat comment sections online.
Twitter finally starts fighting the trolls, Ben gets peeved about being everyone’s tech support, and we discuss the potential moral dilemmas of self-driving car crashes.
This week we get to virtually sit down with Tim Challies! We talk about dealing with the rapidly changing landscape of technology, reflect on the nature of news on social media, discuss the impact of podcasting and blogging, and we ask Tim your questions!
The iOS 10 Public Beta has been released, Ben and Tank get PokéFever, and we discuss how we can inform the church better using tech.
Evernote turns the screws on its user base, Tank gets super nerdy with Postman, and we discuss when it’s appropriate to boycott our favorite tech companies.
Errybody goes crazy over headphone jacks, Derek reps Markdown, and Craig wonders if we should put men on Mars.
Craig is back at long last! Apple announces updates across all software, Craig talks about Pocket Casts and catches up with Ben about what we've been talking about the past few weeks.
Ben goes on a Snapchat tirade, Tank talks crappy passwords, and are we living in a simulation?
New emoji are on the horizon, we talk about all YOUR feedback to Jerome Danner’s question about laptops, and is technology actually neutral, like many of us think?
There’s actual video of real-life-virtual baptism, Tank talks about Heroku, and does tech make you dumb, like many would have you think?
We brought on Jeremy Lundmark this week to talk lots of juicy Google I/O news and about Theology Mix, and the larger world of Christian podcasting.
The new Instagram logo looks like a default Photoshop gradient, we do a long round of budgeting software talk, and will VR's legacy be porn?
Your fingerprint does not have the right to be silent, Derek rags on SoundCloud for awhile, and everyone rabbit trails from the main article to talk about the origin of sin.
Intel lays off thousands of people, Ben and Craig talk about their Apple TVs, and Ben and Tank nerd out on programming.
Drone racing is becoming a thing, Ben makes his phone read his books for him, and we talk about the motive behind Rust randomly assigning genders to players.
Audible starts branching out into podcasts, Derek talks about What Throttles His Data, and we talk about ride sharing!
The FBI cracks the iPhone all by itself, Craig brings Mextures to the mix, and we talk about being honest about sin.
Apple did a thing this week, Tank talks about learning Japanese with Anki, and we go round 2 on the soul discussion from last week!
Instagram plans to copy its older brother Facebook, LastPass adds the ability to use two-factor authentication, and we discuss CGP Grey’s video on the philosophical quandary of Star Trek transporters.
Apple and the FBI start hissing at each other, Derek presents the world of functional scanners, and Tank brings the topic of using one’s profession as a way to be a missionary overseas.
Chris Orsini from The Rugged Marriage joins us this week to talk about the distinctions between addiction and priorities when it comes to our digital devices. Also, news and other stuff!
Samsung releases a new phone at MWC, we play a Christian version of Google Feud, and we have a long discussion debating the Apple vs FBI case in America.
This week we’re joined by Alex Humphrey from the Rugged Marriage podcast! We talk about the PrayerMate app and discuss the controversial genetic modification technique, CRISPR.
Instagram is finally supporting multiple accounts, Twitter is switching to an algorithmic timeline, and we got to interview Tim and Jon from The Bible Project this week!
Alphabet becomes world’s most valuable company before Apple snatches the title back, Derek talks about TextExpander, and we discuss whether we should call out unbelievers’ sin, and if so, how do we do it?
Aaron Martin from NeuBible joins us this week to talk about NeuBible, the church, and how design can be a key way to glorify God.
Netflix makes good on its promise to ban VPNs from its service, Ben tells us why Slack would be great for your business or church, and we talk about how Christian apps fit into a Christian’s life.
The online encyclopedia turns 15, Tank recommends wireless headphones, and we let cars drive our topic this week.
LastPass gets a design makeover, Tank reads good, and 2015: Year in Review.
Bringing you a shorter episode right before we take a small Christmas break. We talk about our Christmas traditions and what tech items we’d super love to get as gifts, but probably never will. Sit back and enjoy!
The Force Awakens has been released and is AWESOME, we suggest places to learn to code, and we discuss how Christians can show love for neighbor both on and offline.
Serial’s back with a vengeance, we advise Mailbox fans on our fav email apps, and we talk through the idea of internet censorship.
Apple’s Swift has gone open source, Derek talks Hazel on the Mac, we fail miserably at Google Feud, and we talk about tech spending.
Some little punk can solve the Rubik’s cube faster than us, we play Google Feud, and is killing someone in a video game morally wrong?
AN emoji is word of the year, Tank introduces us to the Steam Link, and we talk about postmodernism.
Ben is soon off to Serbia, we introduce Lutherbot to the unwashed masses that aren’t on the Slack, and we talk about unity among believers.
Facebook’s iOS-using employees are apparently inept, we present every cloud storage solution on the planet, and we discuss the digital nomad lifestyle.
Derek’s back, Google gets into podcasts, Ben recommends Google Photos magic, and we discuss rogue AI.
News, more ways to save money, and a discussion on happiness, joy, tech and theology.
News, how to stay in touch with the latest content via Feed Readers and we chat about TV and entertainment from a Christian perspective.
Guess what, people? We got Calvinist Batman to come on the show! We talk news, Bat-tech, and ask Batman how he manages his anonymous online identity in a way that honors God and his church.
We play QuizUp on a whim, you should let Bing pay you to use it, and we talk internet mob justice.
The Pope blesses and curses the iPhone launch in NYC, getting deeper into context with Blue Letter Bible, and we end up being balanced on ad blockers, despite our best efforts.
Disliking Facebook’s button, liking Chromecast, and debating free internet!
We talk Apple, more Apple, and how Apple is interesting theologically.
Trying not to talk about Apple rumors, seeing how we use our Pockets, and discussing drones and how privacy should be viewed through the Bible.
News, presenting apps for memorizing Scripture, and discussing smartphone addiction.
This Week: Xena the Warrior Princess, to-do list apps, and we talk about the effect of automation on jobs.
This week: News, password managers and virtual reality!
Tech Reformation is a brand new podcast, brought to you by four reformed Christian guys who love Jesus and technology (definitely in that order). With a growing number of reformed podcasts hitting the airwaves you might be wondering how this one is unique and basically you’ll have to wait to find out! We’ll be answering that question in our very first episode though, which is coming soon, so stay tuned!
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