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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!

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    85: A Bit on the Deceitful Side

    Episode 85: Is secret job automation unethical? Should cyber security be regulated? Was the Bixby blowup warranted? Listen in for our thoughts!

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    84: Almost in the Realm of Cyborg

    In Ep.84 we discuss the almost-cyborgian 3rd thumb and chat about cookies/privacy, wasted tech, and the net neutrality action day.

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    83: Humans Make Bad Gods

    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.

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    82: Derek Shares a Secret

    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.

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    81: Rugged Marriage Tech Neutrality Crossover!

    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.

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    80: WWDC 2017

    This week Apple did a thing (or six), so Ben and Derek recorded a special episode to give their thoughts on WWDC 2017.

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    77: Living in an Echo Chamber

    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.

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    76.5.2: We're BACK!

    A brief update! Dates, formats, all the news YOU need about your favorite podcast!

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    76: Problems at Uber

    This week Ben switches podcast apps (again), Vimeo goes 360 & we discuss some of Uber's recent problems.

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    74: Global Community

    February weather be cray, Twitter puts people in time out, and we talk about Facebook’s vision for a global community.

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    73: Alexa, Play the Murder Playlist

    Derek is frustrated about motivational speakers, the 'big 3' go unlimited all at once, and should the government have access to our smart assistants?

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    72: Experiencing Adventure

    In the experience that is Episode 72 we talk through the news, play 'Urban Myths' & discuss our inbuilt desire for adventure.

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    71: Tech, Politics and Immigration

    In Episode 71 Derek & Craig talk about the news, recommend AfterShip & discuss the response of tech companies to Trump's recent immigration order.

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    70: Quitting The Internet

    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.

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    69: Kids and Technology, Round 2

    This week we discuss some more details about the Nintendo Switch, recommend Meetup in TYSU and go ‘Round 2’ on Kids and Technology.

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    68: Does Technology Change Theology?

    In Episode 68 we tip the hat to the iPhone’s 10th birthday, recommend Read Scripture and talk about the error of Process Theology.

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    66: Vanishing Act w/Jeremy Lundmark

    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.

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    65: Amazon Go: Hot or Not?

    After some follow up we go into the news, reco MailChimp as Tech You Should Use & talk about streamlined shopping with Amazon Go.

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    64: Fight For Intimacy

    This week, we celebrate Netflix’s offline mode, lament Google’s iOS design choices, and talk through listener feedback on tech disconnectedness.

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    63: The Perks are Better

    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.

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    62: The News About Fake News

    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.

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    61: Sucked Into the Walled Garden

    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.

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    60: Embrace the Awkward

    This week we discuss the news, wireless video transmission, embarrassing tech & taking Christianity out in public.

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    59: Gaming Spirituality

    Apple and Microsoft try to steal each others' thunder, Derek made a photo booth, and Tank wonders about gaming your spirituality.

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    58: Bible-Dropping Drones

    Tank joins us over the airwaves from Japan as we discuss Tesla’s interesting announcement, the Nintendo Switch and Bible-dropping drones.

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    57: Legislating Modesty

    Derek and Craig discuss the news, baby tracking apps, Facebook’s nipple problem and the concept of legislating modesty.

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    56: Technically on Time

    In this episode we talk about smartphone explosions, play Google Feud and discuss technology, time and efficiency.

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    55: Truth Disrupted

    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.

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    54: Toxic Tech Workplaces

    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.

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    53: Inanimate Milk

    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.

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    52: Kids and Technology

    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.

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    51: The Podcast App Round-Up

    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.

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    50: 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.

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    49: Caring for Aliens

    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.

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    48: Online Cage Stage

    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.

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    47: Self Driving Cars, Part Deux

    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.

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    46: Tim Challies

    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!

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    045: Pokémon Snapchat

    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.

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    044: There's A Line Somewhere

    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.

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    043: SPAAAAACE!

    Errybody goes crazy over headphone jacks, Derek reps Markdown, and Craig wonders if we should put men on Mars.

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    042: The Craig Recap

    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.

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    041: One in Billions

    Ben goes on a Snapchat tirade, Tank talks crappy passwords, and are we living in a simulation?

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    040: Tech Neutrality

    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?

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    039: Does Tech Make You Dumb?

    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?

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    037: Virtual Reality Baptism

    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?

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    036: Dispensational Devices

    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.

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    034: Built On Binary

    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.

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    033: A Convenience Thing

    Audible starts branching out into podcasts, Derek talks about What Throttles His Data, and we talk about ride sharing!

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    032: Grace For Growth

    The FBI cracks the iPhone all by itself, Craig brings Mextures to the mix, and we talk about being honest about sin.

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    031: Souls, Round 2!

    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!

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    030: The Trouble With Transporters

    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.

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    029: Professional Missionaries

    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.

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    027: Apple v FBI

    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.

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    026: CRISPR Theology w/ Alex Humphrey

    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.

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    025: The Bible Project

    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!

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    024: Soak In That Wretchedness

    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?

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    023: NeuBible and the Punk Rock Show

    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.

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    022: That’s Called Witchcraft

    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.

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    021: Roadtrip Roulette

    The online encyclopedia turns 15, Tank recommends wireless headphones, and we let cars drive our topic this week.

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    019.5: A Tech Reformation Christmas

    Merry Christmas!

    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!

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    019: The Fork Awakens

    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.

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    018: Revenge of the Rainbow Lorikeets

    Serial’s back with a vengeance, we advise Mailbox fans on our fav email apps, and we talk through the idea of internet censorship.

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    017: Rainbow Lorikeets Go Insane

    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.

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    016: Obama Is From Outer Space

    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?

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    015: Changing The Changing

    AN emoji is word of the year, Tank introduces us to the Steam Link, and we talk about postmodernism.

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    014: Drunken Octopus Two-Step

    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.

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    013: Wife Hijacked

    Facebook’s iOS-using employees are apparently inept, we present every cloud storage solution on the planet, and we discuss the digital nomad lifestyle.

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    012: Great Squat!

    Derek’s back, Google gets into podcasts, Ben recommends Google Photos magic, and we discuss rogue AI.

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    011: It’s GIF Not JIF

    News, more ways to save money, and a discussion on happiness, joy, tech and theology.

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    010: Rest Azured

    News, how to stay in touch with the latest content via Feed Readers and we chat about TV and entertainment from a Christian perspective.

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    008: Keyboard Warriors

    We play QuizUp on a whim, you should let Bing pay you to use it, and we talk internet mob justice.

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    007: Degrees of Definivity

    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.

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    006: Speaking of Segues

    Disliking Facebook’s button, liking Chromecast, and debating free internet!

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    005: The AppleCast

    We talk Apple, more Apple, and how Apple is interesting theologically.

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    004: Mighty Drones Of Valor

    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.

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    001: Dead Horse

    This week: News, password managers and virtual reality!

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    000: The Introsode

    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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