Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)



First Advisor

Phil Carnes, DMin

Second Advisor

David McDonald, DMin

Third Advisor

Leonard I. Sweet, PhD


In a world with rapidly changing technology that challenges our understanding of what it means to be human, our dealings with the biosphere, and our social interactions, many pastors and Christians do not have an adequate theology of technology. Our current narraphors have been influenced by our linguistics, popular culture, and an escapism theology that prevents us from interacting with technology in a theological way. Technotheology is the algorithm necessary to understand humanity’s role in a technological age through the matrix of the imago Dei. Using humanity’s ability to reason, their regency over creation, and their ability to be in relationship as the primary subroutines, technotheology explores emerging technologies, and what it means to be a creative human in an age of technological advancement, by providing insight to new technologies, asking probing theological, sociological, and ethical questions, and offering beneficial metaphors for the church.

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