Is Google God?

125102122016Mark Kelderman & Maarten Kuivenhoven

If you need to know something about a certain subject, the most common piece of advice is “Just Google it.” Google is a wonderful tool. We use it—a lot. But Google is not divine, nor is technology. So often in today’s fast-paced world of technology and development we lose sight of God. But one thing we cannot do is digitize God and reduce Him to a machine, a sound-byte, or a tweet.

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By | February 12th, 2016|Herald, Internet, Law|

The Decalogue in the Digital Age: Biblical or Digital Authority

123401262015Mark Kelderman & Maarten Kuivenhoven

The concept of authority in the home, society, and work has fallen on hard times, particularly in the digital age, where technology has begun to master some. This article is a call to return to biblical authority structures and to bring them to bear on our use of technology. As we consider the arrangement of authority in our world, Paul gives us a clear indication in 1 Corinthians 11:3 of what he understands the levels of authority to be.

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By | January 26th, 2016|Christian Life, Herald, Internet|

Internet–Is More Better?

Foppe VanderZwaag

...How do we form our opinions? On what are they based? Is it on some vague impressions or on carefully thought out opinions, on feelings or on thoughts? In World (July 26/August 2), I recently read a short, pertinent article by Janie Cheaney commenting on our changing reading habits. Both title and subtitle were striking: “Fleeting thoughts: How the internet is eating my brain.”

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By | December 1st, 2015|Herald, Internet|

What Every Parent Should Know About the Internet (4)
Pornography

hands pushing keys of computerDavid Clark

In the last three articles, we have considered aspects of the Internet that can have both positive and negative ramifications. Sadly, there is no escaping the subject that we now need to consider. There are no positive benefits, only sinful, dark, negative, and life-destroying ones. No one who has an email account or browsed the Internet for more than a few minutes can have escaped the intrusive darkness that this sin- and money-driven industry has cast.

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By | August 7th, 2015|Contemporary Issues, Herald, Internet|

What Every Parent Should Know About the Internet (3)
The Social Network Revolution

Social Network of PeopleDavid Clark

In February 2009, the Daily Telegraph reported that Kimberly Swann, a 16-year-old, posted on Facebook that she thought her job was boring. She was called into her manager’s office and handed a letter that cited her Facebook comments as the reason for dismissal: “Following your comments made on Facebook about your job and the company we feel it is better that, as you are not happy and do not enjoy your work, we end your employment with immediate effect.

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By | August 3rd, 2015|Contemporary Issues, Herald, Internet|

What Every Parent Should Know About the Internet (2)

David Clark

In 2007, Brandi Terry, a 17-year-old from Utah, was on her way to visit her grandfather when she drove through a red light and crashed. In a radio interview1 she recalled what happened: “I woke up to a bright light—I could barely open my eyes—and paramedics. This man was saying ‘Brandi, Brandi,’ and I just started crying. I didn’t know what had happened.”

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By | August 1st, 2015|Contemporary Issues, Herald, Internet|

What Every Parent Should Know About the Internet (1)

Mother and daughter on tablet computerDavid Clark

The Internet has become an indispensable part of modern business life. Not only is it a business tool, it also reaches many homes across the world. In Europe, 390 million people have access to the Internet in their homes—roughly half of the population.1 In the United Kingdom, that number rises to nearly 71% of households, and 74% in North America.

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By | July 31st, 2015|Contemporary Issues, Herald, Internet|