Hipps suggests that technology has already shaped our faith and the way we see the world more than we realize. He borrows a lot from Marshall McLuhan’s theory that “We shape our tools and afterward our tools shape us”.
If you suspect that technology is leading us towards a more fragmented faith, extreme individualism, increased social awkwardness, distorted views on beauty, and taking our imaginations captive… while wondering if there’s anything redemptive in all of this, check out Flickering Pixels.
As one small way of leveraging technology while participating in community, a group of us are co-blogging chapter by chapter reviews of the book on ChurchCrunch. You can see my more in-depth reflections on chapter four here.