Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age

with Study Questions

By Samuel D. James

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Format: Paperback

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Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age

with Study Questions

By Samuel D. James

... Show All

How the Habitat of Internet Technology Undermines Christian Wisdom

With ample advancement in internet technology, people can answer billions of questions instantly, connect with long-distance family and friends, and discover what is happening worldwide in real time. But can something that seems so good lead to corruption for those pursuing godly wisdom? 

In Digital Liturgies, tech-realist Samuel D. James examines the connection between patterns in technology and human desires. Everyone longs for a glimpse of heaven; James argues they are just looking for it in the wrong place—the internet. 

This accessible book exposes 5 “digital liturgies” that prohibit people from contemplating big truths, accepting the uncomfortable, and acknowledging God as their Creator. It then calls readers to live faithfully before Christ, finding wisdom through Scripture and rest in God’s perfect design. 

  • A Biblical View of the Internet and Technology: Readers explore the connection between human desire, the internet, and wisdom through a Christian lens
  • Great for College Students, Parents, and Pastors: This book encourages readers to live faithfully for Christ 
  • Offers a Tech-Realist Perspective: Samuel D. James highlights the inherent dangers of digital technologies, offering wisdom for navigating our internet-saturated world 
  • Now with Study Questions: Use these prompts to reflect on each chapter alone or in a small-group setting 

Author:

Samuel D. James

Samuel James is the associate acquisitions editor at Crossway. He is the author of Digital Liturgies, a regular newsletter on Christianity, technology, and culture. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Emily, and their three children. 

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 8.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-9919-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-9919-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433599194
Published: January 07, 2025

Table of Contents

Introduction: What the Web Means for Our Spiritual Lives
 
Chapter 1: Embodied Wisdom in a Faceless Age
Chapter 2: How Technology Shapes Us
Chapter 3: Drowning in the Shallows
Chapter 4: “My Story, My Truth”
Chapter 5: The Abolition of Thought
Chapter 6: Shame on You
Chapter 7: Naked in the Dark
Chapter 8: Death by Minutiae
Chapter 9: Habits of Wisdom & Resistance
 
Acknowledgments