The Religion of Technology, Work, and Leisure with Special Guest David Zahl

Episode 378 Show Notes 

From the Show

There's plenty of room at the foot of the cross, my friends. This is not another thing for you to feel guilty about. You already feel guilty. That's what the book is trying to say. It's where do we go with that guilt. Do we double down on our careers? And I get that there are so many economic realties that are tough. I was just hearing about the housing market in souther California, and I get it. I just don't think that's all that going on. There is also a sense in which we are looking to these things for what only God can provide.

—David Zahl

Questions in this Episode

1. What is transhumanism and why do you think this is a religious idea?

2. If AI brain implants ever become a reality, would it be sinful to get one?

3. How much do I need to be limiting my kids screen time? I have some friends who don’t let their kids watch T.V. and others whose two-year-old plays with an iPhone.

4. You say that work “may be our single most enthralling replacement religion.” Why?

Resources

Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It by David Zahl

A Mess of Help: From The Crucified Soul of Rock N' Roll by David Zahl

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