The [Purely Secular] Hope of Steve Jobs

Mark Beuving —  October 11, 2011

Steve Jobs with Russian President Dmitry MedvedevI was just shown this article in the Wall Street Journal on the life of Steve Jobs and what he offered to the world. The article is written by Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling (a required textbook in our Bachelor’s curriculum). Not only does Crouch do an outstanding job of balancing a respectful appreciation for Jobs’ ingenuity with a sharp critique of what Jobs was actually offering the world, he also teaches us to view the world theologically and gives us a fantastic example of what it looks like for a Christian to skillfully engage the public in a secular forum.

I highly recommend reading this article in full:

“Steve Jobs: The Secular Prophet,” by Andy Crouch

 

 

 

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Mark has worked in youth, college, and worship ministry since 1999, and now serves at Eternity Bible College as the Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is passionate about building up the body of Christ, training future leaders for the Church, and writing. Though he is interested in many areas of theology and philosophy, Mark is most fascinated with practical theology and exploring the many ways in which the Bible can speak to and transform our world. He is the author of "Resonate: Enjoying God's Gift of Music" and the co-author with Francis Chan of "Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples." Mark lives in Simi Valley with his wife and two daughters.