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Christian Growth [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7


1a Biblical Ethics and Morality in IT Decision Making
In the past, have you ever bought pirated software or cheated Microsoft licensing restrictions and usage, while on the field? In your office, are you on top of your software licensing, EULAs, data protection and other requirements relating to your digital data? Have you taken into account the corporate reputation or ethics of your secular IT software, hardware or service provider, before using their offerings?

When it comes down to the use of cheap and cheerful IT products, highly convenient solutions, or the unavoidable secular giants of the IT Cloud world, we seem to have distanced ourselves from our Biblical ethics and morality. The unpleasant thought of spending more money, more time or more resources to come up with an alternative solution, dulls the reality that many secular IT corporations, are using practices that are in direct conflict with our Biblical worldview. It's not a secret that Western corporate greed for profit and control is a cancer to our society, leading to scandals in the news when they are exposed, and involving many of our IT providers.

In this workshop, we will look at what the Bible and related readings have to say, in order to help us choose an ethical and moral approach to our decision-making process. We will also reflect on the challenges to implementing an uncompromising biblical position when dealing with secular IT providers.



IT Systems Manager
Y has been working as an IT systems manager in a mission environment for the last 14 years. He is experienced in the use of securing email systems, virtualisation tools and Windows servers. While he has been based in the West, he has been involved in looking after office users in... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
Friday, February 8


4.b What Christian Virtues Does Your Code Exhibit?
In this talk, we will investigate the relationship between virtues and the act (and art) of computer programming, and how computer code can exhibit these virtues. the virtues we will investigate are hospitality, humility, and integrity (and creativity, stewardship, and diligence, as time permits).

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Victor Norman

Programmer and Associate Professor of Computer Science, GEM eDOT and Calvin College
Victor Norman is a professor of Computer Science at Calvin College. He is on sabbatical for one year. He spent 6 months working at a Grand Rapids software firm learning their agile software development practices for web application development. He is now volunteering with GEM eDOT... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 13:00 - 14:00


6c Erasing Worry from Our Lives
We all worry from time to time. We may worry about:
  • finances
  • a job
  • the health of parents or children
  • failing to make much impact for God in the role that He has given us on earth
  • our relationship with God, as we pray and God seems unwilling, or unable, to answer and provide
In this workshop, we will explore Christ's words in Matthew 6:34 as the means to eliminate worry from our lives. In the midst of this workshop, we will take time to commit our worries to the Lord, laying our requests before our Father in heaven.


Dana Cherry

Dana has served with Greater Europe Mission for 25 years, 19 of them in Europe. Starting in Greece with the Greek Bible Institute, Dana has been focused on discipling ministry among and with Europeans. In 2005, Dana and his wife relocated to Germany to serve with eDOT. Dana has worked... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 16:00 - 17:00