New Blog: “The Work of Our Hands”


For those of you who have followed along here for a while, you’ve probably picked up on my interest in a few topics that occasionally emerge. I have spent a good amount of time in the past few years especially studying the history and nature of technology in society and its implications for humanity. Because I am a Christian, I have also been exploring the way this research intersects with biblical theology.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, these thoughts have deeply influenced the way my family has been developing our homestead activities (garden, goats, chickens, ducks, etc.). All of these things are a huge part of my life, but I rarely write about them in detail for M&T readers.

After sitting on it for a good long while, I’ve decided to launch a side blog to share these thoughts. The website is called “The Work of Our Hands” and is described as “A Christian Exploration of Work, Technology, & Engaged Living.” The posts I’ve published there thus far are based on material I prepared for a class on “a theology of work and leisure” that I taught at my church last year. I have many more thoughts I plan to articulate regarding technology and the way it informs my perspective on living an engaged life.

And because I have a hard time segregating aspects of my life, I’m sure I will be unable to resist periodically sharing some of my family’s farm activities.

If any of this sort of stuff is of interest to you, feel free to follow along there. The site is not intended to be any kind of final word on these topics, nor is it trying to generate some kind of following – it’s purely designed to be a sounding board as I sort through these topics in my head. Join along if you’re so inclined. My posting schedule is guaranteed to be erratic and inconsistent, so the best way to receive notifications of new material is to sign up for the email list.

The website address is: http://theworkofourhands.net  

– Joshua