Thank God for Nostr

Alastair Roberts

Episode Summary

Jordan and Alastair explore the influence of social media platforms on communication, the unpredictability of technology, the challenge of sovereignty in relation to technology, the codependency and temptations of the internet, the role of ethicists in technology, the centralizing and decentralizing nature of the internet, the influence of social media platforms on different generations, the fracturing of attention and the need for slower publishing processes, the challenges and difficulties of TikTok, and the dilemma of participating in social media platforms. In this conversation, Alastair Roberts discusses his book 'Echoes of Exodus' and the patterns found in the Bible. He emphasizes the importance of reading the Bible attentively and looking for patterns, similar to how one would analyze movies or books. The book provides guidance on how to read the Bible in this way and encourages readers to explore the rich meanings within the scriptures. Jordan expresses his appreciation for typological reading and suggests future discussions on the structures of money. 00:00 The Influence of Social Media Platforms 03:29 The Unpredictability of Technology 06:26 The Challenge of Sovereignty in Relationship to Technology 08:33 The Codependency and Temptations of the Internet 12:20 The Role of Ethicists in Technology 14:16 The Centralizing and Decentralizing Nature of the Internet 21:30 The Influence of Social Media Platforms on Different Generations 25:24 The Fracturing of Attention and the Need for Slower Publishing Processes 31:30 The Challenges and Difficulties of TikTok 38:10 The Temptation to Churn Out Content and the Importance of Editorial Standards 41:23 The Dilemma of Participating in Social Media Platforms 49:11 Introduction to 'Echoes of Exodus' 50:05 Patterns in the Bible 51:09 Guidance for Reading the Bible 52:09 Value of Typological Reading

Episode Notes

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) works for the Theopolis and Davenant Institutes. He is an author of Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption Through Scripture (Crossway, 2018) and the forthcoming Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes. He participates in the Mere Fidelity and Theopolis podcasts, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, posts regular videos on theology on his YouTube account, and tweets at @zugzwanged.

Jordan Bush is the founder and executive director of TGFB Media and hosts the Thank God for Bitcoin Podcast. Find Jordan on Twitter @jmbushwrites.

The Thank For Nostr Podcast is a TGFB Media production. TGFB Media (Twitter:@ThankGodforBTC) exists to educate and equip Christians to understand Bitcoin and use it for the glory of God and the good of people everywhere.