Computer Science: Discovering God’s Glory in Ones and Zeros
by Jonathan R. Stoddard

32 pages | List Price: $4.99 | Booklet

Summary: What does computer programming have to do with God? Jonathan Stoddard shows how computing transcends computers themselves and finds its source in the God who speaks the world into existence. The way programmers write code gives them a unique insight into God’s all-powerful word. In fact, programmers image God when they use words to accomplish specific tasks in an orderly fashion. Like God, they can make their code beautiful in how effectively it carries out the task (and avoids crashing!). Many books dealing with religion and computer science start with computers and make the jump to God, inferring that God is like a computer. Stoddard argues that computer science is only possible because of a covenantal God, and that God’s attributes are what inform the nature of computer programming. Discover how constructing software can glorify God and unveil more of his character.

About the Author:


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Jonathan R. Stoddard is Assistant Pastor at Jordan Presbyterian Church in Utah. He received his B.A. in Information and Computer Science from Covenant College and his M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary.

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What Others Say About This Booklet:

“Computer science and information technology have become more and more important in our world, and we greatly need the distinctively Christian vision of the subject that Mr. Stoddard offers. Highly recommended.”

Vern Poythress, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Editor of the Westminster Theological Journal, Westminster Theological Seminary

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