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Faith, Science, and Technology Initiative

The faith science and technology initiative is aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary conversation about foundational questions that shape every academic discipline, such as what is a human person? What is a good life? What is the meaning and nature of our political life together in our modern, scientific and technological world? Answers to these questions are often assumed rather than discussed or debated. At LeTourneau University, we believe in the importance of approaching these conversations with curiosity and conviction.

Re-Examining Technological Stewardship

Living and learning in the footsteps of our founder. Following a legacy of integration of our faith and our work, and engaging in the current culture with a pursuit of reconciliation.

Seeking wisdom through the fostering of conversation between the distinct academic fields of theology, ethics, engineering, science, and the humanities.

Why Faith, Science & Technology?

It's said that we live in a digital age or a technological society, that we live in a technopolis or a technological world, that we have a technological culture, however one conveys it. The point is this technology is the context of our current lives. Technology is inseparable from being human. It accompanies our waking and our sleeping, our work and our worship, our recreation and rest, our being born and our dying devices and machines do not simply exist out there and then enter our previously established life. They're there from the beginning. We're intimate from them with birth in a hospital, with the devices that bring about the birth, the medical examinations, the car seat we use to take a child home. Technology weaves through our everyday thinking, educating, raising family, churchgoing, leisure and labor. 

Because technology is so intimate to us, we struggle to recognize its particular influence on our lives. 

The Faith Science and Technology Initiative at LeTourneau University exists to examine, reflect, challenge, and advance, all conversation and action related to our collective calling as followers of Christ in relation to the world in which we live. 

Dr. Jonathan Lett
Director, Faith, Science, & Technology Initiative
Associate Professor of Theology