Podcast: RECOVERING – Feature Conversation: Dr. Felicia Wu Song

January 12, 2022

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by guest co-host Kayt Frisch, and together we talk with sociologist Dr. Felicia Wu Song about her new book, Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence, and Place in a Digital Age.

Among the topics we discuss:

– How our devices (phones and computers) are more than mere tools, and what it means to evaluate them as cultural artifacts, the results of complex processes, driven by diverse influences

– What Christian designers and programmers can do to as they work in digital spaces

– How we should think about counter-cultural movements like “digital minimalism” and how the Christian story offers something distinct

– Why it is so difficult for us to change our digital habits and whether there are better ways to approach our counter-formation

– One thing to know, and one thing to do if we want to change

To read Dr. Kayt Frisch’s review of Dr. Song’s book: https://inallthings.org/corrupted-comforts-a-review-of-restless-devices/

About the Authors
  • Justin Ariel Bailey works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. Having served as a pastor in a number of diverse settings, his research seeks to bridge gaps between church and academy, and the formational spaces where they overlap. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and the forthcoming volume Interpreting Your World (Baker Academic, 2022). He serves as associate professor of Theology at Dordt University and is the host of the In All Things podcast. 

  • Kayt Frisch is a wife and mother who serves an Associate Professor of Engineering at George Fox University. When not teaching in the classroom she can be found building relationships over good food, good coffee and board games, or hiking with her family.

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