Podcast: REDESIGNING – Feature Conversation: Ethan Brue

April 20, 2022

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by returning guest co-host Kayt Frisch, and together we chat with Dr. Ethan Brue about his new co-authored book, A Christian Field Guide to Technology for Engineers and Designers. Among the topics we discuss: 

– How we can place technology, engineering, and design in the wider Christian story

– How technology tends to make itself “invisible” and the implications of that?

– What it might look like to design a home thermostat with more than just temperature in mind

– How we can move towards a definition of “flourishing” the goal of good design

– A fascinating case study about the rise and fall of the electric vehicle in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

– How we can navigate between technological optimism and pessimism, and what every Christian engineering student should know.

Get the book: https://www.ivpress.com/a-christian-field-guide-to-technology-for-engineers-and-designers

To read Dr. Kayt Frisch’s review: https://inallthings.org/how-is-your-technology-use-shaping-you-today-a-review-of-a-christian-field-guide-to-technology-for-engineers-and-designers/

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.

  • Ethan Brue serves as a Professor of Engineering at Dordt University.

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