Information Superhighway to be topic at lecture

Quentin Schultze presents next Forester Lecture
FOR RELEASE
1996-10-25

HUNTINGTON, IN OCTOBER 25, 1996--- Quentin Schultze will speak at Huntington College Monday, November 11, at 8 p.m. in the Merillat Centre for the Arts auditorium. His lecture entitled, "Cruising the Information Superhighway with Christ," is the next in this semester’s Forester Lecture Series at the College. The lecture, presented in part by the Adams Lectureship fund, is free and open to the public.

Schultze’s presentation discusses living at the beginning of the digital revolution that is bringing computer-to-computer communication to all walks of life. The Internet is increasingly connecting people around the globe. Schultze will probe issues raised by the new technology: "Is the Internet a godsend, like the Guttenberg revolution that gave us the vernacular Bibles, or the latest Tower of Babel in modern techno-garb?" Also, he will discuss the opportunities and challenges this new medium presents for the Christian faith.

"Every new technology is part of the unfolding of God’s creation," says Schultze. "The important issue is how Christians use them-to glorify God or in selfish and evil ways." Schultze believes that if Christians aren’t involved in new technology early on, then it is more difficult for them to shape that technology later.

Schultze currently serves as professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has helped to develop Christian websites with Gospel Communications Network (GCN), which has spawned such interactive information as "Children’s Bible Hour," "Youth Specialties," and "Intervarsity Press." Schultze also is the creator of his own on-line newsletter "Internet for Christians," which showcases new websites, conferences, software, and books. He is the author of The Internet for Christians.

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring the interesting persons and topics to the attention of Huntington College students and the public. For further information, contact Professor Jack Barlow at ( 219) 356-6000, ext. 2043.

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