2019 Student Paper Contest Results

Earlier this year we announced our second annual student paper contest. We were once again very pleased with the response, as well as the quality of papers submitted. After carefully review all the submissions our panel of judges is very pleased to announce the following results. Winners were selected based on the overall quality of writing, argumentation, research, and relevance to the local church and pastoral ministry.

2019 Student Paper Contest: A Christian Vision of Technology

  • First Prize: “The End of Technology and the End of the Church” | Hallam WillisUniversity of Toronto

  • Second Prize: “The Sacrament of the Screen: The Possibilities for Church in a Virtual Age” | Derek KingUniversity of St. Andrews

  • Third Prize: “Pulling Down Deep Heaven: Transhumanism, Babel, and the Creator-Creature Distinction” | Sam ParkisonMidwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Honorable Mention 1: “Texts, Chariots, and Water-works: Some Old Testament Visions of and for Technology” | Paul Byun University of Sydney

  • Honorable Mention 2: “Spiritualizing the Smartphone: Toward a Practical Theology of Mediated Presence” | Adam Graber – Durham University

A hearty congratulations to the winners! And thank you to all who submitted entries for the contest.

(Please note that there are no plans to publish or release the winning papers.)