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Public Seminar


September 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM EDT


411 Willard Straight Hall


Technology is a gift from God to humankind that enables humanity to subdue, cultivate, and govern the earth. Technology, therefore, empowers humans to magnify the character and control they exercise over creation, for good or evil. The Christian leader¹s task is to inspire and insist that technology serves redemptive human ends and to remember and guard against fallen humanity¹s tendency to use technology to magnify self and selfishness and, indeed, to play god. Nowhere is this more important than in the church and the school, where minds and hearts are being either being conformed to the world or being transformed.


Dr. Daniel Russ serves as Academic Dean at Gordon College and also as a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum.

Russ previously served as the Director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon, where he worked to further its mission of facilitating Christian scholarship that will gain a hearing in the larger academy and have an impact on the church and the broader culture. From 2002-2003 he was the Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA). Prior to that, Dan was Headmaster of Trinity Christian Academy, a K-12 College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas.

Russ is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, where he served as Managing Director and faculty member for five years. There he founded “Studies in Leadership,” a program that affords business, professional, and civic leaders the opportunity to re-vision their leadership in light of the wisdom of the classics.

He has contributed to a number of books on classics, biblical studies, and cultural leadership, and has written a book entitled, Flesh-and-Blood Jesus: Learning to Be Fully Human from the Son of Man.

Russ holds a B.A. in English from the University of Evansville, an Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in English from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. in Literature and Psychology from the University of Dallas. He and his wife Kathy have four grown children, eight grandchildren, and live in Danvers, Massachusetts.

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