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Presentation
A Brief Survey of the Biblical Integration of Engineering and Missions with Emphasis on Appropriate Technologies
Christian Engineering Conference
  • Frederick G. Harmon, Cedarville University
Location
ENS 245
Document Type
Paper
Start Date
29-6-2017 2:30 PM
End Date
30-6-2017 3:30 PM
Abstract
A Biblical foundation for the integration of engineering and missions, an overview of appropriate technology in a Christian context, a survey of projects at other Christian engineering programs, and proposed engineering projects are discussed for remote areas and developing countries. At the core of the Biblical integration of engineering and missions is the desire to use engineering skills and resources to assist others, especially those in the Christian family, improve their lives, help them obtain Biblical information, and encourage personal responsibility. Engineering topics are proposed that will help people gain access to information, improve agricultural methods, improve their health, and grow in the Word. Through engineering efforts, Godly relationships between engineers and others in developing countries can be fostered to help spread the Gospel. The specific categories of topics that are considered are electrical engineering focused and are in the areas of electrical power, instrumentation and data logging, telecommunications, remote sensing, radio, agriculture, medical equipment, and security systems. Emphasis is placed on appropriate technologies that are small-scale, can be fabricated with local inexpensive materials, and can be maintained locally by the people.
Citation Information
Frederick G. Harmon. "A Brief Survey of the Biblical Integration of Engineering and Missions with Emphasis on Appropriate Technologies" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/frederick_harmon/26/