Dr. Herbert Tsang: Technology Through the Eyes of Faith

Date(s) - February 18, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Carey Centre

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About the seminar

Much of modern-day culture is described to be in the midst of a “technological revolution.” In these places, technology permeates society. It is found in our work places, in our churches, and in the hands of our youth. Throughout history, the Church has been faced wiith the challenge and need of engaging with such revolutions and we are challenged in the same way today. In this seminar, we will discuss the place of technology in our culture today. We will aim to:

·         Think theologically about technology and culture

·         Examine how technology shapes our spiritual and social lives

·         Explore technology from the perspective of a biblical world view

·         Discuss issues on children or youth and technology 

About Herbert Tsang

Herbert H. Tsang is Professor at Trinity Western University, where he leads the Applied Research Lab. He holds M.S. in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in computing science from Washington University in St. Louis and Simon Fraser University respectively. Before joining TWU, he received the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on computational intelligence with applications in bioinformatics and mobile computing. He is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) at the province of British Columbia, Canada. Also, Dr. Tsang is an adjunct professor at School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and CTO of Credo Interactive Inc. Dr. Tsang was nominated for the Davis Distinguished Teaching Award and Provost Innovative Teaching Award.

Besides his accomplishment in the technical area, Dr. Tsang is also a professional conductor and scholar on worship and church music. Dr. Tsang is the president of Church Music Ministry of Canada, and he serves as the Director of the Centre for Worship Studies at Carey Institute and Adjunct Professor at the Carey Theological College. He holds three master’s degrees (music, engineering, and theology) and a second doctorate in the area of Christian worship studies. He has directed various professional and amateur choirs and orchestras throughout Canada, US, Asia, and Europe. A prolific writer, Dr. Tsang have a regular monthly column on the topic of worship and music in local newspaper since 2004. He is the author of “Worship: You, Me, and Him,” and co-author of “Public Reading of Scriptures in Corporate Worship” and “Public Prayer in Corporate Worship”. With over 23 recordings produced under his musical direction, they all remain remarkably successful. In 2007, Dr. Tsang was selected as one of eight Tanglewood II Symposium Scholars. This international symposium brings together distinguished international scholars to cultivate a new understanding of music learning for the 21st Century.


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