The Computer Science subgroup within the ACMS is a group of Christians who are interested in the relationship between faith and computer science. Both the ACMS Journal and the ACMS conferences include papers and sessions dealing with the unique area of faith and computing.
Announcement for the 2017 ACMS conference:
The ACMS has invited Derek Schuurman, the author of Shaping a Digital World, as one of the plenary speakers for the upcoming conference. We hope that this encourages attendance from our computer science colleagues, and makes the conference even more enjoyable for everyone! Please see the 2017 conference page, as it will be updated with more information in the coming months.
Faith and Computing Resources
The following are some miscellaneous links to resources dealing with faith and computing.
- Approaches to Christian Education: From Elusive Towards a Larger and Deeper Approach
- Christianity and Computing page at Calvin College
- Christian Perspective of Computing page at Redeemer University College
- Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About by Donald Knuth
- 3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated by Donald Knuth
- Why Christians Should Study Computer Science (and other technical disciplines)
- Men Are From The Server Side, Women Are From The Client Side: A Biblical Perspective On Men, Women, and Computer Science by Kim Kihlstrom
- Technology and the Biblical Story by Derek Schuurman
- “The Assuptions of Computing” by James K. Huggins, Ethics in the Computer Age, ACM Conference Proceedings, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, November 11-13, 1994, pp. 46–50.
Abstract. The use of computers, like any technological activity, is not content-neutral. Users of computers constantly interact with assumptions regarding worthwhile activity which are embedded in any computing system. Directly questioning these assumptions in the context of computing allows us to develop an understanding of responsible computing.
- Ethics in Computer Science by J. Barry DeRoos.
- Computer Science Education as an Academic Field
- A Working Group on Integrating Mathematical Reasoning into Computer Science Curricula links to CS curriculum issues, including the February 2001 (ironman) draft of Curricula 2001, the latest joint ACM/IEEE curriculum report.
- Role of Discrete Math in CS, as viewed by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM)
- The Computing Research Association
Computer Science at Christian Colleges
- Baylor University, Waco, TX
- Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
- Biola University, Los Angeles, CA
- Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
- Charleston Southern University, SC
- Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
- Evangel, Springfield, MO
- George Fox, Newberg, OR
- Gordon College, Wenham, MA
- Houghton College, Houghton, NY
- Huntington University, Huntington, IN
- Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
- The King’s University, Edmonton, AB
- Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
- Messiah College, Grantham, PA
- Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
- Pt. Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
- Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
- Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
- Taylor University, Upland, IN
- Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
- Union University, Jackson, TN
- Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
- Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
- Whitworth University, Spokane, WA
There is also a mailing list hosted at Messiah College for people interested in Computer Science and Christianity. To join this mailing list, visit the CS-CHRISTIANITY mailing list page. You do not need to be a member of ACMS to join cs-christianity. About 125 folks are currently subscribed to cs-christianity. The list volume has averaged about 20 per year since the list’s January 2000 inception.
We hope to add other links relating to Computer Science and Chrsitianity to this page in time.