Adam Murray, in an interview with The Gospel
As an image-bearer of God, how does your work reflect some aspect of God’s work?
At the hackathon last year, a theology professor gave a talk where he described
coding as an extension of Genesis 1–2. First, there was nothing; then, God spoke
and made this awesome universe. Similarly, coding is turning ideas—essentially
nothing—into reality through computer language. It’s a cool reflection of the
image of God in humanity.
That you’re building something from basically nothing has long been my favorite
thing about programming. I’ve never thought about how it ties in with Genesis in
God’s act of creating the universe ex nihilo. Every time we start a new
project or feature, we have the opportunity to bring glory to the First Creator.