Programming as an Image-Bearer
Adam Murray, in an interview with The Gospel Coalition:
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.