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Unexpected item in bagging area!

Tom Bryant, part-time student at Oak Hill Theological College, reflects on the idolatry of efficiency

Tom Bryant

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Self-service has been around for centuries, but technology is pushing the concept to new extremes. The self-service checkout (SSC) was patented by David Humble in 1984 after a frustratingly long wait in line at a shop, but over the last 15 years these machines have taken supermarkets by storm. How is this trend relevant to us as Christians? To answer, we need to think about the story the SSC tells us.