Posts by Jason Thacker

Are robot pastors really the future of the church?

Editor’s Note: Last week, BBC World News released an interesting documentary on the rise of AI and robotic technology in faith gatherings around the world. This topic has been top…

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3 crucial areas of ethical research in technology for the Digital Public Square

A new project seeking to equip the Church with wisdom for a digital age Nearly every area of our lives has been technicized or digitized in one way or another…

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Herman Bavinck on the Christian Worldview

The term worldview often carries a lot of baggage in our culture today. Some dislike the term as it seems to paint the way we understand ourselves and the world…

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Wired for Tyranny? The Concerning Rise of Digital Authoritarianism

In the West we often take technology for granted. We grow frustrated when the internet at home or the office goes down, even if only for a few moments. We…

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Is Facebook discipling your church members?

Over the last few weeks, there have been a number of concerning reports about how social media — Facebook, in particular — is having extremely negative effects on our society,…

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Jason Thacker Chair of Research in Technology Ethics

Jason serves as chair of research in technology ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is the author of "The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity" with Zondervan (March 2020). He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.