Posts by Jason Thacker

Tribes, Trolls, and the Power of Technology

For more than a decade I have worked at the intersection of the two things we are told not to bring up at holiday gatherings: religion and politics. These topics often elicit visceral reactions—especially conversations about politics, which at times take on a religion-like fervor.

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What is the proper role of ethics in the Christian life?

In 1876, German Lutheran theologian Christoph Ernst Luthardt eloquently illustrated the relationship between theology and ethics. He wrote, “God first loved us is the summary of Christian doctrine. We love…

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Does AI Threaten the Human Future?

Everyone’s been trying to get up to speed on artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in our society since the public release of ChatGPT by OpenAI in November 2022. ChatGPT became the…

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Book Review: The Wolf in Their Pockets

In the last few years, a considerable shift has occurred in how we think about the role of social media in our lives. We were once deluded by promises of…

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Asking the Hard Questions About Our Faith and Our World

For this last installment of the book lists for my upcoming fall classes at Boyce College, we will focus on a class I have been teaching for a few years…

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Jason Thacker Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics

Jason serves as assistant professor of philosophy and ethics at Boyce College and a research fellow in Christian ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is the author or editor of several books, including "Following Jesus in a Digital Age" and "The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society."