Life

Social media and expert culture

Throughout my childhood many saw me as a very confident young man. I was typically up front and vocal about things, confidently asserting my knowledge, skill, and abilities even if I did so with a subdued confidence. I grew up thinking I needed to prove myself in order to be loved, and that desire was often projected through my achievements.

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A conversation with Dr. Pennington about Jesus and Philosophy

Dr. Jonathan Pennington, associate professor of New Testament Interpretation and director of research doctoral studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary joins me to talk about his latest book Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life and how philosophy connects to our everyday lives.

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A conversation with Emily Wenger about facial recognition technology

Emily Wenger, a Computer Science PhD Student and researcher at The University of Chicago, joins me to talk about facial recognition technology and her PhD work. We discuss some concerns surrounding facial recognition technology and how her faith impacts her work.

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What Facebook’s board discussions reveal about our hearts

Amid all of the cultural conversations surrounding the role of technology in our society, Facebook has been at the top of the headlines. From issues over privacy and a recently announced crypto-currency, public opinion of the platform has shifted in recent years.

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A conversation with Jay Kim about technology in this cultural moment

This week Jay Kim, a pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, joins host Jason Thacker to talk about his new book, Analog Church. They discuss how his book speaks to this cultural moment, the importance of utilizing technology as tools rather than allowing it to utilize us, as well as our need for community in this digital age.

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