WeeklyTech Podcast with Jason Thacker
Conversations on theology, ethics, and philosophy in a technological society
In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Paul Miller, Professor in the Practice of International Affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and we talk about his forthcoming book, “Just War and Ordered Liberty,” and the use of technology in the international order.
Michael Sacasas, Associate Director for Educational Programming at the Christian Study Center of Gainesville, joins me to talk about the philosophy of technology and some of the most influential thinkers and writers in this area from the past.
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.
Dr. Daniel Strand, Assistant Professor of Ethics at USAF Air War College and contributing editor at Providence Magazine, joins me to talk about AI, ethics, and warfare. We discuss just war tradition, autonomous weapons, and what these things mean for us today.
Dr. Jacob Shatzer, assistant professor of theological studies and associate dean in the School of Theology & Missions at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, joins me to talk about transhumanism and Christian discipleship. We look at what it means to understand technology in light of our theology and discuss how we can teach our kids to engage rightly with 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.
Dr. Jamie Aten joins me on the podcast to talk about technology, humanitarian disasters, and some of the psychological aspects of the pandemic. We discuss how technology has been a gift during this season but also some of its pitfalls and how we can navigate those.
I love Sunday mornings, but there is one thing I dread each week about them. Outside of the blessing of gathering together as the church (even remotely in this season) and extra time with my family, I get the dreaded notification on my iPhone.