“How is technology disrupting faith?” – Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

“How is technology disrupting faith?” – Kimberly Lannear, Scott Hawley, Lee Camp, Ben Howard at the first annual Christian Transhumanist Conference.

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At the first annual Christian Transhumanist Conference, held August 25, 2018 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, speakers addressed the theme of “Faith, Technology & the Future”, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion. Members, friends and critics of the association have many views. This is one of them. It is not necessarily shared by others.

Lee C. Camp (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Theology and Ethics in the Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University, and the creator and Executive Producer of Tokens, a popular, long-running music and variety show, envisioning a world governed by hospitality, graciousness and joy; life marked by beauty, wonder and truthfulness; and social conditions ordered by justice, mercy and peace-making.

Scott Hawley is Associate Professor of Physics at Belmont University, and a computational physicist and machine learning app developer. He spent the summer in Oxford on a Templeton-funded grant for the project “Christian Responses to the Ascendancy of Artificial Intelligence”.

Kimberly Lannear is the CEO and founder of Scripturally Sound, a platform which uses technology to connect Christian education and music.

Ben Howard is a writer, podcast host, and lead editor at Abingdon Press. He received his Master’s in Theological Studies from Lipscomb University and currently resides in Nashville. He has been described by his friends as “a huggable muppet” and “not intimidating.”

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