In Perspective: AI Benefits and Concerns for the Church
Have you ever wondered about the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on the Church? This webinar will investigate the possibilities and challenges of AI in spiritual contexts and discuss its potential role in worship, community engagement, and more. Our panelists will explore the impact technology has on the landscape of faith and the ethical considerations arising from integrating AI with sacred practices.
Whether you’re a spiritual leader, tech enthusiast, or simply curious, this event provides a platform to delve into the dynamic relationship between faith and technology. Join us as we examine the evolving intersection of AI and the Church’s journey forward.
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm (MST)
About the Panelists
Gabe Lyons is the founder and President of THINQ Media, a media and event organization that educates and equips thought leaders to create conversations that lead to wisdom. Gabe is the host of the UnderCurrent podcast and co-host of Rhythms For Life with his wife, Rebekah. As an author of multiple best-selling books and the creator of the global Q Commons event series, his positive approach to the role Christian faith can play in improving human societies has directly impacted over 10 million people. His books include Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme (2016), The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America (2010), and unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity… And Why It Matters (2007). Described as “sophisticated and orthodox” by The New York Times, Gabe’s work has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, Fox News, and USA Today. He and Rebekah, bestselling author, national speaker, and mental wellness expert, have four children and live in Franklin, TN.
Dr. Walter Kim
Dr. Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He previously served as a pastor at Boston’s historic Park Street Church and at churches in Vancouver, Canada, and Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as a campus chaplain at Yale University. He preaches, writes, and engages in collaborative leadership to connect the Bible to the intellectual and cultural issues of the day. He regularly teaches in conferences and classrooms, addresses faith concerns with elected officials and public institutions, and provides theological and cultural commentary to leading news outlets. He serves on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief and consults with a wide range of organizations. Kim received his PhD from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, his MDiv from Regent College in Vancouver, and his BA from Northwestern University.
About the Moderator
Dr. Mark Young
Dr. Mark Young, president of Denver Seminary, is a theological educator and pastoral leader with over 40 years of global ministry experience. Prior to joining Denver Seminary in 2009, he served as professor of world missions and intercultural studies at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1995–2009 and was the founding academic dean of the Biblical Theological Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland.
Mark has authored several publications, including The Hope of the Gospel: Theological Education and the Next Evangelicalism (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2022), One True Story, One True God: What the Bible Is All About (Our Daily Bread Publishing, 2021), “Marriage and the Mission of God,” published in Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology and Mission in a Changing World (Moody Press, 2018), and “Recapturing Evangelical Identity and Mission” published in Still Evangelical? Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning (InterVarsity Press, 2018). He has also presented on issues in theological education and mission for numerous international symposia and conferences.
Mark holds a PhD in Educational Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a ThM in New Testament Literature and Exegesis from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Theological Schools and is a member of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, Evangelical Theological Society, OMSC Missions Leaders Forum, and several other organizations.
Mark has been married to Priscilla Young for nearly forty years, has three children, and eight grandchildren.