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Ep 36: Aubrey de Grey & the End of Aging

Aubrey de Grey pioneers anti-aging research, answers your questions about the future this is leading to, and explains why not working to defeat aging would be a sin.

Duration: 01:10:09

Ep 35: David Deutsch & Humanity's Infinite Reach

David Deutsch explains the physics of humanity’s profound place in the cosmos—and our potentially unlimited future.

Duration: 00:57:53

Ep 34: Meghan O'Gieblyn's Strange Journey into Transhumanism

Meghan O'Gieblyn lost her faith—and found transhumanism. Then she realized that those two things weren't quite as far apart as she first believed.

Duration: 01:15:30

Ep 33: Ron Cole-Turner & The Theology of Transformation

What does Christianity bring to the conversation about humanity’s future? How do we move beyond the selfishness of short-term thinking, and embrace technology as part of the renewal and transformation of all life? Ron Cole-Turner, professor of theology & ethics, explores all this and more!

Duration: 01:20:53

Ep 32: Shannon Vyff, Cryonics & Religious Education

Is cryonics selfish? What do Harry Potter, transhumanism & religious education have in common? What happens when kids go door-to-door raising money for life extension? Shannon Vyff—Transhumanist, Unitarian Universalist, and author of “21st Century Kids“—discusses all this and more!

Duration: 00:50:38

Ep 31: Peter Enns & How to Stop Defending the Bible (So You Can Actually Read It)

How can certainty be a form of idolatry? Why should Christians embrace the humanity of the scriptures? How did an existentialist rant sneak into the Bible? And what does that teach us about faith? Peter Enns joins us to explore all these questions and more!

Duration: 00:55:03

Ep 30: Robert Wright & the Purpose of Evolution

Can evolution have a purpose? Are we living in an alien zoo? Does the cosmos evolve? Why did Christianity emerge when it did? What is the direction of human society—and are we at a crisis point in history? Best-selling author Robert Wright explores all these questions and more.

Duration: 00:58:58

Ep 29: Calvin Mercer—Theology & the Trickiest Questions in Transhumanism

How does religion grapple with transhumanism and radical life extension? What does a theology of Extraterrestrials say about a theology of AI? Is Mind Uploading a rejection of the body, or an affirmation of St Paul's theology of resurrection?

Duration: 01:00:54

Ep 28: Robert Walden Kurtz & the Zero Sum Game

Can a Seventh-Day Adventist be a transhumanist? Robert Walden Kurtz, Adventist pastor and Professor of Philosophy, says yes! Join us as we discuss robots stealing your job, mind-mapping Jesus, the hidden threat of washing machines, zero-sum games, hacking the mind, and radical humility.

Duration: 01:31:38

Ep 27: Christopher Benek—Presbyterian, Pastor, Transhumanist

Is it possible to be a Presbyterian and a Transhumanist? Rev. Christopher Benek, pastor of a large Presbyterian church, and graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, says yes! Join us as we discuss how AI will participate in God's redemption, how humans are God's technology, and the surprising connection between Ray Kurzweil and NT Wright.

Duration: 01:04:19

Ep 26: Philip Clayton & The Spectrum of Belief

Raised by atheists, now a theologian and philosopher, Philip Clayton joins us to discuss the messy world between doubt and belief, feeling stuck in Christianity, and being okay with unanswered questions.

Duration: 00:53:53

Ep 25: Katharine Hayhoe, Christians & Climate Change

Katharine Hayhoe shares her unexpected journey to becoming an evangelical Christian climate scientist, discusses evidence for climate change, and explains why working to solve our climate problems doesn't mean "Big Government!". We explore optimistic ways to address global warming, and the incredible economic and health benefits of clean energy.

Duration: 00:31:58

Ep 24: Greg Boyd & The Open-Ended God

Greg Boyd on how God enters the cosmic dance through Science, Scripture, and Us. We explore faith & doubt, quantum physics & relativity, Christ-shaped politics, and the hard parts of the Bible!

Duration: 00:54:23

Ep 23: Genesis vs The Babylonians

Genesis vs the Babylonians, Eastern Orthodoxy vs American Fundamentalism, theosis vs playing god, and why early Christians kept talking about the 8th day of the week.

Duration: 01:03:34

Ep 22: Derek Flood & Disarming Scripture

The Bible is a rap battle! How to read the Bible like Jesus did, how to wrestle with the hard parts, and how the scientific method can make us better Christians.

Duration: 00:53:49

Ep 21: Science Mike—Losing & Finding God

How to lose your religion, disrupt your life, and become a skeptic with faith! Science Mike describes his faith journey, and discusses brain science, space exploration, cryonics, and the oceanification of Miami.

Duration: 01:15:44

Ep 20: Predestination vs Free Will

Why do some people believe it's all determined, and others believe it's up to us? Religious or irreligious, scientist or non-scientist, transhumanist or singularitarian—people can't agree on this subject. We look to CS Lewis, Ghostbusters, the Beatles, and Jupiter's moon for answers!

Duration: 01:25:47

Ep 19: Frank Tipler & The End of the Universe

What does physics say about the ultimate future? Professor Tipler explains the Omega Point Theory, how life can exist all the way to the end of time, and what Christianity has to say about all of this.

Duration: 00:58:30

Ep 18: Self-Driving Cars & Animated GIFs save the world

Amy and Micah tackle self-driving cars, the rise of nomadic culture, how stories create technology, and why animated GIFs are saving the world.

Duration: 02:08:57

Ep 17: Kevin Kelly and The Inevitable

What's Inevitable, and what we get to choose? Micah Redding and Kevin Kelly discuss rapidly approaching technological change, the advent of Artificial Intelligence, and how technology challenges and illuminates our understanding of God, faith, and ourselves.

Duration: 00:51:56

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