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April 09, 2019

Hour 1: The Greatest Person in History

What's the most important thing in the universe to you? What, more than anything else, permeates your thought life, pulls your heart strings, and propels your actions? Don't fool yourself. That supreme something-whatever it may be for you-is shaping the person you are becoming, for better or for worse, turning you into someone radiant and full of life, or making you a dim and weightless ghost of yourself. But what if we worshipped Jesus - the actual Jesus we meet in the New Testament? How can He, unlike any other object of worship, enlarge our intellects, our emotions, our actions, our relationships, our imaginations, our whole selves?  Join us to hear an inspiring vision of how we become most truly ourselves by mirroring the Greatest Person in History.

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Hour 2: I,Robot

We're constantly invited to think about the future of technology as a progressive improvement of tools: our gadgets will continue to evolve, but we humans will stay basically the same. In the future, perhaps even alien species and intelligent robots will coexist alongside humans, who will grapple with challenges and emerge as the heroes. But the truth is that radical technological change has the power to radically shape humans as well. Our guest, a Biblical ethicist, guides us into careful consideration of the future of Christian discipleship in a disruptive technological environment. We cannot think about technology use today without considering who we will become tomorrow.

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IN THIS EPISODE

Dr. Thaddeus J. Williams
Dr. Thaddeus J. Williams

Dr. Thaddeus J. Williams

Thaddeus J. Williams (Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) serves as Assistant Professor of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. He has also taught literature at Saddleback College, jurisprudence at Trinity Law School, philosophy at L'Abri Fellowships in Switzerland and Holland, and ethics for Blackstone Legal Fellowship and Federalist Society in Washington, DC. He is the author of Love, Freedom, and Evil: Does Authentic Love Require Free Will? (Brill, 2011). 

Dr. Jacob Shatzer
Dr. Jacob Shatzer

Dr. Jacob Shatzer

Dr. Jacob Shatzer serves as assistant professor of theological studies and associate dean in the School of Theology and Missions at Union University in Jackson, TN. He was educated at Union University (BA), Southern Seminary (MDiv), and Marquette University (PhD). He is the author of A Spreading and Abiding Hope: A Vision of Evangelical Theopolitics (Cascade, 2015) and numerous journal articles, essays, and book reviews. Jacob is an assistant editor for Ethics & Medicine and an active member of the Evangelical Theological Society.

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Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall has been broadcasting from the nation's capital for over two decades. Her passion is to "equip the saints" through intelligent conversation based on biblical truth. When she is not behind her microphone, Janet is speaking across the country on issues impacting Christians. She has authored several books, including her latest, Buyer Beware: Finding Truth in the Marketplace of Ideas. Parshall and her husband, Craig, live in Virginia, and have four children and six grandchildren.

In the Market with Janet Parshall

In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.