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.
One out of every four women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence or abuse in her lifetime. Today our guest will use her own personal story of coming out of an abusive relationship, along with her twenty years of experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as she takes us through a proven, step-by-step process for moving from victim to survivor to over-comer. With genuine empathy, she will encourage us to call it what it is, understand the mindset of the abuser, break the cycle of violence, recognize what forgiveness is and is not, and find a healthy support system. Don’t miss this important conversation.
Jacob Shatzer (PhD, Marquette University) is assistant professor and associate dean in the School of Theology and Missions (STM) at Union University. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and the author of A Spreading and Abiding Hope, editor of a volume of essays by A. J. Conyers, and assistant editor for Ethics & Medicine.
Dr. Ramona Probasco holds a Doctorate in Psychology and has conducted extensive research in the area of domestic abuse. She is a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has been in private practice for more than twenty years. Dr. Ramona is an expert, sought-after speaker on domestic abuse and how to heal well from the trauma it causes. As a personal overcomer of domestic abuse, she offers guidance and insight to others based upon both her clinical expertise and her own experience. Dr. Ramona lives and works in southern California.