Will technology usher in a new future—or have we gone too far? Unprecedented developments in bioengineering, biotechnology, and biomedicine—breakthroughs that could improve the lives of people with debilitating diseases and injuries—can also serve as stepping-stones to technologies that can enhance human beings and alter human nature, raising fears about how biotechnologies could be misused. Should we discourage advances in biotechnology and bioengineering that can be used for human enhancement? Or should we take control of our own “evolution” and usher in a posthuman age? Is there another option? Join us to discuss the new world of human enhancement technologies and transhumanism—their promises, potential, and pitfalls.
Why has today's society grown hostile to Christian values? How can you minister to those who feel threatened by God's truth? Preparing you for politically and personally charged discussions, our guest will guide you in addressing Scripture's view of sin, salvation, racism, gender identity, homosexuality, abortion, and other topics---and help you sensitively share Christ's redeeming love.
Fazale Rana is the vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe. He is the author of several groundbreaking books, including Who Was Adam, Creating Life in the Lab, The Cell’s Design and Dinosaur Blood and the Age of the Earth. He holds a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Ohio University.
Joe Dallas is an author, conference speaker, and ordained pastoral counselor. He directs a Biblical counseling ministry for those dealing with sexual and relational problems, and with their families as well. He received his Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Vision University, San Diego, CA and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also the author of the daily blog Joe Dallas Online.