Join us for a very thought-provoking conversation about life and AI. We start with some new data based on information gleaned from abortion patients. Who is the typical woman who gets an abortion? Do the numbers of abortions verify state by state? And if so, why? We then turn our attention to AI. Can we infuse human characteristics into a machine? Can a robot be made to have feelings like love and fear? An astrophysicist will share his thoughts. Put your thinking caps on as we dig deep while thinking critically and biblically.
Life can be hard. Although there are moments of beauty and goodness, more often than not, life is marked by fear, struggle, disappointment, and loss. And we don't know what to do with it. We've tried to find hope and security in various people and places--but each has proved unworthy of our trust. We need more. Something--or Someone--who won't fail us when our world falls apart. Our guest, a much-loved Bible teacher will teach us how to:
· Practice lament and process grief without guilt or shame
· Understand what keeps you from trusting God and how to navigate doubt with truth
· Learn simple ways to foster shalom and gratitude on a daily basis
· Develop a fresh, eternal perspective that delivers both peace for today and hope for tomorrow
· Savor daily "faith-builder" practices to strengthen your confidence in God's love and purposes for you, no matter what happens
Michael New, Ph.D. is Senior Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Assistant Professor of Practice at The Catholic University of America. Additionally, he is a Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. New has both a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Statistics from Stanford University. He has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT data center and a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His articles have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, three of which have examined the impact of state-level abortion legislation.
Astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink is a research scholar at Reasons to Believe. He earned a PhD in astrophysics from Iowa State University. His writing and speaking encourage people to consider the connection between Scripture’s truth and scientific evidence. He is the author of Escaping the Beginning?, Is There Life Out There?, and Who’s Afraid of the Multiverse?, and coauthor of Building Bridges and the Impact Events student devotional series. Jeff is also a project scientist at UCLA.
Michelle Cushatt is a speaker and coach. For more than 15 years, she has inspired and challenged both corporate and faith-based audiences with her story of trauma, faith, and resilience. She has spoken internationally to a wide variety of audiences including Ramsey Solutions, Women of Faith, Compassion International, Michael Hyatt & Co (now Full Focus), Cru, LifeToday TV, Belay, Colorado Christian University, Family Life, John O’Leary Inspires, Dynamic Communicators International, as well as numerous other business, church, and ministry events. In addition, she has appeared on hundreds of podcasts, radio, video, and audio recording mediums. With this wealth of experience, Michele coaches speakers on how to design and deliver powerful and memorable presentations.