From the smartphones in our pockets, to cutting-edge techniques in gene editing, the tools of science are creating technological breakthroughs that change our world—and even ourselves. While many of these
From the smartphones in our pockets, to cutting-edge techniques in gene editing, the tools of science are creating technological breakthroughs that change our world—and even ourselves. While many of these impacts are good, others are deeply concerning, raising important questions about human identity, purpose, and hope.
Join sociologist Felicia Wu Song and philosopher Jim Stump as we bring together faith and science for a closer look at the blessings, questions, and perils of technology. Peninsula Bible Church is co-hosting this event with Biologos, an organization whose vision is faith and science working hand in hand. Pastor Paul Taylor will be moderating a speaker panel.
As a precaution, BioLogos asks that attendees wear a mask while indoors at this event. If you have not received a Covid vaccine and booster we also ask that you take a rapid test before coming. Thank You!
Featured Speakers: BioLogos Vice President Jim Stump and Felicia Wu Song of Westmont College
Jim Stump is Vice President of Programs at BioLogos. He oversees the editorial team, participates in strategic planning, and hosts the podcast, Language of God. Jim also writes and speaks on behalf of BioLogos. He has a PhD in philosophy and was formerly a professor and academic administrator. His books include, Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design; Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues; How I Changed My Mind about Evolution; and The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity. You can email Jim Stump at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.
Felicia Song is a cultural sociologist who studies the place of digital technologies in contemporary life. Having trained in History, Communication Studies and Sociology from Yale, Northwestern, and University of Virginia, and taught at Louisiana State University’s Manship School for Mass Communication, her research is oriented around the rapidly evolving digital technology industry and how the adoption of social media and digital devices fundamentally alters the landscapes of family, community, and organizational life. Her latest book Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence and Place in the Digital Age (Intervarsity Press Academic, published in 2021) explores how our contemporary digital habits fundamentally form us in ways that shape loves and imaginations of what it means to be human. This book binds sociology and theology together, arguing that both are needed for understanding how to live wisely in a digitally saturated society. Early research projects included studies of expectant women’s online information-seeking habits and the evolution of “mommy bloggers” as social media professionals. Her first book, Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together (Peter Lang 2009), examined the impact of online communities on democratic skills and dispositions. When she is not working, she enjoys tending the garden, learning to bake bread, and daydreaming about becoming proficient with the bass guitar.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm