Description: This course focuses on the mission and ministry of today’s Church exploring critical questions about the role of witness, worship, and education. It takes seriously the diversities of the Global Church, the challenges and opportunities of the digital age, and the practices necessary for effective ministry. We use a variety of technologies in this class for the purpose of increasing our capacity to engage science and technology in ministry. We are not only using technology so you are “better at it.” We want to be critically engaged with technology use and design around issues of inequality and justice. We have readings and resources related to these topics throughout the semester and we invite you to bring the themes of the course-creativity, contemplation, and collective action-to your engagement with technology. This course also features guest speaker, Dr. Philip Butler, creator of the Seekr AI, who is an expert in issues of spirituality, race, transhumanism, mental health and AI.
Seminary: Drew Theological School
Science areas: AI and technology, psychology and mental healthGospel Living and Social Transformation (Miller & Ott) Spring 2022