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2020 BWi -Technology and Humanity

Technology and Humanity

"Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 13- 20-21

Nov. 10-11, 2020

Please note that we are hosting BWi on Tuesday/Wednesday this year instead of Thursday/Friday.

We are blessed with a worship center that allows for a crowd of people to social distance. At this time we will be holding BWi live and encourage you to attend in person. We will also be offering a live stream event for those who are not comfortable attending the event in person. There will be a charge for both the live stream event and for in person attendance. To learn about the live stream event email Mary Carl Finkelstein. at

Registration coming soon

Tuesday morning, Nov. 10

8:30-11:30 a.m. – Prestonwood Baptist Church Worship Center - Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Discovering a Theology of Technology

  • Technology- Good or bad but never neutral
  • Why should Christians be thinking about the influence of technology on life?
  • Eschatology/End time and how it relates to technology

Dr. John Dyer serves as the Dean of Enrollment Services and Distance Education and an Adjunct Professor in Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned his Masters in Theology degree. John is also a graduate of Texas A&M University as well as Durham University where he earned his doctorate. He has a background in technology working as a coder and speaks often to groups to help them reflect carefully on technology from a Biblical perspective.

The Future of Work-Panel discussion

  • What does it mean for man to "work"- is work fundamental for humanity?
  • Robots and AI, important skills for future workers.
  • How to impact a "connected" world for Christ

Technology and You

  • Privacy issues, biometrics, virtual reality
  • Siri, Alexa, Ring- listening and watching you
  • The Internet of Things
  • Does technology lead to isolation?

Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10

(All plans are subject to COVID restrictions)

Lunch available in Main Street Cafe-

Visit Christian College booths

Technology Exhibits

Wednesday morning, November 11

8:30-11:30 a.m. – Prestonwood Baptist Church Worship Center - Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Technology and the Church

  • How can technology be used to advance the Gospel
  • Technology trends in the church


What does it mean to be truly "human"- does technology advance this?
  • AI- who is progamming AI
  • CRISPER-DNA mutation repair
  • Neuralink- implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI's)

Dr. Jacob Shatzer graduated from Union in 2007 and has served at Union since 2017. Prior to coming to Union, Jacob taught on the faculties of Sterling College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. He earned his Masters in Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as his doctorate degree from Marquette University. He is the author of the book Transhuminism and the image of God. Jacob is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and is an assistant editor for Ethics & Medicine and a consultant for BibleMesh.

Cyber-security Issues- Panel Discussion

  • Governments and companies colluding
  • Security/Privacy issues

Bioethics and Technology

For more information contact
Mary Carl Finkelstein


If you are traveling from out of town we have arranged for special conference rates at:

Holiday Inn Express

3101 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093


2020 Speakers