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Due to COVID-19, it has become necessary to cancel ASA 2020 at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Our intent is to move the program forward to next year. We are working with PLNU in the hope that we can be at their beautiful facility on a date to be confirmed in the next few months (tentatively July 30 - August 2, 2021). We will provide more information as it becomes available.
Read the ASA response to COVID-19. The ASA leadership has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. In this dynamic and challenging time, we want to be clear on the steps the ASA is taking to reduce the impact on individuals and our programing. ASA 2020 is cancelled. See our response page for more information.
This issue includes:
- "Transhumanism: Christian Destiny or Distraction?"
by David C. Winyard Sr.
- "A Theological Embrace of Transhuman and Posthuman Beings"
by Calvin Mercer
- "Will Transhumanism Solve Death?"
by Russell Bjork
Read these and more here.
Pandemics are part of human life. We live and die through the Spanish
Flu, Ebola, and SARS, only to face Covid-19. What have we learned, and
what do we need yet to figure out? What insights might Christian
perspectives bring to the table? Read the invitational essay
by Dr. Luke Janssen:
"Pandemic: From Christian Perspectives"
Although it is available 24 hours every day, releases no CO2 into the atmosphere, and does not kill birds, nuclear fission is controversial. What insights might Christian perspectives bring to the table? Read the invitational essay
by Dr. Robert Kaita:
"The Nuclear Options: Christian Perspectives on Fission, Fusion, and Our Energy Future"
Missed the ASA Member Assembly meeting? Watch the video here! "Reports From the Front Line of the COVID-19 Crisis" with John Pohl and Patrick Franklin. John Wood presents a State of the ASA. Copies of the presentation slides are available for download here. Any questions, please email Becky at email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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