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From social media to self-driving cars to the iPhone, our world is filled with technology. What are the benefits of having access to so much technology? What are the dangers? And how does following Jesus inform our lives in the midst of a digital age? Join us on March 3-5 for THINK|23 as we learn about what the Bible says about technology, how we can develop a healthier use of technology, and how our faith can flourish in a technological world.

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Speakers

Jason Thacker

Jason Thacker serves as the director of the research institute and chair of research in technology ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He also teaches ethics, philosophy, and worldview at Boyce College. He is the author of several books, including Following Jesus in a Digital Age and The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, and often speaks on various topics including human dignity, ethics, public theology, technology, digital governance, and artificial intelligence. He is married to Dorie, and they have two sons.

Justin Earley

Justin Earley is a lawyer, author, and speaker as well as a husband to Lauren and a father to his four sons: Whit, Asher, Coulter and Shep. Justin graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Literature before spending four years in Shanghai, China, teaching and writing. Justin got his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and he now runs his own business law practice. He is the author of two books, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction and Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms, and frequently speaks at businesses, churches, and conference on habits, technology, and mental health.

Samuel James

Samuel James is the associate acquisitions editor at Crossway. He is the author of Digital Liturgies, a regular newsletter on Christianity, technology, and culture. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Emily and their three children.

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 3

6-7 p.m.                               Check-In

7-8:10 p.m.                          SESSION 1

8:10-8:25 p.m.                     Break

8:25-9 p.m.                        SESSION 2

Saturday, March 4

8-8:45 a.m.                          Check-In

8:45-9:45 a.m.                    SESSION 3

9:45-10 a.m.                        Break

10-11 a.m.                           Breakouts

11-11:15 a.m.                      Break

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.         Q&A Session

Sunday, March 5

9 & 10:45 a.m.                     SESSION 4 
                                             Registration not required

Breakouts

BREAKOUT 1  //  Habits of the Household & Technology

We become our habits, and our children become us. Thus habits of the household are one of the most important factors in your children’s spiritual formation. In this breakout session, we will explore how parents can set household rhythms and habits that guide the family out of technology addictions and into presence, conversation, and spiritual formation.

BREAKOUT 2  //  Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age

How is the Internet shaping us? Is it a neutral tool, or something else? By putting together the biblical teaching on wisdom and a careful examination of the powers of digital technology, we can identify various ways the web is affecting our thinking and our living, and begin to recover a more humane, worshipful way of life.

BREAKOUT 3  //  The Age of AI: How Artificial Intelligence is Shaping Your View of the World

Each and every day, whether we realize it or not, we use incredibly powerful AI systems that often make our lives more personalized and convenient. We adopt many of these tools without much thought or critical reflection, but they are radically altering how we see God, ourselves, and the world around us. This session will help attendees understand what AI is, its prevalence in our lives, and how to navigate these powerful tools in light of the Christian ethic.

BREAKOUT 4  //  Students Breakout: Practical Help with Technology

Teens live in a technological world. School work, friendships, entertainment, and so many other parts of their lives are submerged in technology. So, how can they navigate this technology with maturity? Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for a practical, hands-on, and interactive breakout about how to use technology wisely.

You will not register for a breakout ahead of time. All breakouts will be open until the room hits capacity. A link to the audio recordings of each breakout will be emailed to registrants after the conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is kidTHINK?

We believe that theology is not just for adults. That's why we've developed age-appropriate content for children (kindergarten-6 grade). With kidTHINK materials, your child will have the opportunity to work through theological concepts that are taught at a level they can understand. Register for kidTHINK|23

Questions? Contact Becky Brooking.

Do you offer child care?

kidTHINK programming is available for children in kindergarten to 6th grade, but child care for younger children is not available. We hope you can line up your own child care in order to join us! If this isn’t possible, please join in via the live stream. 

Please note: we do offer child care for THINK and kidTHINK volunteers.

What will the breakouts cover?

We will have four breakout options:

  • Breakout 1 | Habits of the Household & Technology. We become our habits, and our children become us. Thus habits of the household are one of the most important factors in your children’s spiritual formation. In this breakout session, we will explore how parents can set household rhythms and habits that guide the family out of technology addictions and into presence, conversation, and spiritual formation.
  • Breakout 2 | Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age. How is the Internet shaping us? Is it a neutral tool, or something else? By putting together the biblical teaching on wisdom and a careful examination of the powers of digital technology, we can identify various ways the web is affecting our thinking and our living, and begin to recover a more humane, worshipful way of life.
  • Breakout 3 | The Age of AI: How Artificial Intelligence is Shaping Your View of the World. Each and every day, whether we realize it or not, we use incredibly powerful AI systems that often make our lives more personalized and convenient. We adopt many of these tools without much thought or critical reflection, but they are radically altering how we see God, ourselves, and the world around us. This session will help attendees understand what AI is, its prevalence in our lives, and how to navigate these powerful tools in light of the Christian ethic.
  • Breakout 4 | Student Breakout: Practical Help with Technology. Teens live in a technological world. School work, friendships, entertainment, and so many other parts of their lives are submerged in technology. So, how can they navigate this technology with maturity? Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for a practical, hands-on, and interactive breakout about how to use technology wisely.

You do not need to register for a breakout ahead of time. All breakouts will be open until the room hits capacity. The Student Breakout is open to students in grades 7-12 only. A link to the audio recordings of each breakout will be emailed to registrants after the conference.

What forms of payment will be accepted at the bookstore?

The bookstore will accept credit, debit, check, and cash at the bookstore.

How can I help out?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Volunteer spots are available for the general conference, kidTHINK, and child care. Please note that if you sign up to volunteer and ALSO plan to attend the conference (all or in part), you also need to submit a THINK registration

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Will registration close?

Yes, online registration will close on Thursday, Mar. 2 at 11:30 p.m.. However, walk-ins will be accepted as space allows.

Can I register a group?

If your group size is less than 10 people, we ask that they register individually. If your group is larger than 10, please contact Shannon Lewis for assistance.

Do I need to print off a ticket for conference registration?

No, you do not need to print a confirmation but please make sure you received a confirmation email saying you were registered.

Will THINK be livestreamed?

We hope you can attend THINK in-person, as it's such an interactive event. However, if you aren't able to do so, we will have a live stream of the event. The live stream will include the main sessions and the breakout that takes place in the Sanctuary. It will be accessible from our regular live stream page.

How do I submit a question for the Q&A on Saturday, Mar. 4?

You can submit a question for the Q&A on Sli.do until 11 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 4. 

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