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The Ethical Cost of Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Weapon Systems

Autonomous weapon systems have been around for a while now. However, what is meant by autonomous is open to interpretation. The typical meaning of an […]

By Joshua K. Smith

“…and so, theology is possible”

Shortly after John Webster passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2016, a friend and I found ourselves reminiscing about our late mentor. “The thing I […]

By R. David Nelson

The Narrow Confines of Identity

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages […]

By Gilbert Meilaender

Interview with Author: Todd Daly

Todd T.W. Daly was interviewed by Brent Waters concerning his recently published book Chasing Methuselah. Read along and be sure to check out some excerpt […]

By Todd Daly and Brent Waters

Disability and the Church

A mainline church here in Scotland recently asked me to speak about disability with their ministry selection committee. As the conversation progressed, it became obvious […]

By Brian Brock

Pro-Life and Pro-COVID Vaccine?

One of the more controversial questions raised with the COVID vaccines has to do with the cell lines from which they are developed.  That is, […]

By Scott Rae

Covid-19 and the Cure of Souls

Understandings of illness and death in the practice of medicine changed dramatically after the Enlightenment. In the Middle Ages, both had their locus in the […]

By Frederick W. Schmidt

Escaping or Being in the World?

Over the past several months I have been revisiting some of my favourite books. I’ve gone back to the fantastical people and landscapes of Diana […]

By Eleanor McLaughlin