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Big Data Science and Artificial Intelligence: A Paper by the National Council of Churches of Singapore

20 July 2023 Big Data Science and Artificial Intelligence: A Paper by the National Council of Churches of Singapore (more…)

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Digital Immortality? Mind Uploading and the quest for everlasting life

Digital Immortality? Mind Uploading and the quest for everlasting life ¿Inmortalidad digital? La transferencia mental y la búsqueda de la vida eterna   Abstract The quest for immortality is probably as old as humankind itself. In recent decades a group of scientists and futurists who describe themselves as transhumanists has ....Continue Reading »

Watchful and Steadfast: Christian Leadership in Uncertain Times

Below is an excerpt.  This is the transcript of a lecture delivered by Dr Roland Chia at the National Conference of the International Students Inc on 20 June 2023.  Let me draw your attention to some words of the apostle Paul found in his second letter to his young protégé, ....Continue Reading »

The Ethics of Mitochondrial Replacement Technology

The Ethics of Mitochondrial Replacement Technology: A Response by the National Council of Churches of Singapore to the BAC Consultation Paper Entitled, ‘Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Arising from Mitochondrial Genome Replacement Therapy’ In April 2018, the Bioethics Advisory Committee of Singapore (BAC) conducted a consultation on the ethical, legal ....Continue Reading »

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Reflections on the Reformation

Introduction While 31 October is often associated with Halloween, for many Christians across the world a much more momentous event is normally observed. I am, of course, referring to Reformation Day. Reformation Day commemorates the event on 31 October 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses as a protest . . . . Continue Reading »

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Responsible AI

On 31 January 2023, Channel News Asia published an article which explores the question: ‘Who do you think should be responsible when artificial intelligence or algorithms malfunction: The programmer, manufacturer or user?’ As Singapore aims to be a global leader in AI by 2030, it has to address the many . . . . Continue Reading »

Christian Secularism

For several decades, numerous scholars have devoted much time and energy to studying and analysing the phenomenon of secularism in modern society and culture. In the 1960s, sociologists such as Peter Berger forwarded what has been described as the ‘secularisation theory’ which postulates that the march of secularism in Western . . . . Continue Reading »

Care Bots

On July 6, 2023, the Channel News Asia website published an article by Reuters entitled ‘AI robots could play future role as companions in care homes.’ The article featured Nadine, an A.I. powered social robot invented by Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, a robot expert from the University of Geneva. Demonstrating its . . . . Continue Reading »

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Thinking Theologically about Theological Education

Not a few students have complained that studying theology at Trinity (where I taught) is tougher than their university education. This is not surprising.  Let’s begin with an analogy. We trust doctors who have received a thorough education at a reputable university. We believe that the rigorous training they receive . . . . Continue Reading »

Hymning our spiritual heritage

  … addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart. Ephesians 5:19 Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs have been an integral part of the life of the Christian Church since its inception. Theologians like Athanasius in the fourth . . . . Continue Reading »

The Rapture: Left Behind or Taken Away?

In 1995, Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye published Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days. It became a New York Times bestseller. It was the first of a series of 16 books and had significant impact among evangelicals in America and elsewhere. The series highlights interpretations of Bible . . . . Continue Reading »

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Every month the ETHOS Institute publishes five articles on a variety of topics on its website. These articles have attracted many readers who find them informative and engaging.

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