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Living as Creatures in a World Built for Machines

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2024 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Pacific Time)

You’re invited to Regent's 2024 Evening Public Lecture series! Join us in the chapel or tune in online to explore theology, culture, and much more with this year’s summer faculty.

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About the Lecture

In 2001 Wendell Berry wrote, “It is easy for me to imagine that the next great division of the world will be between people who wish to live as creatures and people who wish to live as machines.” In all the sci-fi stories, the temptation to live like machines hinges on two appeals: the appeal to relax, to rest, to stop working so hard, and the appeal to let the machine do things better, more efficiently, more justly. Significantly, these appeals underlie the devil’s temptation of Christ in the wilderness. Christ’s rejection of these temptations and his ensuing mode of ministry have much to teach us about how to live as human creatures in the midst of artificial intelligence.

About the Speaker

Jeffrey Bilbro is an Associate Professor of English at Grove City College and Editor-in-Chief at Front Porch Republic. His books include Reading the Times: A Literary and Theological Inquiry into the News and Loving God’s Wildness: The Christian Roots of Ecological Ethics in American Literature.

Dr. Bilbro is teaching Reading the Times: Christian Responses to the News of the Day from July 22 to 26 as part of Regent’s 2024 Summer Programs.

Onsite and Online

You can attend this lecture in Regent’s chapel, or watch it live online at A video recording will be available for free online for a limited time after the event.

Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC

Paid parking available at Regent College and UBC

Speaking at this Event


Jeffrey Bilbro

Associate Professor of English (Grove City College)

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