Family Life
Conference 2024

Jason Thacker


Our speaker, Jason Thacker, is an assistant professor of philosophy and ethics at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, and is a senior fellow in Christian ethics at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC. Jason has authored several books, including “Following Jesus in the Digital Age” and “The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity,” which delve into the relationship between faith and technology. He also serves as the editor of “The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society” and co-editor of the “Essentials in Christian Ethics” series with B&H Academic. Jason also served as the project leader and lead drafter of "Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles." Jason and his wife Dorie have two sons.  When not reading or writing, he enjoys running, Tennessee sports, and a good cup of coffee. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons. 
We were told technology would make our lives easier and more convenient, but technology just seems to have made it more complicated and confusing. As Christians, what does our faith have to do with these pressing issues of life in a digital age?

In Following Jesus in a Digital Age, you will not only be challenged on how technology is shaping your walk with Christ, but you will also be equipped with biblical wisdom to navigate the most difficult aspects of our digital culture—including the rise of misinformation, conspiracy theories, social media, digital privacy, and polarization.

God calls his people to step into the challenges of the digital age from a place of hope and discernment, grounded in His Word. How will you follow Him in the digital age?

April 7, we will be having Jason Thacker at Grace Baptist for our annual Family Life Conference. The theme for the weekend is Following Jesus in a Digital Age
We believe this weekend will be valuable for everyone, whether married or single, parents or not, students or grandparents. Mark your calendars today. This is a weekend you don't want to miss.


Sunday, April 7

Sunday Services (8:30 & 11am)
“Following Jesus in a Digital Age”

Bible Hour | 10:00  
“Christians in the Age of AI”

Afternoon Session | 3:30
“Pursuing Truth in a Post-truth Age”

Afternoon Breakout Sessions | 4:30
Safely Navigating Technology With Your Children  - Dan Strom
We all want to keep our children safe using technology. This session will explore some ways we can reduce the likelihood of harm to our children due to use or abuse of technology by them or others throughout their childhood.

Social Media and Mental Health - Cassie Adrian
Social media can have a profound impact on our spiritual well-being and our mental health. It leads to feelings of disconnection and detachment from our true
identity, others around us, and God. This session will explore the consequences of social media use and how God created us for healthy connections.

Avoiding Scams  - Rob Smith
In 1987, Ronald Reagan popularized the phrase, “Trust but verify.” We live in a culture now where people increasingly try to prey people who tend to be trusting. Join Robin, a retired FBI agent as he shares and answers questions about spotting and avoiding scams and attempts to steal your data, identity and money.

Digital Hygiene: Developing Healthy Online Habits - Alan Gerling
Why do we brush our teeth? Is bathing regularly really a big deal? We keep daily habits like this to keep our bodies healthy. In the same way, we can and should be keeping digital habits to help keep our mental and spiritual selves healthy. Join us as we talk about some ways to practice what I call “digital hygiene.”

Sharing a Meal Together(McAlister’s Deli | 5:30 pm

Childcare available for children ages 0-3 years and 4 years through 4th grade.

RSVP by April 1st.