A Christian Perspective on Transhumanism

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock and Fazale “Fuz” Rana discuss artificial intelligence, focusing on transhumanism and how science is a bridge to the gospel.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Fazale Rana

Dr. Fazale Rana, PhD (Ohio University), Vice President of Research and Apologetics at Reasons to Believe, became a Christian as a graduate student studying biochemistry. The cell’s complexity, elegance, and sophistication coupled with the inadequacy of evolutionary scenarios to account for life’s origin compelled him to conclude that life must stem from a Creator. Reading through the Sermon on the Mount convinced Him that Jesus was who Christians claimed Him to be:  Lord and Savior. Still, evangelism wasn’t important to him – until his father died. His death helped him to appreciate how vital evangelism is. It was at that point he dedicated himself to Christian apologetics and the use of science as a tool to build bridges with nonbelievers. In 1999, he left his position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because he felt that the most important thing he could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence – evidence that is being uncovered day after day – for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture.