Challenges to Humanity

Jacob Shatzer — Meet the Speakers of Exploring Personhood: Challenges to Humanity

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What challenges do we face as human beings? How does our faith inform our understanding of mental health, identity, technology, life, and civic engagement?

Join us as we advance the conversation at our second-annual Exploring Personhood conference, presented by the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on Feb. 21-22, 2024.

In this post, get to know one of our speakers, Dr. Jacob Shatzer, who will respond to all presenters.

Meet Jacob Shatzer

Jacob Shatzer has served at Union University since 2017. Before that he taught at Sterling College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Jacob teaches Bible, theology, and ethics and has written on topics ranging from theological hermeneutics to transhumanism to the integration of faith and learning. Along with his work in the School of Theology & Missions, he also serves the broader university as associate provost and dean of instruction, providing leadership in curriculum and faculty development. He has written three books: A Spreading and Abiding Hope (Cascade, 2015), Transhumanism and the Image of God (IVP Academic, 2019), and Faithful Learning (B&H Academic, 2023). He next book, Biblical Ethics, will come out in July of 2024 with B&H Academic.

Jacob is married to Keshia, and they have four children. They live in Jackson and are members of West Jackson Baptist Church. Jacob is a fourth-generation Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys running.

Jacob has been a guest on the Christ and Culture podcast. Listen to his conversations:

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The Master of Arts Ethics, Theology, and Culture is a Seminary program providing specialized academic training that prepares men and women to impact the culture for Christ through prophetic moral witness, training in cultural engagement, and service in a variety of settings.

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The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture seeks to engage culture as salt and light, presenting the Christian faith and demonstrating its implications for all areas of human existence.

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