On June 11, Google engineer Blake Lemoine made headlines when he claimed that Google’s most recent natural language processing (NLP) program, LaMDA, was sentient and thus deserving of human rights. Google dismissed his claims and placed him […]
No One Wants to Be Accused of Racism, Not Even the Racists.
In September of this year, US Attorney General William Barr compared the Coronavirus state authorized lockdowns across the nation to American slavery. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn took issue with Barr’s statement: “It is incredible […]
Calling for Peace in a Time of War
I refuse to allow myself to accept the inevitability of war. As a historian and theologian, this requires work. People are drawn to war as moths to a flame, no matter their religious, ethical, or […]
DT Podcast Episode 32 – Jason King
Welcome back to the Daily Theology Podcast! Today’s episode features Steve Okey’s conversation with Jason King of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA! Jason and Steve caught up at the CTS conference this past summer […]
DT Podcast Episode 31 – Kevin Ahern
Season 3 of the podcast continues with Stephen Okey’s interview with Kevin Ahern. Since first meeting at Boston College in 2007, they have become close friends, collaborators, and occasional housemates. They sat down during the […]
Voting Your Conscience?: That May Not Mean What You Think It Does
This presidential election cycle has elicited a variety of reactions to the major party candidates. One of the more frequently heard refrains is, “I have to vote my conscience,” generally implying some protest vote against […]
DT Podcast Episode 15 – Tobias Winright
Welcome to the penultimate episode of season 1 of the podcast! For our second to last offering, we have Stephen Okey’s conversation with Tobias Winright of Saint Louis University. They met up at this past […]
DT Podcast Episode 12 – Matt Shadle
Welcome to episode 12 of the Daily Theology Podcast! This edition features Steve Okey’s conversation with Prof. Matt Shadle of Marymount University. This episode was recorded late this past summer and features the return of […]
DT Podcast Episode 6 – Dana Dillon
Today’s podcast episode features Stephen Okey’s conversation with Dana Dillon. They had the opportunity to talk at the 2015 convention of the College Theology Society, held at the University of Portland in Portland, OR. In […]
Is World Youth Day Worth It?
My Facebook newsfeed in recent days has been filled with exciting stories and photos about World Youth Day (WYD)—which ended today with a Mass in Rio. Yet again, we have had some amazing quotes from […]
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