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August 18, 2019
"In the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Can Morality Be Coded?"
RADM Margaret Kibben
Consideration of artificial intelligence often includes job replacement concerns, and the ability for humans to have the upper hand over machines. But an even more fundamental question of value must be asked: can morality be coded? When using AI for combat operations, where decisions are made by algorithms determined by facts and patterns, is there room for the moral implications of an action on the preservation of virtues like love, hope, and kindness? Dr. Margaret Kibben is recently retired after 33 years in the military.

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July 29, 2019
"Our Amazing Universe: Science, Wonder, and Praise"
Jennifer Wiseman
Modern telescopes are revealing a mind-boggling universe filled with galaxies, nebulae, planets, black holes, and mysterious dark matter.  Astronomer Jennifer Wiseman discusses how the latest advances in astronomy and other sciences relate to Christian faith, ethics, and awe.

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July 21, 2019
"Light in the Dark: The Refugee Church"
Tom Albinson
Violence and hatred have forcibly displaced more people in the world than at any time since World War II. Humanitarian agencies work around the clock to help these women, children, and men physically survive. But there is a need for more than humanitarian response. Come and explore the unique and critical role of the church in the global refugee crisis.

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July 14, 2019
"Ambassadors for Christ: Diplomatic Service in the Arabian Peninsula"
Tamara Shaya Hoffmann, Derek Hoffmann
NPC members Tamara Shaya Hoffmann and Derek Hoffmann share how they see their diplomatic work as part of their Christian vocation.

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