AI, consciousness, church dogmatics, spirituality, Trinitarian theology
Preaching and teaching in our digital age demands theological reflection to answer challenging questions raised by exponential technologies. Can an AI become conscious? Is AI intelligent, really? Can a robot sin? Can we program morality? Can we upload our minds? Is transhumanism a technical possibility? Do we need to rethink eschatology? In this paper I hope to contribute to a constructive dialog. I suggest this catechism format as a means to support the need of the Church to teach sound theological doctrine with respect to these challenging questions. By no means do I wish to imply that this catechism is a definitive statement by any church tradition. It is merely a discussion-starter. It should be thought of as a mere draft for the purpose of generating further thought.
Baker, Bruce D., "A New Catechism for the Digital Age" (2019). SPU Works. 149.