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All interested members are invited
to a  CTSA-sponsored panel and conversation.

Theology and Teaching in Light of ChatGPT

                                                                  Tuesday, April 4th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (ET)

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (PT)   5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (MT)    6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Following its launch in November '22, the new AI chatbot ChatGPT has presented some significant and rather daunting challenges to educators at all levels. Our spring virtual event will take up the question of how ChatGPT and similar technologies challenge us, or invite us to new forms of teaching and assessment, precisely as Catholic theologians and teachers of theology. Is this new tool an opportunity for theologians to embrace ‘the modern world’, à la Gaudium et Spes? Does it risk stifling the human task of knowing, à la Lonergan? And how do we talk to students about all this?


Mary Kate Holman 

Assistant Professor

Department of History, Philosophy,
and Theology

Benedictine University


Anne Carpenter

Associate Professor
Department of
Theology and Religious Studies
Saint Mary's College
of California


Stephen Okey

Associate Professor of Theology
Department of Philosophy,
Religion, and Theology
Saint Leo University


David Turnbloom 

Associate Professor
Department of Theology
University of Portland


The panelists will each approach the theme from their disciplinary,
theological, institutional, and personal locations and contexts.

The event will encourage member participation and seeks to build bonds of collegial community.  Attending members will breakout into groups following the panelists' presentations to enable us to connect and converse in smaller groups about the subject matter presented.

The event will be held via Zoom.  Registration is required; a registration form link will be emailed to all members prior to the event.  Those who register will receive a Zoom link during the night before the event is held. 

Inquiries regarding this event, may be emailed to

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