Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
B.A., University of Tennessee; M.Div.,The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
A proud native of Tennessee, Jason Thacker joined the Boyce College faculty in June 2023 teaching philosophy, ethics, and worldview. His desire is to assist students in applying the moral and theological truths of the Christian life to the most pressing personal and social questions of the day. He has taught at Boyce as an adjunct instructor since fall of 2021. He also serves as a senior fellow and director of the Research Institute at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, where he has served since 2014.
Jason’s research interests include moral philosophy and theory, public theology, theological anthropology/human dignity, political philosophy, philosophy of technology, and artificial intelligence. He is the author or editor of several works including The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity (Zondervan), Following Jesus in a Digital Age (B&H), and The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society (B&H Academic). He currently serves as the co-editor of the 9 volume Essentials in Christian Ethics series alongside C. Ben Mitchell with B&H Academic and is currently writing a forthcoming work on human rights and digital privacy.
He was the project leader and lead drafter of Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles, and his work has been featured at Slate, Politico, The Week, USA Today, Christianity Today, World Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and Desiring God as well as in academic journals including Studies in Christian Ethics, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Journal of Christian Legal Thought, and The Christian Business Review. He currently serves as an associate fellow with the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge, an advisor for AI and Faith, and a fellow in science and technology at the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Seminary. He also hosts the weekly Digital Public Square podcast and writes at the WeeklyTech newsletter through the ERLC.
He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. He also holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently a PhD candidate in ethics, public theology, and philosophy. When not reading or writing, he enjoys running, Tennessee sports, and a good cup of coffee. He is married to Dorie and they have two sons.