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Bener Agtarap

Bener Agtarap is the executive director of community engagement and church planting for the United Methodist Church.

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Scott McConnell

Scott McConnell is the executive director of LifeWay Research, which conducts surveys on issues affecting American religious life and Protestant pastors. Arrange an interview through Aaron Earls.

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Rebekka King

Rebekka King is an assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at Middle Tennessee State University, where she teaches courses on global Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Her research focuses on the secular and religious elements of progressive Christianity. She is co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Sociology of Religion program unit.

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Joey Spann

The Rev. Joey Spann is the minister of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn. He was shot twice during a Sept. 24, 2017, attack on his church.

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Micah Redding

Micah Redding is the founder and executive director of the Christian Transhumanist Association and host of the Christian Transhumanist Podcast. He has published numerous essays and articles on the relationship between religion and transhumanism.

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Scott Hawley

Scott Hawley is an associate professor of physics at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. He spoke on Christian responses to artificial intelligence at the Christian Transhumanist Association’s 2018 conference.

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Jonathan Judaken

Jonathan Judaken is a professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. He is an expert on different forms of racism, especially anti-Jewish and anti-black racism.

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David Weintraub

David Weintraub is a professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and the author of Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?.

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