The TTT group strives to respond to the need for critical inter-disciplinary ecumenical exchange. This mission has continued and expanded and has engaged in topics such as the dialogue between religion and contemporary science behind transhumanism. The group affords a rare opportunity for theologians and scholars from various disciplines to have a sustained, critical conversation among diverse worldviews and theological perspectives.
TTT exists to galvanize interdisciplinary theological research and dialogue by engaging the transhumanist movement, evolving theological enterprise in creative critical interaction as it encounters the always newly emerging crises of our scientific, technological, and social world.
Ted Peters is an author, professor, and pastor. He is Research Professor Emeritus in Systematic Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS), the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS), and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California.
Ted has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited more than two dozen books. The topics range from sin and evil to the future of God and to points where science and religion clash and cooperate.
Ted offers a theological analysis of culture, analyzing especially the role of science in culture. He co-edits the journal, Theology and Science.
Brian Green is assistant director of campus ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. His responsibilities include guest lecturing on ethics in various campus courses, reviewing and evaluating the Hackworth grant program, researching various topics in ethics including Catholic teaching on conscience, assisting coordinating campus ethics speakers, and working with the Hackworth and Environmental Ethics Fellows. He is also an adjunct professor teaching ethics in the Graduate School of Engineering.
Brian's background includes doctoral and master's degrees in ethics and social theory from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. His undergraduate degree is from the University of California, Davis, in genetics. Between college and graduate school he served for two years in the Jesuit Volunteers International teaching high school in the Marshall Islands. His research interests include human nature and ethics, Catholic natural law, ethics of technology, and various aspects of the impact of technology and engineering on human life.
Arvin Gouw is the the director of the BeHEARD (Help Empower & Accelerate Research Discoveries) division of Rare Genomics Institute where he leads crowdfunding efforts for rare disease personalized medicine research predominantly for children. He is currently a fellow at Stanford and Berkeley studying the role of metabolism in stem cells and cancer. He is also an adjunct faculty teaching endocrinology at San Francisco State University.
Arvin’s main interest is in the intersection between science, theology, and ministry. He served as associate pastor in Harvest Fellowship of Churches during which he did his fellowship on science and theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Arvin received his doctorate in pathobiology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, master's degrees in philosophy from University of Pennsylvania, in theology from SMSU Ecumenical Institute of Theology, and in neuroscience from UC Berkeley.