Immanuel Lutheran Church is a center for Reformation theology in the Inland Empire, offering a variety of resources for equipping the saints.

Immanuel is one of the largest Lutheran churches and schools in the Inland Empire. We have a number of teachers and professors who are members of our congregation, as well as close ties with Concordia, CBU, and La Sierra. We can leverage these to provide a venue for community programs that include performing arts, workshops, and presentations from guest speakers on important faith topics.

Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 for a Special Presentation by Dr. Joel Oesch:

Embodied Faith in the Digital Age: Technology, Transhumanism, and the Cross

8:30am: Free Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - 10:30am: Presentation and Q&A

Topics will include:

  • How the Digital Age has Shaped Us
  • The Transhumanist Movement and its Effects
  • Thinking Theologically about Technology

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5455 Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, CA 92506. (951) 682-4211

Joel Oesch is an associate professor of theology at Concordia University, Irvine and the Director of Graduate Studies for Christ College. He was a director of Christian education for ten years at congregations in Hawaii and Texas. After marrying his wife, Tiffany, in 2005, he completed graduate degrees at Yale University and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. His doctoral work examined claims of community in social networks, offering a Lutheran response grounded in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His academic interests include postmodernism, digital technology, and embodied Reformation theology. He lives with his wife and three children in Laguna Hills.

The first 25 registrants will receive a free book:

Digitized: Spiritual Implications of Technology, by Bernard Bull

There is more to technology than just learning how to use it.

Technology influences every part of society—it shapes the way we think, speak, and act. In our increasingly technology-centered world, we must realize the impact of technology and make deliberate, intentional choices about how we use it.

As Christians, we will always face challenges and opportunities in this digital age. At the intersection of faith and life, we must seek a biblical perspective about technology—for today and for tomorrow.