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Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you.

Today Tripp is joined by Scott Paeth, professor and ethicist at DePaul University, to help answer your questions, including:

how would your theological picture of the world change if there was a verified encounter with a sentient extraterrestrial?

Scott and Tripp discuss what that would mean for Christian theology, if God created life on other planets, how we should relate to that other life, and how this would change cosmological arguments.

Plus, could it change our treatment of non-human minds on this planet? what obligations do we have to other sentient creatures?

There are lots of ways you can submit a question for Tripp to answer: go to and click the “send voicemail” button on the right (near the scroll bar); you can also leave us a 5-star review on iTunes with your question as the review; you can tweet @trippfuller; or you can send an email with your question to

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