Who We Are

We are Christian Transhumanists—Christians who, because of our commitment to our faith, are also Transhumanists.

While many expressions of transhumanism are secular or anti-religious, transhumanism itself is simply a philosophy which states that we can and should use science and technology to make the world (including humanity) better. 

We understand our Christian faith to affirm humans as scientific and technological creatures—creatures who create and discover, and who are commissioned to cultivate life, create new things, and renew the world. We further understand our Christian mission to charge us with healing, feeding, and restoring life—activities which provoke us to scientific and medical innovations, just as they have throughout Christian history.

Our purpose can be described as “participating with God in the redemption, reconciliation, and renewal of the world”.

The Christian Transhumanist Affirmation—written in cooperation with clergy, theologians, and people from all kinds of backgrounds—is our attempt to express the outlines of what it means to be a Christian Transhumanist. Read it here.

Statement of Principle and Action—As part of our affirmation, we include a statement of principle and action taken from Jesus himself:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength…and love your neighbor as yourself.

That contains our purpose, our defining focus, and our message. And when it comes to the application of those commands, we see three deep things:

  1. We focus on that which is transcendent.
  2. We pursue greater coherence of mentality, physicality, spirituality.
  3. We seek the betterment of the world.

We think that these three elements define what it is to be a complete human being, and mark out the dimensions along which we should grow. They define what we hope to practice as an organization, what will shape our choices, and what we hope to convey in many ways and forms to the outside world.

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  • commented 2017-03-04 00:56:57 -0600
    I find some of the responses to the synopsis posted above interesting. Primarily the person identifying themselves as “Not a supporter of Transhumanism.” All I will say in response to their post is that God works in ways that are both mysterious and many. My thought is that God has a purpose for everything, and it may be that God wishes to show his influence in a set of circumstances or through environmental factors. A person enhanced to resist the effects of infectious diseases could potentially do valuable missionary work in third world countries where the mortality rate is normally high. Or someone equipped with a particular type of augmentation could examine the bible as never before and bringg forth startling new insights into his well by virtue of their new mental ability. Yes, it is true he could restore broken or diseased organs but we have no control over his decisions and it’s not up to us to question each other’s faith. That is between each of us and God. He is the perfect judge and mentor and wants what’s best for us. It may be that if someone is restored to health through miraculous means that they could grow to not appreciate it or abuse that gift in one way or another. It would be futile to say how exactly he feels about the subject at hand but the clues he has s left for us leave room for some possibilities we wouldn’t ordinarily consider.

    On the face of it, it might seem like seeking to better ourselves through the use of technology is not what God wants for us. All I’m saying is that with careful application, we can use the tools and techniques at our disposal as a means of sharing both his message, and his love for us. In the end, we must continually ask him for help and guidance in all things

    I will leave you with one final thought. Rather than marveling at our own magnificence in light of what we can make and do, rather we should marvel at God’s magnificence for giving us the raw materials, and the mental and physical abilities to create such wonders. There is nothing new under the sun, after all and nothing that springs from the mind of man that hadn’t originally occurred to God when creating all we see and know. All we can do is look to him for the answers and pray that our efforts to make our world better may bear fruit.
  • commented 2016-12-14 00:12:17 -0600
    I would like to say that we must have faith, if we start using “medicine and technology”, I believe that means people will trust themselves instead of the LORD, He has the Power to heal anything, anybody, He can give you a perfect limb out of the dust, why would you make yourself an arm?

    “And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” Daniel 2:43

    “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Matthew 3:2
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  • commented 2015-06-25 17:27:55 -0500
    @richard Lopez, What about the ancient Christian concept of Theosis? – this is our participation with God in the renewal of the world.
  • commented 2015-05-26 15:00:54 -0500
    I would like to see some verses, in context and in entirety to back up the 3 deep things you want to apply.
    And can you provide biblically sound doctrine that promotes “transhumanism” and/or “transhumanist”
    I would lastly like to see a biblical argument to support “participating with God in the…renewal of the world”
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