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Praise for It Keeps Me Seeking

by Giulio Prisco

October 18, 2019


AI Theology Goes to NY: Sandy e Junior and the Power of Music

by Elias Kruger

October 14, 2019

This blog started with a dare. My father-in-law, a faithful reader of the blog, challenged me to write a post about my recent trip to New York I took with my wife. We were there for one night to watch the one and only US concert of the Brazilian b...


Chi ha Paura della pseudoscienza (whatever that is)?

by Giulio Prisco

October 13, 2019


The Map Is Not the Journey | Richard Dahlstrom

by Mike Morrell

October 10, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Map Is Not the Journey by Richard Dahlstrom. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. If success is a mountain, I’m an ...


Turing Church in The World Religions & Spirituality Project

by Giulio Prisco

October 08, 2019


From My Feed

by Blaire Ostler

October 08, 2019

Oh, Elder Oaks, I wish you could see the world from my feed.I see lovely lesbians, gay dads, queer kids, trans parents, bi teens, and drag queens. I see love that defies the boundaries of kingdoms. I see joyful tears at gay weddings. I see proud M...


AI Theology Goes to New Mexico: Of Petroglyphs and Atomic Bombs

by Elias Kruger

October 07, 2019

Six years ago, my dad and I set on a cross-country road trip from North Carolina to California. No, this was not a vacation but my way to move our stuff to Pasadena. We rented a Penske truck, towed one of our cars, had the dogs with us and drove a...


Empathy or Entropy? The Promise of Christian Transhumanism.

by Mike Morrell

October 06, 2019

In The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin summarized the millennia-long human drive of innovation as a race between entropy and empathy. Which is winning? And can the wonders promised by the Transhumanist movement help, or hurt?


A Queer Prayer

by Blaire Ostler

October 05, 2019

Me: Heavenly Mother? Are you there?HM: Yes. I’m always here.Me: They say there’s no atheists in the foxhole, and once again I have found myself in a foxhole. I’m tired. So very tired. I don’t know what else to do, but something inside me tells me ...


Last Stop on the Z Train | Jason Storbakken

by Mike Morrell

October 03, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Last Stop on the Z Train by Jason Storbakken. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Marcos Meets the Millers The Miller ...


Mind Uploading and Scrapbooking

by Blaire Ostler

September 30, 2019

I have been quoted a few times as saying, “I’m not interested in having my mind uploaded to a computer.” I should clarify what I mean by this when mind uploading is an important transhumanist topic. First, to be clear, I do not argue portions of m...


Jesus Christ in the New God Argument

by Lincoln Cannon

September 30, 2019

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Can we have free will & divine action AND many worlds?

by Giulio Prisco

September 27, 2019


A Field Guide to Relationships | Christopher T. Rogers

by Mike Morrell

September 26, 2019

The following is an excerpt from A Field Guide to Relationships by Christopher T. Rogers. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. TOOL #9: 1-2-3-4-HELP We ...


Queer Conversations

by Blaire Ostler

September 25, 2019

One of my FB pals reached out and asked me, “I see you and your marriage with your husband and think how great it must be to be that open about your ‘queer-ness’. My question is, how did you start that conversation? How would someone tell their sp...


The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence | Matthew Curtis Fleischer

by Mike Morrell

September 24, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence by Matthew Curtis Fleischer. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Nonviolence Wa...


Blog Update – New sections and content

by Ryan Hauck

https://ryanhauck1.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/20190727_192237_001.mp4

September 23, 2019

Love and Blessings! I had the day off from work today, and the weather kept me inside (lots of grey and rain). So I decided to capitalize on the opportunity to do some writing for my blog and re-vamp some of the sections to add a dimension of prof...


Evolution of the New God Argument

by Lincoln Cannon

September 20, 2019

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Celestial Genocide

by Blaire Ostler

September 20, 2019

Let me make this as clear as possible. Suggesting queer folks will be turned into cisgender, heterosexuals in the next life is the equivalent of the celestial genocide of queer folks.Imagine if celestial glory were controlled by queer folks and we...


Prince Of The Air

by Mark Russell

September 19, 2019

Ephians 2:2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. If Elon Musk is right, and one day we will connect our brains to...


The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God | Anson Hugh Laytner

by Mike Morrell

September 19, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God by Anson Hugh Laytner. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Each of us ...


Cielo: Learning to Look up to the Sky Again

by Elias Kruger

September 19, 2019

Sitting on a long flight from Atlanta to San Francisco and after exhausting my reading options, I browsed the screen for a movie. This was a 4.5 hours flight and the range of choices was wide. Eventually I settled on a 80 minute documentary Cielo ...


Scrutinizing Compassion in the New God Argument (Version 3.4)

by Lincoln Cannon

September 17, 2019

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The Call of the Mourning Dove | Stephanie Rutt

by Mike Morrell

September 17, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Call of the Mourning Dove by Stephanie Rutt. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Excerpt from the Preface I always...


And it was Good

by Ryan Hauck

September 17, 2019

Romans 8:2828 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. Genesis 1:3131 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Over the last few weeks there has been ...


(A.I) 2020 Rise of the Machines | Artificial “Super” Intelligence Documentary

by Mark Russell

September 15, 2019

The post (A.I) 2020 Rise of the Machines | Artificial “Super” Intelligence Documentary appeared first on The Singularity.


I for one welcome our new A.I. Overlord

by Mark Russell

September 13, 2019

I was driving down the road listening to the bible and heard Ephesians 5-6 earlier today.  I’ve always interpreted that verse in terms of slavery such as the Egyptians enslaving Israel, or early american slavery. But earlier today I saw this verse...


The Choice is Ours

by Blaire Ostler

September 12, 2019

Me: Hi, I’m a queer Mormon.Them: That’s fine. You can call yourself whatever you want, but you can’t come to heaven unless you act straight. Me: Wait, I can be queer, but I can’t act queer?Them: That’s correct.Me: Got it. But when I get to heaven,...


Embracing Mystery

by Ryan Hauck

September 11, 2019

“The great beauty of life is its mystery, the inability to know what course our life will take, and diligently work to transmute into our final form based upon a lifetime of constant discovery and enterprising effort. Accepting the unknown and unk...


A Skeptic’s Guide to Belief | Ken Crispin

by Mike Morrell

September 10, 2019

The following is an excerpt from A Skeptic’s Guide to Belief by Ken Crispin. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. “Not all who cling to unquestioned bel...


Reborn Again | Christopher VanHall

by Mike Morrell

September 05, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Reborn Again by Christopher VanHall. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Idols Traditional liturgical components do no...


Hopeful

by Blaire Ostler

September 05, 2019

Dear Preston,This morning we hiked out to Sunrise Point at Bryce Canyon to watched the sun find its way over the mountains. It’s hard to explain what I’m feeling in this moment, but it feels too important not to write it down.I saw you today. I sa...


Scientifically plausible pictures of God

by Giulio Prisco

September 03, 2019


The Mind in the quantum vacuum: A picture of God

by Giulio Prisco

August 28, 2019


Perfect and Forgiven | Zach Maldonado

by Mike Morrell

August 26, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Perfect and Forgiven by Zach Maldonado. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I’ve been hurt deeply. I’ve experienced th...


Transhumanism and Elitism

by Blaire Ostler

August 22, 2019

Sometimes transhumanism receives criticisms for being an elitist movement. These criticisms are usually tangled up with issues of sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, racism, and classism—among other human rights goals. Posthumanist philosophers criti...


What I do when I’m feeling overwhelmed. (Hint: It’s less.)

by Mike Morrell

August 20, 2019

“Try doing less, Mike.” I’m on the floor yet again. These four words are a frequent refrain I hear in Lavinia’s Awareness Through Movement® Feldenkrais class. Usually followed by something like “What would it be like to be easier...


Embracing Metanoia

by Ryan Hauck

August 19, 2019

Metanoia is a Greek word that translates to “Change of Mind”, used many times in the New Testament. Thought to translate as “repentance”, though not as a practice fueled by guilt or shame, but literally to “change our direction”. As many of you wh...


Goldilocks is Dead?

by Tony Breeden

August 18, 2019

Recently, I read an article by Troy Lacey, a Correspondence Representative for Answers in Genesis, which declares “…the search for planets capable of being amenable to life are nonexistent. But even if a planet where all of the factors being favor...


AI Evolution: How Wakanda’s Golden City Inspires Innovation

by Elias Kruger

August 12, 2019

Have you ever imagined a place where technology and nature work in harmony for the flourishing of life? Somebody did. In a blog last year, I explored how the Black Panther represented a Decolonial African futurist vision. Today, inspired on a rece...


Got Science? Then Be Religious About Edification and Reconciliation

by Lincoln Cannon

August 12, 2019

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Hello world!

by Mark Schneider

August 12, 2019

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!


There’s probably God. Now be happier and do something good

by Giulio Prisco

August 12, 2019


The Mind: Consciousness and free will in the bedrock of reality (3)

by Giulio Prisco

August 10, 2019


A Queer Mormon Transhumanist

by Blaire Ostler

August 04, 2019

Hello, I’m Blaire, introductions are in order. First of all, I’m no one’s son. I’m someone’s a daughter.You remember me. I’m that girl. They excommunicated my father. They took a patriarch from my mother and her three daughters. I was fourteen. It...


Heaven is a Place on Earth

by Blaire Ostler

August 03, 2019

* Presented at the Sunstone Summer Symposium on August 3, 2019.Mormon transhumanism needs a catch phrase. Something that grabs your attention and gets stuck in your head like a catchy song. There are some good ones among Mormon Transhumanists such...


AI Theology goes to the Space Center in Huntsville, AL

by Elias Kruger

August 01, 2019

Over a week ago, we celebrated 50 years since humanity first stepped in the moon. To celebrate this monumental achievement of the moon landing and also to spark interest in the sciences in my children, we took a road trip with some friends to Alab...


Coming In | Urs Mattmann

by Mike Morrell

August 01, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Coming In by Urs Mattmann. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Introduction In its original edition, Coming In was the...


Relational Reality | L.E. Bailey Boydston

by Mike Morrell

July 31, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Relational Reality by L.E. Bailey Boydston. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. We are the very reflection of the Crea...


Expectations

by Blaire Ostler

July 19, 2019

I don’t expect my church to be true,I expect my church to be honest.I don’t expect my church to be spotless,I expect my church to atone.I don’t expect my church to be correct,I expect my church to be kind.I don’t expect my church to be elite,I exp...


Official Posts


  • Ron Cole-Turner of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Ron Cole-Turner is the Professor of Theology and Ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, and has served on the advisory board of the John Templeton Foundation and the Meta...


  • Michael Paulus of AI & Faith to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Michael J. Paulus, Jr., is University Librarian, Assistant Provost for Educational Technology, and Director and Associate Professor of Information Studies at Seattle Pacific University. His administrative, teaching, and scholarly interests focus o...


  • Cheryle Renee Moses, founder and producer of Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, to present at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Cheryle Renee Moses is an activist, author, content creator, educator and spiritualist. She has a passion for serving people and solving problems. Cheryle is the author of "God Told Me To Tell You To Put That Damn Bible Down" and the founder of mo...


  • Liz Parrish "Human GMO" to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    Liz Parrish is CEO of BioViva, and the first patient to be treated with gene therapy to reverse aging. She has been called a "Human GMO", and is at the forefront of efforts to radically extend human life. She will be speaking on life extension, re...


  • Jim Stump of BioLogos to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    BioLogos is an organization at the forefront of Faith & Science dialogue. Founded by Francis Collins—who led the Human Genome Project and now directs the National Institutes of Health—BioLogos advocates a strong embrace of current scientific u...


  • Early-Bird Tickets are Live! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    UPDATE: Early-Bird Tickets are Live! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019 Saturday, October 19th, 2019 • NASHVILLE, TN Get the early-early-early bird discount now! The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce a one-day confe...


  • 2019 CTA Board Member Elections

    Since our formation five years ago, the Christian Transhumanist Association has been working hard to advance the conversation between Christianity and the leading edges of technological thought. From our first major action funding the Embrace Inf...


  • Christianity Today: Can Anti-Aging Treatments Offer Abundant Life?

    Christianity Today discusses Christian Transhumanism, radical longevity, and the questionable theology of popular hymns, in this wide-ranging conversation with some leading theologians. Read the full article from Liuan Huska here.


  • Announcement! National Geographic to sponsor Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    National Geographic has just announced that they will be sponsoring the Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018. They will provide free food & drink for all registrants — plus a special advance screening of their docu-series MARS. Mars Seaso...


  • (DRAFT) Statement on Radical Life Extension

    This is the draft of a proposed statement, circulated for review and comment. Keynote speaker Aubrey de Grey will explore radical life extension at the upcoming Christian Transhumanist Conference on August 25th, in Nashville, TN. Statement of Un...


  • Mike Morrell to present at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Mike Morrell will present at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Mike Morrell is the collaborating author, with...


  • Emily Sue Laird to present on Art & Transhumanism—at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Emily Sue Laird will present at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Emily Sue Laird is a Nashville-based commer...


  • Derek Webb to perform at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Derek Webb will perform at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Derek Webb is a folk musician from Nashville, TN...


  • Dr. Scott Hawley to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Scott Hawley will be a featured speaker at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Scott Hawley is Associate Pr...


  • J. Jeanine Thweatt to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that J. Jeanine Thweatt will be a featured speaker at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Jennifer Jeanine Thweatt h...


  • Ted Peters to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Ted Peters will be a featured speaker at the first Christian Transhumanist Conference, on August 25th, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Ted Peters (Ph.D., Univers...


  • Call for Presentations: Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that the first ever Christian Transhumanist Conference will take place on Saturday, 25 August 2018, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The keynote speaker is Aubrey de Grey, a l...


  • SAVE THE DATE! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

    UPDATE! Register now! Early-early-early-bird discount for limited time only! Christian Transhumanist Conference Saturday, August 25th, 2018 • NASHVILLE, TN Register now! The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce that we are...


  • Slate: Transhumanism is Complicating the Relationship between Faith & Science

    Slate covers the Christian Transhumanist Association, along with people like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Yuval Noah Harari, Ray Kurzweil, and Anthony Levandowski—as examples of the religious discussions and aspirations that emerge on the frontiers...


  • BBC — Immortality, The Why Factor

    BBC World Service aired a 2-minute interview with Micah Redding on Christian Transhumanism, and how the resurrection of Christ impacts our pursuit of life, radical longevity, and healing. It was part of The Why Factor (hosted by Chloe Hadjimatheou...


  • CTA Announces Officer Appointments

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is proud to announce the addition of three officers to our leadership team: Agbolade Omowole, Jenne Alderks, and Heather Goodman. Agbolade Omowole will be serving as Vice-Chair, Jenne Alderks will be servi...


  • 2018 Board Election Results

    Over the last month, we've been holding elections for the Board of the Christian Transhumanist Association. Each seat is appointed for a three-year term, and serves to represent the CTA to the larger world, and to represent our broad community as ...


  • Electing the Next Board of the CTA

    Since our public launch almost three years ago, the Christian Transhumanist Association has been working hard to advance the conversation between Christianity and the leading edges of technological thought.  From our first major action funding ...


  • CTA announces newest board member, Timothy Langer

    The Christian Transhumanist Association is proud to announce the addition of our newest board member—Timothy Langer. Timothy has an Interdisciplinary Bachelor's Degree in Science and History from Rochester College, and a Certificate from Yale in t...


  • CTA affiliates with Humanity+

    Humanity+ is one of the leading advocates of the ethical use of technology to expand human capacities. In their prior incarnation as the World Transhumanist Association, they adopted the historic Transhumanist Declaration, and helped pioneer the m...


  • N+1 Magazine: Meghan O'Gieblyn loses her faith, discovers Christian Transhumanism

    Journalist Meghan O'Gieblyn lost her faith, found transhumanism, and then realized she was on a strange, winding path back to Christianity. N+1 Magazine and The Guardian published her beautiful and haunting story—an open-ended journey that has re...


  • Announcing the Academic Advisory Council

    In keeping with our aim to continue advancing the conversation around Christianity and Transhumanism, I'm very pleased to announce our new Academic Advisory Council. The council will help inform our growth and development, and establish a center o...


  • CTA Board Announcement & Appreciation

    At the end of last month, we marked a historic moment for the CTA—completing our first full-board election, and appointing eight board seats. We also said goodbye to several board members who have worked hard to bring us to this point. Among them...


  • Letter from Our Board Chair

    I want to say that it has been an honor serving as the Board Chair of the CTA for the past 3 years. This is an organization admittedly still in its infancy, and it rightly means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But its creat...


  • Inverse: When Cyborgs and Christians Compromise

    Inverse Magazine asks: Can Christians can come to terms with transhumanism? It explores some of the tensions and difficulties, and finds an answer that drives to the heart of the biblical story: the blind see, the deaf hear, and the lame walk. Re...


  • Christ & Pop Culture: Can Transhumanism Lead Us Back to Orthodoxy?

    Is transhumanism a new version of Gnosticism? Or is it in fact the opposite—a rejection of the Gnosticism it has found lurking in popular Christianity, and a radical attempt to reclaim the heart of Christian orthodoxy? What does this mean for how ...


  • Baptist News Asks: Can Transhumanism Enrich Christian Theology?

    A recent article at Baptist News discusses the CTA and the Embrace Warmer project, and asks whether transhumanism can enrich a Christian theology of incarnation and humanity. Read the full article by Matthew Waller here.


  • The Christian Transhumanist Affirmation

    Over the last few months, I've been working with the Board and the Membership Council, to craft a Christian Transhumanist Affirmation. Of course, trying to draft a list of ideas that we all agree on is quite an undertaking—and not something we wil...


  • Motherboard: The Jesuit Priest Who Helped Create Modern Transhumanism

    Motherboard just ran my article on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the 1930s Jesuit priest whose ideas helped lead to modern transhumanism. Teilhard was a powerful visionary of the future, synthesizing science, religion, evolution, technology, and lov...


  • Embrace & the Christian Transhumanist Association

    Earlier this year, the Christian Transhumanist Association made its public debut with an open invitation to membership, and a small fundraising campaign that brought in approximately $1200. Now, as our first substantial financial act, the membersh...


  • Motherboard: Why I became a Christian Transhumanist

    Motherboard has published an article by Micah Redding on the growth of Christian transhumanism, and why Christians are beginning to look towards space exploration, artificial intelligence, radical life extension, cyborgs, and cryogenics as tools f...


  • Christian Post: Why Christians should embrace Transhumanism

    The Christian Post has published an article by Christopher Benek on why Christians should embrace transhumanism. It has always been the goal of Christians to care for and heal the sick, give sight to the blind, help deaf to hear, the lame to wal...


  • Disability Acceptance and Access

    At almost any minute of any day, your life could change drastically. Our bodies are fragile, our destinies determined second-by-second. Snap your fingers. That’s how suddenly what you have come to expect for yourself, or a member of your family, c...


  • Christian Transhumanists involved in support for Orphan Technology & Education Project

    Christian Transhumanists like Dorothy Deasy have joined together with BrighterBrains to help support charitable and educational projects for orphans in Africa. To donate yourself, click to GoFundMe.com (Eggs for Orphans --- Uganda) — you'll get a ...


  • H+ Magazine: Towards a Relational Transhumanism

    H+ magazine ran Micah Redding's response to Zoltan Istvan's radically individualist "three laws of transhumanism", arguing that the truly transhumanist future will be built on the recognition of interdependence and relationality. http://hplusmaga...


  • H+ Magazine: Humanity+ vs Individualism+

    H+ magazine has published Chris Benek's essay on the difference between a transhumanism that's really only looking out for individual advancement, versus a transhumanism that's truly working towards human advancement. This is a big discussion in ...


  • H+ Magazine: Christianity & Transhumanism

    H+ magazine ran an essay, arguing that Christianity compels us towards transhumanism. Read the essay and comment here: http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/05/22/christianity-is-transhumanism/ 



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