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Dear Millennials

by Blaire Ostler

October 18, 2018

Dear Millennials,Our generation is technologically connected in ways our parents never imagined. Social media allows us to hear what’s happening around the world in a matter of seconds. We watch videos of cops shooting black men only moments after...

Are Cell Phones and Drones Foiling Satan’s Nefarious UFO Deception?

by Tony Breeden

October 17, 2018

Christian UFO experts espousing the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO assure us that UFOs are a Satanic deception, yet, if this is the case, why are UFO reports in such a steep decline? The fact that they are statistically in decline is undeniable at this...

The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral

by Ryan Hauck

October 16, 2018

Originally posted on Hapgood: Opening keynote for dLRN 2015. Delivered October 16th @ Stanford. Actual keynote may have gone on significant tangents… 1 | a year in the garden A week or so ago, I was reading about the Oregon shooting. I’m a pretty ...

Queer, Mormon, and Transhuman: Part IV

by Blaire Ostler

October 15, 2018

I’ve received a bit of feedback from peers about my work not being relevant enough to transhumanism and that I focus more on the “queer” and “Mormon” than “transhumanism.” A casual reading of my work might understandably lead someone to this concl...

Tales of the Turing Church: Public draft

by Giulio Prisco

October 13, 2018

Response to Dr John Lennox at RZIM on AI and the church #TrendingQuestions

by Mark Russell

October 11, 2018

A response of Hope to dr. John Lennox's sermon at Ravi Zacharias Ministries, asking the question if we should fear artificial intelligence. The post Response to Dr John Lennox at RZIM on AI and the church #TrendingQuestions appeared first on The...

Is Transhumanism a Challenge or an Opportunity for the Christian Faith?

by Elias Kruger

October 11, 2018

This week, Ravi Zachariah’s Institute here in Atlanta hosted an event entitled: “Should we fear Artificial Intelligence?” In it, British Mathematician and Christian Apologist John Lennox gave a lecture on the challenge of AI and Transhumanism to t...

This is Heaven

by Blaire Ostler

October 10, 2018

William: You know how I was dead when I was a baby and then the doctors brought me back to life?Me: Yes. It was very scary. William: Well, if I died and now I’m alive this is heaven right now.Me: Huh. I never thought of it that way.William: But wh...

Gratitude and Reality

by Ryan Hauck

October 09, 2018

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Richest Blessings to all of my readers. If you are Canadian, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the long weekend was a fruitful one...

49 Thoughts on October 2018 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

by Lincoln Cannon

October 08, 2018

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The Valley of Dry Bones in light of Artificial Intelligence.

by Mark Russell

October 07, 2018

In my Christian walk, the valley of dry bones has always been one of those stories that didn’t make a lot of sense. Yesterday I was able to see that story in a completely new perspective that I would like to share. However, before we go there, I h...

No Gospel for Aliens?’s Interpretive Overreach Reveals a Major Misunderstanding of the Fall

by Tony Breeden

October 07, 2018

Shaun Doyle recently fielded an alleged letter to Creation Ministries International which cautioned against interpretive overreach on the subject of extraterrestrial life, lest we repeat the historical embarrassment of hitching our star to geocent...


by Jeremiah John

October 05, 2018

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Isaac Watts, Extraterrestrials and Isaiah 45:18

by Tony Breeden

October 02, 2018

Dr. Danny Faulkner has written a post in which he takes issue with the pro-extraterrestrial opinion of Isaac Watts, the “Godfather of English Hymnody.” In his lifetime, Watts composed around 750 hymns, including “Joy to the World,” “Alas! and Did ...

Why Do You Hate Men?

by Blaire Ostler

October 01, 2018

He asked me, “Why do you hate men?”The question took me off guard. I scanned through my mental rolodex of people I love. Many of the closest people in my life are men. My best friend is a man. I am raising two men whom I would live and die for. I’...

The 45th Parallel: What Alien Abductions and Satanic Ritual Abuse Have In Common

by Tony Breeden

September 29, 2018

Some proponents of the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO have made a big deal about a study presented on the third night of an MIT (yes, THAT MIT) alien abduction conference held June 13-17, 1992. During that conference, California therapist Gwen Dean not...

The Fermi Paradox: Looking for Smoke Signals in a Cell Phone Universe

by Tony Breeden

September 29, 2018

The Fermi Paradox has plagued folks who ponder the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life ever since Enrico Fermi asked the question, “Where is everybody?” I think it’s time we admit how presumptuous his question is. Recently, I read ano...

Stay Safe Out There

by Blaire Ostler

September 29, 2018

I compiled a list of 20 preventative measures for men who have expressed their concerns about being falsely accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct.1. Don’t put yourself in compromising situations.2. Stay alert and...

Making All Things Whole through Love | Ryan Kuja (From the Inside Out)

by Mike Morrell

September 28, 2018

The following is an excerpt of From The Inside Out: Reimagining Mission, Recreating the World, Ryan Kuja’s potent critique of missionary colonialism envisions a hope-filled future. It’s a Speakeasy selection, and there are still ...

Concerning God

by Blaire Ostler

September 26, 2018

*This post is an extension of a previous post, Concerning Theism. I will begin by acknowledging that the God I will describe to you is not an esthetic of God regularly discussed in common LDS settings. We tote around these ideas without fully embr...

Dear Fundamentalist Christians

by Blaire Ostler

September 22, 2018

Dear Fundamentalist Christians,We don’t know each other very well, but you have been saying some bizarrely inaccurate things about two organizations I belong to: the Mormon Transhumanist Association and the Christian Transhumanist Association. I r...

This Post Is Brought to You by Fundamentalist Christianity

by Lincoln Cannon

September 21, 2018

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Mormon and Queer

by Blaire Ostler

September 21, 2018

*This is a copy of my profile for Faces of Affirmation.  Hello. I’m Blaire Ostler. I’m a born and raised Mormon. I come from nine generations of Mormon pioneers. I often joke that if there is a Mormon gene, I have it. I’m also a gender variant, se...

Concerning Theism

by Blaire Ostler

September 20, 2018

I’ve recently been asked by several friends about my conception of the divine, and how I maintain my faith in God as a theist, philosopher, and intellectual. Many of my Mormon friends who experience a faith crisis or faith transition often turn to...

What Does Beyonce, AI and Democracy All Have in Common?

by Elias Kruger

September 14, 2018

Answer: they are all mentioned in the Superposition Magazine.  As some of you may not know, besides keeping this blog I am also writing for a newly launched SuperPosition magazine. I am excited to be part of this new endeavor that aims to broaden ...

Finding Unity in Diversity Through Christ

by Blaire Ostler

September 12, 2018

*This is the text of a talk I gave at the Provo Pride Interfaith Night at the Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ. One of my favorite examples of finding unity in diversity is through Christ.The word Christ comes from the Greek ...

Scripture and The Evolving Mind

by Ryan Hauck

September 11, 2018

I just finished watching an absolutely wonderful movie called “Come Sunday“, which is a movie about internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson, who has a crisis of faith when he receives guidance from God that contradicts scripture and puts h...

More Than a Statistic

by Blaire Ostler

September 11, 2018

I’ll begin by acknowledging this post might be too much, too intimate, too real, too vulnerable. I have learned genuine intimacy and vulnerability can leave people uncomfortable or frightened. Honesty, genuine honesty, isn’t always wanted. Even so...

Why Turing Church is a space religion

by Giulio Prisco

September 11, 2018

Our Roles in Education and Learning

by Ryan Hauck

September 06, 2018

Greetings, Today I wanted to take some time and touch on an important element of society; education. Specifically, I wanted to address the various roles that exist in each sphere of identity in terms of education, and how best those roles can be f...

My Funeral (God Forbid)

by Lincoln Cannon

September 06, 2018

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Gatekeeping Trans and Intersex Bodies

by Blaire Ostler

September 05, 2018

Trans and intersex bodies have been the battleground of gender essentialist gatekeeping. Our bodies have been questioned, scrutinized, examined, dissected, and cut while being met with skepticism, fear, and even hatred. The gatekeepers have assign...

God of SuperPosition – Part 1: Seeing Miracles

by Christopher Benek

September 03, 2018

Two unlikely miracles happen in Matamoros, Mexico. The post God of SuperPosition – Part 1: Seeing Miracles appeared first on

The ‘Lost’ Colony of Roanoke: A 400-Year Coverup? | Andrew Lawler

by Mike Morrell

September 01, 2018

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England’s first foothold in the New World. But when the colony’s leader...

Facebook Hosts Posts Encouraging You to Fight So That They Can Make More Money

by Christopher Benek

September 01, 2018

Does your Facebook feed feel like digital Fight Club? Let's break the First Rule and talk about it. The post Facebook Hosts Posts Encouraging You to Fight So That They Can Make More Money appeared first on

The Christian Post – Can a Video Game Church Advance the Kingdom of God?

by Christopher Benek

August 29, 2018

The Christian Post interviews the Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek inquiring as to his thoughts on ministry that seeks to serve video gamers. Read the full article HERE. The post The Christian Post – Can a Video Game Church Advance the Kingdom of God?...

The Power of Decision

by Ryan Hauck

August 29, 2018

The power of decision is my own. Let us today be truly humble, and accept what we have made as what it is. 2 The power of decision is our own. 3 Decide but to accept your rightful place as co-creator of the universe, and all you think you made wil...

Tales of the Turing Church: Book draft for early readers

by Giulio Prisco

August 28, 2018

Emergent Christianity Blog Series: What is it?

by Ryan Hauck

August 27, 2018

One of the central themes of this blog is about changing our mind. It may seem at first to be an ambiguous statement, but in truth, it is the most essential decision a person can make in their life. It can be very easy for people to fall into repe...

Faith, Works, Grace, and Tacos

by Blaire Ostler

August 25, 2018

In my work at the Mormon Transhumanist Association, I am often asked, “Where does faith fit into Mormon Transhumanism? Are religious transhumanists just faithless, closeted-atheists with no trust in God? What about grace? Are faith and grace relic...

On Being a Healing Presence

by Ryan Hauck

August 23, 2018

I receive newsletters from Unity every so often, and today I received a letter reminding me of the upcoming 25th anniversary of World Day of Prayer. I have always appreciated the altitude of thinking of the Unity faith, built on the teachings of C...

Theological Maturity

by Blaire Ostler

August 23, 2018

Many of my fellow Mormons have become complacent in theological certainty, and apathetic to theological responsibility. Many sit in pews awaiting revelation they have not actively sought for. I see theological immaturity, arrogance, and ignorance,...

Intelligence for Leadership: AI in Decision Making

by Elias Kruger

August 22, 2018

  Kings have advisors, presidents have cabinets, CEOs have boards and TV show hosts have writers – every public figure relies on a cadre of trusted advisors for making decisions. Whenever crucial decisions are made, an army of astute specialists h...

Things I have (sort of) changed my mind on (3): Tabloid transhumanism

by Giulio Prisco

August 21, 2018

Forgiveness – The Relinquishment of Error

by Ryan Hauck

August 21, 2018

“Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. 2 It does not pardon sins and make them real. 3 It sees there was no sin. 4 And in that view are all your sins forgiven. 5 What is sin, except a false idea about Go...

Christ is Transformative

by Ryan Hauck

August 20, 2018

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. It seems that nowadays it doesn’t take much to identi...

A Crises of Identity Politics or A Crises of Identity?

by Ryan Hauck

August 19, 2018

I’ve never been a huge fan of the political world, mainly due to the fact that it’s abundantly clear to me that greed and corruption are two of the main corner-stones to the entire system as it is practiced in most of the world. Real progress is s...

The Three Ascending Plateaus of Christianity

by Ryan Hauck

August 18, 2018

Following my previous post, I wanted to offer some thoughts surrounding what I perceive as the three plateaus of Christianity. This is an important topic for me due to the fact that Christianity has received a lot of flak from reputable (yet misgu...

Checking In – A Practice in Mindfulness

by Ryan Hauck

August 17, 2018

When asked the question, “Who are you?”, we might respond with some obvious things, like our name, our gender, our occupation, our likes and dislikes, political affiliations, etc.. If we are capable of a deeper sense of reflection, a question of t...

Olaf Stapledon and the possibility of technological resurrection

by Giulio Prisco

August 15, 2018

Official Posts

  • 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...

  • A Transhumanist and Jehovah's Witness

    Growing up in a community as tight-knit, but which occupies such a public space, as Jehovah's Witnesses has always been an exercise in balance. Balancing the priorities laid upon you as a citizen of this world, with the expectations, duties, and s...

  • 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 (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: 

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