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A Big Bang in a Little Room, by Zeeya Merali: Frontier physics and religion

by Giulio Prisco

August 13, 2018


Thanks to our 200 followers!

by Giulio Prisco

August 11, 2018


LGBTQ+ Mormon Inclusion Contact List

by Blaire Ostler

August 09, 2018

The idea of “allyship” has been weighing on my mind lately.Several months ago, I posted an article about “15 Ways To Be More Inclusive.” In it I gave 15 suggestions on how every-day, active LDS Mormons can be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ folks. I’m pl...


God as Living Liminality: A Queer Nonbinary Theology - Episode 34

by Samuel McConnell

https://www.buzzsprout.com/67135/769600-god-as-living-liminality-a-queer-nonbinary-theology-episode-34.mp3

August 06, 2018

Adriaan Dippenaar, director of the Seattle Nonbinary Coalition joins in to discuss how queer identity, queer tension, and queer magic helps them imagine God. God is absurd, and that's okay! The divine does not fit into any clear, clean label. This...


The Sacred Grove Is a Maze

by Lincoln Cannon

August 05, 2018

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Healing

by Blaire Ostler

August 03, 2018

I’m restless with feelings I can’t keep—with dreams that won’t let me sleep.I need your kind of healing.Come and save me from all I’m feeling.My mind won’t stop reelin’.It makes me feel like screamin’.Clear this menace from my head,in the safety o...


Tech Community Centers: The Cure for Automation Anxiety

by Elias Kruger

July 31, 2018

Automation anxiety is real. In a recent Pew survey, 72 percent of Americans worry about the impact of automation on their jobs. Besides, automation is slowly becoming part of our lives: self-service cashiers in grocery stores, smart phone enabled ...


Prisoner of bad philosophy: Carl Sagan couldn’t allow himself to hope

by Giulio Prisco

July 27, 2018


The Secret, staring at you: Valentin Turchin

by Giulio Prisco

July 24, 2018


Climate Change, Aliens and Starting Points

by Tony Breeden

July 22, 2018

In a post called, “Climate Change Killed the Aliens!“, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis makes the following comments: “It seems extraterrestrial aliens make the news quite frequently (despite the fact that they don’t exist!). Every few weeks there’s ...


Physics needs a reality check: Review of ‘Lost in Math’ by Sabine Hossenfelder

by Giulio Prisco

July 19, 2018


The Fermi Paradox and SETI’s Dead Reckoning?

by Tony Breeden

July 12, 2018

A new study attempting to refine or update the Drake Equation, a simplistic formula for calculating the number of detectable intelligent civilizations in our galaxy, has concluded that if we pick up alien radio transmissions, “the transmissions ar...


Dissolving the Fermi Paradox? Guess Again

by Tony Breeden

July 12, 2018

A new study by Anders Sandberg, Eric Drexler and Toby Ord at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford) suggests that we are probably alone in the observable universe. The study, entitled “Dissolving the Fermi Paradox,” was published on June 6 on A...


Mormon Transhumanism is the real original Mormonism of Joseph Smith

by Giulio Prisco

July 11, 2018


Time travel through extra dimensions in the bulk

by Giulio Prisco

July 06, 2018


Journey to Eternity

by Giulio Prisco

July 04, 2018


In Which Creation Ministries International Plays a Game of Demons and Dinosaurs

by Tony Breeden

June 27, 2018

The very same creationist organization who gave us a documentary on demons posing as extraterrestrials has decided that the idea of living dinosaurs might be too sensational! An article from Creation Ministries International, the organization behi...


Will we be able to say no when AI’s shares the Gospel?

by Mark Russell

June 27, 2018

Will we be able to say no when AI’s shares the Gospel? The post Will we be able to say no when AI’s shares the Gospel? appeared first on The Singularity.


Blessed are the Bucket-Poopers: Life at the End of Us vs Them | Marcus Rempel

by Mike Morrell

June 27, 2018

Mike’s note: The following guest-post by Marcus Rempel is excerpted by his eclectic collection of delightfully subversive essays, Life at the End of Us Vs. Them: Cross Culture Stories – a Speakeasy selection. If you review books ...


The Future of Service: How Google, Apple and Facebook are Using AI to Simplify Our Lives

by Elias Kruger

June 26, 2018

Companies want to have satisfied customers who will come back for more and recommend their brands to others, and AI can help them to achieve this goal. There are many ways in which people benefit from this, for instance getting a quick reply to th...


My Faith in God Using A.I.

by Mark Russell

June 26, 2018

Just some thoughts on My Faith in God Using A.I. The post My Faith in God Using A.I. appeared first on The Singularity.


Things I have (sort of) changed my mind on (2): Life and consciousness

by Giulio Prisco

June 26, 2018


Priesthood Ordination and Autonomy

by Blaire Ostler

June 26, 2018

Dear President Nelson,My son, William, recently turned eight. His baptism was scheduled for this week, but his baptism has been postponed indefinitely. Once again, it has become a matter of priesthood logistics that has put a strain on our family....


Watson Debate, A.I.’s step toward arguing for God

by Mark Russell

June 23, 2018

Thoughts on Watson Debate, A.I.’s step toward arguing for God The post Watson Debate, A.I.’s step toward arguing for God appeared first on The Singularity.


Occult Christianity? The Western Mystery Tradition and Esoteric Protestantism | Jason Louv

by Mike Morrell

June 22, 2018

Mike’s note: The following guest-post by Jason Louv is inspired by his ground-breaking historical tome, John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World. Here Jason looks at how Christia...


Join the Turing Church Telegram group

by Giulio Prisco

June 22, 2018


Consciousness or Collapse? | A New Republic of the Heart | Terry Patten

by Mike Morrell

June 18, 2018

Mike’s note: The following is inspired by Terry Patten’s gripping, visionary volume, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries – A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change – still available in limited quantities to...


A Spirituality of Wildness | The Great Re-Imagining | Theodore Richards

by Mike Morrell

June 11, 2018

Mike’s note: The following is inspired by Theodore Richards‘ haunting, insightful tome, The Great Re-imagining Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse – still available in limited quantities to qualified reviewers via Speakeasy! Amo...


Hamilton the Musical: What Hath God Wrought? | Kevin Cloud

by Mike Morrell

June 09, 2018

Mike’s note: The following is based on the introduction of Kevin Cloud’s insightful, multi-layered book, God and Hamilton – still available for a limited number of reviewers via Speakeasy! Our collective cultural ignorance about ...


The Future Needs Queerness

by Blaire Ostler

June 03, 2018

*Copy of speech given at the Annual Affirmation Donor Dinner.Last night I got a call from a friend who works in artificial intelligence development. His team was preparing to make a sizable financial commitment to a project they had been developin...


Ether, quantum, chaos: Building blocks for transcendence

by Giulio Prisco

June 01, 2018


From a Logical Point of View

by Blaire Ostler

June 01, 2018

*Transcript of an interview done for From a Logical Point of View by Tarik D. LaCour.Tarik D. LaCour: Normally for my Friday Traditio’s I share an interview or debate from a famous philosopher/scientist/ public intellectual, etc. But today I wante...


Dealing with Death

by Micah Redding

May 30, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24th, I was interviewed on BBC Radio about technology, the pursuit of immortality, and the meaning of death. In the middle of that night, we were awakened by a call from an out-of-state hospital, telling us that my father-in-law...


Who Will Win the AI Race? Part II: The European Way

by Elias Kruger

May 29, 2018

In a previous blog, I compared the approaches from China and the US as they compete in the global AI race. In short, China proposed a government-led approach while the US is leaning on a business-led approach. The European approach represents an a...


Religion News Service – The (holy) ghost in the machine: Catholic thinkers tackle the ethics of artificial intelligence

by Christopher Benek

May 23, 2018

Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service covers how Catholic thinkers are now also beginning to consider the ethical issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence that Dr. Benek has previously raised. Read the full article HERE. The post Religion News...


More thoughts on (non)deterministic chaos, divine action and free will

by Giulio Prisco

May 23, 2018


Who Will Win The Global AI Race? Part I: China vs USA

by Elias Kruger

May 22, 2018

While the latest outrageous tweet by Kanye West fills up the news, a major development goes unnoticed: the global AI race for supremacy. Currently, many national governments are drafting plans for boosting AI research and development within their ...


Be Thou My Vision, the Royal Wedding & Theosis

by Micah Redding

May 20, 2018

At the Royal Wedding yesterday, there was a brief moment when everyone in attendance, including the royal couple, sang together. What they were singing was Be Thou My Vision, one of the most beautiful hymns ever written. The hymn has origins deep ...


My Biases on Bryan Johnson's Plan to Save Humanity

by Lincoln Cannon

May 17, 2018

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She Lives

by Blaire Ostler

May 15, 2018

Imagine what it would be like to hear as much about Heavenly Mother as we do Heavenly Father. Imagine if we spoke of Her as often as we do of Him. Imagine if we worshiped Her as vocally and immersively as we do Him. Imagine if the King Follett ser...


Wesley Smith Lies About Transhumanism

by Lincoln Cannon

May 15, 2018

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Technology is Nature

by Blaire Ostler

May 12, 2018

Technology is an essential and natural part of human evolution. That may seem like a controversial statement so allow me to expand. Technology, broadly defined, is a tool or application of knowledge to serve a practical purpose. Some might recoil ...


The Tower of Babel

by Micah Redding

May 11, 2018

Perhaps no biblical story has captivated people’s imaginations like the Tower of Babel. In this story, a group of people get together to build a tower tall enough to reach heaven—from which they intend to launch an all-out war on God himself. God ...


Riddled with gaps: How the Old One plays at dice

by Giulio Prisco

May 11, 2018


Mormon Projections on Superintelligent Communities

by Lincoln Cannon

May 09, 2018

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Travelers Theology: Wrestling With an AI God

by Elias Kruger

May 07, 2018

Last year I was browsing through new shows on Netlflix when I stumbled upon Travelers. The premise seemed interesting enough to to make me want to check it out. From the very first episode, I was hooked. Soon after, my wife watched the first episo...


The Words Of The Candle | Naim Frashëri

by Mike Morrell

May 07, 2018

Here among you have I risen, And aflame am I now blazing, Just a bit of light to give you, That I change your night to daytime I’ll combust and I will wither, Be consumed and be extinguished, Just to give you brightness, vision, ...


Peter Diamandis

by Mark Russell

May 07, 2018

A buddy of mine just forwarded me an email that he got as an update from Peter Diamandis. I’m sorry but this guy is absolutely awesome! Very gifted in detailing out where we are and where we are going. When you stop and look at the details, we hav...


BBC Radio: The future of faith, with yours truly

by Giulio Prisco

May 03, 2018


Things I have (sort of) changed my mind on (1): The supernatural

by Giulio Prisco

May 02, 2018


Official Posts


  • (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 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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