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Einstein, Michael Jackson & Howard Bloom (& Me)

by Giulio Prisco

April 06, 2020


Cosmodeism and futurist theology: Tsvi Bisk

by Giulio Prisco

April 05, 2020


A Pandemic Turn of Events

by Elias Kruger

April 03, 2020

It all started very quietly and hidden. It felt as if it was a world away. Who could have known that a tiny, unwelcomed intruder could change everything so abruptly? Who could have known that everything that I had faith in, all I was working for, ...


Thoughts on David Deutsch’s constructor theory

by Giulio Prisco

March 31, 2020


A Decade Later: Where is the Great Emergence Now?

by Elias Kruger

March 30, 2020

In a previous blog, I introduced two key images from Phyllis Tickle’s The Great Emergence. In this blog, I engage the book critically and reflect on how its ideas are standing the test of time. Twelve years since the books’ publication, to what ex...


Artilects at the Planck scale: Hugo de Garis

by Giulio Prisco

March 28, 2020


Reclaiming Our Political Roots | Yohan Hwang

by Mike Morrell

March 25, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Reclaiming Our Political Roots by Yohan Hwang. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. …Is it bad that people have more in...


Robert Forward on God and the soul

by Giulio Prisco

March 24, 2020


Jesus Christ: Divine Healer but Mediocre Carpenter

by Elias Kruger

March 22, 2020

I love the meme above! So much so, that it inspired me to write this blog. This will be different from my usual posts that tend to focus on theology, technology and science. Instead, I offer here a personal reflection. It is not inspired in a bibl...


The Great Emergence: How Decay Precedes Renewal

by Elias Kruger

March 18, 2020

In previous blogs, I discussed compelling traits of an emerging Christianity and illustrated how these traits were showing up in the global church through an example in Brazil. In this blog, I describe and engage with key ideas from Philis Tickle’...


Create Parallax Header Using UIScrollView Tutorial

by Artoon Solutions

March 18, 2020

Parallax Header using UIScrollView is one of the most versatile and useful […] The post Create Parallax Header Using UIScrollView Tutorial appeared first on Artoon Solutions.


Sasha Sagan (Carl’s daughter) on life after death

by Giulio Prisco

March 18, 2020


How to gather the DNA of every human on the planet in 4 easy steps

by Mark Russell

March 18, 2020

How to gather the DNA of every human on the planet in 4 easy steps Using A.I,  create a Highly transmissible virus with just enough fatality rate to create fear. Enact mitigation plan by locking down movement to slow the spread over a year and a h...


Looking for the Bright Side in the Corona Pandemic

by Elias Kruger

March 15, 2020

I would like to step aside from my usual lane of writing to reflect on how the Corona pandemic is affecting us in unexpected ways. As I write this from the US, my kids will be homeschooling starting on Monday while myself and many other co-workers...


Gray Barker’s Book of Monsters (Vol. 1) Now Available in Paperback

by Tony Breeden

March 14, 2020

Originally posted on TonyBreedenBooks.com: Gray Roscoe Barker (1925-1984) is remembered as a ufologist, storyteller and master hoaxer, but he wrote a lot about monsters! After cutting his saucerian teeth on the Flatwoods Monster investigation, Bar...


Cosmism and the possibility of technological resurrection: David Wood

by Giulio Prisco

March 13, 2020


Spiritual Truth in the Age of Fake News | Elizabeth Geitz

by Mike Morrell

March 12, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Spiritual Truth in the Age of Fake News by Elizabeth Geitz. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Preface Every morning ...


Joe Rogan Experience #1436 – Adam Curry

by Kristan Harris

March 07, 2020

Adam Curry is a podcaster, announcer, internet entrepreneur and media personality, known for his stint as VJ on MTV and being one of the first celebrities personally to create and administer Web sites. Check out his podcast “No Agenda” with new sh...


Space and religion are the likeliest pathways out of decadence: Ross Douthat

by Giulio Prisco

March 06, 2020


Freeman Dyson (1923–2020): Inspiring quotes (2)

by Giulio Prisco

March 04, 2020


Emerging Christianity Goes South: Pastor Parades in Rio’s Carnaval

by Elias Kruger

March 04, 2020

In the last two blogs, I described major traits of an emerging Christianity. I talked about how believers were finding ways to live out their faith outside prescribed boundaries of institution and tradition. Yet, the best way to describe this move...


Learning to Breathe and Stretch: Yoga as a Spiritual Practice

by Elias Kruger

March 03, 2020

Greatly encouraged by my lovely wife, I decided to start taking Yoga classes in the local gym this year. I must say my first classes were long painful lessons in my body’s inflexibility. Yet, as I stuck with it, I come to enjoy it and sense an imp...


Freeman Dyson (1923–2020): Inspiring quotes

by Giulio Prisco

February 29, 2020


Transfiguration on the Other Side of Hell.

by Mike Morrell

February 27, 2020

Have you ever had one of those weeks? I just did. It started last Friday. In the course of seven days… Toxic mold was discovered in our rental home, and our landlords gave us 30 days to move so that they could clean it. My wife s...


Compelling Traits of an Emerging Christianity: Part 2

by Elias Kruger

February 26, 2020

In the previous blog, I outlined three traits of an emerging Christianity. In short, it is de-emphasizing heaven in order to do more on earth; it is integrating with science and finding its way back to nature; it is walking away from strict Monoth...


Muslim and Supermuslim: Toward Islamic transhumanism?

by Giulio Prisco

February 25, 2020


The space frontier and our divine cosmic destiny

by Giulio Prisco

February 21, 2020


Compelling Traits of An Emerging Christianity: Part 1

by Elias Kruger

February 18, 2020

When you start off on a journey, it often feels lonely. You wrongly assume that you are the exception and everybody else is staying behind. As most often is the case, any spiritual journey starts with a crisis, an enduring dissatisfaction and a st...


Falling in Love

by Blaire Ostler

February 14, 2020

I’ve fallen in love many times, in many ways. If God is love, I suspect falling in love is one of the godliest things we do. If we don’t know love we don’t know God.I can’t remember the first time I fell in love. It happened before I could walk, t...


Power of the Creed | Mark Nauroth

by Mike Morrell

February 11, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Power of the Creed by Mark Nauroth. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Foreword: Are We One Body, or Aren’t We? “What...


Tales of the Turing Church, second edition: Published!

by Giulio Prisco

February 08, 2020


The Green Good News | T. Wilson Dickinson

by Mike Morrell

February 06, 2020

The following is an excerpt from The Green Good News by T. Wilson Dickinson. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Jesus Christ, Radical Environmentalist...


Defining Public Theology for a New Decade (Part II – Moving Outward)

by Elias Kruger

February 04, 2020

In the previous blog, I described the move inward exploring the first part of the following statement: Public theology is prayerful reflection flowing out of love of God for the world as a way to instill hope and longing for the good planet. The “...


Mark of the beast Revealed

by Mark Russell

February 02, 2020

The post Mark of the beast Revealed appeared first on The Singularity.


Mark of the beast Revealed- Like The Matrix

by Mark Russell

February 02, 2020

mark of the beast revealed!  Whats up guys it’s markRussell with thesingularity.com. I’m not shot a video forever and it’s SuperBowl Sunday 2020 and this is just been something processing I don’t even know why like I’m choosing to even throw this ...


Running for Our Lives | Robb Ryerse

by Mike Morrell

January 30, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Running for Our Lives by Robb Ryerse. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The experiment of Congress Camp called into ...


Defining Public Theology for a New Decade (Part I: Moving Inward)

by Elias Kruger

January 29, 2020

In the previous two blogs, I cleared the way for defining theology by first explaining what is not and then emphasizing the importance of location. These entries serve as a necessary preamble to the definition provided at the end of the second. In...


What’s a Christian to do with Bigfoot?

by Tony Breeden

January 26, 2020

My next big book project is called Gray Barker’s Book of Monsters. It surveys the host of monsters, aliens and boogeymen West Virginia ufologist Gray Barker wrote about over the years. It turns out that he was fascinated with Bigfoot and the Abomi...


The Expanse is great science fiction on the cosmic frontier

by Giulio Prisco

January 25, 2020


What is Theology? (Part II: Location Matters)

by Elias Kruger

January 24, 2020

In my previous blog, I started on this path to define theology by first outlining what is not. In short, while associated with ministry, biblical studies and doctrine, theology cannot be confined to any of these. You would think I would be ready t...


What is Theology? (Hint: it is NOT what you think)

by Elias Kruger

January 21, 2020

In my seminary years, I was often amused by people’s reactions when I told them I was studying theology. Some looked confused, others elated, some indifferent while others awkwardly tried to change the subject. The standard assumption was that I w...


Honest to Goodness | Martin Prozesky

by Mike Morrell

January 16, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Honest to Goodness by Martin Prozesky. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Overview of a Goodness-based Faith The most...


Tales of the Turing Church, second edition: Public draft

by Giulio Prisco

January 16, 2020


Dancing with Death

by Blaire Ostler

January 16, 2020

I touched Death on the shoulder. He turned. He looked just the same as I remembered him—dark hair, dark eyes, full lips, square jaw, attractive by design. He smelled like a forest just before it rains. He recognized me instantly and said unemotion...


Join the Turing Church Discord server

by Giulio Prisco

January 12, 2020


India Awakens presents: New book on physics and ancient Indian traditions

by Giulio Prisco

January 11, 2020


Qualifying for Exaltation

by Blaire Ostler

January 08, 2020

The Church released the new Young Women theme a couple months ago. It reads as follows:  I am a beloved daughter of Heavenly Parents, with a divine nature and eternal destiny. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I strive to become like Him. I seek and ...


The Intimacy of Transhumanism

by Blaire Ostler

January 07, 2020

There’s a tendency to think that transhumanism is robotic, cold, impersonal, abstract, or distant, but the truth is that transforming ourselves with technology is a deeply intimate and immediate experience. When I say “technology,” I’m defining it...


There’s a God in My Closet | Ben DeLong

by Mike Morrell

January 07, 2020

The following is an excerpt from There’s a God in My Closet by Ben DeLong. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I don’t do well with tense situations, p...


Cheers to the Queers

by Blaire Ostler

January 01, 2020

To help people understand why “queer” is such a great word and why we should get comfortable using it, I’ve listed my top five reason below:First, “queer” is concise. There have been many letters used to identify various members of the LGBTQIA+ co...


Official Posts


  • A New Era for the CTA

    Since I first published A Call for Interest in a Christian Transhumanist Association, I hoped that the CTA would grow to become a community-driven and democratic institution. I've been thrilled to see numerous leaders develop within our community,...


  • 2020 CTA Board Member Elections

    Since our formation nearly seven 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 Emb...


  • Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

    Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? Great question. Many answers already exist, so I'm writing here a brief response from a Christian Transhumanist perspective. Transhumanism is about embracing the opportunities to transform ourselves and...


  • 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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