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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...


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...


Talking with Mona Haydar about God, the Universe, and Everything: The Wild Goose Festival

by Mike Morrell

July 17, 2019

Whew! I’m just returning from four days of fun in the sun (and rain) at the spirituality, justice, and arts oriented Wild Goose Festival in beautiful (but humid, this year) Hot Springs, North Carolina. This was my tenth time part...


Apollo 11, 50 years ago

by Giulio Prisco

July 16, 2019


AI Theology Goes to Brazil Part 4 – Postmodernity and AI

by Elias Kruger

July 12, 2019

In part 3, I described my learning experience with holistic ministry in Brazil after meeting with local pastors in Caratinga. In this blog, closing the series on my Brazil trip, I describe in more detail the last talk I gave in the university. Unl...


A Riff of Love | Greg Jarrell

by Mike Morrell

July 10, 2019

The following is an excerpt from A Riff of Love by Greg Jarrell. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Prologue: Track 01 Right now I am doing exactly wh...


The simulation hypothesis is interesting BS: Ben Goertzel

by Giulio Prisco

July 10, 2019


AI Theology Goes to Brazil – Part 3: Holistic Mission and Technology

by Elias Kruger

July 05, 2019

In Part 1 and Part 2, I discussed my two first talks in Brazil. In this blog, I will describe my third talk to a group of local pastors. Expecting to give them some new ideas, I left the meeting with new avenues of reflection. Hoping to teach, I e...


Call and Response | Fran Pratt

by Mike Morrell

July 04, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Call and Response by Fran Pratt. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Litany for the Midwives From the Author:This lita...


The Mind: Consciousness and free will in the bedrock of reality (2)

by Giulio Prisco

July 04, 2019


Worship as Community Drama | Pierre Hegy

by Mike Morrell

July 03, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Worship as Community Drama by Pierre Hegy. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. A Sunday Mass at Notre Dame of Paris Ar...


Blasphemy: Reciting the Apostles Creed in First Person - Episode 36

by Samuel McConnell

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July 01, 2019

If the Spirit of Christ dwells in are hearts, and if we are supposed to be Christlike. . . then the Apostle's Creed is about us. 


AI Theology Goes to Brazil – Part 2: Pure Energy

by Elias Kruger

June 27, 2019

In the previous blog, I described my first talk in Caratinga where I addressed how to transmit our faith to our kids in a technological era. It was a good way to break into the series of talks that followed. The following day, I delivered a talk i...


Not My Jesus | Bob Fabey

by Mike Morrell

June 25, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Not My Jesus by Bob Fabey. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. A narrow perspective on who Christ is could lead us to ...


My Greatest Concern for Sophia v10.0

by Giulio Prisco

June 24, 2019


Can you tell me what you think? (First annual readers’ survey!)

by Mike Morrell

June 23, 2019

Hi friend, Thanks so much for reading this humble blog. With everything you else you doubtless receive and could be reading, I don’t take it for granted that you let me visit your screen. I’ve come to realize that the weeks in wh...


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

by Giulio Prisco

June 19, 2019


Meta-survival; what comes after the low-hanging fruit

by Giulio Prisco

June 19, 2019

Our simultaneous desires for indefinite lifespans and thirst to explore the universe to its corners are meta-evolutionary forces.Continue reading on Turing Church »


AI Theology In Brazil – Part 1: A Personal Address

by Elias Kruger

June 17, 2019

How do I encapsulate 2 intense weeks in a short summary? How can I do so by providing enough detail to take the reader with me but also without making this a long drawn-out memoir? Hard task but one worth engaging in. In the previous blog, I gave ...


Thanks to our 300 followers!

by Giulio Prisco

June 17, 2019


Did Nature Create Human Beings to be the Earth’s Guardian Gods?

by Giulio Prisco

June 13, 2019


Can we Hack the Eurycosm in Favour of Human Flourishing?

by Giulio Prisco

June 12, 2019

Hacking the morphic field to ensure that organic life can continue to flourish in the universe indefinitely.Continue reading on Turing Church »


A Stab in the Dark at Extrapolating Morphic Resonance

by Giulio Prisco

June 08, 2019


God as an Experimental Proposition

by Blaire Ostler

June 07, 2019

Does God exist? According to British philosopher and logical positivist Alfred Jules Ayer, the question itself is nonsense because it lacks empirical verifiability. God defined as a mysterious, intelligible, immaterial, entity outside the scope of...


Discovering Our Inner Nobility | Matthew Fox

by Mike Morrell

June 05, 2019

Today we have a beautiful guest-reflection from Matthew Fox: The Hebrew Scriptures speak of royal personhood being a sign of the messianic times.  For example, Psalm 2 sings: “You are my son, today I have begotten you.” Psalm 110...


Having faith in science

by Giulio Prisco

June 05, 2019

Working through some of my personal indecisiveness as well as some of the main ideological arguments against transhumanism.Continue reading on Turing Church »


A More Posthumanist Transhumanism

by Blaire Ostler

June 05, 2019

There are many things transhumanists could learn from critical posthumanism. While transhumanism often reinforces anthropocentric ideas of posthumanity, transhumanism need not be limited to an anthropocentric future. I argue transhumanists should ...


AI Theology Goes to Brazil: Initial Reflections on my trip

by Elias Kruger

June 04, 2019

The way there was long! It took more than 28 hours in all, one sleepless night on the plane, two connections and hundreds of curves on winding roads until I reached my parents’ home. All the effort was worth it! The sound of the waterfall, the coz...


The infrared memory of the universe hints at future Akashic physics

by Giulio Prisco

June 04, 2019


How Transhumanism Changed My Views on Teleology

by Giulio Prisco

June 03, 2019


I’ll speak at TransVision 2019, July 6–7 in London

by Giulio Prisco

May 31, 2019


An Open Letter to Ben Goertzel

by Giulio Prisco

May 29, 2019


Book review & interview: Transhumanism, by Roberto Manzocco

by Giulio Prisco

May 28, 2019


Love Wins: Family Home Evening

by Blaire Ostler

May 26, 2019

Purpose:To help children understand that they can follow the example of Jesus Christ and show love for others who are different from them, particularly LGBT people. Materials:Scriptures, colored paper, pencils, scissors, stapler or glue, computer ...


Why Non-Existence is Suffering, and Why We Shouldn’t Accept it as a Given

by Giulio Prisco

May 26, 2019

Immortality is a challenge and a goal post we will eventually cross with the aid of science.Continue reading on Turing Church »


Grace Revealed | Fred Sievert

by Mike Morrell

May 25, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Grace Revealed by Fred Sievert. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. My prayer is that every child would grow up in a l...


Sleep Paralysis is More Common Than You Think

by Tony Breeden

May 24, 2019

In a 2011 study entitled “Lifetime Prevalence Rates of Sleep Paralysis: A Systematic Review,” Brian A. Sharpless and Jacques P. Barber reviewed 35 studies that reported lifetime sleep paralysis rates and described both the assessment procedures an...


My MTA 2019 talk: How to bring Eduardo back to life

by Giulio Prisco

May 24, 2019


Official Posts


  • 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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