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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- 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 ...


Mark of the beast Revealed

by Mark Russell

February 02, 2020

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


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...


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...


Tales of the Turing Church, second edition: Public draft

by Giulio Prisco

January 16, 2020


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


Happy 2020, and welcome to the magic twenties

by Giulio Prisco

December 31, 2019


A Letter to Jesus on a Queer Christmas Night

by Blaire Ostler

December 25, 2019

Dear Jesus,  This is the season we celebrate your entrance into the world. We read the Christmas story found in Luke, sing Christmas carols, and put a star on the Christmas tree. But is it enough? Have we really considered what it took to bring yo...


To wound the interior feminine in a man is to wound his whole feeling life and sense of worth.

by Jeremiah John

December 25, 2019

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Living in Silence

by Blaire Ostler

December 19, 2019

I’ve never shared this experience publicly before, but with the most recent changes to the Handbook, also called the Policy of Silence (PoS), I feel compelled to write once again. The recent changes that explicitly and implicitly suggest that quee...


Merry Christmas and happy 2020!

by Giulio Prisco

December 16, 2019


A virtual Turing Church on the Moon in VR

by Giulio Prisco

December 16, 2019


Freedom through Movement.

by Mike Morrell

December 10, 2019

When I recently shared about my life-long struggle with anxiety, it hit a nerve with so many of you. And when I shared that a subtle, little-known movement modality called Feldenkrais has been one powerful tool I use to ‘drop in’...


Tech Timelines and Jesus Timelines

by Mark Russell

December 10, 2019

Ok… On the lighter side of tech, God, Jesus, and The Singularity..I realize I tend to ignore the timeline variable when looking at humanity merging with tech… This excerpt looks pretty similar to those conversations… The post Tech Timelines and J...


Cultural enablers and narratives for sustainable human expansion into space

by Giulio Prisco

December 09, 2019


Political Intelligence: Empowering Voters With Data

by Elias Kruger

December 09, 2019

In this blog, I introduce political intelligence. The past 2016 presidential election demonstrated the power of data to influence election in unexpected ways. The Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed the growing trend of data-driven campaign strat...


Faith’s appropriation of Evolution’s “given enough time” argument

by Mark Russell

December 05, 2019

“Given enough time” has always been the argument for evolution. Scientist would simply say given enough time Evolution works. This morning I saw an article about how we are recreating the functionality of our neurons within silicon chips. Upon rea...


A Messy and Beautiful Thanksgiving.

by Mike Morrell

November 28, 2019

I’m having complicated feelings this Thanksgiving. While there may have indeed been pockets of genuine hospitality and mutual material and cultural exchange between early ‘pilgrims’ and indigenous inhabitants of this land, our su...


Daring to Think Again | David Brisbin

by Mike Morrell

November 26, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Daring to Think Again by David Brisbin. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Freefall Trust Before you jump, you can kn...


Beam Me (my mindclone) Up to L5! Terasem Colloquium

by Giulio Prisco

November 25, 2019


Bergson and Einstein are still debating the nature of time and change

by Giulio Prisco

November 22, 2019


Getting to L5 in Our Lifetimes: Join the Terasem Twitter Colloquium

by Giulio Prisco

November 21, 2019


The brain is the final frontier of our privacy, and AI is about to breach it

by Mark Russell

November 20, 2019

Lucas Bento & Thiago BentoJust wrote an awesome article about BCI’s and how they will affect us all in the future. https://qz.com/1750852/what-ai-chips-do-to-peoples-brains/?utm_source=google-news The post The brain is the final frontier of o...


Beware of Hypocrisy | Robert Waligurski

by Mike Morrell

November 19, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Beware of Hypocrisy by Robert Waligurski. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Churches and Money What Jesus Says about...


Brain Computer Interface BCI, Prophecy, and Gods plan

by Mark Russell

November 18, 2019

The post Brain Computer Interface BCI, Prophecy, and Gods plan appeared first on The Singularity.


Brain Computer Interface BCI, Prophecy, and Gods plan

by Mark Russell

November 18, 2019

Haven’t done a video blog post for a while. Sorry, I kind of run on forever. But regardless it’s some thoughts on brain computer interface and what that means for prophecy. Is God using it? Can God use brain-computer interfaces? I believe YES!!! ...


Finally the church is starting to talk about AI

by Mark Russell

November 17, 2019

Finally the church is starting to talk about AI.  In 2012 I saw the movie Transcendent Man and was blown away.  For the first time I saw a way that science and religion could co-exist.  I was super excited and have spent the last seven or eight ye...


Elon Musk: Neuralink, AI, Autopilot, and the Pale Blue Dot | Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast

by Mark Russell

November 15, 2019

This is an absolutely awesome interview with Elon Musk. I have an awful lot of respect for this guy. Super smart, super forward thinker. I really appreciate the level of thinking. The post Elon Musk: Neuralink, AI, Autopilot, and the Pale Blue Do...


AI Impact on Jobs: How can Workers Prepare?

by Elias Kruger

November 14, 2019

In a previous blog, I explored the main findings from a recent MIT paper on AI’s impact on work. In this blog, I want to offer practical advice for workers worried about their jobs future. There is a lot automation anxiety surrounding the topic wh...


Unbusy | Andy Dragt

by Mike Morrell

November 14, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Unbusy by Andy Dragt. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. To me, it seems obvious to think of time as a flow system. T...


What the Bleep, revisited

by Giulio Prisco

November 13, 2019


Talk to Transformer

by Mark Russell

November 12, 2019

It’s so easy to believe that the further we go, the worse things will get. It’s more difficult to believe that the further we go the better things will get. But if we believe in God, if we believe that God doesn’t create trash, but creates Preciou...


Grief 2 Growth | Brian D. Smith

by Mike Morrell

November 12, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Grief 2 Growth by Brian D. Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Grief is a universal human emotion. If you live ...


The future of Fortnite, artificial intelligence, and Bots.

by Mark Russell

November 11, 2019

Artificial intelligence is going to take over our world little step at a time. I’m a fortnite fan and play it with my kids so I thought I would just make a quick little post on this. Fortnite just introduced Bots into gameplay.   This got me think...


Official Posts


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


  • 2019 CTA Board Member Elections

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


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

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


  • Announcement! National Geographic to sponsor Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

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


  • (DRAFT) Statement on Radical Life Extension

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


  • Mike Morrell to present at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

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


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

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


  • Derek Webb to perform at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

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


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

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


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

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


  • Ted Peters to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

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


  • Call for Presentations: Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

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


  • SAVE THE DATE! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

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


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

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


  • BBC — Immortality, The Why Factor

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


  • CTA Announces Officer Appointments

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


  • 2018 Board Election Results

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


  • Electing the Next Board of the CTA

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


  • CTA announces newest board member, Timothy Langer

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


  • CTA affiliates with Humanity+

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


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

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


  • Announcing the Academic Advisory Council

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


  • CTA Board Announcement & Appreciation

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


  • Letter from Our Board Chair

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


  • Inverse: When Cyborgs and Christians Compromise

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


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

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


  • Baptist News Asks: Can Transhumanism Enrich Christian Theology?

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


  • The Christian Transhumanist Affirmation

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


  • Motherboard: The Jesuit Priest Who Helped Create Modern Transhumanism

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


  • Embrace & the Christian Transhumanist Association

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


  • Motherboard: Why I became a Christian Transhumanist

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


  • Christian Post: Why Christians should embrace Transhumanism

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


  • Disability Acceptance and Access

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


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

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


  • H+ Magazine: Towards a Relational Transhumanism

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


  • H+ Magazine: Humanity+ vs Individualism+

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


  • H+ Magazine: Christianity & Transhumanism

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



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