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Something Strange Is Happening (Holy Saturday)

by Mike Morrell

April 20, 2019

I slept, but my heart was awake. Listen! my beloved is knocking. “Open to me…” (Song of Songs 5:2a) It’s the saturday after Jesus’ crucifixion. His body lies in the grave; his apprentices are devastated or in shock. But what else...


Will AI Deliver? 4 Factors That Can Derail the AI Revolution

by Elias Kruger

April 19, 2019

2019 is well under way and the attention on Artificial Intelligence persists. An AI revolution is already underway (for a very informative deep dive on this topic check this infographic).  Businesses are investing heavily in the field and staffing...


Authority Of AI Established By God

by Mark Russell

April 18, 2019

Thinking about Authority this evening. We are letting artificial intelligence help us predict recidivism in court. As a community, we are trusting in its authority to give us a more accurate answer then we can come up with. So in essence it has au...


Thankful to say goodbye to the disconnected day

by Mark Russell

April 17, 2019

Okay sometimes I get a little nostalgic, if you ask my wife she would say I get VERY nostalgic. Anyway, I was just listening did this video by Motley Crue. And with all of the glam-rock big hair and makeup I was reminded of growing up back in the ...


O Death, Where is Thy Sting?

by Blaire Ostler

April 16, 2019

*Presented at the 2019 Mormon Transhumanist Association Conference on Saturday, April 15, 2019.I remember the first time I met Death. It was a brief and horrifying experience. The second time I met Death was far more alluring. The second time I co...


How to Raise the Dead

by Lincoln Cannon

April 14, 2019

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The Holy Spirit and Artificial Intelligence

by Mark Russell

April 14, 2019

When trying to make sense of artificial intelligence and how it interacts with spirituality, I like to loosen my religious dogmatic definitions that I previously held. The holy spirit is called the spirit of Truth. Evangelical friends of mine give...


ERLC Statement on AI: An Annotated Christian Response

by Elias Kruger

April 12, 2019

Yesterday, the ERLC released a statement on AI. This was a laudable step as the Southern Baptist became the first large Christian denomination to address this issue directly. While this is a start, the document fell short in many fronts. From the ...


Letter to pastors on Artificial Intelligence and Technology

by Mark Russell

April 12, 2019

Hi Pastor, So last week my local pastor spoke of a future of technology where kids will not need driver’s license because the cameras will be able to identify who they are and if they are legally allowed to drive. Honestly, I didn’t know my pastor...


AI Future: Technology And The Direction of Cosmic History

by Elias Kruger

April 09, 2019

One of the biggest casualties of Western subject-based knowledge is the separation between Science and Humanities. Because of this rift, Science became abstracted from human affairs and Humanities disconnected from the natural world. This did not ...


Just as We Have, They Received the Holy Gift

by Lincoln Cannon

April 08, 2019

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47 Thoughts on April 2019 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

by Lincoln Cannon

April 07, 2019

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Return of Christ

by Lincoln Cannon

April 06, 2019

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Please Don’t Hit Me Again

by Blaire Ostler

April 05, 2019

Dear friends,Within regards to the most recent policy changes, there are some things I’d like you to know.Please know that queer folks have been deeply injured by the Policy of Exclusion (POX) and so far as I’m concerned queer folks can take all t...


Mark Zuckerburg live feed video using AI

by Mark Russell

April 04, 2019

The post Mark Zuckerburg live feed video using AI appeared first on The Singularity.


Fedorov and Svyatogor: Christian and secular aspects of Russian Cosmism

by Giulio Prisco

April 04, 2019


Mark Zuckerburg live feed video using AI

by Mark Russell

April 04, 2019

The post Mark Zuckerburg live feed video using AI appeared first on The Singularity.


The Interfaith Family Journal | Susan Katz Miller

by Mike Morrell

April 03, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Interfaith Family Journal by Susan Katz Miller. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Introduction I come from a gre...


Q/A on Q.A

by Giulio Prisco

April 03, 2019


Is God’s Charity Broad Enough for Bears? Technology and Ecojustice

by Elias Kruger

April 03, 2019

Last week, I had the privilege to see one of my favorite theologians speak in person at Emory University. I was introduced to her in one of my first classes in seminary through her book “She Who is”. In it, Johnson sheds light in the many astonish...


Psychedelic Christianity | The Unforgivable Sin? | Jack Call

by Mike Morrell

April 01, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Psychedelic Christianity by Jack Call. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. We are all sinners because there are always...


Your many minds and your Mind in the MIND

by Giulio Prisco

March 28, 2019


Why Does Christian Music Suck? | Impolite Questions for a Generous God | Jeremy Armstrong

by Mike Morrell

March 28, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Impolite Questions for a Generous God by Jeremy Armstrong. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. As a one-time Christian...


The Resurrection is Participatory

by Micah Redding

March 28, 2019

In my previous essay, The Resurrection is Technological, I explored Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians 15, that the resurrection is about God’s intention for humanity to reign over the cosmos. According to Paul, God’s plan was for humans to rule th...


Road Trip: AI Theology Goes to Nashville

by Elias Kruger

March 26, 2019

This week, I take a break from my recent blog series to report on my road trip to Nashville last week. This was a unique experience as I traveled in the middle of the work week to meet new friends and engage in meaningful conversations in the even...


Finding God in the Margins | Carolyn Custis James

by Mike Morrell

March 25, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Finding God in the Margins by Carolyn Custis James. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Unlocking the Power of the Boo...


A Resurrection Shaped Life | Growing Beyond Our Past | Jake Owensby

by Mike Morrell

March 19, 2019

The following is an excerpt from A Resurrection Shaped Life by Jake Owensby. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Despite the heat and humidity of late-...


Reframing: Moving Technology from Oppression to Liberation

by Elias Kruger

March 18, 2019

In my last blog, I explored Philip Hefner’s theory of “Created Co-Creators” to set a foundation for a theology of technological hope. In this blog, I want to flesh out more what it means to shape and re-direct the ethos of technology using Moltman...


Hopeful sense of wonder, wonderful sense of hope

by Giulio Prisco

March 18, 2019


Putting on the Breastplate of St. Patrick: A 21-Day Challenge

by Mike Morrell

March 17, 2019

Today is the Feast of Saint Patrick—or Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick.” It’s a time many around the world celebrate by wearing green, eating and drinking terribly-dyed green things. But on a deeper level, ...


FuturePod: Hindsight, Foresight and Insight

by Jay Gary

March 17, 2019

Recently, I was interviewed by Peter Hayward, host of FuturePod, a new source for practicing futurists, and shared how my work as a practicing futurist came about, and how I became an accidental academic, helping groups using visioning exercises t...


The radical, daring and vital optimism of Christian Transhumanism

by Giulio Prisco

March 15, 2019


Love, God | Deborah J. Simmons-Roslak and Linda J. Orber

by Mike Morrell

March 14, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Love, God by Deborah J. Simmons-Roslak and Linda J. Orber. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. “Happiness is our natur...


The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda

by Micah Redding

March 13, 2019

The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda. We must cultivate all life, starting from the bottom up. We must learn how life works, how evolution unfolds, how ecosystems function—and we must learn to bless and uplift those processes...


A Theology of Technological Hope: Created to Create

by Elias Kruger

March 08, 2019

The previous three blogs were setting the stage for what I want to discuss here. I traced the beginnings of Moltmann’s theology of hope, discussed the development of liberation theology and then made the case for why technology is the main driving...


Code Name Jesus: From impersonal Logos to your personal God

by Giulio Prisco

March 08, 2019


Christian transhumanism can streamline and boost Christianity

by Giulio Prisco

March 04, 2019


When Straight Christians Reject our LGBTQ Siblings: An Open Letter to the United Methodist Church

by Mike Morrell

March 04, 2019

Dear United Methodist Friend, I’ve never been one of your number, though I’ve always been a fan. I grew up Pentecostal (among other things), where we found your personal and social holiness traditions to be fertile soil to grow o...


Theology of Hope Re-Imagined – From Politics to Technology

by Elias Kruger

February 28, 2019

In part 1, I introduced Moltmann’s theology of hope and its origins. In part 2, I explored one of its main offshoots, theology of liberation. There, I also posed the question whether the avenue for liberation may be shifting from politics to techn...


More thoughts on afterlives in other Everett worlds

by Giulio Prisco

February 28, 2019


Farewell, Rational Faiths

by Blaire Ostler

February 25, 2019

It’s bittersweet to share that this will be my last Rational Faiths blog post. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Rational Faiths team the last two and half years. It has been a very enlightening journey. I also want to express m...


The Mother Made Me Queer

by Blaire Ostler

February 24, 2019

You searched for me, year after year.Search no longer, the veil is sheer.You are not alone. The Mother is here.Take my hand, and let go of your fear. Dry your eyes. Not one more tear.Lay down your sorrow. It’s okay to be queer. Join your sisters a...


Reading Tales of the Turing Church in the lights of Eastern science and spirituality

by Giulio Prisco

February 23, 2019


Theology of Hope Moves South – Latin American Liberation

by Elias Kruger

February 21, 2019

Moltmann's theology of hope inspired theologians and clergy globally. In this blog, I explore the emergence of liberation theology. The post Theology of Hope Moves South – Latin American Liberation appeared first on AI Theology.


Blinded by bad rationality and forced atheism

by Giulio Prisco

February 19, 2019


Technological resurrection: The meaning and value of early speculations

by Giulio Prisco

February 17, 2019


Turing Church projects

by Giulio Prisco

February 14, 2019


Support Turing Church

by Giulio Prisco

February 14, 2019


Heavenly Mother: The Mother of all Women

by Blaire Ostler

February 14, 2019

Heavenly Mother is a cherished doctrine among many Latter-day Saints. Her unique esthetic of feminine deity offers Latter-day Saint women a trajectory for godhood—the ultimate goal of Mormon theology. Though Heavenly Mother offers a uniquely femin...


A Theology of Hope in a Technological Age – Introduction

by Elias Kruger

February 12, 2019

This blogs starts a series on re-visiting a theology of hope in a technological age. For full transparency, I write this as my reflection on the topic progresses. I do this on purpose, in the hope that this reflection is not limited to an isolated...


Official Posts


  • 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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