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Extropy magazine archive, new mailing list Extropolis

by Giulio Prisco

October 15, 2020


The world is getting better, as shown by us seeing more crime

by Mark Russell

October 10, 2020

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Sir Roger Penrose wins the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

by Giulio Prisco

October 07, 2020


Nowhere to Go But Up | Kevin Ruffcorn

by Mike Morrell

October 06, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Nowhere to Go But Up by Kevin Ruffcorn. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Throughout Jesus’s ministry, he sought to ...


Hug a Queer Latter-day Saint

by Blaire Ostler

October 03, 2020

On general conference weekend a few of my queer friends and I stand at the southeast corner of the Conference Center and offer hugs to fellow Latter-day Saints as they pass. Dressed in my Sunday best, I hold a sign that says, “Hug a Queer Latter-d...


Streamlined and simplified cosmology for my next book: Summary

by Giulio Prisco

October 02, 2020


In the House of Friends | Ken Garrett

by Mike Morrell

October 01, 2020

The following is an excerpt from In the House of Friends by Ken Garrett. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Excerpt, In the House of Friends: understa...


Carry the Fire: Talking God, permaculture, transhumanism and aliens with Dustin Kensrue!

by Mike Morrell

September 29, 2020

I love podcasts. So much so, that I’m always this close to starting my own. But I’ll be honest: what’s really fun is being on other people’s podcasts. Getting to talk with brilliant people about what most animates my spirit and i...


Awakened by Grace | Darlene West

by Mike Morrell

September 29, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Awakened by Grace by Darlene West. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. FRANKLIN HURRIED TO THE FRONT DOOR. “Who is tha...


Eve and the Devil

by Blaire Ostler

September 28, 2020

Eve understoodyou don’t get to become a Godwithout flirting with the Devil first.


Spaceflight: The only valid case for waiting

by Giulio Prisco

September 28, 2020


Anxiety healing: How I beat 20 years worth of panic attacks — in 10 days.

by Mike Morrell

September 24, 2020

You may have read last year (or even a decade ago, if we go waaay back) that I’d been suffering from debilitating panic attacks. I’ve experienced generalized anxiety on and off for my entire adult life, but for awhile last summer...


Turing Church newsletter #1

by Giulio Prisco

September 23, 2020


Terasem Colloquium, December 10, 2020

by Giulio Prisco

September 22, 2020


The world is on fire…

by Mike Morrell

September 20, 2020

“The world was on fire and no one could save me but you It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do…” Chris Issak‘s prophetic opening lyrics to 1989’s Wicked Game (which for me was a haunting, lovelorn anthem of the 90s,...


Terasem: My interpretation

by Giulio Prisco

September 20, 2020


Fundamental physical reality could be a neural network: Vitaly Vanchurin

by Giulio Prisco

September 17, 2020


In Stillness Jesus Whispers | Linda Orber

by Mike Morrell

September 17, 2020

The following is an excerpt from In Stillness Jesus Whispers by Linda Orber. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Jesus, teach me to stay centered in th...


Time beyond time, out of time

by Giulio Prisco

September 14, 2020


Book review: How to Build a Time Machine, by T. E. Willis

by Giulio Prisco

September 10, 2020


When billiard balls go back in time

by Giulio Prisco

September 08, 2020


Walking Each Other Home | Peter Wilcox

by Mike Morrell

September 03, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Walking Each Other Home by Peter Wilcox. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Dear Colleen, The well-known English writ...


Pigs in cyberspace: Neuralink and the noosphere

by Giulio Prisco

September 01, 2020


Neuralink Dont Call Unclean what God has made clean

by Mark Russell

August 31, 2020

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RE: "Saving Faith"

by Blaire Ostler

August 31, 2020

*Update: Shortly after being released, “Saving Faith” has been removed from publication. John Gee, Egyptology Professor at Brigham Young University, recently published a book titled, “Saving Faith.” In the book, he refutes a commonly held belief...


Neuralink Dont Call Unclean what God has made clean

by Mark Russell

August 30, 2020

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Neuralink Future Of The World

by Mark Russell

August 30, 2020

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Neuralink Future Of The World

by Mark Russell

August 29, 2020

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The multiverse of Everett: Spaghetti worlds in quantum sauce

by Giulio Prisco

August 25, 2020


African Traditional Religion versus Christianity | Dmitry Usenco

by Mike Morrell

August 20, 2020

The following is an excerpt from African Traditional Religion versus Christianity by Dmitry Usenco. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The main target...


Yes, Mr. Robinson, we can go to the stars

by Giulio Prisco

August 20, 2020


A History of Generation Ships in Science-Fiction

by Giulio Prisco

August 19, 2020

This essay contains multiple spoilers (in footnotes at the bottom) about several science fiction novels.Continue reading on Turing Church »


What a wonderful world

by Giulio Prisco

August 15, 2020


Sitting with Spirits | Bob Doto

by Mike Morrell

August 12, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Sitting with Spirits by Bob Doto. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Community or Commodity? In America nothing reach...


Time is real, real numbers are not: Nicolas Gisin

by Giulio Prisco

August 11, 2020


A.I Is going to take Evangelical’s jobs

by Mark Russell

August 07, 2020

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Covid-19 tracing apps and the fear of government tracking

by Mark Russell

August 06, 2020

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The Miracle | The Diagnosis | Nathan Monk

by Mike Morrell

August 05, 2020

The following is an excerpt from The Miracle by Nathan Monk. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I don’t remember leaving the doctor’s office or going ...


Seeing Patterns others dont see.. Did John the Baptist have Asperger syndrome?

by Mark Russell

August 02, 2020

The post Seeing Patterns others dont see.. Did John the Baptist have Asperger syndrome? appeared first on The Singularity.


Turing Church: Next steps

by Giulio Prisco

August 01, 2020


Book project: Astounding universe, amazing grace

by Giulio Prisco

July 29, 2020


May She Have a Word with You? | S T Kimbrough, Jr.

by Mike Morrell

July 28, 2020

The following is an excerpt from May She Have a Word with You? by S T Kimbrough, Jr.. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Chapter 2 Tabitha/Dorcas (Act...


Jesus’ Return Described With Electricity

by Mark Russell

July 26, 2020

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Thoughts on Vlad Alex (Merzmensch) About Humans, AI and GodFrom AI-driven series: #GPT3xts

by Mark Russell

July 25, 2020

The post Thoughts on Vlad Alex (Merzmensch) About Humans, AI and GodFrom AI-driven series: #GPT3xts appeared first on The Singularity.


More thoughts on consciousness and afterlife in the cosmic ocean

by Giulio Prisco

July 24, 2020


The Road to Joy | Kevin P. McClone

by Mike Morrell

July 21, 2020

The following is an excerpt from The Road to Joy by Kevin P. McClone. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Pathway #8 JOY Coming Home to Fullness of Lif...


The Virus | A Tribe Called Red ft. Saul Williams, Chippewa Travellers

by Mike Morrell

July 12, 2020

This song — from A Tribe Called Red featuring Saul Williams and the Chippewa Travellers — feels prophetic from its release a few years back. Take this in: The Virus The people The virus took on many shapes The bear, the elk, the ...


Rumors of Grace: A Conversation with Bob Hutchins

by Mike Morrell

July 12, 2020

I had a great time chatting with Bob Hutchins on his Rumors of Grace podcast. In this episode, we talk about: The blessings and burdens of looking into the future (strategic foresight) Does contemplative practice and spirituality...


Ultra-advanced natural Gods: Stanley Kubrick

by Giulio Prisco

July 12, 2020


Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints | Daneen Akers

by Mike Morrell

July 09, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Rachel Held Evans pr...


Official Posts


  • Ending Political Polarisation

    This post presents personal opinions, which may not necessarily reflect the views of other members of the Christian Transhumanist Association. Ending political polarisation: A Christian Transhumanist pathway to end political polarization. Compla...


  • Inequality Phobia

    This post presents personal opinions, which may not necessarily reflect the views of other members of the Christian Transhumanist Association. Inequality Phobia: The challenge of social and economic inequality to Christian Transhumanism. Every t...


  • 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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