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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

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!!! ...


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.


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...


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. From Chapter One: To me, it seems obvious to think of time a...


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...


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...


Don't Take My Love from Me

by Blaire Ostler

November 09, 2019

I catalogued every feature I could find, and tucked her safely inside my mind.Her skin felt like mine.Her tongue tasted like mine. Her scent even smelled like mine.We were certainly two of the same kind.With all the world’s technologywhy thwart th...


Blessed is the Man | Dale Fredrickson

by Mike Morrell

November 07, 2019

The following is a track from Blessed is the Man by Dale Fredrickson. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Praise for Blessed is the Man “It is difficul...


The ‘Secret’ Origins of the Enneagram—Revealed!

by Mike Morrell

November 07, 2019

The Enneagram of Personality has been captivating communities of seekers for decades now, and seems to have only become more popular in recent years. But a fair amount of confusion persists, about just what it is, where it comes ...


AI Impact on Work: Latest Research Spells Both Hope and Concern

by Elias Kruger

November 06, 2019

In a recent blog I explored Mckinsey’s report on the AI impact for women in the workplace. As the hype around AI subsides, a clearer picture emerges. The “robots coming to replace humans” picture fades. Instead, the more realistic picture is one w...


Too Human

by Blaire Ostler

November 06, 2019

You handed me a knife and told me to chop—to cook you something deliciousand satisfy your hunger pangs. But I forgot that you don’t like my cooking. I’m just a little too human.Here’s a microwave.She’ll cook whatever you’d like.She’s always on tim...


The IPFS, Efficiency, Quantum Computers, AI, and God

by Mark Russell

November 01, 2019

Just read a great post from Alex white regarding the IPFS, its efficiency through quantum computers and how a I might end up propelling us to unimaginable  efficiency and decentralisation of what we now know as the internet. You can read his compl...


Humanity: Good Ending

by Mark Russell

November 01, 2019

Worthwhile Story on the potential app technology has.  I think a long time ago I saw Mark Zuckerberg post a story very similar to this. About the universe dying out because of lack of energy. Effectively all atoms losing energy and the place gets ...


On quantum supremacy, AI, mind uploading, technological resurrection

by Giulio Prisco

November 01, 2019


Quantum Computers and AI

by Mark Russell

October 31, 2019

The intelligence explosion is coming soon. It’s hard for our minds to conceptualize the progress of Technology. Our minds are so used to seeing very small increments of progression. Small steps of technological Evolution rather than Revolution.  B...


I’m Not Always Okay (And that’s OK.)

by Mike Morrell

October 30, 2019

40 years. As of today, that’s how long I’ve roamed this earth. If you happen to be older than me you might chuckle at what I’m about to say, but if you’re younger, consider this: It feels a bit surreal to span decades—like a tiny...


Journey of the Pearl | A. E. Smith

by Mike Morrell

October 29, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Journey of the Pearl by A. E. Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The men had stopped their games and grown qui...


CTA Conference 2019: Engagement, Solidarity and Hope

by Elias Kruger

October 25, 2019

I was looking forward to this conference for months. It was my only opportunity in the year to get together with friends that I interact online throughout the year. The line up of speakers was impressive. There were academics, activists, engineers...


The Faithful Spy | John Hendrix

by Mike Morrell

October 24, 2019

The following is a preview from The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Download a Preview PDF → Praise for The Faithful ...


New book chapter (draft): In the beginning was the field

by Giulio Prisco

October 24, 2019


AI and Women at the Workplace: A Sensible Guide for 2030

by Elias Kruger

October 23, 2019

Even a few years in, the media craze over AI shows no sign of subsiding. The topic continues to fascinate, scare and befuddle the public. In this environment, the Mckinsey report on AI and Women at the workplace is a refreshing exception. Instead ...


Praise for It Keeps Me Seeking

by Giulio Prisco

October 18, 2019


AI Theology Goes to NY: Sandy e Junior and the Power of Music

by Elias Kruger

October 14, 2019

This blog started with a dare. My father-in-law, a faithful reader of the blog, challenged me to write a post about my recent trip to New York I took with my wife. We were there for one night to watch the one and only US concert of the Brazilian b...


Chi ha Paura della pseudoscienza (whatever that is)?

by Giulio Prisco

October 13, 2019


The Map Is Not the Journey | Richard Dahlstrom

by Mike Morrell

October 10, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Map Is Not the Journey by Richard Dahlstrom. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. If success is a mountain, I’m an ...


From My Feed

by Blaire Ostler

October 08, 2019

Oh, Elder Oaks, I wish you could see the world from my feed.I see lovely lesbians, gay dads, queer kids, trans parents, bi teens, and drag queens. I see love that defies the boundaries of kingdoms. I see joyful tears at gay weddings. I see proud M...


Turing Church in The World Religions & Spirituality Project

by Giulio Prisco

October 08, 2019


AI Theology Goes to New Mexico: Of Petroglyphs and Atomic Bombs

by Elias Kruger

October 07, 2019

Six years ago, my dad and I set on a cross-country road trip from North Carolina to California. No, this was not a vacation but my way to move our stuff to Pasadena. We rented a Penske truck, towed one of our cars, had the dogs with us and drove a...


Empathy or Entropy? The Promise of Christian Transhumanism.

by Mike Morrell

October 06, 2019

In The Empathic Civilization, Jeremy Rifkin summarized the millennia-long human drive of innovation as a race between entropy and empathy. Which is winning? And can the wonders promised by the Transhumanist movement help, or hurt?


A Queer Prayer

by Blaire Ostler

October 05, 2019

Me: Heavenly Mother? Are you there?HM: Yes. I’m always here.Me: They say there’s no atheists in the foxhole, and once again I have found myself in a foxhole. I’m tired. So very tired. I don’t know what else to do, but something inside me tells me ...


Last Stop on the Z Train | Jason Storbakken

by Mike Morrell

October 03, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Last Stop on the Z Train by Jason Storbakken. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Marcos Meets the Millers The Miller ...


Jesus Christ in the New God Argument

by Lincoln Cannon

September 30, 2019

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Mind Uploading and Scrapbooking

by Blaire Ostler

September 30, 2019

I have been quoted a few times as saying, “I’m not interested in having my mind uploaded to a computer.” I should clarify what I mean by this when mind uploading is an important transhumanist topic. First, to be clear, I do not argue portions of m...


Can we have free will & divine action AND many worlds?

by Giulio Prisco

September 27, 2019


A Field Guide to Relationships | Christopher T. Rogers

by Mike Morrell

September 26, 2019

The following is an excerpt from A Field Guide to Relationships by Christopher T. Rogers. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. TOOL #9: 1-2-3-4-HELP We ...


Queer Conversations

by Blaire Ostler

September 25, 2019

One of my FB pals reached out and asked me, “I see you and your marriage with your husband and think how great it must be to be that open about your ‘queer-ness’. My question is, how did you start that conversation? How would someone tell their sp...


The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence | Matthew Curtis Fleischer

by Mike Morrell

September 24, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence by Matthew Curtis Fleischer. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Nonviolence Wa...


Blog Update – New sections and content

by Ryan Hauck

https://ryanhauck1.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/20190727_192237_001.mp4

September 23, 2019

Love and Blessings! I had the day off from work today, and the weather kept me inside (lots of grey and rain). So I decided to capitalize on the opportunity to do some writing for my blog and re-vamp some of the sections to add a dimension of prof...


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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