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My Greatest Concern for Sophia v10.0

by Giulio Prisco

June 24, 2019


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

by Mike Morrell

June 23, 2019

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


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

by Giulio Prisco

June 19, 2019


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

by Giulio Prisco

June 19, 2019

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


AI Theology In Brazil – Part 1: A Personal Address

by Elias Kruger

June 17, 2019

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


Thanks to our 300 followers!

by Giulio Prisco

June 17, 2019


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

by Giulio Prisco

June 13, 2019


Can we Hack the Eurycosm in Favour of Human Flourishing?

by Giulio Prisco

June 12, 2019

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


A Stab in the Dark at Extrapolating Morphic Resonance

by Giulio Prisco

June 08, 2019


God as an Experimental Proposition

by Blaire Ostler

June 07, 2019

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


Discovering Our Inner Nobility | Matthew Fox

by Mike Morrell

June 05, 2019

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


Having faith in science

by Giulio Prisco

June 05, 2019

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


A More Posthumanist Transhumanism

by Blaire Ostler

June 05, 2019

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


AI Theology Goes to Brazil: Initial Reflections on my trip

by Elias Kruger

June 04, 2019

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


The infrared memory of the universe hints at future Akashic physics

by Giulio Prisco

June 04, 2019


How Transhumanism Changed My Views on Teleology

by Giulio Prisco

June 03, 2019


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

by Giulio Prisco

May 31, 2019


An Open Letter to Ben Goertzel

by Giulio Prisco

May 29, 2019


Book review & interview: Transhumanism, by Roberto Manzocco

by Giulio Prisco

May 28, 2019


Love Wins: Family Home Evening

by Blaire Ostler

May 26, 2019

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


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

by Giulio Prisco

May 26, 2019

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


Grace Revealed | Fred Sievert

by Mike Morrell

May 25, 2019

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


Sleep Paralysis is More Common Than You Think

by Tony Breeden

May 24, 2019

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


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

by Giulio Prisco

May 24, 2019


Where the Colors Blend | Stephen Copeland

by Mike Morrell

May 22, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Where the Colors Blend by Stephen Copeland. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. From Chapter 16, “Fog” in Where the Co...


The Transfiguration Is Near

by Lincoln Cannon

May 22, 2019

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The Feedback Loop of the Mystic | John and Christine Brighton

by Mike Morrell

May 21, 2019

The following is an excerpt from The Feedback Loop of the Mystic by John and Christine Brighton. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. We are given a pre...


Labels

by Blaire Ostler

May 17, 2019

*Below is a copy of a presentation given to a tech company looking to be more LGBTQ+ aware and inclusive.I wear a lot of labels, and I’d like to share some of them with you. I’m a philosopher by education and practice. I am also an artist by educa...


How Jesus Will Use Technology :-)

by Mark Russell

May 16, 2019

The post How Jesus Will Use Technology :-) appeared first on The Singularity.


A Good Look at Evil | Abigail Rosenthal

by Mike Morrell

May 15, 2019

The following is an excerpt from A Good Look at Evil by Abigail Rosenthal. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. A GOOD LOOK AT EVIL takes a view of good...


Queer Polygamy

by Blaire Ostler

May 14, 2019

According to many accounts of Latter-day Saint theology, polygamy, also called celestial marriage, is a necessary mandate for the highest degree of celestial glory. Doctrine and Covenants 131 & 132 tells us that celestial marriage and the cont...


My Heavenly Mothers

by Blaire Ostler

May 12, 2019

I am a child of Gods. I have a queer Mother,and a straight Mother. I have a bi Mother and intersex Mother too.I have two gay Fathers,along with a trans Heavenly Fatherand a trans Heavenly Mother.I have non-binary Parents as well,because we all hav...


If you’re sad about Rachel Held Evans (and other un-answered prayers).

by Mike Morrell

May 05, 2019

If you haven’t heard, or if you need confirming that it wasn’t all a terrible dream, Rachel Held Evans—beloved author, truth-teller, and icon for a generous Christianity—passed away yesterday morning, after a brief and unexpected...


Bearing Our Cross

by Ryan Hauck

April 30, 2019

“O you souls who wish to go on with so much safety and consolation, if you knew how pleasing to God is suffering and how much it helps in acquiring other good things, you would never seek consolation in anything; but you would rather look upon it ...


Catching Your Breath | Steve Austin

by Mike Morrell

April 29, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Catching Your Breath by Steve Austin. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. My 5th-grade teacher, Terri Nobles, had a 2×...


The Equation

by Ryan Hauck

April 29, 2019

I’ve been trying to pour myself into healthy thoughts, healthy habits. An attempt to cure the constant anxiety. I’ve found a little respite throughout the day, but night time is hard. This morning I woke up. Showered. Enjoyed a coffee. And as I ch...


Take me to Church

by Ryan Hauck

April 28, 2019

This morning I awoke feeling more motivated then I have been recently. The evening prior I was online doing some research of local churches, to get an idea of what type of service and beliefs were offered. I came upon The Tobermory United Church T...


Turning to God

by Ryan Hauck

April 27, 2019

As it has become apparent to anyone who has read my last blog post, the old pattern of my life has changed completely. I am reminded of a book written by Neale Donald Walsch called, “When everything Changes; Change Everything”. Though I didn’t rea...


What a broken heart can see

by Ryan Hauck

April 24, 2019

Devastation. There is no other word to describe how I feel. Even the most lofty ideas and well meaning intentions need to be followed up with demonstration; a resonate behavior. Over the course of the last 2 weeks, my exterior life has begun to mi...


Chasing My Father | Agatha Nolen

by Mike Morrell

April 24, 2019

The following is an excerpt from Chasing My Father by Agatha Nolen. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. It was another great Christmas, serving at the ...


I Know What Heaven Looks Like | Lawrence T. Richardson

by Mike Morrell

April 23, 2019

The following is an excerpt from I Know What Heaven Looks Like by Lawrence T. Richardson. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. From chapter 1 of I Know ...


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

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 couldn’t tell if Death was friend or foe. Despite these two interactions with Death I still do no...


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...


Official Posts


  • SAVE THE DATE! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

    SAVE THE DATE! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019 Saturday, October 19th, 2019 • NASHVILLE, TN The Christian Transhumanist Association is pleased to announce a one-day conference this October with keynote speaker Science Mike McHargue. The ...


  • 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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