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Moving Turing Church to Discord, exploring decentralized Scuttlebutt

by Giulio Prisco

January 23, 2021


Facebook Disabled My Account After I Criticized Them

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2021/01/facebook-disabled-my-account-after-i-criticized-them.html.mp3

January 22, 2021

Facebook unfriended me. Why? So far as I can tell, it’s because I’ve been using Facebook to advocate for decentralization of social media. And apparently the algorithm didn’t like that. This morning, sometime between 8:54am and 9:06am Mountain, Fa...


Video: Zusammenfassung von “Tales of the Turing Church,” Einleitung

by Giulio Prisco

January 20, 2021


Turing Church meeting, January 17, 2021

by Giulio Prisco

January 18, 2021


Turing Church meetings (Discord)

by Giulio Prisco

January 16, 2021


White Knuckle Love | April Stace

by Mike Morrell

January 14, 2021

The following is an excerpt from White Knuckle Love by April Stace. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. “God is an ASSHOLE,” she spits out at me, her e...


Russian cosmism and Western transhumanism: Friends or foes?

by Giulio Prisco

January 13, 2021


I Interviewed GPT-3 About Mormon Transhumanism

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2021/01/i-interviewed-gpt-3-about-mormon-transhumanism.html.mp3

January 13, 2021

If you’re tuned in to news about AI research and machine learning, you’ve surely heard about GPT-3. It’s a natural language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like text. The model is based on a neural network that optimized for 175 bil...


Feast of the Epiphany: What Will You Manifest?

by Mike Morrell

January 09, 2021

With the gifts of the magi and the looting of the capitol, we experienced two contrasting Epiphanies this week — one in sacred time, the other quite ‘profane.’ Yet they might lead us each to a similar place of sacred pause: to dr...


In support and praise of psi research

by Giulio Prisco

January 06, 2021


Talk (video): Yet another spaceflight manifesto

by Giulio Prisco

December 30, 2020


How God Will Use Brain Interface Chips to fulfill the Great Commission

by Mark Russell

December 27, 2020

The post How God Will Use Brain Interface Chips to fulfill the Great Commission appeared first on The Singularity.


How God Will Use Brain Interface Chips to fulfill the Great Commission

by Mark Russell

December 27, 2020

The post How God Will Use Brain Interface Chips to fulfill the Great Commission appeared first on The Singularity.


Turing Church newsletter #3: Merry Christmas and Happy 2021!

by Giulio Prisco

December 23, 2020


Simulation cosmology: Agah Bahari interviews Rizwan Virk and Jason Jorjani

by Giulio Prisco

December 21, 2020


The Secret Origins of Santa Claus — Revealed!

by Mike Morrell

December 20, 2020

December sees not only Advent and the beginning of Christmas, but (appropriately enough) the Feast of Saint Nikolaos of Myra — aka Saint Nicholas! Born some 280 years after Jesus in Patara in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), Nikol...


Divine Self-Investment | Tripp Fuller

by Mike Morrell

December 17, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Divine Self-Investment by Tripp Fuller. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. You are the Christ, Son of the Living God ...


What Robots Can Do

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2020/12/what-robots-can-do.html.mp3

December 14, 2020

What can robots do? What can’t they do? Are there hard limits on the potential of machine intelligence? Or will it continue to replicate and eventually surpass the capacities of human intelligence? Randy Paul brought to my attention “ What Robots ...


Terasem Colloquium, December 2020: VIDEO

by Giulio Prisco

December 12, 2020


The Galilee Episode | Ronald Goetz

by Mike Morrell

December 10, 2020

The following is an excerpt from The Galilee Episode by Ronald Goetz. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. What is new and noteworthy in The Galilee Epi...


Turing Church newsletter #2

by Giulio Prisco

December 09, 2020


Mentoring with Morgan | Karen Schlack

by Mike Morrell

December 08, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Mentoring with Morgan by Karen Schlack. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Our journey began the first day I preached...


A Letter to Jesus on a Queer Christmas Night

by Blaire Ostler

December 08, 2020

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


Heartbroken

by Blaire Ostler

December 06, 2020

I am heartbroken to learn that the "Radical Orthodoxy" manifesto co-authored by Nathaniel Givens, Jeffrey Thayne, and Jonathan Max Wilson is intended to be anti-queer. I’m heartbroken. I’m utterly heartbroken. The Tribune article clarifying the au...


God, AI, and Consciousness

by Mark Russell

December 06, 2020

The post God, AI, and Consciousness appeared first on The Singularity.


The Hidden Gospel of Thomas | William G. Duffy

by Mike Morrell

December 03, 2020

The following is an excerpt from The Hidden Gospel of Thomas by William G. Duffy. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Saying 32 (32) Jesus said, “A cit...


Prometheism, by Jason Jorjani: Visionary transhumanism on steroids

by Giulio Prisco

December 03, 2020


Rethinking Transhumanist Politics 4— Working for Transhumanism

by Giulio Prisco

December 02, 2020


The Tea Shop | Karl Forehand

by Mike Morrell

December 01, 2020

The following is an excerpt from The Tea Shop by Karl Forehand. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Invincible Preciousness When I go walking, occasion...


Terasem Colloquium, December 10: Speakers, agenda

by Giulio Prisco

November 30, 2020


Terasem Colloquium, December 10: Giulia Bassani, Yalda Mousavinia, Philippe van Nedervelde

by Giulio Prisco

November 27, 2020


Rethinking Transhumanist Politics 3— Finding Political Causes to Support

by Giulio Prisco

November 27, 2020


Idiot, Sojourning Soul | Justin Rosolino

by Mike Morrell

November 25, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Idiot, Sojourning Soul by Justin Rosolino. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. To a hammer, everything looks like a na...


Imagination is Reality: Reality Imagined

by Giulio Prisco

November 24, 2020


Rethinking Transhumanist Politics 2— Political Neutrality is Death

by Giulio Prisco

November 20, 2020

In ten years, support for spaceflight may be gone, perhaps for generations. The writing is on the wall.Continue reading on Turing Church »


Rethinking Transhumanist Politics 1 — What Do We Want?

by Giulio Prisco

November 17, 2020


Self-consistent, paradox-free time travel in one and many worlds

by Giulio Prisco

November 15, 2020


Coronaspection | Alon Goshen-Gottstein

by Mike Morrell

November 12, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Coronaspection by Alon Goshen-Gottstein. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. What is Coronoa? Theological Formulations...


The Greek gods of magic science and technological resurrection

by Giulio Prisco

November 10, 2020


Terasem Colloquium, December 10: Howard Bloom, David Brin, Gabriel Rothblatt

by Giulio Prisco

November 10, 2020


Ephesians and All that Jazz | Tom Anderson

by Mike Morrell

November 10, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Ephesians and All that Jazz by Tom Anderson. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Jazz is the best way I can describe w...


I Was Gone Long Before I Left | Peter Wilcox

by Mike Morrell

November 05, 2020

The following is an excerpt from I Was Gone Long Before I Left by Peter Wilcox. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Learning to Live with My Questions ...


The Courage to Go | Emily Dobberstein

by Mike Morrell

November 03, 2020

The following is an excerpt from The Courage to Go by Emily Dobberstein. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. In the Gray “We exited the park on the opp...


75 Thoughts on October 2020 General Conference

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2020/11/thoughts-on-october-2020-general-conference.html.mp3

November 01, 2020

Last month, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met for our semi-annual General Conference. I’m a practicing member of the Church, which is by far the largest Mormon denomination. And I watched the conference online while sh...


Uploading to black holes: The transcension hypothesis

by Giulio Prisco

October 29, 2020


Partakers of the Life Divine | S. T. Kimbrough

by Mike Morrell

October 29, 2020

The following is an excerpt from Partakers of the Life Divine by S. T. Kimbrough. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The Church and Participation in t...


A Name for Herself | K. A. Van Til

by Mike Morrell

October 27, 2020

The following is an excerpt from A Name for Herself by K. A. Van Til. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Visiting Grandma “You must have the ‘Q.’ Ther...


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

The post The world is getting better, as shown by us seeing more crime appeared first on The Singularity.


Sir Roger Penrose wins the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

by Giulio Prisco

October 07, 2020


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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