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Join the Turing Church Telegram group

by Giulio Prisco

June 22, 2018


The Future Needs Queerness

by Blaire Ostler

June 03, 2018

*Copy of speech given at the Annual Affirmation Donor Dinner.Last night I got a call from a friend who works in artificial intelligence development. His team was preparing to make a sizable financial commitment to a project they had been developin...


Ether, quantum, chaos: Building blocks for transcendence

by Giulio Prisco

June 01, 2018


From a Logical Point of View

by Blaire Ostler

June 01, 2018

*Transcript of an interview done for From a Logical Point of View by Tarik D. LaCour.Tarik D. LaCour: Normally for my Friday Traditio’s I share an interview or debate from a famous philosopher/scientist/ public intellectual, etc. But today I wante...


Dealing with Death

by Micah Redding

May 30, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24th, I was interviewed on BBC Radio about technology, the pursuit of immortality, and the meaning of death. In the middle of that night, we were awakened by a call from an out-of-state hospital, telling us that my father-in-law...


Who Will Win the AI Race? Part II: The European Way

by Elias Kruger

May 29, 2018

In a previous blog, I compared the approaches from China and the US as they compete in the global AI race. In short, China proposed a government-led approach while the US is leaning on a business-led approach. The European approach represents an a...


Religion News Service – The (holy) ghost in the machine: Catholic thinkers tackle the ethics of artificial intelligence

by Christopher Benek

May 23, 2018

Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service covers how Catholic thinkers are now also beginning to consider the ethical issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence that Dr. Benek has previously raised. Read the full article HERE. The post Religion News...


More thoughts on (non)deterministic chaos, divine action and free will

by Giulio Prisco

May 23, 2018


Who Will Win The Global AI Race? Part I: China vs USA

by Elias Kruger

May 22, 2018

While the latest outrageous tweet by Kanye West fills up the news, a major development goes unnoticed: the global AI race for supremacy. Currently, many national governments are drafting plans for boosting AI research and development within their ...


Be Thou My Vision, the Royal Wedding & Theosis

by Micah Redding

May 20, 2018

At the Royal Wedding yesterday, there was a brief moment when everyone in attendance, including the royal couple, sang together. What they were singing was Be Thou My Vision, one of the most beautiful hymns ever written. The hymn has origins deep ...


My Biases on Bryan Johnson's Plan to Save Humanity

by Lincoln Cannon

May 17, 2018

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Wesley Smith Lies About Transhumanism

by Lincoln Cannon

May 15, 2018

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She Lives

by Blaire Ostler

May 15, 2018

Imagine what it would be like to hear as much about Heavenly Mother as we do Heavenly Father. Imagine if we spoke of Her as often as we do of Him. Imagine if we worshiped Her as vocally and immersively as we do Him. Imagine if the King Follett ser...


Technology is Nature

by Blaire Ostler

May 12, 2018

Technology is an essential and natural part of human evolution. That may seem like a controversial statement so allow me to expand. Technology, broadly defined, is a tool or application of knowledge to serve a practical purpose. Some might recoil ...


Riddled with gaps: How the Old One plays at dice

by Giulio Prisco

May 11, 2018


The Tower of Babel

by Micah Redding

May 11, 2018

Perhaps no biblical story has captivated people’s imaginations like the Tower of Babel. In this story, a group of people get together to build a tower tall enough to reach heaven—from which they intend to launch an all-out war on God himself. God ...


Mormon Projections on Superintelligent Communities

by Lincoln Cannon

May 09, 2018

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Peter Diamandis

by Mark Russell

May 07, 2018

A buddy of mine just forwarded me an email that he got as an update from Peter Diamandis. I’m sorry but this guy is absolutely awesome! Very gifted in detailing out where we are and where we are going. When you stop and look at the details, we hav...


Travelers Theology: Wrestling With an AI God

by Elias Kruger

May 07, 2018

Last year I was browsing through new shows on Netlflix when I stumbled upon Travelers. The premise seemed interesting enough to to make me want to check it out. From the very first episode, I was hooked. Soon after, my wife watched the first episo...


The Words Of The Candle | Naim Frashëri

by Mike Morrell

May 07, 2018

Here among you have I risen, And aflame am I now blazing, Just a bit of light to give you, That I change your night to daytime I’ll combust and I will wither, Be consumed and be extinguished, Just to give you brightness, vision, ...


BBC Radio: The future of faith, with yours truly

by Giulio Prisco

May 03, 2018


Things I have (sort of) changed my mind on (1): The supernatural

by Giulio Prisco

May 02, 2018


Autism: Finding God on the Spectrum - Episode 33

by Samuel McConnell

https://www.buzzsprout.com/67135/691326-autism-finding-god-on-the-spectrum-episode-33.mp3

April 28, 2018

Sam, who is on the autism spectrum, discusses how his diverse theory of mind has brought him on a unique, exciting, and terrifying journey with and towards God.People on the spectrum develop their sense of theory of mind differently than neurotypi...


A Neurodiverse Future

by Blaire Ostler

April 26, 2018

*This is a copy of a research paper for my Philosophy of Education class. The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate the necessity of accepting neurodiversity as an important aspect of education and human evolution.  PROLOGUEI write this paper as...


Feminism Meets Transhumanism

by Blaire Ostler

April 25, 2018

There is much that feminism can learn from Transhumanism, and much Transhumanism can learn from feminism. Today, I have a lofty goal to convert all feminists to adopt transhumanism, and all transhumanists to adopt feminism, AND I have 15 minutes t...


“Do You Trust This Computer?”: A Wake Up Call on Superintelligence

by Elias Kruger

April 24, 2018

It is not everyday that Elon Musk endorses and partially funds a documentary. Needless to say, when that happens, anyone tracking the tech industry takes notice. In “Do you Trust Your Computer?“, Chris Paine brings together experts, journalists an...


Cryonics for uploaders: Carboncopies workshop, April 29

by Giulio Prisco

April 23, 2018


Environmentalism Mandates Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

April 22, 2018

In one billion years, life on Earth will be gone. Five billion years from now, the Sun will expand to encompass the Earth. But long before that happens, the rising temperatures of the Sun will boil the oceans, and make the planet uninhabitable. ...


Catholics Should Cheat Death Too

by Lincoln Cannon

April 18, 2018

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Hybrid Intelligence: When Machines and Humans Work Together

by Elias Kruger

April 18, 2018

  In a previous blog, I argued that the best way to look into AI was not from a machine versus human perspective but more from a human PLUS machine paradigm. That is, the goal of AI should not be replacement but augmentation. Artificial Intelligen...


I’m a Mormon Transhumanist

by Blaire Ostler

April 17, 2018

Hi, I’m Blaire. I’m a Mormon Transhumanist. It has been brought to my attention that some of you may not know what this means. For me, this means I think we should use science and technology to fulfill prophecies which improve humanity as the body...


God and your cosmic consciousness in the quantum cloud

by Giulio Prisco

April 05, 2018


Blockchain and AI: Powerful Combination or Concerning Trend?

by Elias Kruger

April 03, 2018

Bitcoin is all over the news lately. After the meteoric rise of these financial instruments, the financial world is both excited and fearful. Excited to get in the bandwagon while it is on the rise but scarred that this could be another bubble. Ev...


80 Thoughts from LDS Church General Conference (April 2018)

by Lincoln Cannon

April 02, 2018

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Duplicating our consciousness.

by Mark Russell

April 01, 2018

Good Video by Michio Kaku explaining how one day we may duplicate ourselves.   http://bigthink.com/videos/could-we-transport-our-consciousness-into-robots-2?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook The post Duplicating o...


Cryonics for uploaders discussion: Video

by Giulio Prisco

March 29, 2018


The Machine Learning Paradigm: How AI Can Teach Us About God

by Elias Kruger

March 28, 2018

It is no secret that AI is becoming a growing part of our lives and institutions. There is no shortage of article touting the dangers (and a few times the benefits) of this development. What is less publicized is the very technology that enables t...


Patriarchy is Abuse

by Blaire Ostler

March 24, 2018

This is a post I’ve been avoiding and was hoping not to write. Yet, I feel compelled to write. There has been so much sexual abuse in my own family that I fear addressing the topic might be too painful. I’m still getting professional help to proce...


The Sun Sentinel – Nothing can be gained by taking Nikolas Cruz’s life

by Christopher Benek

March 22, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek, serving as the Moderator of the 41 churches of the Presbytery of Tropical Florida, signs his name to a letter opposing the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz. The post The Sun Sentinel – Nothing can be gained by takin...


4 Reasons Why We Should Teach AI to Kids

by Elias Kruger

March 22, 2018

In a previous blog, I talked about a multi-disciplinary approach to STEM education. In this blog I want to explore how teaching Artificial Intelligence can accomplish those goals while also introducing youngsters to an emerging technology that wil...


Cryonics for uploaders: WTF is consciousness?

by Giulio Prisco

March 21, 2018


Always and Forever

by Blaire Ostler

March 21, 2018

My love may seem mad, a little insane,but honestly, you’re the one to blame.Your love is a drug. I need it to be tame.I’m a user for life—no plans to abstain.I let down my guard with triple sec in my veins.I’ll breathe with you through these growi...


Reform LDS Church Interview Practices Related to Sexuality

by Lincoln Cannon

March 21, 2018

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Gender is Eternal

by Blaire Ostler

March 20, 2018

They say, “Gender is eternal,” at least that’s what is suggested in The Family: A Proclamation to the World. The actual text reads, “Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.” [1] For ...


Deep neural networks in the quantum vacuum

by Giulio Prisco

March 19, 2018


Cryonics and Transhumanism Are Hope for More, Better, and Real Life

by Lincoln Cannon

March 16, 2018

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The Christian Post – Franklin Graham, Ken Ham Respond to Death of Atheist Stephen Hawking

by Christopher Benek

March 16, 2018

The Christian Post writes: "Some renowned evangelicals are using Hawking's passing as an opportunity to share with others why they disagreed with his stance on faith and God." Reporter Jeannie Law highlights the work of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Be...


Cryonics for uploaders: Meeting in Second Life, Sunday March 25

by Giulio Prisco

March 16, 2018


Trinity and Biblical Authority: Reclaiming Truth - Episode 32

by Samuel McConnell

https://www.buzzsprout.com/67135/661917-trinity-and-biblical-authority-reclaiming-truth-episode-32.mp3

March 15, 2018

This episode was originally recorded over two years ago, and shows us at a different stage in our spiritual development. Amanda, a Unitarian, defends the trinity. Sam, a relativist, defends Biblical' authority and infallibility. As modernism is ch...


Cryonics for uploaders: The Brain Preservation Prize has been won

by Giulio Prisco

March 13, 2018


Official Posts


  • 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...


  • A Transhumanist and Jehovah's Witness

    Growing up in a community as tight-knit, but which occupies such a public space, as Jehovah's Witnesses has always been an exercise in balance. Balancing the priorities laid upon you as a citizen of this world, with the expectations, duties, and s...


  • 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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