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Turing Church newsletter #5

by Giulio Prisco

June 14, 2021


Cometan will speak at Terasem Space Day, July 20

by Giulio Prisco

June 13, 2021


Books

by Giulio Prisco

June 13, 2021


Futurist spaceflight meditations: Reactions and reviews

by Giulio Prisco

June 12, 2021


Futurist spaceflight meditations

by Giulio Prisco

June 10, 2021


Steven Wolfe will speak at Terasem Space Day, July 20

by Giulio Prisco

June 07, 2021


Namrata Goswami will speak at Terasem Space Day, July 20

by Giulio Prisco

May 25, 2021


Futurist spaceflight meditations: Book draft for early readers

by Giulio Prisco

May 15, 2021


Cardano ADA will help reveal The man of lawlessness

by Mark Russell

May 14, 2021

The post Cardano ADA will help reveal The man of lawlessness appeared first on The Singularity.


Terasem Space Day (July 20) and more space stuff

by Giulio Prisco

May 03, 2021


Redeeming (Most of) the Seven Deadly Heresies

by Lincoln Cannon

April 19, 2021

On 1 June 1980, Bruce R. McConkie delivered a sermon entitled “ The Seven Deadly Heresies.” For a long time, I’ve been meaning to share my thoughts about this sermon. And recently, while writing another article, I found myself bumping up against t...


Redeemed Earth, immaterial Heaven, or neither/both?

by Giulio Prisco

April 18, 2021


How Crypto Could bring in the AI Governance

by Mark Russell

April 17, 2021

The post How Crypto Could bring in the AI Governance appeared first on The Singularity.


Preface: The 8-Fold Way of the Scientific Method

by Giulio Prisco

April 14, 2021


The Great Commission Fulfilled via Brain Computer Interface

by Mark Russell

April 04, 2021

Presentation I gave on AI, BCI’s, and how the bible might have been talking about how we become one… The post The Great Commission Fulfilled via Brain Computer Interface appeared first on The Singularity.


Life at Scale

by Micah Redding

March 24, 2021

Life as we know it is full of incredible diversity and change. From single-cell to multi-cellular organisms, from asexual reproduction to sexual recombination, from bacteria to plants to fungi to ver...


Climate Church, Climate World | Jim Antal

by Mike Morrell

March 24, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Climate Church, Climate World by Jim Antal. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The year is 2100. You’re sitting in a ...


Climate Church, Climate World | Jim Antal

by Mike Morrell

March 23, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Climate Church, Climate World by Jim Antal. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. What follows is an imagined a letter f...


AI Policing Our Conversations

by Mark Russell

March 20, 2021

The post AI Policing Our Conversations appeared first on The Singularity.


How God is using FB police to God’s end..

by Mark Russell

March 20, 2021

This one is really good….This is how God is using FB police to God’s end.. The post How God is using FB police to God’s end.. appeared first on The Singularity.


Patterns in the return of Christ

by Mark Russell

March 20, 2021

The post Patterns in the return of Christ appeared first on The Singularity.


Poetry and the Poor | Stanley Hauerwas

by Mike Morrell

March 16, 2021

  The following is an excerpt from Radical Grace by S.T. Kimbrough. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Lessons Learned from Charles Wesley and S T Kim...


God*s Will | Matthew John Echan

by Mike Morrell

March 11, 2021

The following is an excerpt from God*s Will by Matthew John Echan. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. About half an hour later, my moms nudged my shou...


To Right Every Wrong | Dave Andrews

by Mike Morrell

March 09, 2021

The following is an excerpt from To Right Every Wrong by Dave Andrews. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. The Delusions of Self-Importance I was broug...


Turing Church newsletter #4

by Giulio Prisco

March 08, 2021


Christianity & Bioethics: How to Defeat Eugenics with Collective Intelligence (CTA Discussion)

by Mark Russell

March 05, 2021

If you have ever felt marginalized by the Church for being different, this is a must watch presentation by Lorenzo Barberis Canonico on examples of how Jesus leaves the 99, to go back FOR YOU!!!I realize the presentation is long, but trust me, it ...


Bet on the stars: ‘Oumuamua’s Wager

by Giulio Prisco

March 04, 2021


A Gift for Gracelyn | A.E. Smith

by Mike Morrell

March 02, 2021

The following is an excerpt from A Gift for Gracelyn by A.E. Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Lefty Learns Something It was late spring at th...


Bitcoin replacing gold, Bible, Revelation 18, and too much caffeine… :-)

by Mark Russell

March 02, 2021

The post Bitcoin replacing gold, Bible, Revelation 18, and too much caffeine… :-) appeared first on The Singularity.


Oh Blessed Simulators, deliver science from the thought police

by Giulio Prisco

February 27, 2021


Devoured or Digested: Reflections at a Quarter-Past Lent

by Mike Morrell

February 26, 2021

This Lent, we have a choice: between ‘tempus edax rerum’ and ‘memento mori’: Do we let time devour us, or truly digest our lives?


Live Loved Free Full | Wayne Jacobsen

by Mike Morrell

February 23, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Live Loved Free Full by Wayne Jacobsen. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. First Love God never intended you to move ...


Questioning The Rapture Taught By Evangelicals

by Mark Russell

February 21, 2021

The post Questioning The Rapture Taught By Evangelicals appeared first on The Singularity.


Downward, backward, teleological causation and divine action

by Giulio Prisco

February 19, 2021


Life Compass Living | George Fuller

by Mike Morrell

February 18, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Life Compass Living by George Fuller. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. “Mrs. Fuller, we have all the reports back f...


Fake/real free will and consciousness in cellular automata universes

by Giulio Prisco

February 16, 2021


Black hole adventures in new book by Dr. Abhas Mitra

by Giulio Prisco

February 15, 2021


The relationship between fear, faith, love, and sin

by Mark Russell

February 14, 2021

The post The relationship between fear, faith, love, and sin appeared first on The Singularity.


Origins of Transhumanism: W.D. Lighthall

by Micah Redding

February 09, 2021

For several years now, I've been hunting the origins of transhumanism. One of the significant mysteries in this story is the first time the word "transhumanism" shows up in English. Until recently,...


Learning to Be | Juanita Campbell Rasmus

by Mike Morrell

February 09, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Learning to Be by Juanita Campbell Rasmus. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Adapted from Chapter 10, “Claiming a Ne...


A conversation with Cometan: Astronism, Cosmism & Humanity’s Space Salvation

by Giulio Prisco

February 09, 2021


Downward causation in simple probabilistic cellular automata

by Giulio Prisco

February 07, 2021


Who Stole My Bible? | Jennifer Butler

by Mike Morrell

February 02, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Who Stole My Bible? by Jennifer Butler. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Days before he would succumb to cancer, Ci...


Why Decentralization Is Essential to Human Thriving

by Lincoln Cannon

https://feed.metacannon.net/2021/01/why-decentralization-is-essential-to-human-thriving.html.mp3

January 31, 2021

Decentralization of power, whether we characterize that power as technological or otherwise, is essential to increasing the probability of a thriving human (or superhuman) future. There’s a line of reasoning that persuaded me of this conclusion. I...


Conversations with My Inner Atheist | Randal Rauser

by Mike Morrell

January 28, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Conversations with My Inner Atheist by Randal Rauser. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I grew up in a Pentecostal c...


How to Catch God in a Butterfly Net | Stephen Copeland

by Mike Morrell

January 26, 2021

The following is an excerpt from How to Catch God in a Butterfly Net by Stephen Copeland. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Lesson No. 8: Elevate Jes...


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


Official Posts


  • 2021 CTA Board Election

    Since our formation over 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 Embra...


  • 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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