Posts from Micah Redding

H+ Magazine: Christianity & Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

October 11, 2014

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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H+ Magazine: Humanity+ vs Individualism+

by Micah Redding

October 12, 2014

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 ...

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H+ Magazine: Towards a Relational Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

October 14, 2014

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...

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Christian Transhumanists involved in support for Orphan Technology & Education Project

by Micah Redding

October 21, 2014

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 ...

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Christian Post: Why Christians should embrace Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

August 14, 2015

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...

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Motherboard: Why I became a Christian Transhumanist

by Micah Redding

August 14, 2015

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...

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Christianity Today: Can Anti-Aging Treatments Offer Abundant Life?

by Micah Redding

February 18, 2019

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.

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2020 CTA Board Member Elections

by Micah Redding

March 09, 2020

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...

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2019 CTA Board Member Elections

by Micah Redding

March 12, 2019

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...

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Baptist News Asks: Can Transhumanism Enrich Christian Theology?

by Micah Redding

August 10, 2016

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.

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Christ & Pop Culture: Can Transhumanism Lead Us Back to Orthodoxy?

by Micah Redding

August 17, 2016

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 ...

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CTA Board Announcement & Appreciation

by Micah Redding

April 29, 2017

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...

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Campaign Update

by Micah Redding

March 31, 2017

Our campaign is over 50% funded, and we’ve got 6 days to go!As you know, at the beginning of this month, the Christian Transhumanist Association announced its launch, membership campaign, and logo-design effort, all at the same time. Since then, ...

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Inverse: When Cyborgs and Christians Compromise

by Micah Redding

March 16, 2017

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...

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CTA announces newest board member, Timothy Langer

by Micah Redding

September 07, 2017

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...

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Call for Presentations: Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 15, 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...

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Campaign Conclusion

by Micah Redding

March 31, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, our campaign was a success! We raised $1175, registered our first set of voting association members, and signed up a number of new volunteers and supporters. And along the way, we made new friends, discovered powerful n...

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Motherboard: The Jesuit Priest Who Helped Create Modern Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

March 09, 2016

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...

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CTA Announces Officer Appointments

by Micah Redding

April 14, 2018

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...

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The Christian Transhumanist Affirmation

by Micah Redding

April 03, 2016

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...

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CTA affiliates with Humanity+

by Micah Redding

July 08, 2017

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...

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Early-Bird Tickets are Live! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

by Micah Redding

June 18, 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...

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Embrace & the Christian Transhumanist Association

by Micah Redding

October 06, 2015

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...

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Announcing the Academic Advisory Council

by Micah Redding

June 02, 2017

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...

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Slate: Transhumanism is Complicating the Relationship between Faith & Science

by Micah Redding

May 28, 2018

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...

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N+1 Magazine: Meghan O'Gieblyn loses her faith, discovers Christian Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

July 03, 2017

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...

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Electing the Next Board of the CTA

by Micah Redding

March 06, 2018

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 ...

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BBC — Immortality, The Why Factor

by Micah Redding

May 22, 2018

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...

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SAVE THE DATE! Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 01, 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...

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2018 Board Election Results

by Micah Redding

April 02, 2018

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 ...

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J. Jeanine Thweatt to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 31, 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...

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Dr. Scott Hawley to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 31, 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...

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Derek Webb to perform at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 31, 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...

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Ted Peters to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 29, 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...

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Jim Stump of BioLogos to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

by Micah Redding

August 09, 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...

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Emily Sue Laird to present on Art & Transhumanism—at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 31, 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...

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A New Era for the CTA

by Micah Redding

March 20, 2020

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,...

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Mike Morrell to present at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

July 31, 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...

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Liz Parrish "Human GMO" to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

by Micah Redding

September 09, 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...

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(DRAFT) Statement on Radical Life Extension

by Micah Redding

August 10, 2018

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...

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Cheryle Renee Moses, founder and producer of Urban Mediamakers Film Festival, to present at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

by Micah Redding

September 25, 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...

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Announcement! National Geographic to sponsor Christian Transhumanist Conference 2018

by Micah Redding

August 20, 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...

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Michael Paulus of AI & Faith to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

by Micah Redding

September 27, 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...

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Ron Cole-Turner of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to speak at Christian Transhumanist Conference 2019

by Micah Redding

September 30, 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...

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Teleology & Simulation (draft)

by Micah Redding

February 20, 2020

(—This essay is a draft, undergoing feedback and revision.—) In 1802, William Paley famously set out the "Watchmaker Analogy", a teleological argument, or argument from design for the existence ...


The Resurrection is Participatory

by Micah Redding

March 28, 2019

In my previous essay, [The Resurrection is Technological][1], I explored Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians 15, that the resurrection is about God’s intention for humanity to reign over the cosmos. Ac...


The Resurrection is Participatory

by Micah Redding

March 28, 2019

In my previous essay, The Resurrection is Technological, I explored Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians 15, that the resurrection is about God’s intention for humanity to reign over the cosmos. According to Paul, God’s plan was for humans to rule th...


The Resurrection is Participatory

by Micah Redding

March 28, 2019

In my previous essay, The Resurrection is Technological, I explored Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians 15, that the resurrection is about God’s intention for humanity to reign over the cosmos. According to Paul, God’s plan was for humans to rule th...


The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda

by Micah Redding

March 13, 2019

The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda. We must cultivate all life, starting from the bottom up. We must learn how life works, how evolution unfolds, how ecosystems function—and we must learn to bless and uplift those processes...


The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda

by Micah Redding

March 13, 2019

The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda. We must cultivate all life, starting from the bottom up. We must learn how life works, how evolution unfolds, how ecosystems function—and w...


The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda

by Micah Redding

March 13, 2019

The Kingdom of God has a biotechnological research agenda. We must cultivate all life, starting from the bottom up. We must learn how life works, how evolution unfolds, how ecosystems function—and we must learn to bless and uplift those processes...


Miracles vs Magic

by Micah Redding

December 04, 2018

In 1600, during Giordano Bruno’s heresy trial, the inquisitors asked a question: Did he believe Jesus’ miracles were performed by magic? It’s hard for us to understand the significance of this question. In our post-Enlightenment world, this seems...


Miracles vs Magic

by Micah Redding

December 04, 2018

In 1600, during Giordano Bruno's heresy trial, the inquisitors asked a question: Did he believe Jesus' miracles were performed by magic? It's hard for us to understand the significance of this ques...


Miracles vs Magic

by Micah Redding

December 04, 2018

In 1600, during Giordano Bruno’s heresy trial, the inquisitors asked a question: Did he believe Jesus’ miracles were performed by magic? It’s hard for us to understand the significance of this question. In our post-Enlightenment world, this seems...


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 de...


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...


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...


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. They were singing a melody shared by Be Thou My Vision, one of the most beautiful hymns ever written. The hymn has ori...


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. They were singing a melody shared by Be Thou My Vision, one of the most beautiful hymns ever written. The hymn has ori...


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. They were singing a melody shared by [Be Thou My Vision][0], one of the...


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 inten...


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 ...


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 ...


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. ...


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 t...


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. ...


Mary, Mother of God, Catholic Transhumanist Wonder Woman

by Micah Redding

March 08, 2018

The more I am exposed to the Catholic aesthetic, the more I understand that for the ancient church, Mary was sort of like Wonder Woman, working against the power of Kings and Empires to smuggle the divine into the world. She strides across the an...


Mary, Mother of God, Catholic Transhumanist Wonder Woman

by Micah Redding

March 08, 2018

The more I am exposed to the Catholic aesthetic, the more I understand that for the ancient church, Mary was sort of like Wonder Woman, working against the power of Kings and Empires to smuggle the divine into the world. She strides across the an...


Mary, Mother of God, Catholic Transhumanist Wonder Woman

by Micah Redding

March 08, 2018

The more I am exposed to the Catholic aesthetic, the more I understand that for the ancient church, Mary was sort of like Wonder Woman, working against the power of Kings and Empires to smuggle the di...


Black Panther is the Transhumanist Future We Need

by Micah Redding

February 19, 2018

I’ve just returned from seeing Black Panther, and not only is it a great superhero movie, it is one of the most tech-positive movies I’ve seen in a long time. Its story-telling offers to reorient the entire superhero genre around deep questions of...


Black Panther is the Transhumanist Future We Need

by Micah Redding

February 19, 2018

I’ve just returned from seeing Black Panther, and not only is it a great superhero movie, it is one of the most tech-positive movies I’ve seen in a long time. Its story-telling offers to reorient the entire superhero genre around deep questions of...


Black Panther is the Transhumanist Future We Need

by Micah Redding

February 19, 2018

I’ve just returned from seeing Black Panther, and not only is it a great superhero movie, it is one of the most tech-positive movies I’ve seen in a long ...


Francis Bacon, Christian Transhumanist

by Micah Redding

February 16, 2018

In the 1600s, Francis Bacon, creator of the Scientific Method, was advocating Christian Transhumanism. It’s common for people wrestling with the tension between science and religion to point out that many great scientific pioneers, such as Bacon,...


Francis Bacon, Christian Transhumanist

by Micah Redding

February 16, 2018

In the 1600s, Francis Bacon, creator of the Scientific Method, was advocating Christian Transhumanism. It’s common for people wrestling with the tension between science and religion to point out that many great scientific pioneers, such as Bacon,...


Francis Bacon, Christian Transhumanist

by Micah Redding

February 15, 2018

In the 1600s, Francis Bacon, creator of the Scientific Method, was advocating Christian Transhumanism. It’s common for people wrestling with the tension between science and religion to point out that...


Feedback Loops

by Micah Redding

February 13, 2018

Recently, I’ve realized that feedback loops have been one of the most important things in my life—and are perhaps one of the most important things in the world. Most of us are aware of negative feedback loops. Feedback from a set of speakers and ...


Feedback Loops

by Micah Redding

February 13, 2018

Recently, I’ve realized that feedback loops have been one of the most important things in my life—and are perhaps one of the most important things in the world. Most of us are aware of negative feedback loops. Feedback from a set of speakers and ...


Feedback Loops

by Micah Redding

February 13, 2018

Recently, I’ve realized that feedback loops have been one of the most important things in my life—and are perhaps one of the most important things in the world. Most of us are aware of negative fee...


Minimum Viable Theology: Superorganisms

by Micah Redding

February 08, 2018

This is part of a series on a Minimum Viable Theology. The idea is to see if we can construct a minimal theological starter kit, using only reasonable assumptions. The first entry is about why good wins. You should start there. One of the most co...


Minimum Viable Theology: Superorganisms

by Micah Redding

February 08, 2018

*This is part of a series on a Minimum Viable Theology. The idea is to see if we can construct a minimal theological starter kit, using o...


Minimum Viable Theology: Superorganisms

by Micah Redding

February 08, 2018

This is part of a series on a Minimum Viable Theology. The idea is to see if we can construct a minimal theological starter kit, using only reasonable assumptions. The first entry is about why good wins. You should start there. One of the most co...


5 Theses for the Next Reformation

by Micah Redding

November 01, 2017

500 years ago TODAY, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kick-starting the Protestant Reformation, and changing the course of history. 500 years later, the religious world is once again in turmoil, grappling with new qu...


5 Theses for the Next Reformation

by Micah Redding

November 01, 2017

500 years ago TODAY, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kick-starting the Protestant Reformation, and changing the course of history. 500 years later, the religious world is once again in turmoil, grappling with new qu...


5 Theses for the Next Reformation

by Micah Redding

October 31, 2017

500 years ago TODAY, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kick-starting the Protestant Reformation, and changing the course of history. 500 years later, the religious world ...


Christian Transhumanism is the Next Reformation

by Micah Redding

October 18, 2017

Published at the Huffington Post Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kicking off one of the most significant movements in Christian history: the Protestant Reformation. The movement was less def...


Christian Transhumanism is the Next Reformation

by Micah Redding

October 18, 2017

Published at the Huffington Post Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kicking off one of the most significant movements in Christian history: the Protestant Reformation. The movement was less def...


Christian Transhumanism is the Next Reformation

by Micah Redding

October 17, 2017

Published at the Huffington Post Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a German church, kicking off ...


The Resurrection is Technological

by Micah Redding

September 28, 2017

In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul lays out an argument that many believe is at the heart of the Christian faith—an argument for the ultimate resurrection of all people, and the eradication of death itself. P...


The Resurrection is Technological

by Micah Redding

September 28, 2017

In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul lays out an argument that many believe is at the heart of the Christian faith—an argument for the ultimate resurrection of all people, and the eradication of death itself. Paul’s explanation of this belief is often overl...


The Resurrection is Technological

by Micah Redding

September 28, 2017

In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul lays out an argument that many believe is at the heart of the Christian faith—an argument for the ultimate resurrection of all people, and the eradication of death itself. Paul’s explanation of this belief is often overl...


Two Kinds of Power: Why Fascists Can't Make Art

by Micah Redding

September 06, 2017

I believe that there are two kinds of power in the universe. The first one is control—the ability to constrain action. The second one is freedom—the ability to act. These two kinds of power are in deep conflict, locked together in an inverse rela...


Two Kinds of Power: Why Fascists Can't Make Art

by Micah Redding

September 06, 2017

I believe that there are two kinds of power in the universe. The first one is control—the ability to constrain action. The second one is freedom—the ability to act. These two kinds of power are in deep conflict, locked together in an inverse rela...


Two Kinds of Power: Why Fascists Can't Make Art

by Micah Redding

September 06, 2017

I believe that there are two kinds of power in the universe. The first one is control—the ability to constrain action. The second one is freedom—the ability to act. These two kinds of power are in de...


How does Salvation Work?

by Micah Redding

August 31, 2017

Here’s how salvation works in Christianity. In Christianity, love is what saves. When Jesus is asked how to inherit eternal life, the answer is the the greatest commands: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and ...


How does Salvation Work?

by Micah Redding

August 31, 2017

Here’s how salvation works in Christianity. In Christianity, love is what saves. When Jesus is asked how to inherit eternal life, the answer is the the greatest commands: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and ...


How does Salvation Work?

by Micah Redding

August 31, 2017

Here’s how salvation works in Christianity. In Christianity, love is what saves. When Jesus is asked [how to inherit eternal life](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10:25-28&version=N...


The Beginner's Paradox and the Beatitudes: We Must Fall in Order to Rise

by Micah Redding

August 18, 2017

Ira Glass, in an interview on creativity, described the thing that no one ever tells beginners. It’s simply this: When you start pursuing something new, it’s often because you fell in love with something old. Maybe you decided to learn music beca...


The Beginner's Paradox and the Beatitudes: We Must Fall in Order to Rise

by Micah Redding

August 18, 2017

Ira Glass, in an interview on creativity, described the thing that no one ever tells beginners. It’s simply this: When you start pursuing something n...


The Beginner's Paradox and the Beatitudes: We Must Fall in Order to Rise

by Micah Redding

August 18, 2017

Ira Glass, in an interview on creativity, described the thing that no one ever tells beginners. It’s simply this: When you start pursuing something new, it’s often because you fell in love with something old. Maybe you decided to learn music beca...


The Purpose of Scripture & Doctrine

by Micah Redding

August 15, 2017

I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about scripture and doctrine. And yet, as I’ve expressed in many different ways, I believe that love is the answer—the truly significant factor. So why not just let the scripture & doctrine stuff...


The Purpose of Scripture & Doctrine

by Micah Redding

August 15, 2017

I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about scripture and doctrine. And yet, as I’ve expressed in many different ways, I believe that love is the answer—the truly significant factor. So why not just let the scripture & doctrine stuff...


The Purpose of Scripture & Doctrine

by Micah Redding

August 15, 2017

I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about scripture and doctrine. And yet, as I’ve expressed in many different ways, I believe that [love is the answer](http://micahredding.com/blog/christianit...


Wonder Woman

by Micah Redding

July 03, 2017

For CS Lewis, Adam and Eve were a vision of humanity as it could be, in its full power and beauty. They were man and woman unchained, gods and goddesses walking the Earth, intense and fierce, full of ...


Moana and Reading Scripture

by Micah Redding

June 22, 2017

I love the movie Moana. And, particularly, I love this song—both because it’s a great song, and because it perfectly encapsulates a deep truth about reading scripture, or any kind of story. (Listen to it!) On the surface, the meaning of the so...


Moana and Reading Scripture

by Micah Redding

June 22, 2017

I love the movie Moana. And, particularly, I love this song—both because it’s a great song, and because it perfectly encapsulates a deep truth about reading scripture, or any kind of story. (Listen to it!) On the surface, the meaning of the so...


Moana and Reading Scripture

by Micah Redding

June 21, 2017

I love the movie Moana. And, particularly, I love this song—both because it’s a great song, and because it perfectly encapsulates a deep truth about read...


Crisis

by Micah Redding

June 12, 2017

*Today marks a year since the Orlando nightclub shooting. On June 12, 2016, a single gunman walked into a Florida nightclub and killed ...


Crisis

by Micah Redding

June 12, 2017

Today marks a year since the Orlando nightclub shooting. On June 12, 2016, a single gunman walked into a Florida nightclub and killed 49 people, wounding 58 others. A few days later, I wrote down some thoughts about what was happening. This is the...


Crisis

by Micah Redding

June 12, 2017

Today marks a year since the Orlando nightclub shooting. On June 12, 2016, a single gunman walked into a Florida nightclub and killed 49 people, wounding 58 others. A few days later, I wrote down some thoughts about what was happening. This is the...


The Serpent’s Lie

by Micah Redding

April 28, 2017

I’ve heard it over and over again, when people are considering some new capabilities or technological power: “This is just a repeat of the Serpent’s lie, You shall be like God!” The reference is to Genesis, where the Serpent tempts Eve by pr...


The Serpent’s Lie

by Micah Redding

April 28, 2017

I’ve heard it over and over again, when people are considering some new capabilities or technological power: “This is just a repeat of the Serpent’s lie, You shall be like God!” The reference is to Genesis, where the Serpent tempts Eve by pr...


The Serpent’s Lie

by Micah Redding

April 28, 2017

I’ve heard it over and over again, when people are considering some new capabilities or technological power: > “This is just a repeat of the Serpent’s lie, You shall be like God!” The reference is...


How to Read Scripture

by Micah Redding

March 17, 2017

Reading scripture is meant to be hard. I don’t mean that it has to be tedious or boring or anger-inducing or something like that. I mean that the meaning is not just floating on the surface, waiting to be scooped off like so much pond scum. No, th...


How to Read Scripture

by Micah Redding

March 17, 2017

Reading scripture is meant to be hard. I don’t mean that it has to be tedious or boring or anger-inducing or something like that. I mean that the meaning is not just floating on the surface, waiting to be scooped off like so much pond scum. No, th...


How to Read Scripture

by Micah Redding

March 17, 2017

Reading scripture is meant to be hard. I don’t mean that it has to be tedious or boring or anger-inducing or something like that. I mean that the meaning is not just floating on the surface, waiting...


Wireheading, Faith Healing, and Why the Placebo Effect is the Most Important Thing in the World

by Micah Redding

March 01, 2017

If you could flip a switch and experience more pleasure than you have ever felt in your entire life—would you do it? What if that switch also made you feel incredibly happy and joyful? What if it made you feel contented and successful and accompl...


Wireheading, Faith Healing, and Why the Placebo Effect is the Most Important Thing in the World

by Micah Redding

March 01, 2017

If you could flip a switch and experience more pleasure than you have ever felt in your entire life—would you do it? What if that switch also made you feel incredibly happy and joyful? What if it made you feel contented and successful and accompl...


Wireheading, Faith Healing, and Why the Placebo Effect is the Most Important Thing in the World

by Micah Redding

March 01, 2017

If you could flip a switch and experience more pleasure than you have ever felt in your entire life—would you do it? What if that switch also made you feel incredibly happy and joyful? What if it mad...


How to handle God’s audacious vision for humanity

by Micah Redding

February 21, 2017

I’ve recently been rediscovering how truly audacious the biblical vision for humanity is. According to even a cursory reading of the scriptures, humanity is made in the image of God, given charge of the entire world, and called to participate with...


How to handle God’s audacious vision for humanity

by Micah Redding

February 21, 2017

I’ve recently been rediscovering how truly audacious the biblical vision for humanity is. According to even a cursory reading of the scriptures, humanity is made in the image of God, given charge of the entire world, and called to participate with...


How to handle God’s audacious vision for humanity

by Micah Redding

February 21, 2017

I’ve recently been rediscovering how truly audacious the biblical vision for humanity is. According to even a cursory reading of the scriptures, hu...


Why the Lego Batman Movie might Save Civilization

by Micah Redding

February 13, 2017

The other day I saw The Lego Batman Movie, a great addition to both the Batman movie franchise, and the Lego movie franchise. It had action, adventure, d...


Why the Lego Batman Movie might Save Civilization

by Micah Redding

February 13, 2017

The other day I saw The Lego Batman Movie, a great addition to both the Batman movie franchise, and the Lego movie franchise. It had action, adventure, drama, romance—and more cameos from familiar good guys, bad guys, and ambiguous guys than you c...


What would you have done?

by Micah Redding

February 07, 2017

I’ve spent my entire life wondering what I would do at certain junctures in history. Would I have followed Jesus—or stood with the Pharisees? Would I have worked against slavery—or argued that it was ...


What would you have done?

by Micah Redding

February 07, 2017

I’ve spent my entire life wondering what I would do at certain junctures in history. Would I have followed Jesus—or stood with the Pharisees? Would I have worked against slavery—or argued that it was a necessary evil? Would I have opposed the Nazi...


What is Happening in the World?

by Micah Redding

February 01, 2017

Here is what I believe is happening in the world. Accelerating technological change has unleashed an era of unprecedented prosperity, freedom, and opportunity. The necessity of extreme poverty is va...


Why Christians need a Minimum Viable Theology

by Micah Redding

February 01, 2017

I am a Christian, and part of what that means is that I am an heir of an incredibly dense and comprehensive cultural tradition. I would call it a maximal cultural tradition, as it has produced art, ...


What is Happening in the World?

by Micah Redding

February 01, 2017

Here is what I believe is happening in the world. Accelerating technological change has unleashed an era of unprecedented prosperity, freedom, and opportunity. The necessity of extreme poverty is vanishing in the rear view mirror, the incidence o...


Why Christians need a Minimum Viable Theology

by Micah Redding

February 01, 2017

I am a Christian, and part of what that means is that I am an heir of an incredibly dense and comprehensive cultural tradition. I would call it a maximal cultural tradition, as it has produced art, music, literature, language, buildings, societies...


How to Become Immortal

by Micah Redding

January 20, 2017

In the last few years, a number of different organizations have launched projects to end aging and radically extend human longevity. Google’s Calico Labs is perhaps th...


How to Become Immortal

by Micah Redding

January 20, 2017

In the last few years, a number of different organizations have launched projects to end aging and radically extend human longevity. Google’s Calico Labs is perhaps the most well-known effort, followed by Aubrey De Grey’s SENS foundation—but many ...


Christianity is Love

by Micah Redding

January 15, 2017

Christianity is the assertion that love is the most powerful force in the universe. Of course, when we talk about love, all kinds of ideas come to mind, from romance to hippies to powerful feeling...


Christianity is Love

by Micah Redding

January 15, 2017

Christianity is the assertion that love is the most powerful force in the universe. Of course, when we talk about love, all kinds of ideas come to mind, from romance to hippies to powerful feelings about ice cream. (And by the way, if you don’t h...


Partnership with God

by Micah Redding

January 03, 2017

This Fall I taught a Bible class at my local church, along with Kyle Creamer, Nate Underwood, Emily Stutzman Jones (Lipscomb’s Director of Sustainability), Rob Touchstone (founder of the Well Coffeehouse), Tim Catchim (creator of OneLife Ministrie...


Partnership with God

by Micah Redding

January 03, 2017

This Fall I taught a Bible class at my local church, along with Kyle Creamer, Nate Underwood, Emily Stutzman Jones (Lipscomb’s Director of Sustainability), R...


How Self-Help Really Works

by Micah Redding

December 15, 2016

At the beginning of last year, I inadvertently found myself listening to an interview with self-help guru Tony Robbins. That interview made me curious, and pretty soon I had listened to several interviews, a 20-hour full-length audiobook, and a co...


How Self-Help Really Works

by Micah Redding

December 14, 2016

At the beginning of last year, I inadvertently found myself listening to an interview with self-help guru Tony Robbins. That interview made me curious, and pretty soon I had listened to several interv...


The Revolutionary Story

by Micah Redding

December 12, 2016

In the movie Elysium, some people live in a paradise city in the sky, while…(can you guess the next part?)…some people live in a hell on earth. I bet you could have guessed the second part even if I hadn’t told you. Why? Because you know this sto...


The Revolutionary Story

by Micah Redding

December 11, 2016

In the movie Elysium, some people live in a paradise city in the sky, while…(can you guess the next part?)…some people live in a hell on earth. I bet yo...


Unclean Christianity

by Micah Redding

December 05, 2016

In the ancient world, leprosy was incredibly unclean—if you had it, you were not simply unhealthy, you were cast out of society. For you to touch anyone was to risk contaminating them. You had to live on the outskirts of town, shouting “unclean! u...


Unclean Christianity

by Micah Redding

December 05, 2016

In the ancient world, leprosy was incredibly unclean—if you had it, you were not simply unhealthy, you were cast out of society. For you to touch anyone was to risk contaminating them. You had to li...


My TEDx talk: We All Live in the Developing World

by Micah Redding

August 25, 2016

Back in March, I had the privilege of speaking at a TEDx event in the Cayman Islands. My topic? We all live in the developing world. The idea is simple. When we say “the developed world”, it suggests that our society is already finished—that ...


My TEDx talk: We All Live in the Developing World

by Micah Redding

August 25, 2016

Back in March, I had the privilege of speaking at a TEDx event in the Cayman Islands. My topic? We all live in the developing world. The idea is simple. When we say “the developed world”, it ...


Terror and Awe, Faith and Freedom

by Micah Redding

July 21, 2016

We often encounter new things in very different ways. Sometimes, new things are terrifying—even demonic. Sometimes, new things are freedom. Talking to Emily the other day, I was struck by how quickly...


Terror and Awe, Faith and Freedom

by Micah Redding

July 21, 2016

We often encounter new things in very different ways. Sometimes, new things are terrifying—even demonic. Sometimes, new things are freedom. Talking to Emily the other day, I was struck by how quickly we can switch between these responses. I remem...


All Are Alive

by Micah Redding

July 14, 2016

I have often thought about the way we define ‘death’. When is someone actually dead? At one point in time, we defined death as the point when someone’s heart stopped beating. Now, we define death a...


All Are Alive

by Micah Redding

July 14, 2016

I have often thought about the way we define ‘death’. When is someone actually dead? At one point in time, we defined death as the point when someone’s heart stopped beating. Now, we define death as the cessation of brain activity. But even “...


Minimum Viable Theology: We Are Not Alone

by Micah Redding

July 12, 2016

*This is part of a series on a Minimum Viable Theology. The idea is to see if we can construct a minimal theological starter kit, using o...


Minimum Viable Theology: We Are Not Alone

by Micah Redding

July 12, 2016

This is part of a series on a Minimum Viable Theology. The idea is to see if we can construct a minimal theological starter kit, using only reasonable assumptions. The first entry is about why good wins. You should start there. The Theistic Premi...


The Omega Point Theory

by Micah Redding

July 03, 2016

One of the reasons that science has been widely regarded as an atheistic enterprise over the years, is that for quite a while now, it has preached a future of relentless annihilation. Ever since the laws of thermodynamics were formulated, the out...


The Omega Point Theory

by Micah Redding

July 03, 2016

One of the reasons that science has been widely regarded as an atheistic enterprise over the years, is that for quite a while now, it has preached a future of relentless annihilation. Ever since the ...


The Creative Process of God

by Micah Redding

June 22, 2016

For quite a while now, I’ve been suffering through something I might call abstraction angst. It’s hard to describe to those who haven’t experienced it, but you might get a little of the flavor if yo...


The Creative Process of God

by Micah Redding

June 22, 2016

For quite a while now, I’ve been suffering through something I might call abstraction angst. It’s hard to describe to those who haven’t experienced it, but you might get a little of the flavor if you imagine working at a bank, handling thousands a...


Women in the Church

by Micah Redding

June 20, 2016

If you, like me, grew up in a “Bible-believing church”, one thing that might have been discussed is the question of what role women could play in church services. You might have been told, for example, that the Bible clearly teaches women to be si...


Women in the Church

by Micah Redding

June 20, 2016

If you, like me, grew up in a “Bible-believing church”, one thing that might have been discussed is the question of what role women could play in church services. You might have been told, for example...


I Was a Teenage Existentialist

by Micah Redding

June 16, 2016

When I was 12, I began to wonder whether I was becoming an atheist. I couldn’t tell, of course, because while I knew I was exploring things that had turned other people into atheists, I didn’t know whether they inevitably led people into atheism, ...


I Was a Teenage Existentialist

by Micah Redding

June 15, 2016

When I was 12, I began to wonder whether I was becoming an atheist. I couldn’t tell, of course, because while I knew I was exploring things that had turned other people into atheists, I didn’t know wh...


The Infinite Resurrection

by Micah Redding

June 14, 2016

A few months ago, I gave a talk entitled “The Infinite Resurrection” at the annual conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. The MTA are always great hosts, and I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and talk with many of the other speakers. ...


The Infinite Resurrection

by Micah Redding

June 13, 2016

A few months ago, I gave a talk entitled “The Infinite Resurrection” at the annual conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. The MTA are always great hosts, and ...


The Dark Side of Knowledge

by Micah Redding

May 09, 2016

The other day, I explored the story of Genesis, and its perplexing account of the corruption of mankind through [the knowledge of good and evil](http://micahredding.com/blog/the-tree-of-the-knowledge-...


The Dark Side of Knowledge

by Micah Redding

May 09, 2016

The other day, I explored the story of Genesis, and its perplexing account of the corruption of mankind through the knowledge of good and evil. I tried to unpack some of the overlooked dynamics of the story, to get at what it is telling us about h...


The Three Jobs in Our Future

by Micah Redding

April 04, 2016

The other day I posted a hypothesis I was working on, and stirred up some wide-ranging discussion on Twitter. After a while, this kind of...


The Three Jobs in Our Future

by Micah Redding

April 04, 2016

The other day I posted a hypothesis I was working on, and stirred up some wide-ranging discussion on Twitter. After a while, this kind of thing becomes difficult to squeeze into 140-character chunks, so I thought I would unpack my thinking a bit m...


The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

by Micah Redding

April 02, 2016

Curiously, Genesis attributes the downfall of humanity to something identified only as The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This mysterious tree is the one thing in all of creation forbidden ...


The Structure of the Biblical Story

by Micah Redding

March 04, 2016

The biblical story is rich and complex—and full of metaphor, symbolism, and beauty. But given its length and complexity, it’s easy to throw up our hands at the prospect of understanding it all. This ...


All Things Work Together For Good

by Micah Redding

February 23, 2016

There’s a verse in Romans that says something like this: “All things work together for good”. I had a teacher who didn’t like that verse. He thought it was saying that all things are already good—we ...


Why Christians Should Support Radical Life Extension

by Micah Redding

February 17, 2016

“Never again will there be… an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child” (Isaiah 65:20, NIV) ...


My Grandfather

by Micah Redding

February 16, 2016

Last week, I lost my grandfather. Two years ago, I lost my grandfather from the other side. This is what I wrote at the time. — My grandfather died in December. For me and my siblings, this was the...


Minimum Viable Theology: Good Wins

by Micah Redding

February 08, 2016

If you’ve spent any time in the tech world, you’re probably familiar with the term “Minimum Viable Product”. The idea is that when you’re building something, it’s better to start with the most basic v...


The Faith of the Martian

by Micah Redding

February 04, 2016

My first article for The Huffington Post went up this week: The Faith of the Martian I have a bad habit of sta...


Test

by Micah Redding

February 03, 2016

Here is a great blog post, full of wit and wisdom, text and texture, scents and sensibility. Nowhere you find it will know the reason you searched, and no one who finds you will know the reason they f...


Existentialism

by Micah Redding

January 25, 2016

If you’ve ever thought deeply about life, or perhaps experienced something that set you back, and disrupted everything you thought you knew — you might have ended up floating in despair. In this sta...


The New God Argument and A New Apologetics

by Micah Redding

January 20, 2016

Recently my friend Lincoln Cannon released the third version of his groundbreaking New God Argument. This argument is a philosophical justification for trust in God, la...


What I Would Write

by Micah Redding

December 31, 2015

Right now, my mind is a flurry of thoughts, ideas, and questions. This is typical for me, at this time of year, when there’s downtime, when everything is nominally starting over, when I’m reconnecting...


Transhumanism is a Mars Hill opportunity

by Micah Redding

November 16, 2015

In Acts 17, the apostle Paul does something remarkable. He walks onstage at Mars Hill in Athens, the center of the philosophical tradition...


What’s up with the word Transhumanist?

by Micah Redding

November 02, 2015

Many of you know that I’ve spent the last couple of years trying to support and grow the Christian Transhumanist Association, an organization devoted to creat...


The Infinite Morality of Jesus

by Micah Redding

August 07, 2015

In his book, The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch argues that there are moments when something switches from being of only limited and local use, to having infinite reach...


About Me

by Micah Redding

June 22, 2015

I’m Micah Redding, a software developer, writer, and the co-founder and executive director of the Christian Transhumanist Association. I grew up as a preacher’s kid, spent eight years as a rock musici...


Christianity & Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

May 11, 2015

What does Christianity have to say about radical life extension? Cyborgs? Artificial Intelligence? I'm passionately interested in these questions. I grew up as a preacher's kid, and traveled the wor...


Being Human

by Micah Redding

May 11, 2015

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Rethinking Christianity

by Micah Redding

May 11, 2015

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Talks and Presentations

by Micah Redding

April 27, 2015

Micah Redding is a software developer, the co-founder and executive director of the Christian Transhumanist Association, and a writer on the subject of human values and technology. He grew up as a ...


The Church of Christ

by Micah Redding

April 20, 2015

Some of you may know that I was raised in the Churches of Christ, a small religious group that emerged from the American Restoration Movement of the early 1800s. At the time of the Restoration Moveme...


Three ways of seeing the world

by Micah Redding

April 15, 2015

It seems to me that there are three main ways you can look at the world. The first is monism, and it holds that everything is one. God and the world and heaven and earth and you and me are all ...


Start Here

by Micah Redding

April 07, 2015

Being Human Being Human Embodiment Iron Man and the Modern Identity Crisis ...


Transhumanism and the Christian story

by Micah Redding

March 23, 2015

When I was a kid, I discovered humanism and was thrilled. Here, somebody had gone through Christianity, and packaged its most essential concepts for the secular world. [^1] I soon discovered that oth...


Against Consumerism

by Micah Redding

March 22, 2015

I’ve written before about my love for Iron Man 3. In it, Tony Stark faces the hard question of personal identity. Who is ...


What is Technology?

by Micah Redding

March 13, 2015

A few days ago, I published an essay attempting to explain and define transhumanism. At root, I said, tra...


What is Transhumanism? And why should Christians care?

by Micah Redding

February 27, 2015

In the past year, a strange new idea called “transhumanism” has started to show up in documentaries, tv series, and blockbuster movies. It’s often coupled with stories of amazing new medical developme...


Spaceships & Christmas

by Micah Redding

December 20, 2014

For some reason, I’ve always associated space exploration with Christmas. No, I don’t think it’s because of that movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I think it’s dee...


About

by Micah Redding

December 16, 2014

Micah Redding is a software developer and writer on the subject of human values and technology. He grew up as a preacher’s kid, spent eight years as a rock musician, and has traveled extensively, to p...


An open letter to the non-egalitarian Churches of Christ

by Micah Redding

December 05, 2014

Recently, I became aware that the Fourth Avenue Church of Christ hired a female preaching intern. I did not become aware of this through any direct connection with the congregation, but through a seri...


Medium vs Message

by Micah Redding

October 19, 2014

For me, there is a deep philosophical conflict that runs underneath everything I do and think. It makes me constantly question and measure and analyze — holding everything I’m doing up to inspection, ...


Reading List

by Micah Redding

September 28, 2014

It’s about time I have a recommended reading list. If you want to get inside my head (why would you want that??!!), this is what you need to read. Non-fiction: The Physics of Immortality (Fra...


FAQ

by Micah Redding

September 20, 2014

What is Transhumanism? [How does Christianity connect with Transhumanism?](http://micahredding.com/blog/2012/04/25/christianity-transhuma...


What is Transhumanism?

by Micah Redding

September 20, 2014

Transhumanism is the ethical use of technology to extend human ability, and to improve the human condition. Transhumanism holds that we should not be limited by the way things are, or by the way they...


Some of my favorite essays

by Micah Redding

September 20, 2014

Over the past several years, I've written a lot of stuff. And it's all over the place: I've covered all kinds of topics, taken many different viewpoints, and tried on several different writing styles....


The hardest thing to believe

by Micah Redding

September 18, 2014

The hardest thing to believe in the New Testament isn’t that a guy rose from the dead. For the disciples, the hardest thing to believe was that they were going to come to possess the Roman Empire, and...


Christianity is a set of memes

by Micah Redding

September 16, 2014

I’m a Christian. That means that I think that a certain set of memes — memes which started in first-century Israel, and very quickly spread out into the rest of th...


Politics is Metaphysics

by Micah Redding

September 14, 2014

I watched Atlas Shrugged last night. Not a great movie. Nevertheless, it was thought-provoking in several ways. One might be forgiven for thinking that this movie was about politics. The cameo appear...


The Comprehensiveness of Orthodoxy

by Micah Redding

September 02, 2014

Many people who use the word “orthodoxy” as a weapon, think of it as an insistence on picking the one correct answer out of many possible. I think this misses the point pretty badly. Orthodoxy isn’t t...


Aspirations

by Micah Redding

August 31, 2014

I hear a lot about how our society sells us on consumerist wants, how magazines convince us we look ugly and need to look better, how car commercials make us lust after cars we don’t need, how our who...


Why I’m a Conservative Fundamentalist Liberal Progressive

by Micah Redding

August 28, 2014

I’m a conservative in that I know the world is complex, and I know that simplistic and feel-good solutions don't often fix things. I look for the [mechanisms](http://micahredding.com/blog/2012/01/...


Consumerism

by Micah Redding

August 23, 2014

When I think of consumerism, I think of companies without values — or more precisely, companies without opinions. That is, they’re not doing anything wrong, but they’re also not fighting for anything ...


Incoherent Essays: Words Written Half-Awake

by Micah Redding

June 19, 2014

You too can receive incoherent essays from the morning scrawlings of my sleep-addled mind! For the past few weeks, I’ve been waking up every morning to write 500 words. I’ve heard from so many sour...


Being Human

by Micah Redding

June 09, 2014

It’s very common to hear people re-iterate the fact that we are human. “I’m only human” “I’m finally getting in touch with my own humanity” “The inhuman treatment of prisoners…” But nailing down jus...


The Theology of the Lego Movie

by Micah Redding

May 27, 2014

A few months ago I went to see the Lego Movie with my friends. It provoked a lot of thoughts. I started thinking about how we approach the raw materials of the world around us, how we think about cre...


Embodiment

by Micah Redding

November 24, 2013

Lately, a lot of people have been talking about embodiment. From theologians and philosophers, to environmentalists and activists, there is a lot of concern with how we think of ourselves, and our rel...


Three strains of religious transhumanism

by Micah Redding

October 29, 2013

I think that there are three strains of religious and spiritual transhumanism. The first seeks to understand and commit more deeply to its own religious heritage, and in doing so, discovers a call to...


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by Micah Redding

September 17, 2013

To speak tangentially, I think that suffering is an intrinsic part of being-hood. Any being worth...uh...being, will experience suffering. We can respond to that suffering in a myriad of ways, includi...


Philosophical Foundations for Understanding AI

by Micah Redding

August 22, 2013

These are my thoughts in response to this question: > Would a dominant pantheistic or pagan cultural tradition have prepared the West better...


Being set apart

by Micah Redding

August 18, 2013

(in reply to: https://twitter.com/bobfronk/status/368813980594102272 ) Ok, here's my initial thought. Being set apart isn't about community, it's about identity. Being set apart forms identity, wh...


The Law of Christ

by Micah Redding

August 06, 2013

This was written circa 1999, and circulated on some mailing lists and publishing sites at the time. The New Testament says, "the law was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ..." When Jesus came, th...


Leaving the Church

by Micah Redding

August 03, 2013

Two of the most significant articles I’ve read recently address the question of why millennials are leaving the church. First, there was this piece by Rachel Evans: [Why millennials are leaving the c...


Interested in Christian Transhumanism?

by Micah Redding

July 07, 2013

Transhumanism is the ethical use of technology to extend human ability, and to improve the human condition. Transhumanism holds that we should not be limited by the way things are, or by the way they...


Iron Man and the Modern Identity Crisis

by Micah Redding

June 07, 2013

A year ago, I was traveling across the world. I had just moved out of my house, taken a leave of absence from my part-time job, and left without a lot of money or a good sense of whether I would be em...


The State of Christianity and the World

by Micah Redding

June 01, 2013

There is a lot of negativity these days about the state of the world. There’s always been a lot of negativity, so I guess that’s not surprising. What is surprising is how this negativity persists desp...


The Poison of Empires

by Micah Redding

May 28, 2013

Lately I've been reading about technology in the ancient world, and just how close Greece and Rome came to kicking off the industrial revolution 1500 years early. Why didn't it happen? Nobody knows...


A Better Apocalypse

by Micah Redding

April 21, 2013

On May 21, 2011, I was sitting in a steel-roofed building as a powerful storm pounded down outside. This is the day that Harold Camping had said the world would end. After decades of bible study, he...


The Darkness and The Light

by Micah Redding

February 17, 2013

I have always been drawn to things which are bitter-sweet. Well, at least since I was 15. I remember hearing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” as a kid, and wanting to turn it off because it was so depressin...


Gardeners of the Stars

by Micah Redding

January 21, 2013

I hope that one day humanity will assess its gifts, its skills, and its history, and come to the conclusion that our purpose in this world is to cultivate and create life. Certainly, this is what we ...


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by Micah Redding

January 04, 2013

I think theistic transhumanism is important because eventually people are going to become aware of the simulation argument - and when that happens, people will either see themselves in an adversarial ...


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by Micah Redding

January 03, 2013

I've toyed with the idea of abandoning the term "Christian" before. Here's the problem with that: in doing so, I would be abandoning the rich history and language surrounding that term. In the short t...


The Human Race & The Problem of Evil

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2013

The Problem of Evil is the apparent contradiction between the idea that God is infinitely loving, and the fact that he created us in a world with such intense suffering. It’s a serious problem for Ch...


The Problem of Evil is the Problem of Humanity

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2013

The Problem of Evil contrasts three ideas: Evil, suffering, and pain exist. We believe that God is all powerful. We believe that God is completely benevolent. For our purposes, let’s define...


Christmas

by Micah Redding

December 25, 2012

As Christmas has approached, I’ve been reminded that traditional Christmas songs have embodied some of the most hopeful messages for humanity ever written. This makes sense — their subject matter dra...


The argument for basic theism

by Micah Redding

December 24, 2012

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Why I am a theist

by Micah Redding

December 01, 2012

I am a theist. For most people, that probably collapses into the fact that I'm a Christian. But they are separate things, and I embrace each of them for different reasons. I embrace Christianity b...


Influential books & movies

by Micah Redding

November 25, 2012

"Kingdoms of the wall" - a novel about meeting the gods at the top of a mountain "I am David" - a new movie that is based on a book I once read From earlier [reading list](http://micahredding.com/blo...


Beyond Fulfilled Eschatology

by Micah Redding

November 22, 2012

A few years ago I began to realize that the New Testament authors anticipated the second coming within their own lifetimes. This led me to a lot of study and research, and ultimately to the reluctant ...


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by Micah Redding

November 21, 2012

My Mormon friends say that religion is an expression of our aspiration. Our belief that God is love is indistinguishable from our desire to be love ourselves. Our belief that God is holy is indistingu...


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by Micah Redding

November 21, 2012

This is the deal with violence. It works. Sort of. But the problem is, it only works on one level. It can stop a person from doing something you don't like, but it can't change a person's mind. It can...


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by Micah Redding

November 21, 2012

It is so improbable that we will pass out of existence forever. Rather, the very structure of reality hints to us, suggests to us that we will continue, that existence stretches far beneath us, and th...


Thoughts about the accident

by Micah Redding

November 11, 2012

On Thursday night, Emily and I were driving along a five-lane road when a truck in front of us suddenly squealed its tires, jerked hard to the left, hit some debris, and then sped off. My first though...


Things I've been meaning to write about

by Micah Redding

October 06, 2012

Life is a series of pains. We don’t get to choose a pain-free life, but over time, we do get to choose to live with more interesting pains, like the pain of problem-solving, or creation, or love. Thi...


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by Micah Redding

September 23, 2012

I see technology not as a thing in itself, but something which emerges from humanity, like an anthill emerges from an ant colony. If you take the ants away from the anthill, they will build a new one....


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by Micah Redding

September 20, 2012

Romans 13 addresses how God uses the cycle of violence to limit itself. This is played out in the Old Testament over and over (Babylon punishing Israel, other nations punishing Babylon), and is foreto...


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by Micah Redding

September 20, 2012

It is "ok" for the government to institute the death penalty, just as it is "ok" for the government to go to war - in the sense that a Christian should not violently oppose those things. However, ...


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by Micah Redding

September 13, 2012

James L. Carroll - if I understand what you are saying, you are suggesting that since information is lost in the process of nesting worlds, the exterior worlds contain more information. (Agreed.) Fu...


Some Simulation Argument flowcharts

by Micah Redding

September 12, 2012

The simulation argument conversation. Finite or Infinite? ...


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by Micah Redding

August 27, 2012

When I come up with an idea, and think hard about it, and then discover that someone has already made it, I'm excited. It means my idea was a good one, it means we're one step closer to the things I w...


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by Micah Redding

August 26, 2012

Experience would indicate this universe is not intended to be hackable in the sense specified here, and is instead intended to be understood and manipulated within the rules of its operation. That is,...


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by Micah Redding

August 26, 2012

Jonathan G Cannon - that's exactly right. I think the term "simulation" is just a good starting point, not necessarily the best way to conceptualize what's going on. Similarly, thinking of God as "pos...


Notes: Will Wright mapping personal data

by Micah Redding

August 05, 2012

http://lifestreamblog.com/will-wright-plans-to-gamify-our-lifestream-data/ http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/07/mf_iconswright/all/ Some interesting talk about visualizing your past and personal his...


Email is universal

by Micah Redding

August 02, 2012

Lately, there has been a flurry of discussion about email, from the "email is broken" thread to the "we're solving the wrong problem" theme. Some people want to upgrade email clients to handle email a...


The Mountain That Bested Me

by Micah Redding

July 19, 2012

From my trip journal - Monday, May 21, 2012 Aguas Calientes, Peru. After a day of climbing around Machu Picchu, hiking to the Inca Br...


I'm back

by Micah Redding

July 05, 2012

I'm back. I've been back in the USA for about a week now, and in that week, I've had to re-adjust to life in a country where walking in front of buses is not a good idea, where the primary and only...


The Process

by Micah Redding

June 12, 2012

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16-stop, 14-country tour of the world. This has become our process. Arrive at the airport. Make it through customs. Explain that no, we're not carrying any baggage ...


First day in Peru

by Micah Redding

June 05, 2012

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16 stop, 14 country tour of the world. These are my experiences. So perhaps my pen will behave. We have just missed a flight to Singapore, and I'm guessing we will be...


Exile

by Micah Redding

May 29, 2012

In some ways, this trip is a vacation. In other ways, it's a self-imposed exile, in which we must slum around the world, often without food, showers, or the benefits of clean clothing. The terms of...


Carrying Cash

by Micah Redding

May 28, 2012

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16 stop, 14 country tour of the world. The most annoying thing about this trip so far has been using currency. Carrying cash does not make me feel powerful. Carrying ...


Itinerary

by Micah Redding

May 25, 2012

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 16 stop, 14 country tour of the world. We're currently in Chilé. Here's our full itinerary: Lima (LIM) May 18, 2012 04:30 AM. Cuzco (CUZ) May 19, 2012 02:00 PM...


I don't speak the language

by Micah Redding

May 24, 2012

I'm in the middle of a 40-day, 14-country tour of the world. Our first two countries were Peru and Chilé. I do not speak Spanish. I like not speaking the language. I keep being told that I would enjo...


Something wrong with the world

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2012

In the movie The Matrix, Morpheus prods Neo to think about his emotions over the course of his lifetime. Hadn't he always felt out-of-place? Hadn't he always felt that something was not quite right? ...


The Cruel God of the Hebrew Bible

by Micah Redding

May 02, 2012

This is a response to Hank Pellissier’s essay on the cruelty of God. My friend Lincoln has already written a [response](http://lincoln.metacan...


Broadcast From The Singularity

by Micah Redding

May 01, 2012

Since our second official episode just went up, I thought it would be good to point out that I'm doing a podcast. This podcast is about the future, the Singularity, and what it's like to experience *l...


Maybe I was wrong

by Micah Redding

April 30, 2012

For several years now, I've argued that everything in the bible was completely fulfilled and finished almost two thousand years ago. I think I might have been wrong. My reason for the conclusion was...


The Image of God

by Micah Redding

April 28, 2012

In 1000 BC, in a world of slaves and warlords, where life was often nasty, brutish, and short, it would have been hard to imagine that humanity could ever be anything else. There was no evidence, n...


Christianity is Transhumanism

by Micah Redding

April 25, 2012

Wesley J. Smith has written a short piece entitled Christian Transhumanism is an Oxymoron. Fo...


The Singularity: Why the Future is Closer Than You Think

by Micah Redding

April 17, 2012

This past Saturday, Ryan Hogan, John Yates and I delivered a presentation and panel discussion on the future of accelerating change at Nashville Podcamp. The session went well, and we had a lot of gre...


Sin, Covet, Judge

by Micah Redding

April 16, 2012

It is very common to hear Christians define "sin" as "missing the mark". Sin then becomes a word for any kind of imperfection or flaw, for basic human fallibility itself. And it becomes very easy to ...


His enemies beneath his feet...

by Micah Redding

April 16, 2012

For a while, I've been trying to puzzle out the chronology of 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, and finding it incredibly difficult. But here's a little bit of what I've noticed. Hebrews 2:5-9 talks about ever...


Miracles and the Anthropic Principle

by Micah Redding

April 11, 2012

The universe appears to have been fine-tuned for life. It's astonishing, really. The physical constants (like the strength of gravity or the number of spatial dimensions) seem to have really improba...


God can be trusted

by Micah Redding

April 09, 2012

Once I heard someone declare that God was like an umbrella, always standing between you and all the trouble raining down. My first thought was, then he's a pretty crappy umbrella. What's the use o...


Why I am speaking at the Mormon Transhumanist Conference

by Micah Redding

April 03, 2012

Late last year, I explained why I (a non-Mormon) had joined the Mormon Transhumanist Association. I felt like re...


Jesus the Insurgent

by Micah Redding

April 02, 2012

*This is the fourth in a series of essays on Christianity as Anthropology. Read the previous entries [here](http://micahredding.com/blo...


Walter Wink

by Micah Redding

March 22, 2012

Walter Wink is primarily significant to me for his work in defining the concept of The Powers and tying that together with Christus Victor atonement theory. Briefly put, his idea is that the scriptu...


Aliens among us

by Micah Redding

March 22, 2012

I believe there are aliens among us. That is, I believe that there are non-human creatures deeply involved in our own existence. Of course, you believe in them too. You may call them things like *sch...


The Works of The Devil

by Micah Redding

March 19, 2012

For the past two weeks, I've been exploring the nature and rise of human evil. We're about to move into the New Testament, but before w...


The Flip

by Micah Redding

March 15, 2012

When you flip a coin, it's customary to ask the other person, "heads or tails?" That choice is meaningless. You picking "tails" doesn't change the probability of you getting what you want. It could ...


Ancient Israel vs The Blood Gods

by Micah Redding

March 12, 2012

*This is the second post in a series on Christianity as Anthropology. In this, I'm sketching out in quick narrative form a synthesis of...


References for Christianity as Anthropology

by Micah Redding

March 11, 2012

Most of my currently forming understanding of Christianity sees it as a confrontation with the political, systemic, and psychological forces that shaped humanity from the beginning. My understanding i...


Escaping Google

by Micah Redding

March 10, 2012

Recently Google has changed its privacy policy, causing a lot of people to feel uneasy about the amount of search history that Google has on them. Lifehacker and the EFF have put together guides for ...


Why are humans Evil?

by Micah Redding

March 06, 2012

Some comments on a recent post brought up the question of why humans are moral. Is it because there is a God,...


Death and The Knowledge of Good and Evil

by Micah Redding

March 06, 2012

Let's talk about Adam and Eve and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Many people believe this story is about the first humans becoming mortal. God had warned Adam and Eve that in taking th...


Arguing about the Bible

by Micah Redding

March 05, 2012

I grew up arguing about the bible. Son of a preacher-man, raised in one of the most biblically-obsessed religious groups in America, I like to think that I know how to argue it well. But the toughes...


The Morality of The Rational, and How We Shape Meaning from The Void

by Micah Redding

February 29, 2012

I was recently talking to someone about how uncertain everything is. There are different opinions on everything - from what's really happening in politics to the healthiest diet to follow. With so m...


Theistic Reality

by Micah Redding

February 29, 2012

Theistic Reality is a term I coined (for myself, anyway) to refer to the set of expectations we would have about a reality in which God exists. Since it is nearly impossible to define what "God" means...


Non-Metaphysical Christianity

by Micah Redding

February 24, 2012

The understanding of Christianity and the scriptures as speaking directly to experienced realities, rather than trying to map metaphysical existence. This view was inspired [here](http://micahredding...


Panentheism

by Micah Redding

February 24, 2012

Panentheism is the understanding of God as intimately connected to, and yet beyond, the universe we experience. This is distinct from pantheism, which sees the universe as equivalent to God. Panenthe...


Good and Evil, Paradox and Contradiction

by Micah Redding

February 23, 2012

Sorry things are a little slow lately. I've been working on some big thoughts, trying to fit them together and make them dance. But in the meantime, let me share a few thoughts about good and evil. ...


The Solipsist's Fallacy

by Micah Redding

February 14, 2012

Solipsism is the belief that you can never truly know if anyone else is real. This is a common endpoint for philosophy, the reductio ad absurdum at the end of long chains of reasoning. It's what ...


The Existence of God?

by Micah Redding

February 13, 2012

I'm writing this for my atheist friends who see no reason or justification for believing in God - not to convince them, but to give them a window into my own thought processes, and an alternative to m...


Deus Ex Machina

by Micah Redding

February 10, 2012

In Insurrection, Peter Rollins critiques the Deus Ex Machina. This is the god that, in ancient Greek plays, ...


The Skulls, Bones and The Power of Law

by Micah Redding

February 09, 2012

The Skulls is a fictitious movie based on Yale's notorious secret Skull and Bones society. It follows the path of a new initiate through the process of gettin...


Historical Narrative Interpretation

by Micah Redding

February 04, 2012

The idea that the scriptures should be understood as stories and conversations arising within particular circumstances in world history. As such, they should not be interpreted as if we were reading a...


Wisdom

by Micah Redding

February 03, 2012

I need wisdom. More than anything in my life, I need to be able to see my way forward, to evaluate the choices ahead of me. I've always been a consumer of knowledge, someone who couldn't leave well e...


The Vast Economy

by Micah Redding

January 31, 2012

Increasingly, I have come to believe that the world is best understood as a Vast Economy, an ecosystem encompassing all the small economies we know about and measure, utilizing our every choice, from ...


I am more fundamentalist than you

by Micah Redding

January 19, 2012

At the beginning of the 20th century, prominent religious leaders got together and formed a list of five fundamentals - the items of belief that they thought were non-negotiable elements of Christian ...


Who I am

by Micah Redding

January 15, 2012

I write about life on the curve of accelerating change, christianity as the anti-religion, and my attempts at adventures and excursions in the new world. I currently run two emails lists, one for my...


Why I hate religion, but love Jesus

by Micah Redding

January 13, 2012

This video has been making the rounds, stirring up a lot of attention and commentary, and causing at least a few people to drop the f-word into some Chris...


Religion is practice

by Micah Redding

January 09, 2012

Some things take practice. But when the practice is over, we must act. Religion, as it exists throughout the world and through history, is practice. It prepares the mind with deep thoughts, meditati...


Peter Rollins and the Deception of Living in the Moment

by Micah Redding

January 04, 2012

Lately I've been reading Peter Rollins, and in doing so, have become very suspicious of anything that might provide a false sense of security. Like every being or creatur...


Ancient Israelite Violence and The Christian View of The Old Testament

by Micah Redding

January 03, 2012

Some atheist friends of mine are having a discussion about this verse in Leviticus: > If a man lies with a male as with a wo...


2012 week-by-week changes

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2012

Read the setup here. These are my [changes for 2012]. Week 1: Drink no soda. *If anything, this experiment had a negative im...


New year's resolve: change

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2012

This year, my only resolution is to change. I've made my share of resolutions, goals, and ambitions, and so my relationship with such things is firmly in the "it's complicated" category. I may talk ...


Artists, Developers, and The Deep Structures of The New World

by Micah Redding

December 28, 2011

Software is swallowing the world. This is nothing new. From the moment human consciousness sprang into being, it has been trying to remake the world in its image. Consciousness is, after all, fundam...


Peter Rollins and Experiencing God

by Micah Redding

December 25, 2011

In Insurrection, Peter Rollins critiques the way in which various religious movements attempt to experience God. One approach is the one taken by [Chick Trac...


imputed righteousness, part 2

by Micah Redding

December 23, 2011

I've just written how reading Paul's statements on guilt changed my whole way of thinking, and switched my mind to...


imputed righteousness and switching tracks

by Micah Redding

December 19, 2011

In my ongoing quest to remove everything unreal from my religious life, I've run head-on into the concept of imputed righteousness. If you're not familiar with the idea, it's the cornerstone of Cal...


will christianity die without church?

by Micah Redding

December 16, 2011

One response I've often gotten to my beliefs is the assertion that without churches and institutions, Christianity would cease to be passed on to future generations, and cease to spread through societ...


a broken world

by Micah Redding

December 12, 2011

It's very common to hear religious people talk about living in a "broken world". I may have even heard someone use that as an excuse a time or two. Certainly there are bad things in the world. People...


Peter Rollins and the Death of Religion

by Micah Redding

December 09, 2011

I'm currently reading Peter Rollins' brilliant and incisive book "Insurrection". One of the primary ideas is that on the cross, Jesus lost everything *including God himself...


christianity is hard

by Micah Redding

December 09, 2011

I think Christianity is hard. That's kind of a rough thing to say, and instantly brings up all kinds of objections. But it seems to be fairly clear in the gospels that Jesus doesn't expect people to...


i am orthodox

by Micah Redding

December 01, 2011

I don't have much use for the term Orthodox. I think it means "within the bounds of historic Christianity", but those bounds have been moving ever since Jesus forgot to specify which disciple got to c...


The Most Powerful Being and the Simulation Argument

by Micah Redding

December 01, 2011

As a disclaimer, this is a thought experiment, not an attempt at a scientific argument. Okay, so continuing my thoughts on the [Simulation Argument](http://micahredding.com/blog/2011/11/23/int...


The Simulation Argument, remixed

by Micah Redding

November 30, 2011

The other day I published my Introduction to the Simulation Argument, to some interesting reactions. Although it's a very si...


A decade of being vegetarian - and why I chose to stop

by Micah Redding

November 28, 2011

This is an excerpt from my email list. Click the link to get more memos like this one. I've been a vegetarian for just about a decade. The other day, I ...


what is real

by Micah Redding

November 28, 2011

I think the New Testament is obsessed with the question of what is real. Of course, this is amply predated earlier in the scriptures. The Jewish prophets spent a lot of time and energy telling people...


An Introduction to the Simulation Argument

by Micah Redding

November 23, 2011

In 2003, Nick Bostrom published his Simulation Argument, and shook the landscape of philosophy. The basic idea is easy to describe. For the past few decades, w...


i am not hurt

by Micah Redding

November 23, 2011

In reading many, many things that have been written about people who have left or are leaving church, one thing seems to be consistent. They have been hurt. This makes sense, for a lot of reasons. ...


Christianity reborn

by Micah Redding

November 21, 2011

Today, I'm starting a new email list about Christianity as the anti-religion. I care a lot about my religion. And the thing that concerns me the most is that, as the maj...


How to contact me

by Micah Redding

November 20, 2011

I care about my interactions with people more than almost anything else. But I'm not very good at keeping up with all kinds of different communications technologies coming at me at the same time. As a...


Productivity is just work

by Micah Redding

November 18, 2011

The other day, I wrote a post declaring that I will no longer try to increase my productivity. This doesn't mean I won't ...


I will not increase my productivity

by Micah Redding

November 16, 2011

New resolve: I will not attempt to increase my productivity. For years now, sites like Lifehacker and the original 43 Folders functioned by telling ...


What I want in my backpack

by Micah Redding

November 14, 2011

As conversant as I've been with the minimalist world, you'd think I might have achieved some level of minimalism by now. Far from it. I've rid myself of lots of things, moved a lot of stuff from my ...


Notepad

by Micah Redding

November 10, 2011

Today I decided to experiment with writing and sharing my thoughts as they came to me, using this post as a sort of notepad of constant updates. Here's what resulted. A lot of people say that ...


Christianity is a platform

by Micah Redding

November 07, 2011

Christianity is a platform, and platforms are measured by their generativity. For a long time, Christianity has been seen as a sort of closed box, a looped off container holding certain ideas togeth...


How 1 Corinthians 11 is actually a statement about female equality

by Micah Redding

October 30, 2011

1 Corinthians 11 is one of the most interesting statements about female equality in the scriptures. Certainly, it's not the most clear. Nor is it the most profound - and yet, because it exposes the fa...


What I want in my backpack (list)

by Micah Redding

October 29, 2011

So here's what I want in my backpack. 5 t-shirts. Various shades and textures of gray and black. 2 pairs of jeans. One for nicer settings, one for longer commutes. 1 belt. 1 pair of general p...


The beginning of thought

by Micah Redding

October 18, 2011

This is an ever-changing launching point for various ideas I'm working on. The universe bends towards order and complexity. Far from being opposed to the laws of thermodynamics (entropy), this move...


The beginning of thought: Writing like a wiki?

by Micah Redding

October 18, 2011

In exploring the edges of my ability to write and explain myself cohesively, I've sometimes sketched out thoughts without full explanation or analysis or defense. And I've been surprised to see those ...


Thought on baptism

by Micah Redding

October 14, 2011

Baptism is a ceremony or ritual where some individual pledges themselves to a larger religious group or movement. John saw it as a pledge to repentance, Peter saw it as a pledge to forgiveness, Paul s...


Thoughts on Science and Religion

by Micah Redding

October 10, 2011

The relationship between science and religion has been discussed and debated for a long time now, with very little apparent progress in many quarters. I love science. I admire the genius of the scien...


Believe or Don't Believe

by Micah Redding

October 05, 2011

Belief in God amounts to a perception that the universe is bending towards good. Good is winning out, complexity is increasing, beauty is spreading. If you accept that, then the lines of our future ...


Paul

by Micah Redding

October 03, 2011

A lot of people who really like Jesus, really don't like Paul. One book puts it like this: everything good in Christianity came from Jesus, everything bad came from Paul. This sort of makes sense. A...


Christianity against religion

by Micah Redding

October 02, 2011

Recently, I've had renewed interest in presenting a viewpoint I worked years and years to realize. When I was working on understanding it, I assumed that once I finished researching, I would be able t...


Who I will be

by Micah Redding

October 02, 2011

I do not yet know who I will be. Maybe I won't know until I get there, maybe I'll only know in retrospect, that in that moment I was and I was truly. But I think somehow it comes down to this, th...


speak

by Micah Redding

September 24, 2011

The first chapter of the gospel of John famously connects Jesus to the Word. I've always understood that to refer to the spoken word of God, the same word that said "Let there be light", and spoke t...


Why I joined the Mormon Transhumanist Association

by Micah Redding

September 21, 2011

Recently, I've become convinced that the singularity is upon us. I don't mean this in the sense of an impending mass human upload, or a cyborg takeover, or some other apocalyptic scenario; I mean th...


Religion is justice

by Micah Redding

September 19, 2011

Most people frame religion as primarily an ethical phenomenon, concerned with how people behave and conduct society. I think that's incorrect. It fails to account for prevailing interest in deities an...


Reading List

by Micah Redding

September 16, 2011

Here are the books that I consider foundational for me. Not because I agree with all of them, but because they are all part of me. The Physics of Immortality The Origin of Consciousness in the Br...


Language

by Micah Redding

September 16, 2011

I used to think that maybe we could find new words, and re-express Christianity in different language. Right now, I think that idea is probably futile. Christianity without the language of fall, rede...


Disrupt

by Micah Redding

September 16, 2011

We're all looking for something to disrupt our life - to lift from us the heavy weight of free will and personal choice. Don't settle for the easy answers to this longing....


How to believe in Immortality

by Micah Redding

September 01, 2011

I'm aware that this may turn off some people. That's okay. Jump to the bottom if this is you. // For a few hundred years now, the general scientific consensus has been that immortality is at best un...


Belief Inventory

by Micah Redding

September 01, 2011

I have stumbled onto some unusual beliefs in my life, and thought it'd be interesting to try to catalog what they are. fulfilled eschatology (preterism, transmillennialism, post-apocalyptic) chri...


Protocols: Milk Crates

by Micah Redding

August 31, 2011

I'm starting to publicly document the techniques I use for going about things, not because my ways are the best, or I am some kind of authority, but because improvement comes when previously unacknowl...


Protocols: Files

by Micah Redding

August 31, 2011

I've decided to begin putting down my own personal approaches to things as "protocols", both for myself, and for anyone who might derive some utility from this bizarre practice. File naming: *...


Tools

by Micah Redding

August 24, 2011

Tools for your digital life Dropbox - all your important files, backed up to the cloud as you work. The most seamless and understandable solution. Simplenote - store all your plain text files and sni...


Jesus identifies

by Micah Redding

July 07, 2011

There's a lot of confusion about the meaning of Jesus' death. I don't mean that the average person doesn't get what the theologians are telling them - I mean that the upshot of most of the discussion ...


Ancient Israelite Violence and The Morality of Roadkill

by Micah Redding

May 13, 2011

This morning I started thinking about a Jewish law which prohibits prostitutes from putting money into the temple treasury. I've always had a problem with this idea - after all, why should you avoid d...


Why I hate business

by Micah Redding

January 27, 2011

I actually love enterprise. I love the idea of individuals and small groups of people getting together and building something wonderful, and having that wonderful something produce prosperity for them...


Libertarians and Airport Body-Scans

by Micah Redding

December 10, 2010

I've been thinking about the libertarian position on airport full-body scans. It might be a little tricky at first to decide what that position would be. After all, libertarians are known, above all,...


Philosophy of information

by Micah Redding

October 31, 2010

Going forward, the world will be increasingly centered around information. And so it is necessary to understand a few things about information. 1) Information has no location. At a fundamental level,...


Year Zero

by Micah Redding

October 01, 2010

I started writing this in February. Time to hit publish. :) -Micah This year, for me, is Year Zero. Why? Well, one good reason is that it's year zero of the new decade. Calendar nerds will tell you ...


Different kinds of Mementos

by Micah Redding

August 25, 2010

I tend to collect clutter - a LOT of clutter. Most of the things I collect fall under the broad category of "mementos", and I keep them for that reason - to remind me of things I've long forgotten, to...


Twilight and the burden of free will

by Micah Redding

July 28, 2010

I watched the movie Eclipse recently. I'm not a Twilight fan, but - well, we all have people in our lives, don't we? One moment in particular stood out to me. In the middle of the one of the most int...


Two thoughts I posted to Twitter

by Micah Redding

May 01, 2010

These are two things I wrote on Twitter earlier today. Thought I would archive them here as well. I'm a conservative in this respect: I think the scriptures give us an inside look at a moment in hist...


In the first century

by Micah Redding

May 01, 2010

It is the middle of the 1st century, near downtown Corinth, just after dark on a Saturday evening. People are strolling towards the Miller's house. The Millers are a lower-level wealthy family, so th...


The New Testament Message

by Micah Redding

April 30, 2010

There are many things I do not understand about the New Testament, and the mentality behind what the New Testament authors wrote. But I think I understand this. In Jesus, God was declaring the sins ...


How Christianity Sold its Soul

by Micah Redding

April 22, 2010

In 325 AD, Christianity sold its soul to Constantine and the Roman Empire. The most peaceful movement in world history beat their plows into swords, and their pruning hooks into knives. And so began t...


The Structure of Human Hope: speculations on immortality

by Micah Redding

April 18, 2010

In my previous posts (1, 2, 3), I've tried to be careful not to offer any speculation on the actual nature of resurrection or immortality. Instead, I've tried to follow the scriptures, and simply hold...


The Structure of Human Hope: personal eschatology

by Micah Redding

April 18, 2010

As I've hinted in my previous posts (1, 2), I think God means that there is progress and growth for infinity, that our efforts and actions reverberate down through eternity, and that there are always ...


The Structure of Human Hope: in the first century

by Micah Redding

April 16, 2010

In my previous post, I outlined what I think reality must be like in order for human hope to persist. Now I want to examine how that looked in the first century. The New Testament scriptures begin w...


The Structure of Human Hope

by Micah Redding

April 16, 2010

There are many philosophies of the future, many perspectives on how society progresses, and many thoughts on what gives us hope. It seems by now to have been well-established that humans need hope in...


Night Sky

by Micah Redding

April 14, 2010

Tonight I looked up at the clouds, and the sky beyond them, and the stars beyond that. And I thought that people were not meant to live only under the clouds, but that one day, we might climb up a lit...


Jesus' triumph and coronation

by Micah Redding

April 12, 2010

Biblically speaking, Jesus' triumph, his victory over the forces mounted against him, and the completion of his own internal struggle, was on the cross. Dying, he conquered. His crucifixion was his ex...


Conversations with God?

by Micah Redding

April 10, 2010

Awhile ago, I watched a movie about the author of "Conversations with God". The author and main character, Neal Donald Walsh, claims to have heard from God over an extended period of time. In these co...


Building The New World

by Micah Redding

March 31, 2010

The earth is an open globe in a wide-open universe. We do not have to be constrained. We do not live in a world of scarcity. We are free. We must realize that humanity lives by cooperation. From supe...


The meaning of the word "God"

by Micah Redding

March 02, 2010

I want to make it clear that when I talk about "God", I don't know exactly what I'm talking about. I mean, I don't want to overstate things here. I don't want you to hear something I'm not saying. "I...


Empty Pockets

by Micah Redding

February 16, 2010

My dream is to walk out of my house with nothing in my pockets (no keys, no ID, no credit cards) and to walk into the world a free and unencumbered person. And to have this be perfectly fine. I'm a l...


The Many & Great Commissions

by Micah Redding

February 08, 2010

People throughout the scriptures receive a call - a mission that infuses their life with purpose, and compels them through danger, sacrifice, and doubt to reach the ends to which they have been driven...


Dealing with intense disagreement about beliefs

by Micah Redding

February 08, 2010

There are a variety of views on homosexuality, and that's the truth. To be rough and general, three of these perspectives are: 1) Being gay is an abomination2) I don't necessarily think that homosexu...


Paddling into the waves

by Micah Redding

February 06, 2010

I wrote this on October 8, 2008, 10:51pm. It has been here waiting ever since. It has been long enough. -micah Today I set out to understand myself. My peculiar mix of emotions and thoughts and ...


Life, The Multiverse, and Everything

by Micah Redding

February 01, 2010

I'm a big believer in the multiverse. I can't quite explain why, but from the first time I heard the concept, I knew it was true. It just made deep, intuitive sense. Sometimes I have trouble understa...


Kings and Heroes

by Micah Redding

January 27, 2010

There is a lot of confusion about what exactly Jesus teaches us to be. Many people on TV would suggest that Jesus came to teach us how to be happy. There is a lot of validity to that thought, but some...


every moment is valuable

by Micah Redding

January 24, 2010

Every moment is valuable all by itself. But sometimes other moments help us see that. At one point in my life I was extremely distressed. I walked out into the darkness, and eventually laid down behi...


One mind?

by Micah Redding

January 18, 2010

Yesterday, it occurred to me how much of our human relationships are characterized by guilt or judgment. Guilt and being judgmental are two sides of the same blade, and that blade separates people int...


converge

by Micah Redding

January 18, 2010

Ever since I was 15, I've identified myself primarily as a songwriter. It is what I do, and who I am. And ever since I began performing, I've begun segmenting myself. There is the side of me that per...


Science Fiction and Jesus

by Micah Redding

January 05, 2010

Science fiction has been defined as story in which the environment is a character. I just watched Avatar the other day, and it fits the definition both technically, and in a deeper sense. The movie A...


Jesus Movement

by Micah Redding

December 28, 2009

In the first century, Jesus of Nazareth walked into history and left an impact that reverberated throughout the world. No one before had left such a mark. In the wake of his short, amazing life, an su...


Jesus is Lord

by Micah Redding

December 13, 2009

This is my rough take on a series of very complex subjects. Be warned. One of the most threatening enemies of early Christianity was gnosticism. And gnosticism was a threat for a very solid reason: ...


Forgiveness thought

by Micah Redding

November 08, 2009

Think about this.Jesus went around forgiving people, and claiming the authority to forgive sins. Further, he freely offered this forgiveness, without requiring anything of the people who sought him.Bu...


3 things that have inspired me

by Micah Redding

October 24, 2009

Just a short list of things that have inspired me to really feel life, even if only briefly. A New Earth ...made me look at leaves differently, made me feel alive http://eckharttolle.com/a_new_earth ...


Living in the Cloud: Google Voice

by Micah Redding

July 28, 2009

On a slight tangent, I just got accepted to beta test Google Voice. I definitely suggest putting your name on the invitation list. But how does this relate to living lightly? Google Voice is a tool f...


Living in the Cloud

by Micah Redding

July 23, 2009

I want to start writing about a subject that fascinates me: how to live lightly. This involves many things. For me, it ideally means Traveling with only one bag Carrying very few things in my pock...


Favorite Rule Ever

by Micah Redding

January 05, 2009

I found this while engaging in New Year's Resolution-ing: "People who shop at Walmart should not be allowed to complain that anything they buy, anywhere, is made in China." - Rustic Princess...


The Greatest New Year's Resolution Ever

by Micah Redding

January 05, 2009

We're setting out to accomplish our resolutions for the new year. And they're going to be entirely different than anything you've ever seen. The first problem with most resolutions is that they shoot...


Reading the Bible literally?

by Micah Redding

December 19, 2008

I'm not going to use this post to critique literal readings of the Bible. Instead, I want to paraphrase The Princess Bride, and point out: "I don't think that word means what you think it means".A lon...


The Golden Compass: Killing God?

by Micah Redding

December 11, 2008

I just finished the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, of which The Golden Compass is the first book. I know, I'm late on this one. The first book came out in 1995, and the movie caused a big uproar last C...


Patterns

by Micah Redding

December 09, 2008

Many of the things we are tempted to chalk up to goodness and decency are really just patterns.For example, being "masculine" or "feminine". In the past, these were seen as characteristics that decent...


Apocalypse: Been There, Done That

by Micah Redding

December 08, 2008

I've just finished writing up an article about why I believe the Second Coming has already happened. It's relatively short, far from comprehensive, and is only an attempt to look at the basics. Essent...


Interpreting The Bible: A Start

by Micah Redding

December 05, 2008

If our task is discover the story which makes sense of all the Bible's complexity, we need an idea of where to start. The Bible is complex, and understanding the big picture is hard. And as a result, ...


Interpreting The Bible: The Basics

by Micah Redding

November 27, 2008

Logic There is only one domain of human knowledge that trades in absolute certainty, and that is Propositional Logic. For that very reason, a lot of our traditions have approached the Bible as if it...


Zehnder: the band, the men, the mission

by Micah Redding

November 10, 2008

I received Zehnder's newest album: "Going Up" the other day. It's being offered as worship music.It sounds quite unique. I wonder if they anticipate other people singing along to this? I don't really ...


Christianity in my life

by Micah Redding

November 09, 2008

I grew up in a series of churches that could be described as legalistic and ultra-conservative. But those designations aren't really important. The important word is shallow.It would have been easy fo...


ColdPlay on SNL: Saturday Night Live

by Micah Redding

October 25, 2008

I watched the Coldplay performance on SNL tonight. I imagine there will be a lot of different impressions of the songs, but I felt like Christ Martin demonstrated himself to be someone who throws hims...


Thinking about Genesis

by Micah Redding

October 17, 2008

I have been doing some reading about Genesis, the beginnings of humanity, and the evolutionary account of human origins. It strikes me that a bit of clarity in thinking is in order. One may take sever...


The New Mystics

by Micah Redding

October 16, 2008

I am currently reading The New Mystics, by John Crowder - the guy who wants to "toke God". As has been mentioned by others, the primary feeling one has in reading this book is cognitive dissonance. Ho...


A biblical pattern

by Micah Redding

September 30, 2008

I'd like to get feedback on this. Here's a pattern I see in the bible. First, Genesis 1:Begin: the earth is formless and void and dark.Day 0: God said: "Let there be light!"Day 1: Divided the Light fr...


A Christian Band? - embedding Christianity in life

by Micah Redding

September 29, 2008

This is from my personal adventure blog. It deals with an alternate approach to how Christianity plays in public today. I call that approach embedded Christianity.This weekend I was asked for the tho...


A Christian Band?

by Micah Redding

September 28, 2008

This weekend I was asked for the thousandth time if my band is a "Christian band". It's a tricky question - with many ramifications on either side. If I say, "Yes, we are a Christian band", then I p...


Music

by Micah Redding

September 26, 2008

When I was growing up, the church I was part of was offended by Christian music. According to the argument, worship only occurred in the church, without the use of instruments. Therefore, any music th...


Daring Ravine Driving - our first day in Colorado

by Micah Redding

September 18, 2008

It was our first day in Colorado. We arrived in Colorado Springs to play in the Glen Eyrie Castle. The only trouble was getting our trailer and equipment TO the castle. Turns out, they don't make cas...


Apocalypse: Been There, Done That

by Micah Redding

September 16, 2008

Ever since I started thinking about the second coming of Jesus, this dumb title has been stuck in my head. So I'm running with it. I believe that the Apocalypse, Armageddon, the Second Coming of Jesu...


There Is No Hell (part 6), Conclusion

by Micah Redding

September 15, 2008

CONCLUSION That's my viewpoint. I've established that Hades and Sheol and Tartarus were places for the dead to wait for judgment. I've established that Hades is only temporary, and so the Rich man's...


There Is No Hell (part 4), The Scriptures, Outer Darkness

by Micah Redding

September 15, 2008

WEEPING AND GNASHING, or WHO TURNED THE LIGHTS OUT? Matthew 8:11-12 (also Mt 22:13; Mt 25:30; see Mt 13:42,50; Mt 24:51 and Luke 13:28) 11 "I say to you that many will come from east and west, and re...


There Is No Hell (part 3), The Scriptures, Getting Destructed

by Micah Redding

September 15, 2008

GEHENNA Gehenna is the greek word for the Valley of Hinnom, a burning rubbish pit outside of Jerusalem. It was used to burn up trash and refuse. Jesus uses the metaphor of Gehenna to talk about the h...


There Is No Hell (part 1)

by Micah Redding

September 15, 2008

There is no hell. Period. The bible never once mentions it. It's simply not there. Instead, we have clear indications of what DOES exist, and it's not at all like hell. Now, by "hell", I mean the id...


There Is No Hell (part 5), The Use of Language

by Micah Redding

September 15, 2008

THE LANGUAGE OF THE BIBLE The lens through which I would naturally view the bible, and the lens through which the original audience viewed the bible, are very different. We have statements like "Mel...


There Is No Hell (part 2) - The Scriptures, Waiting Around

by Micah Redding

September 15, 2008

The Scriptures Let's take a quick but complete look at the scriptures that people use to prove hell. Since translations sometimes like to blur the distinctions between the words the original writers ...


Quality of Light

by Micah Redding

September 08, 2008

I was walking down the block to check my mail, and I noticed the light. It was just before night, just before twilight actually, and the ambiance of the sky mixed with the streetlights. It illuminated...


Unintended Consequences

by Micah Redding

September 04, 2008

Greg Newton posted a good piece about the Uncertainty of Justice over at Emergent Village.It's easy to talk about justice. It's harder to actually do justice.As he points out, even something like givi...


Beyond Polarization

by Micah Redding

September 02, 2008

People often say, "God is not a democrat or republican". This is a welcome change from a few years ago, when people often claimed that a Christian could only vote for a particular political party, or ...


A trick this gas station used

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2008

When I was driving through the country-side, looking for the opportunity to refuel, I came upon a gas station selling fuel for $3.19. Or so I thought. Since gas prices had just been over $4.00, this w...


King of Nature

by Micah Redding

August 05, 2008

Today, I walked beside the lake. It was pretty - and I use that word only because "beautiful" is overdone. Beside the lake was anything but overdone. The grass ran right up the water's edge, and a ha...


About

by Micah Redding

August 05, 2008

Micah Redding is a world-adventurer, philosopher, and songwriter. He recently returned from touring the Middle East with his rock band The Redding Brothers. He believes that rock & roll can save t...


Parallels

by Micah Redding

July 29, 2008

Inspired by "Everything Must Change", by Brian McLaren, here is a list of parallels.Thinking you can avoid the result of sexual promiscuity through abortion, and...Thinking you can avoid the result of...


I'm Not There: Bob Dylan and The Spirit

by Micah Redding

July 23, 2008

I first watched I'm Not There at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville. It's a film based on the many lives of Bob Dylan, who is played by six different characters, including Kate Blanchett. It's not your...


God Does Not Belong to Anyone

by Micah Redding

July 20, 2008

God does not belong to anyone.The merchants of God try to sell him, putting "half price!" and "deep discount!" stickers on him, wrapping ribbons and bows around his little box.But he is not theirs to ...


Starbucks in the Middle East

by Micah Redding

May 22, 2008

Today I went to Starbucks. This was a Starbucks on a last-stop base in Kuwait, where soldiers come before finally reaching Iraq. My brother came through here when he went through his deployment.I've g...


The Last Night in Africa

by Micah Redding

May 13, 2008

Tonight was our greatest show so far - and to think it would be in the African desert.I got up this morning, and walked 4 miles in the blazing sun, in a place where humidity reaches 100%. I'm not a su...


Music as Community

by Micah Redding

April 24, 2008

For a while now, I've been quite aware of the whole "Musician-as-Entrepreneur" community. This community revolves around re-visualizing the artist as the small business-person. And it has done some pr...


What is Community? Part 2 : Community is Creation

by Micah Redding

April 03, 2008

What IS community? Is it shared location? Shared experiences? Shared beliefs? Is it even possible to have significant community without the benefit of physical presence?I think so, but I think we need...


What is Community?

by Micah Redding

April 02, 2008

What IS community?This is something that I'm going to be thinking about for awhile.Community has traditionally referred to a geographically integrated group of people. This kind of community shares co...


Going public with my ideas

by Micah Redding

March 17, 2008

I am a grand schemer; I devise plans not just for me, but for the world. And a small part of those ideas get put into practice, and change things. But most of it goes undone.During the weekend in Atla...


Going public with my ideas

by Micah Redding

March 16, 2008

I am a grand schemer; I devise plans not just for me, but for the world. And a small part of those ideas get put into practice, and change things. But most of it goes undone.During the weekend in Atla...


Babies see pure color, or, Why Pink?

by Micah Redding

March 04, 2008

Scientists have discovered that babies see colors differently than adults. Where babies see things are they "are", adults process colors through the filter of their language. Apparently, people who sp...


The Rules of Pull-Throughs

by Micah Redding

March 02, 2008

To the uninitiated, the term "pull-through" may not mean much. But it is a term ripe with meaning. Sometimes it masquerades as "pull-thru" or "pll-thrgh", but the latter is only prevalent among people...


The moment is perfect

by Micah Redding

February 23, 2008

One night this past Fall, it was a bit warm in my bedroom. Outside, though, the temperature was just perfect. So I pushed open the window and lay in bed with the perfectly tuned breeze wafting through...


A Vast Wilderness

by Micah Redding

February 20, 2008

Every day I teach, I take a 20-minute drive from Nashville to Murfreesboro. This drive is nothing at all compared to the pain of the morning commute into Nashville everyday.In fact, the drive just fli...


Finally Legal

by Micah Redding

February 07, 2008

For the first time in years, I'm actually a legitimate resident of a state. That state happens to be Tennessee.For the entire time I was living in WV, I had a Washington State driver's license. Once I...


Politics, again

by Micah Redding

February 06, 2008

I apologize if I offended anyone with my last couple of posts. I wasn't trying to paint a bleak or pessimistic picture; I'm very optimistic about humanity. But I felt the need  to testify to the truth...


Here's to Politics

by Micah Redding

February 05, 2008

Here's politics and the world in a few hundred words.Law is violence. A "law" is just the statement, "do this or we will kill you". Tax law means "pay taxes or we will lock you up in jail, or shoot yo...


Alternatives to Politics

by Micah Redding

February 05, 2008

If politics is about who controls the guns (and it is), what alternatives can we create? Here are some ideas:Most people view "law" as a series of statements about what we value. As in, "we hold marri...


Social Networks

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2008

Connect with The Redding Brothers on any and all of these social networks:FacebookiLikeLast.fmMyspacePurevolumeFlickrYouTubeBeboVIRBimeemTwitter...


Biography

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2008

Three guys who grew up listening to their dad play Johnny Cash tunes on an acoustic guitar have embraced the spirit of independent rock & roll. From the backwoods of West Virginia, the dust of Okl...


The Physics of Immortality (2007)

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2008

The latest thought-provoking release from the band that invented Rock Philosophy. The Physics Of Immortality...


Tour Calendar

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2008

2/24/2006 - Teays Valley Cinemas - Scott Depot, WV3/9/2007 - Charleston Civic Center Theater - Charleston, WV...


I'm Not There: Bob Dylan and The Spirit

by Micah Redding

December 28, 2007

I watched I'm Not There last night at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville. It's a film based on the many lives of Bob Dylan, who is played by six different characters, including Kate Blanchett. I 'm not...


Proof vs. The Bible

by Micah Redding

December 20, 2007

I like proofs.I find beauty in elegant mathematical facts, strung together to establish surprising truths with rock-hard precision.But as I've gotten older, I've reluctantly realized that bible study ...


Two Views of Jesus

by Micah Redding

December 17, 2007

I read an article the other day which was intent on drawing the battle lines across our culture.It stated that there were two views of Jesus in common circulation: the view that Jesus is God, and the ...


Back in the Saddle Again...

by Micah Redding

December 10, 2007

I'm actually too young to be sure if the title of this post makes a meaningful reference or not. I'm guessing it does, however, and am continuing on that assumption.For the past few months, I haven't ...


Things to Learn in Lexington

by Micah Redding

October 16, 2007

A couple of points:Towers are tall. And wobbly.Everyone should drink Choco Giraffello - a chocolate drink from Mexico, with a hint of cayenne.You can't order pizza in Wilmore, KY late at night.8 peopl...


Trip to Iowa City

by Micah Redding

October 02, 2007

We took a trip up to the fabulous land of Iowa City, Iowa for a big show. The Marriot we stayed at had a very helpful sign to let us know not to drive up on the grass.On Friday, we decided to drive...


Cupid Takes on The World

by Micah Redding

September 26, 2007

This past weekend, I was at a conference where entertainers of all types performed in front of college students from all over. We performed too.One of the performances that struck me was a "spoken wor...


Kings among Stars

by Micah Redding

September 24, 2007

This weekend, I was in Iowa City, Iowa for a conference in which hundreds of college students from tons of colleges gather to find entertainment to bring to their campuses. For the entire weekend, per...


Climbing Mount Walmart

by Micah Redding

September 12, 2007

Yesterday, my tires desperately needed patching from whatever it was I had put them through, so I took a trip to my local Walmart. Getting tires patched is usually a 5-10-15 minute job or so, so I did...


The Land of Canadia

by Micah Redding

August 30, 2007

Just got back from my travels in Canadia. There are a lot of things that are great about that wonderful land, including the metric system, degrees in Celcius, bilingual everything, Tim Horton's, the M...


Detaining a Criminal - the Life of Micah

by Micah Redding

August 30, 2007

In my bio, I refer to a time when I detained a criminal while waiting for the police to arrive. I was recently asked for details about this incident, so I thought I would convey the story. A warning: ...


The Most Basic Human Desire

by Micah Redding

August 08, 2007

The most basic human desire is to "have" another person, to possess the essence of someone else.But you can't.You can come close sometimes. You can marry someone. You can have a child, which depends o...


Christianity is Chinese

by Micah Redding

August 07, 2007

China will be the most Christian nation on earth.In this article, the author suggests that Christianity is on the verge of becoming China-centric. Christianity is growing faster in China than in anywh...


4 MONTHS of Songs of The Week!

by Micah Redding

August 01, 2007

If you haven't noticed yet, we've just completed FOUR MONTHS of writing, recording, and releasing one new song every week - every Saturday at midnight. In doing so, we've had a lot of variety, from sa...


The 9th of Av: The Temple Falls, The Messiah Appears

by Micah Redding

July 23, 2007

According to Wikipedia, and the Jewish websites I've been able to peruse, today (July 24th), is the 9th of Av. What is the 9th of Av? Most importantly, it is the date of the Destruction of both the Fi...


WHAT is God?

by Micah Redding

July 16, 2007

For me to think your faith holds any credibility, you need to have read and digested something like this:Why Does God Hate Amputees?It's a scathing critique of theism, and as crass as it sounds, it ma...


Travel and Life

by Micah Redding

July 02, 2007

We just got back from a great weekend, involving a trip to WV, spending some time with our grandparents, hauling a large radio antenna across town on top of our car, getting stung by a wasp, staying o...


Branching Out: Paducah, KY

by Micah Redding

June 15, 2007

When we announced that we were looking at Paducah, KY as our next stop for a large CD release concert, we were asked on several occasions, “Why Paducah?” to which our immediate response was almost uni...


Good is Not Negative

by Micah Redding

June 14, 2007

In response to my post on The Problem of Evil, some atheists over at Way of The Mind have been discussing the issue. The relevant argument they've been making is that my reasoning means that there are...


What is Identity?

by Micah Redding

June 11, 2007

"Bob isn't the man he used to be.""You aren't the same person I fell inlove with.""What happened to that little girl I used to hold on my knee?"Every day, we become a different person than we were the...


(A Few) More Thoughts on The Problem of Evil

by Micah Redding

June 09, 2007

It's been a few days since I published my answer to The Problem of Evil, and I've gotten some interesting responses. I didn't realize when I set out to write it how much it would affect me. Thanks to ...


Secrets of the Universe...

by Micah Redding

June 04, 2007

Just to let you know, I do have another blog, in which I am busy answering all the secrets of the universe. Just beware - religion is involved. Ooooh...scary.Currently, I am addressing the problem of ...


The Problem of Evil, part 3 - And God Saw The Multiverse, And It Was Good

by Micah Redding

June 03, 2007

If the multiverse, with the collection of all possible histories, really does exist, what does that mean for the Problem of Evil? Why does that solve it, or tell us anything about it?At first glance, ...


The Problem of Evil, part 2 - The Multiverse vs Gnosticism

by Micah Redding

June 03, 2007

In the previous post, I've tried to establish that the given answers to the Problem of Evil are not only incorrect, but they almost always lead us towards dangerous philosophies that directly oppose t...


The Problem of Evil, part 1 - The Unanswered Question

by Micah Redding

May 27, 2007

Continuing the thoughts processes brought to the forefront by my recent read of "The Physics of Christianity", I would like to look at how to solve the Problem of Evil with modern physics.The Problem ...


The Physics of Immortality

by Micah Redding

May 23, 2007

When I was about 13, I read a book called "The Physics of Immortality". Now, 12 years later, the author (Frank Tipler), has released a sequel called "The Physics of Christianity". I recently bought it...


Life in Paducah

by Micah Redding

May 19, 2007

For the last several weeks, we've been spending almost all of our time in Paducah, KY, a strangely artistic little town on the border of Metropolis, IL (self-proclaimed home of Superman).Last week I w...


It's a Wonderful Life

by Micah Redding

May 16, 2007

I realized that I am a fortunate person. Even when all kinds of little things in my life are going wrong (my car's radiator and AC condenser got smashed in, leaving me with radiator repair debt and no...


Scarcity vs. Abundance

by Micah Redding

April 29, 2007

I am troubled by the rise of the belief in the "closed system".As I see it, the world and the universe are an "open system". We are not defined by a limited set of alternatives and resources available...


10 Steps to Enjoying Your Life

by Micah Redding

April 29, 2007

So I've been mulling over how it is that someone can make sure they enjoy their life. Here are my best guesses at the moment.1. Learn to play an instrument. Guitar or piano always make great conversat...


A New Song-A-Week

by Micah Redding

April 21, 2007

In case you hadn't read our website recently, we've embarked on a new project: to write a new song every week, record it, and release it by Saturday night at midnight.It's a tough gig forcing creativ...


Secret Fact #2: Liner Notes

by Micah Redding

April 20, 2007

The way you can tell that you have an original-run of The Physics of Immortality is by reading the lyrics in the liner notes. There are two tracks 11s, and no track 10....


The Second Album, Part 5: Release

by Micah Redding

April 13, 2007

The big day was finally here: the release party for our second full length album, and the most important concert we'd ever done.Waking up on a day like this is always kind of interesting. I've had thi...


Jesus Camp

by Micah Redding

April 12, 2007

I just watched "Jesus Camp".I was struck.I realized why people on TV act as if Christians are strange. Apparently, they are. I've never really been around those kind of Christians. Apparently these ar...


Computer Science and Eternal Life

by Micah Redding

April 11, 2007

Kevin posed an interesting question about post-mortem fate and eternal life. Why are humans fascinated with this subject?Let me answer by going as nerdy as I can, and approaching this question from t...


Blood Diamonds

by Micah Redding

April 05, 2007

I just finished watching "Blood Diamond", and it inspired my thoughts.One of the main characters kept saying, "When the fighting stops, this place will be paradise; when peace comes, this place will b...


Politics, Religion, and Blood Diamonds

by Micah Redding

April 05, 2007

More thoughts on "Blood Diamond" from yesterday...One of the politicians in the movie stated that Africa has a history when it comes to natural resources. Any time something valuable is discovered, wh...


"Loud Sounds Bother My Unborn Child", Smoking Mom says

by Micah Redding

April 04, 2007

In our society, people often want to blame their problems on things outside themselves. Nice example.-micah...


A critique of Government

by Micah Redding

March 31, 2007

In some circles, I would be classified as liberal.I believe in gender equality. I am against racism, prejudice, and discrimination of many different kinds. I believe in helping people, in doing good f...


A New Kind of Jesus Billboard

by Micah Redding

March 29, 2007

Hmmmmmm...-micah(PS. Thanks to my friend Andy Ogle for pointing this out to me)...


Metaphors, or "Back from Pittsburgh"

by Micah Redding

March 27, 2007

We spent a long weekend in Pittsburgh attending the APCA conference, and meeting a lot of wonderful people. It was a very enlightening experience, and I talked to people who had been performing at col...


When Your Job Conflicts with Your Real Life

by Micah Redding

March 23, 2007

It sounds silly, but what happens when your job conflicts with your real life? When your job keeps you too stressed to function well when you are off?This is a catch-22 situation. If you keep your str...


The Awe of an Atheist

by Micah Redding

March 19, 2007

Pedro, over at Way of The Mind (an atheist blog) gave a very insightful post about "awe". His perspective is that religion could have seized upon the advance of science to display an even more immense...


Secret Fact #1 - Chauvet

by Micah Redding

March 17, 2007

This is your first secret fact about the album.Listen to Chauvet with the volume turned up really high. As Gabe was recording the vocals for this song, a couple of people walked in and started laughin...


The Taming of the World - Why America is not a Modern Rome

by Micah Redding

March 16, 2007

I was considering today how much God has changed the world.Consider the fact that today we have a significant minority of people who feel that capital punishment is WRONG, and feel strongly about it. ...


Back from the Brink of Chaos

by Micah Redding

March 15, 2007

In the past 3 months or so, I have had hardly any time. Thus, the fact that it has been a while since I posted on this blog. I have been living the crazy, leave-work-and-immediately-leave-town-for-ano...


Who is God? The Secret of the New Covenant

by Micah Redding

January 15, 2007

I've begun noticing a sort of central theme throughout the New Testament, a concept that seems to undergird most of the basis of the New Covenant. That theme is obvious, yet obviously a unique realiza...


Professor by Day, Rock Star by Night

by Micah Redding

January 11, 2007

In the story of Spider-man, Peter Parker is always trying to juggle his twin duties of holding down a normal life (as, say, a college student), and living up to the huge demands of being Spider-man. T...


New Apple iPod "iPhone" Phone

by Micah Redding

January 09, 2007

Apparently Apple has just released a new iPod like "iPhone" that runs Mac OSX. It works in conjunction with Cingular, Google, and Yahoo. And unlike every other gadget on the market, I think I might ac...


Bertrand Russell's Argument against Christianity

by Micah Redding

January 07, 2007

Kevin Beck posted a great analysis of Bertrand Russell's argument against Christianity.Bertrand Russell said that:1) Jesus said he would return in the first century.2) He didn't return in the first ce...


Did Jesus Create the World? Or did God?

by Micah Redding

January 05, 2007

In John 1, we are told, God tells how he used Jesus to create the world. But, why does Genesis not mention this? That is what I always wondered, until just recently. You see, John 1 doesn't actually ...


How Wearing Jeans Can Save the World

by Micah Redding

January 03, 2007

I ran across this article about healthy habits you can develop, and interestingly enough, one of the twelve habits listed was "wear casual clothes whenever possible".No, this is not a joke. Researcher...


The Second Album, Part 4: Completion

by Micah Redding

January 03, 2007

The day had come to record our drum tracks, the final touch to our album. Some producers might consider that backwards, but up until then, we had been doing all of our recording for instruments and vo...


Rock & Roll Can Save The World...from R&B

by Micah Redding

January 03, 2007

In the beginning, when black people created music, all was good and right in the world.And the people separated music into two forms: Rock & Roll, and R & B.Each of these forms of music would...


New Years Resolutions ... from 2006

by Micah Redding

January 02, 2007

A year ago today, I wrote down my resolutions for 2006. How well I've lived up to them is open to discussion, but here they are again.I promised you my resolutions for this year, so here they are: 1...


The Future is More Real Than The Past

by Micah Redding

January 02, 2007

Kevin Beck wrote this blog about the future. Here was my comment: The future is something that people, by and large, don't believe in. That's why I thought it was amazing when Frank Tipler, a ph...


The Open Future - Creators with God

by Micah Redding

January 01, 2007

People talk about God having a plan for your life. I think differently. If God planned everyone's life in advance, why should we bother to live it? Even more, if God planned everyone's life in advance...


Were the Founding Fathers atheists?

by Micah Redding

December 31, 2006

Pedro posted an article claiming that the founding fathers were not Christian, that they were deists, and that they WOULD have been atheists if they had had modern science. Here was my response:The fo...


How to be a weekend Rock Star

by Micah Redding

December 28, 2006

The Redding Brothers Blog: How to be a weekend Rock StarA great, step-by-step, 10-step guide to becoming a rock star without quitting your day job.-The Carpet-Meister...


How to be a weekend Rock Star

by Micah Redding

December 28, 2006

Grow your hair long - but not long enough to get you fired from your day job.Tuck it behind your ears during the day to make it seem shorter. Joke about how you've been too busy working to go in fo...


Satan a Snake? Angels are Dragons? Old Testament Word and The Secrets of the Bible

by Micah Redding

December 27, 2006

I was doing a little browsing and stumbled onto some weird facts that, to me anyway, were rather shocking.1) The Nephilim. In Genesis 6, these are the offspring of the "sons of God" and the "daughters...


Are Polar Bears an Endangered Species?

by Micah Redding

December 27, 2006

According to the article below, the White House is considering classifying Polar Bears as an endangered species.The article points out that this is an issue because Polar Bears are loved for their app...


The Simplicity of Revelation and Eschatology

by Micah Redding

December 26, 2006

Revelation is a very complex book. Most of it is written in symbols only familiar to those steeped in the Jewish religion. And the number of bizarre interpretations of it available make the book very ...


Farewell to the 8-foot poster of Miami Vice

by Micah Redding

December 22, 2006

Today it drove away. Away to a new home.It was an 8-foot by 8-foot, self-supported, huge cardboard poster of the new Miami Vice movie. We got it from the Teays Valley Cinemas as a victory trophy after...


Featured on Christmas Blog

by Micah Redding

December 22, 2006

I just got word that my blog has been featured on Adam's yearly Christmas blog-post, linked here:http://adamsweb.us/blog/index.php/a/2006/12/21/carnival_of_christmas_iiThey picked it up because of my ...


Baptism and Eschatology and 70 AD

by Micah Redding

December 21, 2006

In 1Corinthians 10, Paul compared the post-Exodus Israelites to the first century Christians. His point was to warn of the danger of falling away, and to warn that falling away was a present reality, ...


New medical study finds "Rock & Roll Linked to Saving the World", but further testing needed

by Micah Redding

December 20, 2006

In a surprise announcement on Saturday, scientists at the University of Doowap Regional Scientific Research Center revealed that a new study had been conducted testing the link between "rock & rol...


Non-Modal Car

by Micah Redding

December 20, 2006

Aza Raskin (son of Jef Raskin, creator of the Apple Macintosh), posted the following puzzle over at Humanized.com:http://www.humanized.com/weblog/2006/12/15/humanized_interface_puzzler/An interface ha...


SNOW CD Available Just In Time For Christmas

by Micah Redding

December 19, 2006

The SNOW EP was a project born of interestingness. It began as a concert that we planned to do in December of 2004 at "the Brickhouse", a small hole-in-the-wall kind of venue in St Albans, WV. It woul...


Rock & Roll Can Save The World

by Micah Redding

December 16, 2006

In a World where Bland Music is the Order of the Day…One band will take a stand against it all…And Pay…The Ultimate Price.…$12.99…Welcome to…Rock & Roll Can Save The World…-micah...


How do YOU pronounce In Excelsis Deo?

by Micah Redding

December 14, 2006

Imagine this: you're standing around a warm fireplace on Christmas Eve, bundled up in a woolen sweater, with some after-Christmas-feast eggnog in your mittened paws. Aunt Ruth kindly points out that e...


My Day in Court

by Micah Redding

December 13, 2006

So the other day I went to court. It turns out that we had tried to buy a house a while back, and when the bank appraised the house, they came back and said, "it ain't worth that much". So the deal fe...


Container Lust - the pursuit of the most glorious container

by Micah Redding

December 11, 2006

Perhaps I should explain something about myself that some people may not know.I am obsessed with containers.That's right, containers. Of all kinds.For example, my room is filled with large, Sterilite ...


My Favorite Christmas Carol

by Micah Redding

December 07, 2006

If you were to decide on your favorite Christmas carol, what would it be?Maybe the traditional "White Christmas"? I'm dreaming of a...Or the ridiculous "Grandma got run over by a reindeer"?Or the fun ...


Day of Three Car Wrecks

by Micah Redding

December 04, 2006

On Saturday, we got up very early to go play a show at the Cedar City Christmas Show in Lebanon, TN. It was a pretty awesome event, simply because we made the decision to let Gabe bring his djembe ins...


The Second Album, Part 3: Progress

by Micah Redding

December 02, 2006

We took the whole weekend and used our time to lay down tracks for 8 songs that will be appearing on our upcoming release, but for the songs we were working with, we decided to use our in-home studio ...


Redding Brothers - The Fantastic Anti-Gravity Device!

by Micah Redding

November 28, 2006

You may have realized that the Redding Brothers are a little eccentric. What you may not have realized is how deep this really goes. For example, while other families were wasting their time this past...


Generate Your Own Warning Label

by Micah Redding

November 27, 2006

Who could pass up the chance to create their own warning label? I certainly couldn't, so I went and made one. If you've ever thought that some people need to come with a warning label, make them one.h...


Do We Need Hierarchies?

by Micah Redding

November 27, 2006

A guy named Sig talks about why we don't need hierarchies in companies, and a friend of his challenged him with a few objections...* Hierarchies are the natural, programmed organizational model hard-...


My Thanks to You

by Micah Redding

November 26, 2006

This weekend was Thanksgiving. Everybody was eating huge meals, watching parades and football ... and expressing gratitude. It's funny how we feel the need to have holidays for those things we should ...


The Countdown has Begun...

by Micah Redding

November 24, 2006

Folks, we are busy gearing up for the March 9th, 2007 concert at the Charleston Civic Center. Yes, we are working on it already! What I'd like to tell you are some of the things that are going into th...


Polar Bear Tshirt

by Micah Redding

November 22, 2006

This is the Shirt you've been waiting for. It says "I Heart Polar Bears", with a big red heart, and it looks like those "I Heart NY" tshirts, only cooler. I dreamed up the "Polar Bear Song" WAAAY too ...


The Christian Libertarian Revolution

by Micah Redding

November 22, 2006

It's coming, I know it is. The time when Christians will wake up and realize that:"Any government powerful enough to give you whatever you want is also powerful enough to take away everything you have...


Welcome to I Heart Polar Bears!

by Micah Redding

November 22, 2006

Well, this is it. The phenomenon that is starting to take on a life of its own now has a Blog. It already hasa myspace page: myspace.com/iheartpolarbearsmusican email address: iheartpolarbears@gmail.c...


March 9, 2007 - or, How The Redding Brothers will Rock the World

by Micah Redding

November 22, 2006

Folks, we are busy gearing up for the March 9th, 2007 concert at the Charleston Civic Center. Yes, we are working on it already! What I'd like to tell you are some of the things that are going into th...


Focus

by Micah Redding

November 21, 2006

I must be really tired right now, as my eyes are starting to be sore around the edges, and my eyelids are wanting to droop. I suppose that's what happens when you stay up until 1am, and get up at 6am ...


What is Real Music?

by Micah Redding

November 17, 2006

I wrote this February 19, 2004...not long after I "got off the boat" and landed in WV. It's weird how time seems so compressed sometimes. Anyway, here it is. Enjoy.-micahWhat is good music? I guess th...


Can Musicians Have Opinions?

by Micah Redding

November 16, 2006

One of the things that has happened in recent years has been the tendency for pop stars to eschew political or other beliefs. (Did you notice me slip the word "eschew" in there casually?)The reason fo...


What's Your Autism Quotient?

by Micah Redding

November 15, 2006

I took this test to find my Autism Quotient, and I got a 10, which is below average. 11+ is average. This is essentially measuring your inability to socialize...the higher the number, the less ability...


Writing Songs in My Motel Room

by Micah Redding

November 15, 2006

I have this dream...a dream where I am awake in the wee hours of the morning, looking out over the city, writing songs. In this dream, I live on the edge of the road, and every day means new cities an...


The Law of Christ, The Love of God

by Micah Redding

November 14, 2006

The New Testament says, "the law was a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ..." When Jesus came, the law was no longer needed. It was fulfilled. Many Christians today believe that Christianity is a set ...


Furious Pursuit - a great book

by Micah Redding

November 07, 2006

Furious Pursuit is a book I just read by Tim King and Frank Martin. And it's awesome. I've gotten my girlfriend to read it, and I'm going to get my parents and friends to read it too.The book says tha...


Harold Ford Jr and Bob Corker

by Micah Redding

November 06, 2006

I was listening to the radio talk about how the Tennessee Senate election (between Bob Corker and Harold Ford Jr) was a "race issue", when I passed by some "Women for Ford" on the side of the road. I ...


The Second Album, Part 2: Digression

by Micah Redding

November 02, 2006

Our recording session for Friday got cancelled. We were scheduled from 8 p.m to 4 a.m., and John Sherrod, our producer from Murfreesboro, TN called and told us the engineer was going to be working ear...


The Second Album, Part 1: The Studio

by Micah Redding

October 01, 2006

There was a disagreement in the air as we sat in the plush production room at MTSU’s Studio B – one of the largest and most expensive recording studios in middle Tennessee – that by some act of fate w...


What I think...or, Micah enters into the political debate

by Micah Redding

June 24, 2006

I hate politics.And thus the source of my political opinion. Because politics is all about everything that is worst in the world. Political races are brutal struggles for power. Power that is then use...


What I think...or, Micah enters into the political debate

by Micah Redding

June 24, 2006

I hate politics.And thus the source of my political opinion. Because politics is all about everything that is worst in the world. Political races are brutal struggles for power. Power that is then use...


clouds

by Micah Redding

June 09, 2006

Stream The SongRead The StoryClouds (w:m micah redding)A long time ago, a nation very far awayYoung men stood on a hillside, dreaming of another dayThey never knew what this would lead to, all these v...


Drinking only water

by Micah Redding

June 09, 2006

About three weeks ago, Josiah, Gabe, and I decided to stop drinking soda, milk, juice, etc, and start drinking only water. My thoughts were that I was tired of waking up exhausted and having to drink ...


clouds

by Micah Redding

June 09, 2006

Stream The SongRead The StoryClouds (w:m micah redding)A long time ago, a nation very far awayYoung men stood on a hillside, dreaming of another dayThey never knew what this would lead to, all these v...


Clouds, the song

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2006

When I was in college, I spent a lot of time studying the events that happened in the first century. They captivated my imagination, and in them I saw a vision of some of the monumental shifts occurin...


Clouds MP3

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2006

Listen to the newly recorded version of Clouds:Stream it-micah...


Clouds Lyrics

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2006

Clouds (w:m micah redding)A long time ago, a nation very far awayYoung men stood on a hillside, dreaming of another dayThey never knew what this would lead to, all these visions, all these thingsAll t...


Clouds MP3

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2006

Listen to the newly recorded version of Clouds:Stream it-micah...


Clouds Lyrics

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2006

Clouds (w:m micah redding)A long time ago, a nation very far awayYoung men stood on a hillside, dreaming of another dayThey never knew what this would lead to, all these visions, all these thingsAll t...


Clouds, the song

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2006

When I was in college, I spent a lot of time studying the events that happened in the first century. They captivated my imagination, and in them I saw a vision of some of the monumental shifts occurin...


Cats in the Cradle Remake

by Micah Redding

March 09, 2006

Very interesting. I just heard "Cats in the Cradle" remade by DMC and Sarah McLachlen. You should listen to it.-micah...


Cats in the Cradle Remake

by Micah Redding

March 09, 2006

Very interesting. I just heard "Cats in the Cradle" remade by DMC and Sarah McLachlen. You should listen to it.-micah...


Working on the Edgehill Studios Showcase

by Micah Redding

October 10, 2005

It's Tuesday, October 25th, and we're working on it...Emily & NickSeth HarperMayflye...


2nd Edgehill Studios Showcase

by Micah Redding

October 08, 2005

The Writers Showcase @ Edgehill StudiosTueday, September 25th7:00pm-9:00pmJohn VeLoraBilly SwayzeOriginally from New York, Scott Maskiell began his songwriting career while on a national tour of the r...


Murphy's Loft Showcase

by Micah Redding

October 08, 2005

Shelley Raymond's free and fearless vocals range from a cooing whisper to a soulful, plaintiff howl. Her lyrics tear you apart line by line, only to build you back again with verse after verse of surg...


Murphy's Loft Showcase Recap

by Micah Redding

October 08, 2005

The Murphy's Loft showcase was great. We had Rob Hawkins open up, followed by Shelley Raymond (a graduate of the Edgehill Studios Showcase who has an awesome stage presence). Then Seth Harper played a...


Murphy's Loft Showcase

by Micah Redding

September 28, 2005

Shelley Raymond's free and fearless vocals range from a cooing whisper to a soulful, plaintiff howl. Her lyrics tear you apart line by line, only to build you back again with verse after verse of surg...


Welcome to the Show

by Micah Redding

September 23, 2005

The Writers Showcase @ Edgehill StudiosTueday, September 25th7:00pm-9:00pmJohn VeLoraBilly SwayzeOriginally from New York, Scott Maskiell began his songwriting career while on a national tour of the r...


Showcase

by Micah Redding

September 22, 2005

Brian White is a staff writer for BMG / Brentwood Benson. He has 10 number one songs to his credit in the Christian Market and is a 2 time Dove Award winner. Currently has songs in the country market ...


Writers Showcase Lineup

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2005

Brian White is a staff writer for BMG / Brentwood Benson. He has 10 number one songs to his credit in the Christian Market and is a 2 time Dove Award winner. Currently has songs in the country market ...


Street Performing

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2005

Tried the street performing thing. It was on a Thursday night, so it wasn't the busiest time. And I only stayed out there 30 minutes.But it was fun. Lots of people talked to me. The homeless people ga...


Writers Showcase Lineup

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2005

Brian White is a staff writer for BMG / Brentwood Benson. He has 10 number one songs to his credit in the Christian Market and is a 2 time Dove Award winner. Currently has songs in the country market ...


Things...

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2005

Things have been taking off recently...did the show in Dickson, got the talent showcase at House Blend in Columbia, got the Rocketown show. Now we've got the HYAMP show back in WV, which is going to b...


Writers Showcase

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2005

All right, I'm now hosting a new Writers Showcase.Micah Redding's Writer ShowcaseEdgehill Studios (Edgehill Ave & 16th)Tuesday, 30 August 20057-9pmAnd I'm working on another one at Murphy's Loft. ...


apartment returns

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2005

I've finally figured out my apartment difficulties, and I didn't even have to try. My housing fell out of the sky into my lap. The place I'll be staying has a NICE pool, weight room, volleyball courts...


Writers Showcase Lineup

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2005

Okay, here's the lineup:Brian WhiteGentry MorrisTres CrowShelley RaymondRob BlackledgeMayflye...


Tammy Hyler

by Micah Redding

August 18, 2005

Today I talked with Tammy Hyler, a multi-hit songwriter. If you've got iTunes, go to the music store, do an advanced search, and search for her name under "composer". She wrote a lot of stuff for Coll...


Writers Showcase @ Edgehill Studios

by Micah Redding

August 12, 2005

As The Nashville Rage reported, I'm hosting a Writers Showcase at Edgehill Studios, just off of Music Row. The event happens at this great venue:Edgehill Studios (on Edgehill Ave & 16th)Tuesday, A...


Micah on the Radio

by Micah Redding

August 04, 2005

I called in to a talk show today and shared my views on immigration. It's something I've wanted to do for a while just for the experience, so I've finally done it. It was interesting, they had me wait...


Stateless

by Micah Redding

August 01, 2005

I just realized I'm the most geographically ambiguous person I know. I have a drivers license from Washington State, a car with WV tags, and I live in Nashville.Hmmm...-micah...


Notice: Website Changes, New Features

by Micah Redding

July 29, 2005

In the next couple of days, the website will be undergoing some major renovations, so if you experience a lack of service or an error message, please be patient and check back soon. And believe us, th...


CD Release Party @ Borders in the Huntington Mall

by Micah Redding

July 23, 2005

Just wanted to let you know that after over a year of delaying, we're finally releasing our first-ever full-length studio-quality album, Green Shag Carpet. It's gonna feature 10 of our newest songs wi...


"Wisdom from the Green Shag Carpet" Finally Released!

by Micah Redding

July 23, 2005

The all-new full-length CD from the Redding Brothers, entitled "Wisdom from the Green Shag Carpet", has finally been released. The release party was held at the Borders Cafe last night and was a huge ...


NEW PHOTOS!!! Trip to Nashville

by Micah Redding

June 29, 2005

Hey everyone...we just got back from our trip to Nashville and we've got TONS of pictures posted in the Photos section. Some of them are quite weird, so go check it out now! Just click here or click o...


Band in Nashville for weekend

by Micah Redding

June 25, 2005

Hi everyone,The band took a trip down to Nashville this on Friday to do a couple of promo 'unplugged' shows around the area. On Friday they were at HouseBlend in the Dixon area and today at 7:00 p.m. ...


Batman!

by Micah Redding

June 21, 2005

I went and saw Batman Begins the other night, and it was by far the best Batman movie ever. As some have said, it was Batman done right. It wasn't completely free of cheesiness, but it was the most be...


Steve Jobs Graduations & Mindy Smith

by Micah Redding

June 20, 2005

This is an interesting Commencement Address by Steve Jobs. Maybe we should make it into a song. Oh wait...In other news, I met Mindy Smith today. Well, rung up her purchase anyway. She's a musician he...


...What's with the Scotch Tape???

by Micah Redding

June 19, 2005

Last night we played at the Attic Club in Dayton, OH, and there really weren't very many people there at all. But that's all good...because the people that were there were the COOLEST EVER, and we got...


This Weekend back in Charleston!

by Micah Redding

June 15, 2005

This weekend, we will finally be returning to Charleston. On Friday night, we will be playing at Taylor Books on Capitol Street.Come out and visit us!-micah...


Free iPod!

by Micah Redding

June 13, 2005

Yep. I got a free iPod today, with 101 songs on it. One of the perks of working for Apple Computer.-micah...


A show worth $100!

by Micah Redding

June 10, 2005

I went out to see Gentry Morris perform at a $5 show. But while I was there, my car got towed, and the show turned into a $100 show. A $100 that I don't have, seeing as my company hasn't managed to pa...


Drinking only water

by Micah Redding

June 09, 2005

About three weeks ago, Josiah, Gabe, and I decided to stop drinking soda, milk, juice, etc, and start drinking only water. My thoughts were that I was tired of waking up exhausted and having to drink ...


Another Night...

by Micah Redding

June 01, 2005

On Monday I hit the open mic at Bluebird Cafe, which is famous in Nashville, and played Abbey Road and Mr Rogers. Tonight I played at the Douglas Corner Cafe, and performed Solid and Mr Rogers. Solid ...


Different things go in different directions

by Micah Redding

May 30, 2005

We've got interesting stuff going on here behind the scenes. The other day I tried street performing for the first time, and met some interesting people. I only stayed out there for a couple of minute...


register for the forum...

by Micah Redding

May 24, 2005

Okay, time for everybody to go sign up for the forum: Register to become a Member of The Brick & Stone Co. And go there. -micah...


Adventure in Dayton

by Micah Redding

May 21, 2005

Last night was our Dayton Borders Cafe show...though some band members thought it was the Attic Club show (scheduled for tonight, not last night) and went to the completely wrong side of town. Micah...


Something new....

by Micah Redding

May 19, 2005

We've got something new in the works, and it should be cool...A new forum for everyone to interact on, post movie, music, and book reviews, get the latest inside scoop, critique our performances, etc,...


Shows THIS weekend...

by Micah Redding

May 18, 2005

We've got two shows this weekend...Dayton Borders2040 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.Dayton, OH 45459Phone:937.434.3800...Friday, 8pm...The Attic ClubDayton, OH...Saturday, 8:00pm......


Moving to Nashville...

by Micah Redding

May 18, 2005

Okay, well I'm gonna start journaling my experiences in moving...Thursday was my last day at Rendezvous in Teays Valley, WV, and on Sunday I made the drive to Nashville. I was hired to work at the new...


first day

by Micah Redding

May 18, 2005

So Monday was my first day...It was fun, and I got to meet all my managers at my store, as well as people from all over the country who were training with us. I ate lunch at Backyard Burgers, and ate ...


apartment...

by Micah Redding

May 18, 2005

Still looking for an apartment while staying with a guy I knew from school. I've got a particular one I definitely want. Hopefully, everything will work out, and I'll talk to the land-lady on Wednesda...


Rendezvous Talent Show

by Micah Redding

May 17, 2005

the talent showcase was great...you guys were a lot of fun...Brittany Bentley (country)Jesse (acoustic guitar & vocals)Roger Rabalai (in the style of Jimmy Buffet)Tim Edmonds (with the Marryin' Yo...


Shows this weekend...

by Micah Redding

May 10, 2005

Okay, two shows this weekend...Colony TheaterHillsboro, OHFriday, May 13th7:00pmWith: Latest Heartbreak, Noah Smith group, Zack AndersonLocal Talent Showcase @ RendezvousTeays Valley, WVSaturday, May ...


Che Zuro at Rendezvous

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2005

On Tuesday, we hosted Che Zuro at Rendezvous House of Coffee in Teays Valley. She was on a tour from PA to Nashville to who knows where, and she needed a place to play while coming through WV. So we s...


Capitol Roasters Show Analyzed

by Micah Redding

May 07, 2005

The Capitol Roasters show was great...but we ran 46 minutes over schedule! We squeezed a lot of talented people into our roster, and although the show was barely advertised, the turnout was high. Beca...


Capitol Roasters Local Talent Showcase

by Micah Redding

May 03, 2005

THIS Friday, we're stepping out on a limb. We're expanding our Local Talent Showcase to Capitol Roasters in Charleston. It'll be exciting - big venue, nice place, right in the heart of Charleston, etc...


MOVIE - My House in Umbria

by Micah Redding

May 02, 2005

Dumb. Perverted....


New Shoes

by Micah Redding

May 02, 2005

I had to do something productive this weekend, so I went out a bought something I'd been wanting for a while...Velcro Shoes.I haven't had a pair since I was six, and once I started thinking about them...


MOVIE - Shark Tale

by Micah Redding

May 02, 2005

Good entertainment. Better than I expected.>> Two fins....


MOVIE - The Buried Secret of M Night Shyamalan

by Micah Redding

May 02, 2005

Nice....


MOVIE - Primer

by Micah Redding

May 02, 2005

Great movie. I need to watch it again, because in parts I only half paid attention, and as a consequence, I think I missed the big twist in the movie. But it was good. It's about time travel.(>...


Weekend of doing nothing

by Micah Redding

April 29, 2005

This weekend we're doing nothing. Well, sorta. We don't have any concerts. But I am running up to Charleston to hold the auditions for the Capitol Roasters Local Talent Showcase next weekend. This wil...


Meghan's BDay Party

by Micah Redding

April 25, 2005

On Sunday afternoon, we performed at Meghan's birthday party...AT THE HURRICANE PARK!Ok, so normally, playing outside would be great, fantastic even.BUT IT WAS SNOWING!That's right, we played outside ...


BACK TO THE FUTURE SHOW

by Micah Redding

April 23, 2005

No, we didn't play the Back To The Future theme song. Instead, we rehashed our artistic history by playing our songs in the chronological order of when they were written, bringing back a bunch of song...


Went to the HYAMP show

by Micah Redding

April 19, 2005

So after all this Brickhouse madness, of course I had to go to someone else's show at HYAMP. Neutral Agreement, The Apprentice, Terminal, and Juliana Theory were playing. The Jiants were also there, a...


Saturday Brickhouse SHOW OF AWESOMENESS

by Micah Redding

April 18, 2005

So Saturday was basically awesome. The bands were-One Last Call-Fletcher's Grove-Vintage Tone-The Jiants...and of course, us.We had an awesome snowcone machine, a movie called "Santa Claus Conquers Th...


Visit to Pittsburgh

by Micah Redding

April 17, 2005

The weekend was great. We started out Friday by driving up to Pittsburgh to play a "test the waters" concert in a local Borders. We had never been to Pburgh before, so it was an adventure for us. It's...


Another Flyer

by Micah Redding

April 13, 2005

Hannah Bird, who is another fantabulous individual helping us out, made up her own awesome flyer. Check it out:Hannah Bird's Flyer...


New Flyer

by Micah Redding

April 11, 2005

Hey everyone! The preparations for the Brickhouse show are in the final stretch, and we're excited. Rayvenn, one of the fantastic individuals working with us to setup this show, created her own flyer....


VH1 - GR8

by Micah Redding

April 05, 2005

Friday night with Junior at Common Grounds was great - he turned out to be a highly creative songwriter, one of the most interesting I've seen. Siah, though, was stuck in Nashville and did't make it u...


BRICKHOUSE SHOW IS A GO

by Micah Redding

April 05, 2005

The Brickhouse show is the NEXT BIG THING, guys! You don't want to miss it! In latest updates, here are some CCCCRAZY flyers we invented:Martha StewartMr. TPedroSanta ClausOkay, so those flyers convin...


VH1 Save The Music - Common Grounds - This Weekend

by Micah Redding

April 01, 2005

Well, we're off. We'll be driving to Lexington, KY tonight for a concert at Common Grounds with Junior. We'll stay in Georgetown, KY tonight, and then head up to Dayton on Saturday morning.The Univers...


April 16th BRICKHOUSE SHOW in planning!

by Micah Redding

March 25, 2005

We are officially putting on a show at...The Brickhouse (52 Old Main St, St. Albans, WV)Saturday, April 16th6:00pmTentative Lineup is:-Vintage Tone-Fletcher's Grove-The Jiants-One Last Call-The Reddin...


Weekend in Nashville

by Micah Redding

March 22, 2005

Well, we drove a lot this past week. Micah went to Nashville on Tuesday night, and stayed with his friends there, looking around and "scoping out the scene". He went to a concert and saw Luna Halo per...


The Last Minute Brickhouse Show SLAMMED

by Micah Redding

March 14, 2005

Okay, so I don't really know what I meant by "SLAMMED", but it made it sound more interesting, didn't it?So anyway, we got a call at 12:30am Friday night (Saturday morning), and found out that we were...


Rendezvous Talent Show

by Micah Redding

March 12, 2005

Well, it was that time again. The ever-popular Rendezvous Local Talent Showcase went off without a...err, too many...hitches. Here was the lineup:Scott & Claire Rogan (returning bluegrass maestros...


Rock The Coffeeshop @ Borders

by Micah Redding

March 09, 2005

We had a great night last Friday at Borders. Lots of you guys came out, we really enjoyed it, and it even made us feel better (we were all sick that day).Also in the audience were members of SRO. Chec...


Now Playing: Redding Brothers

by Micah Redding

February 26, 2005

Last night (2/25/05 @ 8:30 p.m.) the Redding Brothers played a rocking benefit concert at the Colony Theatre in Hillsboro, OH for the second time. The band not only did the show free, but also gave ne...


Micah does Last-Minute Show at Taylor Books

by Micah Redding

February 18, 2005

Tomorrow, Friday, 7:30-9:30pm at Taylor Books in Charleston, Micah will be performing solo. Fun, fun, fun.(PS. Fletcher's Grove ended up playing, and it was cool. We just switched off every 15 minutes...


MORP @ Hurricane Highschool

by Micah Redding

February 13, 2005

Gotta say it, MORP was awesome. Gregg Oxley put this thing on, and it was great. The lineup was something like this:*Fletcher's Grove (Ryan Krofcheck, Matt, & Evan)Another Band with a girl singer ...


New Tourdate System

by Micah Redding

February 11, 2005

Ooooh...the excitement. We've updated our tour page system, so it's a lot better than it used to be. Now, the next upcoming concerts are actually at the top, and the ones after that are below, etc. Ju...


The Forgotten

by Micah Redding

February 11, 2005

Okay, so this one lady remembers her son dying, but everyone else thinks she's crazy. She never had a son, according to her husband, her doctor, the neighbors. Her photo albums are empty, her home vid...


Local Talent Showcase Lineup

by Micah Redding

February 09, 2005

Okay, guys, here it is. The official tentative lineup for the 2nd Rendezvous Local Talent Showcase, 7:00-9:30pm, Friday, February 11th.Scott & Clair Rogan 7:00-7:15Ryan Krofcheck 7:15-7:30Brian S...


Great Weekend

by Micah Redding

February 06, 2005

Hey everyone...we started off the weekend with the clutch going out in my vehicle, leaving me transportation-less, but it was all uphill...err...downhill...err...good from there. We played on Friday a...


Week in Review

by Micah Redding

January 31, 2005

This weekend, we travelled to Lexington to play at Lock&Key, a cool coffeeshop made out of an old bank. Most of the old bank furniture was still there, and hanging out in the safe was the coolest ...


Tonight at Capitol Roasters

by Micah Redding

January 22, 2005

A FREE copy of tonight's live performance at Capitol Roasters Cafe will be available to attendees! Simply sign up for the mailing list, or if you're already signed up, bring a friend to qualify!...


Open Mic Night Conclusion

by Micah Redding

January 15, 2005

The Open Mic Night went great! It wasn't just fun - we had a lot of high-quality performers. Here is the line-up: Timothy C Edmonds - original and often humorous music Becky Nickerson - folk and vari...


Open Mic Night Hosted by Us

by Micah Redding

January 10, 2005

Hello everyone... This weekend, we will be hosting the Open Mic Night @ Rendezvous in Teays Valley. We've got a lot of quality performers, and it's free...so be there!...


Here we go again...

by Micah Redding

December 31, 2004

Hope everyone survived the holidays okay. Siah's still in Washington State, we're getting ready to "ring in the New Year's", and everyone's still trying to recover from Christmas. We're gearing up for...


You have a postcard from Micah Redding

by Micah Redding

December 21, 2004

Your friend Micah Redding has sent you a postcard from the Jones Soda Photo Gallery site which you can pick up at http://www.jonessoda.com/gallery/card.php?68884-TREPSWG9PG Your postcard will be av...


Weekend in Hillsboro

by Micah Redding

December 21, 2004

We played in Hillsboro, Oh on Friday, and it was great. Never been to that town before, but it was fun with the whole old-building/smalltown-life thing going on. Definitely looks like a Christmas movi...


Weekend in Cincinnati

by Micah Redding

December 14, 2004

So, we spent the weekend in Cincinnati performing. Siah even rescheduled his ACT to take place in Cincinnati so we could pull it off. Chalk it up to another crazy thing we've done. Anyway, it was gre...


Everybody's Records Concert in Cincinnati This Weekend

by Micah Redding

December 08, 2004

This Saturday, December 11th, at 4:00pm, we will be playing at Everybody's Records in Cincinnati. This record store is a true classic, dating back to the 70s. It's had bands play there for years. So ...


New Buttons Again!

by Micah Redding

December 04, 2004

Our new Polar Bear and Redding Brothers buttons have arrived! And at 2 for $1, you can afford both! Similar stickers are also available, so be sure to pick some up at our next concert. You don't want ...


LAST-MINUTE HYAMP CONCERT

by Micah Redding

November 26, 2004

We've been given a last minute concert at HYAMP in Huntington, WV, opening for The Beautiful Down and others. It starts at 7:00pm, on Tuesday, November 30th, and the door cost is $5. It's really impo...


New Photos & New Website (in case you hadn't noticed)

by Micah Redding

November 26, 2004

We've just posted some new photos on our photos page (imagine that). Anyway, some of them are from our Battle of The Bands Show, and you might be in them. Warning: Some of the pictures are kinda large...


Leprechaun Buttons Arrive!

by Micah Redding

November 24, 2004

After a long and anguished wait, the "I Found A Leprechaun" Buttons have ARRIVED! Featuring a handsome Leprechaun, these 1-inch buttons are perfect for everything you use buttons for, and make great ...


Gabe back safe and unsound (mentally, that is)

by Micah Redding

November 16, 2004

Well, our concert on Saturday went well, we had a lot of fun, and Gabe finally got back - a day late, and a dollar short - as the saying goes. So since we're dorks, we spent the day restructuring our ...


NOTICE - Feature Article in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch

by Micah Redding

November 16, 2004

On Sunday (November 14th), the Huntington Herald-Dispatch ran a full-size article on the Reddings Brothers in their Life section. The article discussed the Got Milk? Battle of the Bands, as well as th...


NEWSFLASH - Special duet performance with Micah & Josiah

by Micah Redding

November 10, 2004

As some of you may know, a few weeks ago Gabe took a trip to Seattle, WA to visit some friends of ours. As originally planned, he was supposed to get back in plenty of time for our upcoming show at WV...


Coffee Connection Tickets on Sale Now!

by Micah Redding

November 10, 2004

After 3 weeks of not hearing the Redding Brothers live, aren't you dying for their refreshing sound? Well, we've got relief on the way. Our next concert is November 13th (7-9pm) at The Coffee Connecti...


MOVIE - Van Helsing

by Micah Redding

November 01, 2004

This movie involves Dracula, vampire-wives, Frankenstein AND his monster, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, the Catholic Church, some creepy people, and a very attractive looking female monster-hunter. Oh yeah,...


MOVIE - Ned Kelly

by Micah Redding

November 01, 2004

This based-on-a-true-story tale of an Australian outlaw was pretty good. Not too cliche, just enough adventure, humor, and romance to make this balance out well for a real good movie. This movie gets...


DVD TV Series - 24

by Micah Redding

November 01, 2004

I'm almost finished with the second volume of the first season. This is a great show, very original, entertaining and compelling. Everything happens in real-time, which is an awesome idea for a show....


Got Milk? show a success!

by Micah Redding

October 11, 2004

Sunday, October 10th the Redding Brothers played in the Got Milk? Shake Things Up Tour 2004 Battle of the Bands competition for a $200 prize and a chance at the national finals....


Multi-band show @ Brickhouse

by Micah Redding

October 09, 2004

The Redding Brothers will be collaborating with bands Time and Distance, Scenes from a Movie, and Fairweather Fan for a HUGE show on October 8th at the St. Albans Brickhouse (52 Old Main Plaza, St. Al...


Radio appearance! New version of Mr. Rogers available - 10/07/04

by Micah Redding

October 08, 2004

The Reddings have been in the studio for the last 2 days straight working on their newest single release, available for download here. The track is a re-recording (from the ground up) of their acclaim...


Not-So-Lucky in Kentucky - Saturday 9/25/04

by Micah Redding

September 26, 2004

9/25/04 - The concert that actually didn't happen. During the first half of the show, 3 guitar strings were broken, several cables malfunctioned, and the sound system spontaneously changed volumes. Du...


Rendezvous performance in Teays Valley - Friday 9/24/04

by Micah Redding

September 25, 2004

9/24/04 - The concert that almost didn't happen. First of all, electricity went down all over town, taking out traffic lights, convenience stores, and half of the venue! Traffic was a nightmare, half ...


Taylor Books performance in Charleston, WV - Friday 9/10/04

by Micah Redding

September 11, 2004

9/10/04 - The Redding Brothers will be performing in Charleston at Taylor Books on Friday, September 10th, 7:30-9:30pm. This will be the West Virginia debut of Gabe's new digital drumset, so it's sure...


Free Coffee in Dayton, OH - 8/28/04

by Micah Redding

August 29, 2004

8/25/04 - The Redding Brothers will be returning to Dayton this weekend for a special concert at the A Coffee Affair shop at 4 West Franklin Street. Those of you who came to see the Reddings play at t...


Thank You Cincinnati!

by Micah Redding

August 26, 2004

08/25/04 - The Redding Brothers debuted their show in Cincinnati last weekend to a great response. The Borders at Eastgate Mall hosted this concert on Saturday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Cincinattia...


Espresso Euphoria - 08/14/2004

by Micah Redding

August 15, 2004

This weekend, Saturday the 14th (7-9pm), the Reddings will deliver a 2-hour performance at Espresso Euphoria in Barboursville, on Route 60, the exit right after (west of) the Huntington Mall. It's gon...


MOVIE - The Order

by Micah Redding

August 13, 2004

A middle-weight suspense movie about the dark side of the Catholic church - and all the beliefs and practices it wanted to forget about. Basically a kind of sidelined priest discovers some underground...


MOVIE - Waking Life

by Micah Redding

August 13, 2004

Waking Life is one of the most interesting movies I've watched in a while. First of all, it's animated. Second of all, the animation is different than anything I've seen. They actually recorded the wh...


MOVIE - RM

by Micah Redding

August 13, 2004

RM is an abbreviation that means something about being a Mormon missionary. Never would have guessed that this would be a topic for a smart, irreverent, perfectly appropriate and family-friendly comed...


Benefit Concert - 07/30/2004

by Micah Redding

July 31, 2004

The Reddings will perform at a benefit concert this weekend in Elkins, WV. This concert is to benefit a young boy who has been diagnosed with cancer. The Reddings perform 8:00-9:30pm on Friday. Get di...


Dayton Invasion - 07/23/2004

by Micah Redding

July 24, 2004

A new state experienced the noisy force of the Redding Brothers, as they expanded their regular performance locations into the Ohio area, beginning at a local Borders store in Dayton. Another state wa...


Redding Brothers pack the house at Borders - 06/11/2004

by Micah Redding

June 12, 2004

BARBOURSVILLE, WV - The Reddings kept the atmosphere relaxed and interactive, and the intimate setting made the listener feel a true connection with the band and with the songs....


Free copy of Redding Brothers "sneak peak" release - 06/09/2004

by Micah Redding

June 10, 2004

BARBOURSVILLE, WV - Fans who attended the June 11th concert at Borders in the Huntington Mall were treated to a special surprise -- a free copy of the Redding Brothers' all-new "sneak-peak" pre-releas...


Redding Brothers hit the runway - 05/23/2004

by Micah Redding

May 24, 2004

HUNTINGTON, WV - On May 23 at 2:00 p.m., the Redding Brothers performed at the Elite Model Search "Half-Time Show" at the Huntington Mall, playing to a huge audience of contestants and bystanders. Due...


Tulsa Workshop pictures available - 04/19/2004

by Micah Redding

April 20, 2004

TULSA, OK - In late March, the Reddings traveled to Tulsa and performed in several area venues, including the massive Tulsa Expo Center. Photos of the Redding Brothers' performances in Tulsa are avail...


Win a free CD, T-shirt, poster and more! - 03/08/2004

by Micah Redding

March 09, 2004

CHARLESTON, WV - The Reddings have announced that everyone who subscribes to the mailing list will be entered into a drawing to win free prizes from the Redding Brothers Store like their upcoming CD G...


RoughDraft sold out - 01/23/2004

by Micah Redding

January 24, 2004

CHARLESTON, WV - The Redding Brothers' self-produced demo album "Rough Draft" has now officially sold out! Not to worry, plans are already being made for a reprint that should be ready in a couple of ...


RoughDraft finally released! - 10/03/2003

by Micah Redding

October 04, 2003

SEATTLE, WA - The moment has finally come and the critics are raving. Get your copy of the all-new, first-ever musical recording of the Redding Brothers, RoughDraft. RoughDraft is now available nation...


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