Posts from Christopher Benek

Letter from Our Board Chair

by Christopher Benek

March 23, 2017

I want to say that it has been an honor serving as the Board Chair of the CTA for the past 3 years. This is an organization admittedly still in its infancy, and it rightly means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But its creat...

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God of SuperPosition – Part 1: Seeing Miracles

by Christopher Benek

September 03, 2018

Two unlikely miracles happen in Matamoros, Mexico. The post God of SuperPosition – Part 1: Seeing Miracles appeared first on ChristopherBenek.com.


Facebook Hosts Posts Encouraging You to Fight So That They Can Make More Money

by Christopher Benek

September 01, 2018

Does your Facebook feed feel like digital Fight Club? Let's break the First Rule and talk about it. The post Facebook Hosts Posts Encouraging You to Fight So That They Can Make More Money appeared first on ChristopherBenek.com.


The Christian Post – Can a Video Game Church Advance the Kingdom of God?

by Christopher Benek

August 29, 2018

The Christian Post interviews the Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek inquiring as to his thoughts on ministry that seeks to serve video gamers. Read the full article HERE. The post The Christian Post – Can a Video Game Church Advance the Kingdom of God?...


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

by Christopher Benek

May 23, 2018

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


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

by Christopher Benek

March 22, 2018

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


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

by Christopher Benek

March 16, 2018

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


Escapism Theology is Causing an Exodus from The Church

by Christopher Benek

March 12, 2018

People are fleeing the institutional church and there should be no question as to why this exodus is happening. The vast majority of people who claim to represent God in the United States have been perpetuating a Biblical misconception that has be...


The Technology That Can Destroy The Church and the World As We Know It

by Christopher Benek

March 04, 2018

When I speak to pastors about emerging technology I often ask them to envision a single scenario. I suggest that they imagine that they are standing in their pulpit on Sunday morning, looking out on the faces of their congregants, only to discov...


Context with Lorna Dueck (Canada) – Artificial Intelligence – And the Canada Summer Jobs program – A Context | Cardus Faith Exchange (Ep. 1716)

by Christopher Benek

February 10, 2018

Sheldon Neil from the Canadian News Show (Context with Lorna Dueck) interviews The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding Artificial Intelligence & Religion. The show reaches more than 98% of English speaking Canada. Dr. Benek's segment starts ...


The Chinese Christian Tribune (China) – 人工智慧機器人能信耶穌嗎?神學思潮面臨大挑戰

by Christopher Benek

February 10, 2018

The Chinese Christian Tribune quotes the The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek as it investigates the theological challenges surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Christian belief. Read the full article HERE. Don't read Chinese? Try using Google Tran...


The Christian Post – Are Virtual Reality Churches the Wave of the Future?

by Christopher Benek

February 05, 2018

Anugrah Kumar, writing for The Christian Post, quotes The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek in an article that investigates the potential intersection of Virtual Reality and Christian practice. Read the full article HERE. The post The Christian Post – ...


The Christian Post – Artificial Intelligence, Transhumanism and the Church: How Should Christians Respond?

by Christopher Benek

January 28, 2018

Christian Post reporter Brandon Showalter interviews The Rev Dr. Christopher Benek for a front-page feature regarding the intersection AI, Transhumanism and Christianity. Read the full article HERE. The post The Christian Post – Artificial Intell...


Eternity News (Australia) – Hey Siri, did Jesus come to save the robots too?

by Christopher Benek

October 19, 2017

Eternity News writer Tess Holgate quotes The Rev Dr Christopher Benek in a article that considers whether salvation in Christ could potentially apply to AI as well. Read the full article HERE. The post Eternity News (Australia) – Hey Siri, did Je...


República (Uruguay) & Agora Magazine (Italy)

by Christopher Benek

October 17, 2017

The Uruguayan publication República and the Italian Agora Magazine cover the work of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek in the following two articles: República - Un ingeniero crea nueva religión mirando al futuro Agora Magazine - Un ex ingegnere d...


VentureBeat – AI innovation could cause an ethical conundrum for organized religion

by Christopher Benek

October 17, 2017

Hilary Bird, writing for VentureBeat quotes The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding the ethical implications that AI development may have on Religion. Read the full article HERE. The post VentureBeat – AI innovation could cause an ethical conun...


More Virtuous Tech Pastors Will Prevent The Building of an AI God

by Christopher Benek

October 17, 2017

Humanity’s best future will happen with the proper stewarding of science and technology. How can we assure such stewardship? By training up more tech pastors. The post More Virtuous Tech Pastors Will Prevent The Building of an AI God appeared ...


Religion News Service & USA Today

by Christopher Benek

October 14, 2017

Emily Miller from Religion News Service interviews The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding the the future of religious leadership as it pertains to AI and Christian Transhumanism in an article that is then widely featured in USA Today and variou...


BioEdge, Labmate Online, Sputnik International & Mundo

by Christopher Benek

October 09, 2017

BioEdge, Labmate Online, Sputnik International & Sputnik Mundo cover The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek's commentary on the interrelation of Artificial Intelligence and Religion. Read the full articles below: BioEdge - An AI alternative organiz...


World Religion News, Clean Technica & Surat Kabar (Indonesia)

by Christopher Benek

October 04, 2017

World Religion News, Clean Technica and the Indonesian News Source Surat Kabar all feature the work of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence and Religion. Read the full articles below: World Religio...


Breitbart – Former Google Employee Engineering His Own A.I. Religion

by Christopher Benek

September 29, 2017

Writing for Breitbart, Nate Church, covers The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek's commentary on AI and Religion. Read the full article, that tallies over 5,500 comments, HERE.


The Guardian – Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god

by Christopher Benek

September 29, 2017

Olivia Solon, writing for The Guardian, interviews The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding on his views on the ethics of creating Artificial Intelligence as a deity. Read the full article, that has been shared over 10,000 times, HERE. The articl...


IT PRO & PSN – Could you worship an AI god?

by Christopher Benek

September 29, 2017

IT PRO and Primera Sistema de Noticias quote The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek while raising questions surrounding faith and artificial intelligence. Read the full IT PRO article HERE & the PSN article HERE. Don't read Spanish? Try Google Transl...


Robotics China, Sohu.com, XCN News, & The Daily Star – 与性爱机器人发生关系的人会下地狱?诛心了

by Christopher Benek

September 29, 2017

International coverage of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek's commentary featured in the Chinese news sites Robotics China, SoHu.com, XCN News, & the British tabloid The Daily Star. Don't read Chinese? Try Google Translate. Read the full articl...


Christians Follow Jesus First, Not the USA

by Christopher Benek

September 26, 2017

If you struggle with the concept of someone kneeling during the national anthem then you are really going to have a hard time with the coming eschaton. Jesus didn’t come to unilaterally support the United States of America – he came to save and r...


World Net Daily – CHRISTIAN TRANSHUMANISM? YES, SAYS PASTOR

by Christopher Benek

September 20, 2017

WND covers The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek's work on Christian Transhumanism. Read the full article HERE.


Religion & Politics – As Artificial Intelligence Advances, What Are its Religious Implications?

by Christopher Benek

September 02, 2017

Ellen Duffer, Writing for Religion and Politics, interviews The Rev Dr. Christopher Benek and various other experts in a signififcant article that deals with the Religious Issue surrounding Artificial Intelligence. Read the full article HERE.


Christian Transhumanism Offers an Ethical Transhumanist Alternative

by Christopher Benek

August 27, 2017

Transhumanism at its core is not some sci-fi or superhero, this will happen in 100 years, concept. Transhumanism is happening right now. As a pastor serving a local congregation, I see proof of transhumanism in my congregation everyday.


by Christopher Benek

August 18, 2017

WELCOME TO CHRISTOPHERBENEK.COM! Get Pioneering Insights about how Emerging Technology like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Nanotechnology, Christian Transhumanism and Genetic Engineering are impacting Theology and Christian Living by SU...


Religion News Service & The Houston Chronicle – As artificial intelligence grows, so do perceived threats to human uniqueness

by Christopher Benek

August 03, 2017

RNS interviews The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding concepts surrounding "the uncanny valley" hypothesis as it pertains to artificial intelligence. Read the full article HERE.


The Gospel Herald (China) – 性愛機械人助減性犯罪﹖救世軍反駁:它只會扭曲性慾望!

by Christopher Benek

July 24, 2017

The Gospel Herald (China) covers the theological commentary of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding robot & human relations. Read the full article HERE. Don't read Chinese? Try Google Translate.


The Christian Post – Sex With Robots Goes Against God’s Plan, Christian Ethicists Warn, Urge Ban on Child Sex Robots

by Christopher Benek

July 08, 2017

The Christian Post features The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek's theological take on sexbots. Read the full article HERE.


Česká Pozice – Robot a jeho pán aneb Může mít umělá inteligence vlastní etiku?

by Christopher Benek

July 07, 2017

Writing for Czech Magazine Česká Pozice, Blahoslav Hruška quotes The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek in his piece on AI Ethics. Read the full version HERE. Don't read Czech? Try Google Translate.


Inverse – This Religion is the First to Say Sex Robots are a Sin

by Christopher Benek

July 07, 2017

Jack Crosby of Inverse cites the writings of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek in an article dealing with theological implications of developing sexbots. Read the full article HERE.


Ministry Matters – Christians and Artificial Intelligence

by Christopher Benek

June 30, 2017

Mike Poteet quotes The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek regarding theological considerations regarding Christianity and AI. Read the full article HERE


When Science Advocates Say “(Expletive) Religion”

by Christopher Benek

June 29, 2017

There is presently a societal clash occurring over issues of inclusion in the fields of science and technology. Some advocates believe that all people should be equipped and encouraged to participate in making our scientific and technological fut...


Wonder Woman Depicts the Need for Christian Transhumanism

by Christopher Benek

June 16, 2017

Superheroes have always served as metaphors for the nuances of human behavior. The starkest dichotomies of these distinctions represent our hopes and fears of what humanity could potentially become through enhanced good or evil. Ironically, suc...


Stephen Hawking is Wrong About the Future of the Earth

by Christopher Benek

June 06, 2017

Stephen Hawking may be an extraordinary theoretical physicist and cosmologist, but he is a misguided futurist. The Earth is not going to be destroyed in 100—or even a 1000—years as he predicts. Instead, it is going to be remade into a new creat...


The March for Science Should Concern Christians

by Christopher Benek

May 26, 2017

Christians should be concerned by the recent international March for Science that happened this past April.


Psychology Today – The Pastor Who Found God in Technology

by Christopher Benek

May 17, 2017

Top innovator, creative thinker & global strategist, John Nosta interviews The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek on God, Christian Transhumanism & AI for Psychology Today. Read the article HERE.           Related StoriesThe Gospel Herald (China)...


The Neohuman Podcast with Agah Bahari – Episode 34 Christopher Benek

by Christopher Benek

May 04, 2017

Agah Bahari talks with The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek about the Christian Transhumanist Association on The Neohuman Podcast. Hear the full interview HERE           Related StoriesČeská Pozice – Robot a jeho pán aneb Může mít umělá inteligence vla...


A Letter from the Founding Chair of the Christian Transhumanist Association

by Christopher Benek

April 30, 2017

I want to say that it has been an honor serving as the Board Chair of the CTA for the past 3 years. This is an organization admittedly still in its infancy, and it rightly means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But its creat...


The Guardian – God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism & N+1 – Ghost in the Cloud

by Christopher Benek

April 30, 2017

Writing for The Guardian, Meghan O'Gieblyn, chronicles her personal journey and features a cameo appearance of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek. She writes "After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then fo...


The Atlantic – Is AI a Threat to Christianity?

by Christopher Benek

February 03, 2017

Johnathan Merritt, writing for The Atlantic, highlights to the work of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek as Merritt wrestles with issues surrounding AI and Christianity. Read the full story HERE.           Related StoriesPsychology Today – The Pasto...


Gizmodo – 8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Just Video Games

by Christopher Benek

January 21, 2017

Carli Velocci, of Gizmodo, points to the work of The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek as she explores various uses of VR in the modern context. Read the full story HERE.           Related StoriesPsychology Today – The Pastor Who Found God in Technology...


Architect – Strapping on the Sacred: When Religion Enters Virtual Reality

by Christopher Benek

January 21, 2017

Nicholas Korody, writing for the Architect, quotes The Rev. Dr. Christopher Benek as he investigates what VR will mean for the future of Religion. Read the full story HERE.           Related StoriesPsychology Today – The Pastor Who Found God in T...


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