Posts from the Larger Community


  • Dear Fundamentalist Christians

    Dear Fundamentalist Christians,We don’t know each other very well, but you have been saying some bizarrely inaccurate things about two organizations I belong to: the Mormon Transhumanist Association and the Christian Transhumanist Association. I r...


  • This Post Is Brought to You by Fundamentalist Christianity

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  • Mormon and Queer

    *This is a copy of my profile for Faces of Affirmation.  Hello. I’m Blaire Ostler. I’m a born and raised Mormon. I come from nine generations of Mormon pioneers. I often joke that if there is a Mormon gene, I have it. I’m also a gender variant, se...


  • Concerning Theism

    I’ve recently been asked by several friends about my conception of the divine, and how I maintain my faith in God as a theist, philosopher, and intellectual. Many of my Mormon friends who experience a faith crisis or faith transition often turn to...


  • What Does Beyonce, AI and Democracy All Have in Common?

    Answer: they are all mentioned in the Superposition Magazine.  As some of you may not know, besides keeping this blog I am also writing for a newly launched SuperPosition magazine. I am excited to be part of this new endeavor that aims to broaden ...


  • Finding Unity in Diversity Through Christ

    *This is the text of a talk I gave at the Provo Pride Interfaith Night at the Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ. One of my favorite examples of finding unity in diversity is through Christ.The word Christ comes from the Greek ...


  • Scripture and The Evolving Mind

    I just finished watching an absolutely wonderful movie called “Come Sunday“, which is a movie about internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson, who has a crisis of faith when he receives guidance from God that contradicts scripture and puts h...


  • Why Turing Church is a space religion


  • More Than a Statistic

    I’ll begin by acknowledging this post might be too much, too intimate, too real, too vulnerable. I have learned genuine intimacy and vulnerability can leave people uncomfortable or frightened. Honesty, genuine honesty, isn’t always wanted. Even so...


  • Our Roles in Education and Learning

    Greetings, Today I wanted to take some time and touch on an important element of society; education. Specifically, I wanted to address the various roles that exist in each sphere of identity in terms of education, and how best those roles can be f...


  • My Funeral (God Forbid)

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  • Gatekeeping Trans and Intersex Bodies

    Trans and intersex bodies have been the battleground of gender essentialist gatekeeping. Our bodies have been questioned, scrutinized, examined, dissected, and cut while being met with skepticism, fear, and even hatred. The gatekeepers have assign...


  • God of SuperPosition – Part 1: Seeing Miracles

    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

    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?

    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? ...


  • The Power of Decision

    The power of decision is my own. Let us today be truly humble, and accept what we have made as what it is. 2 The power of decision is our own. 3 Decide but to accept your rightful place as co-creator of the universe, and all you think you made wil...


  • Tales of the Turing Church: Book draft for early readers


  • Emergent Christianity Blog Series: What is it?

    One of the central themes of this blog is about changing our mind. It may seem at first to be an ambiguous statement, but in truth, it is the most essential decision a person can make in their life. It can be very easy for people to fall into repe...


  • Faith, Works, Grace, and Tacos

    In my work at the Mormon Transhumanist Association, I am often asked, “Where does faith fit into Mormon Transhumanism? Are religious transhumanists just faithless, closeted-atheists with no trust in God? What about grace? Are faith and grace relic...


  • On Being a Healing Presence

    I receive newsletters from Unity every so often, and today I received a letter reminding me of the upcoming 25th anniversary of World Day of Prayer. I have always appreciated the altitude of thinking of the Unity faith, built on the teachings of C...