Micah Redding — humanity, technology & the future

Christianity and Transhumanism

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Three strains of religious transhumanism

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 creation, cultivation of life, and self-transc...

What is Transhumanism?

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 have been in the past; that we should not resi...
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What is Transhumanism? And why should Christians care?

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 developments, like restoring hearing to the deaf, or sig...
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What is Technology?

A few days ago, I published an essay attempting to explain and define transhumanism. At root, I said, transhumanism is the idea that we can make things better. One comment suggested that I should add an important qualifier: transhumanism is the ...

Transhumanism and the Christian story

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 other people did not see this the way I did. The sa...
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What’s up with the word Transhumanist?

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 creating a better relationship between religion and technology. I’ve talked before about what ...
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Transhumanism is a Mars Hill opportunity

In Acts 17, the apostle Paul does something remarkable. He walks onstage at Mars Hill in Athens, the center of the philosophical tradition of the Greek world, and begins to talk about an unknown god. Unlike almost every other sermon in Acts, this...
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The New God Argument and A New Apologetics

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, laying the technical groundwork for a rational approach to religion and theology....