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Technology and Religion

Technology, Communication and Religion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

No matter one's feelings about the interaction of religion and technology, religion is being pushed, cajoled, uplifted, and profoundly changed by the technological advances of our time and merits greater study.

Online Communion Sparks Questions for Digital Age

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 12.04.2013 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

Is it crazy to discuss conducting this most historic act of faithfulness through a mediated form that is foreign to our historic understanding?

UNPLUG: Spiritual Lessons From A Lost Cell Phone

Rabbi Judith HaLevy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Judith HaLevy

I had totally given up, accepting that this loss was beyond my control. Yet there it was -- my phone -- disconnected, out of juice, sitting there in the middle of Torah.

5 Hopeful Signs For U.S. Congregations

David Briggs | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources. Yet there are also more hopeful trends about the health and mission of houses of worship.

Ask Not What Religion On The Internet Can Do For You...

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.27.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The web has only the ethics that people bring to it and provides the perfect vehicle for those who wish to spread misinformation, ridicule, provoke, or incite people of a different culture or belief.

The Online Funeral

Evan Selinger | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology
Evan Selinger

Far from being a settled matter, the appropriateness of public displays of grief is now being debated in the context of social media. Some applaud live-tweeting a funeral for extending the circle of participation. Others don't see things this way.