Posts Categorized: Popular press

Church bans 9/11 Israel conspiracy priest from using social media

From the Telegraph The Church of England has recently banned the Reverend Stephen Sizer from speaking, writing, tweeting, or blogging on the Middle East. Reverend Stephen Sizer believes that Israel was behind the September 11 terrorist attacks and has been promoting conspiracy theories. Early in February, the Board of Deputies of British Jews filed a… Read more »


“You are not alone! Instapray is a safe place that connects people around the world through prayers. Request prayers, share your prayers, pray for someone, and get connected! Become a part of the Instapray community and share your love, support, happiness, or struggles with the world around you.” ‘Instapray’ App Marvels Values Voters A… Read more »

Spadaro on Vatican journalism and digital media

The editor of “Civiltà Cattolica” speaks at the conference to launch Vatican Insider in Chinese and Arabic about the challenges of digital media to religious information …Relevance is not conferred by repeater websites, by “parroting” websites that re-launch the same content through an ably arranged strategy. This only creates an echo through which everyone hears… Read more »

Churches embrace apps for sermon notes, social media, bulletins, but focus can be a concern

When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smartphones, tap the silver “Get Hope” app and open the sermon notes. “We never really knew if anybody was reading them,” said Joe Woolworth, the church’s media director. “People would… Read more »

How churches and nonprofits are using the cloud

Churches don’t appear to be as afraid of jumping into cloud technology as their enterprise counterparts, perhaps out of necessity — or simply a leap of faith? Cloud service providers are offering service levels and security that rival that of many in-house IT departments, making the cloud a less frightening place for enterprise data centers and… Read more »

Pros and cons of being a heretic on Faceboook

In the November 13 issue of USA Today there was an article about “A mysterious blogger who set off an uproar in the Arab world by claiming he was God and hurling insults at the Prophet Muhammad is now behind bars — caught in a sting that used Facebook to track him down.” Below is… Read more »

The Dead Sea Scrolls online

As this Reuters article announced the Dead Sea Scrolls will be available online in high-resolution images. The New York Times coverage has more details about the history a of the scrolls and the technical aspects of the project of putting them online. Neither piece mentions when will the images be available (although NYT mentions the… Read more »

(Reactions to the) U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

On September 28 the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released the results of “U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, a nationwide poll conducted from May 19 through June 6, 2010, among 3,412 Americans age 18 and older, on landlines and cell phones, in English and Spanish.” The Executive summary is interesting enough on its own… Read more »