(RNS) Jana Riess, popular Mormon blogger at Religion News Service, spent four years tweeting every book of the Old and New Testaments with pith and wit. Now, the complete collection — each chapter condensed to 140 characters — is on sale as “The Twible.”
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ROME (RNS) The Vatican has said that use of the new “.catholic” Internet domain will be limited to official organizations such as Catholic churches, parishes, schools and the like, and that individual Catholics or bloggers won’t be allowed to use it.
ROME (RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who was considered a leading candidate to become pope in the March conclave that selected Pope Francis, is no stranger to pop music-related controversy.
(RNS) Old ideas just need to be abandoned and something fresh and responsive allowed to emerge. Old ideas always benefit someone, and those someones tend to push back to protect their benefits. But that self-protective push-back isn’t a viable strategy.
Social media creates new avenues for innovative religious practices, like photo sharing as an offering of prayer. These new religious practices don’t replace religious communities; rather, they add to them.
(RNS) The notion of God as an artist is hardly new. But when Twitter and Pinterest users take to their smartphones to snap pictures of sunrises and sunsets and attribute those “masterpieces” to God, they are exhibiting a new sort of adoration.
(RNS) Pope Francis plans to grant plenary indulgences by Twitter during the World Youth Day, which will be held July 23-28 in Brazil. But to get an indulgence, Catholics must have already had their sins absolved by a priest.
(RNS) Popular evangelical author and speaker John Piper regularly tweets Bible verses, but two verses tweeted after the Oklahoma tornado struck some as at best insensitive and at worst bad theology.
(RNS) A shocking number of people are taking the moment of media attention to lash out at Rick Warren on their digital tom-toms following the suicide of Warren’s son, Matthew.