Theologian Teresa Berger on the power of digital worship in our times

By Anita Norman Teresa Berger (Photo credit: Robert Lisak)     Yale Divinity School’s Teresa Berger was studying the power of digitally mediated practices of worship long before the COVID-19 pandemic closed houses of worship and sent celebrants online. In 2018, Berger published “@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds,” a study of the ways old and new spiritual … Continue reading “Theologian Teresa Berger on the power of digital worship in our times”

There’s an app for that: Christian mindfulness, meditation apps find their moment

By Emily McFarlan Miller    Rachael Reynolds is a busy wife and mom of three who, like many parents, suddenly has been tasked with home-schooling her children and managing the anxiety of a pandemic. Reynolds, 34, also is a registered nurse and works three or four night shifts a week in the labor and delivery … Continue reading “There’s an app for that: Christian mindfulness, meditation apps find their moment”

Church apps for the quarantined

By Rae Hodge   These Christian apps can help you connect with your faith community from even the furthest pew. Peering into the glowing screen of your laptop, you can’t smell the incense from a thurible. But in the face of pandemic, communities of faith around the world are now ramping up the online infrastructure … Continue reading “Church apps for the quarantined”

Online Worship (may not be) the Answer You are Looking For

  As many of us are doing, I am spending time each day keeping up on the moment to moment changes with COVID-19 and the pandemic. As the senior warden in my Episcopal parish, seminary professor, and online educator, training current and future pastors in discipleship and spiritual formation, my days are being spent brainstorming … Continue reading “Online Worship (may not be) the Answer You are Looking For”

Does giving up social media for Lent deny the flesh? It’s complicated

By Tara isabella Burton   For the second year in a row, I gave up Instagram for Lent. Social media, particularly visual social media, is a particular indulgence of mine, a vice to which I am often particularly vulnerable: the desire to be seen, to create a public and visually arresting narrative of my own life, … Continue reading “Does giving up social media for Lent deny the flesh? It’s complicated”