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Writer, educator, speaker on religion, spirituality & culture. Senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches. Author of Tweet If You <3 Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation and Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible. Next Up: Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of Am...
By Elizabeth Drescher. Posted by Bearings on , in 21stCenturyReligion, 21stCenturySpirituality A few weeks ago I gave a talk at a local chapter of Sunday Assembly, a gathering started by British comedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones that was briefly known as "the atheist church" and that, ironically, draws on the "seeker sensitive" church planting methods of conservative megachurch pastor Rick Warren.
Since the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI-@pontifex to Twitter followers-begins tweeting after his regular Wednesday audience in Rome, the #askpontifex hashtag meant to gather concerns of the faithful has buzzed with questions.
On July 20, just after James Holmes wounded 58 and killed 12 people at the opening of the latest Batman film at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, The Telegraph published a "history of mass shootings in the U.S. since Columbine"-a list of nearly 30 shooting sprees with lethal results.