Defining Sacred Space in a Virtual World

Thursday, February 10, 2011

On Wednesday, we discussed a new iPhone app which helps Catholic users prepare for the act of confession. To Patrick Leinen, creator of The Confession App, the use of interactive media is a natural and necessary evolution for religions that hope to keep up the pace with a world that rapidly embraces new technology. 

But how about Twitter, Facebook and MySpace; how do these social networks fare in the religious experience of the 21st Century?

For the answer, we speak with Lisa Miller, author of “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife” and Ash Greyson, managing editor of BeliefNet.com. How can religious individuals "sanctify" the tools offered by social media?

Guests:

Ash Greyson and Lisa Miller Religion Editor at Newsweek and author of Heaven:

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Jean Thomson

Maybe I'm alone, but this story made me think of the "confessional" robot in Woody Allen's movie "Sleeper." Once again, Woody has predicted what comes next.

Feb. 10 2011 02:49 PM

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