Top 10 Books of 2015

Welcome to the sixth annual edition of my top books of the year. To qualify for the list, the book must be published in 2015, I must have read the book, and the content of the book resonated with and significantly enriched me and/or my understanding of the subject. Diana Butler Bass Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution Ron Clark Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life John Dominic Crossan How to Read More …

Is Technology Good for Religion?

In a recent Washington Post article Lisa Miller argues that technology is good for religion.  Building her argument primarily on the views of adherents rather than experts, she focuses on the value of apps to support rather than replace religious practices.  In short, she believes: Technology can greatly enhance religious practice. Groups that restrict and fear it participate in their own demise. So What? Religion involves connection with the divine and with other people following the same Read More …

Technology and the Church: Crisis or Opportunity

Lisa Miller is the author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife (2010), and formerly served as religion editor at Newsweek.  She recently wrote "My Take: how technology could bring down the church," for CNN's Belief Blog.  In this article Miller argues that the printing press was the key technology that enabled the success of the Protestant Reformation and the current move away from print editions of the Bible to digital ones like YouVersion may enable the church to go virtual Read More …