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 …

High Levels of Education and Religion

The claim that as levels of education increase levels of religious belief and practice decrease is stated so often that many simply assume it is true.  Earlier this year, I shared Barry A. Kosmin's (Trinity College) work that provides substantive data suggesting the relationship between religion and education is far more complex than this generalization.  In fact, in some areas those with post-graduate degrees have higher rates of belief or practice than those with less education, Read More …