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Christian educators: Don’t be afraid of ChatGPT

By Brian Paige — January 20, 2023
(RNS) — Emerging technology causes us to wrestle with issues of the heart.
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Psychedelic chaplains: In clinical trials, a new form of spiritual guide emerges

By Kathryn Post — December 13, 2022
(RNS) — Spiritual care practitioners are being trained to support patients undergoing psychedelic therapy in clinical trials and decriminalized settings.

Will Chat GPT rot our brains?

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 12, 2022
(RNS) — In which I test drive Chat GPT. So you don't have to.

Trump’s Twitter return sparks concern among faith groups

By Jack Jenkins — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — New owner Elon Musk has gone back on his promise not to replatform anyone before instituting a transparent process that included outside input, according to the Anti-Defamation League's head.

The Twitter exodus: As a Christian minister, I can no longer stay

By Chuck Currie — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — As long as Musk is in charge without restraints or oversight, I'll be away. 

As a country we’re in need of healing. Here’s how Shabbat can help.

By Aliza Kline — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — The ancient Jewish ritual of Shabbat, especially Friday night dinners, can help young adults navigate the obstacles to well-being.

New dating apps — and ‘in person’ mixers — target religious and political niches

By Kathryn Post — September 27, 2022
(RNS) — Two new niche dating sites are hitting the market, promising that shared values are key to long-lasting relationships.

Pushed online in pandemic, women of color find safe spaces for faith and healing

By Kathryn Post — September 8, 2022
(RNS) — ‘There’s really no space in the nonprofit world, racial justice world or the ministry world that is just for women of color.’

In his debut country album, Rhett McLaughlin breaks up — with God

By Riley Farrell — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The ‘Good Mythical Morning’ comedian goes on a spiritual deconstruction journey in his album, ‘James and the Shame.’

Millennials adopt digital worship, but not at the expense of IRL faith

By Kathryn Post — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — Forty-one percent of US respondents and 29% of Canadian respondents reported consuming religious or spiritual digital content at least once a month.

When mixing faith with furries, things can get hairy

By Riley Farrell — August 2, 2022
(RNS) — A Christian movement has established itself inside the mostly religion resistant world of furry fandom.

There is a lot of antisemitic hate speech on social media – and algorithms are partly to blame

By Sabine von Mering and Monika Hübscher — July 26, 2022
(The Conversation) — Antisemitism today does not always appear in the form of traditional hate speech. It manifests in GIFs, memes, vlogs, comments and reactions on social media platforms.

The Webb telescope vs. young Earth creationism

By Mark Silk — July 21, 2022
(RNS) — The Webb telescope's images have elicited faith-based comments that Galileo might recognize.
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