(RNS) Since her year without internet, Esther Emery has moved to rural Idaho, gone off grid and reconnected with her Christian faith — all things she said she’s not sure would have happened if not for the yearlong experiment.
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(RNS) The first visit of an American president to Hiroshima occasions a broader and ongoing debate about the ethics and strategic value of nuclear weapons.
(RNS) The U.S. military is about to take a giant step forward in fighting wars without directly endangering American soldiers. Is this a good thing?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis, a professed technology "dinosaur," met with Eric Schmidt. But the pair may have discussed more than getting the pope up to speed with the digital age.
(RNS) Sitting around the table helps measure the health of relationships, the pontiff said: “If in a family there’s something that doesn’t work, or a hidden wound, at the table it's understood immediately.”
(RNS) A new app called Instapray, founded by Stanford grad Fryderyk Ovcaric and backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel among others, is billed as "a safe place that connects people around the world through prayers." But it also puts some of our...
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has decried the “filth” of online pornography and warned people against wasting time on their computers.
Former Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller once warned that advances in technology could demolish the Christian Church. But new data indicates that technology has become an empowerment tool for both pastors and parishioners.
(RNS) Having trouble sticking to those New Year's resolutions? Here are 10 apps to help you achieve your goals, while also donating to charity.
(RNS) Religious emojis are on the rise. A new batch will be part of Unicode's upcoming release.
(RNS) Plagiarism has been a long-standing issue among pastors, who are expected to churn out fresh content each week for sermons while in some cases also penning best-selling books.
To honor eight years of Twitter, the social network allowed users to find their first tweet.
(RNS) The two-and-a-half-hour debate Tuesday (Feb. 4) between Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Bill Nye the Science Guy was a much-hyped showdown between the creationism and evolution camps. Here are some morsels.
Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride still attract a lot of attention. But as the Internet and other media invade American life, our vices have also gone virtual, according to a new study. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) As 150,000 Orthodox Jews in North America celebrate the completion of a seven-year Talmud study program August 1, it’s easier than ever to study scripture, with the advent of websites, podcasts and smartphone apps. By Chris Lisee.