A Blessing and a Curse: The Power of the Internet on Our Religious Lives
The Internet has changed the way ideas are communicated and people are mobilized, and therefore has immense implications for the personal and communal practice of religion. Paul Raushenbush, senior religion editor for the Huffington Post, discussed the power of the web as it relates to community, authority, and tradition, as well as its potential destructive and constructive power. He also offered best practice tips for those who wish to be more effective with blogging and social media.
Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the senior religion editor for the Huffington Post. He is also an ordained American Baptist minister who preaches at colleges, churches, and institutes around the country. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight and is a repeated guest on CNN and NPR. His first book, Teen Spirit: One World, Many Faiths (HCI) was released in the Fall of 2004. In addition, he is the editor of the 100th Anniversary edition of Walter Rauschenbusch's book Christianity and the Social Crisis – In the 21st Century (HarperOne).