Posts tagged "twitter"
In The News: Poetry, Puritans, Politicians and more!

In The News: Poetry, Puritans, Politicians and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In The News: #LoveWins, #TakeItDown, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

In The News: #LoveWins, #TakeItDown, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

A round-up of the week's religion news.
In The News: Talal Asad, Taylor Swift, Turbans, and more!

In The News: Talal Asad, Taylor Swift, Turbans, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

RT if u <3 da Sistas

Ashley Baxstrom: You’ve probably heard at this point about the Vatican’s statement concerning what it considers to be the wayward actions of its sisters in faith. You can refer to The Revealer’s “Radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith” for the basics, including how nuns were “reprimanded for making public statements that ‘disagree with...

Hey, Most Powerful Military in the World

In just 140 characters at a time the Taliban is talking back to the US Military:
The New York Daily News reported that the account @isafmedia wrote: “How much longer will terrorists put innocent Afghans in harm’s way?” To which Abdulqahar Balkhi, a "mouthpiece" for the Taliban, rebutted: “I dnt knw. U hve bn pttng them n...

One Verse at a Time

Ashley Baxstrom: There are trending topics, and then there are trending topics. Like the kind that will last 86 years rather than a week. Bonus staying power if they’re holy! Beliefnet reported a project called "#TweetTheBible,” started by some guy named Anthony J. Thompson and his friends, who basically joked that St. Paul would totally...


Kathryn Montalbano: After a 3-hour debate today in the New York State Assembly, the future of gay marriage in New York--and ultimately, the nation--remains unsolved and undistinguished from concurrent deliberation, including a property tax cap and New York City rent control. Meanwhile, rallies in Albany--for and against gay marriage--have highlighted the preeminence of the issue...


Our very favorite story these days is the one about how, you know, those religious people -- the pope, nuns, pastors, really Christian Christians -- are surprisingly into technology.  Gasp!  Doesn't religion mean medieval sensibilities or at least some backwards technophobia?  But it would seem, as The Guardian reports today, that everybody's on twitter...

Celebrity Reaction to Osama’s Death, And Its Dangers

I am embarassed to admit this (really quite embarrassed) but I learned about Osama Bin laden's assasination from Paris Hilton. I fell asleep at 10 pm on Sunday night and when I woke up in the morning I rolled over and opened my Twitter feed. There it was: @ParisHilton: Just landed back in LA, so happy...

Lent in 140 Characters

Clint Rainey: Stephen Smith, at Bible Gateway, has for three years made an annual top-100 list and snazzy tag cloud with what Twitterers say they’re giving up for Lent. This year, he wrangled up 85,000 messages tweeted between March 7 and March 10. (March 9 was Ash Wednesday, the first...


Stoning is so 2022 #qatar

Nasya Bahfen: Much of the twitterverse was definitely not down with soccer’s world governing body FIFA handing the 2022 World Cup to a tiny oil-rich Middle Eastern nation not renowned for its press freedom, and with a conjoined part-Islamic, part-civil legal system. The awarding of the biggest sporting tournament in the world...