Evangelizing online

August is upon us … one last chance for that Summer vacation! Taking a virtual vacation from the usual blog posts, this one falls more under the rubric of marketing and promotion as we invite you to … save the date of October 18, 2014.  That’s when the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and […]

A Silent Nation

The United States is fully aware that 500,000 human beings were recently bullied into leaving their homes in Mosul, Iraq. They know that those Christian people were given an ultimatum by terrorists to convert, leave, or die.’ It is frustrating that our nation, founded on freedom, has yet to respond, and has so far done […]

The Soul’s Eye

Two recent news items point to interesting links between the digital and the human. In one, scientists propose that the popularity of Internet stories correlated with their appeal to human emotions.  What makes videos go viral?  According to the latest research, it’s not the use of clever computer algorithms but the ability to capture high-arousal […]

World Cup and World Media

Neither sentence nor clause nor phrase, two words have recently captured the world’s attention:  “Because Fútbol.”  After 62 matches over 30 days, the World Cup competition is now down to its final two teams, but its fan base far exceeds the citizens of Argentina and Germany. Sports, in general, and international competitions, in particular, have […]

TheoCom14

Sunny California was the place to be for some 35 scholars from around the world — including the John Cardinal Foley Chair — who gathered this week to consider the impact of digital technologies on theological reflection. Taking place in the Silicon Valley, the third annual forum featured cutting-edge questions and penetrating discussions: Might Facebook […]