I’ll be spending the coming week exploring Web-based religious participation, and I’m hoping that you, my readers, will be willing to help me out by answering one or more of the questions below.
(A) Which of the following do you consider yourself:
- Digital Native (you don’t remember a time before the Internet)
- Digital Immigrant (you feel fully at home in the Internet)
- Digital Alien (you have your green card, but you don’t feel fluent in the language and customs)
- Digital Tourist (the Internet is a place you visit, but you don’t live here)
(B) Aside from reading (this blog)(my Facebook feed), which of the following ways do you access religious content online online? (I also ask for specific examples of each kind of content, but if you don’t have the time to get specific, I’d still love to know which types of content, if any, you access.)
- Looking at a congregation’s Web site, or a denomination’s Web site (please list one or more)
- Reading sacred texts (Bible, Qu’ran, etc.) online (please specify which ones)
- Reading religious blogs online (please name some)
- Watching videos with religious content online (please describe one you remember)
- Listening to sermon podcasts online (please say who was preaching)
- Listening to religious music, broadly defined, online (please name some performers, composers, and/or songs/works)
- Taking classes in religion or religious topics online (please describe one or more)
- Looking at religious content online with your children (please specify)
- Other (please specify)
(C) Any general comments about online religious content?
If you’ve never commented before, I’d really love to hear your answers to one or more of the above questions. Even if you don’t access any other online religious content, I’d still love to know that. Thanks in advance for your assistance!