Monday, November 20, 2006

Special Issue on Rituals on the Internet

Online - Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet has just launched it's second edition featuring a special issue on "Rituals on the Internet". This journal began through the impetus of the second international conference on religion and the internet called: Online-Religions and Rituals-Online, held in Germany in 2004. If you look closely at the site you will also see an article I wrote entitled "Spiritualising the Internet. Uncovering Discourses and Narratives of Religious Internet Usage" which was published in their first edition. They have also anounced a "Call for Papers" for an upcoming issues on "Virtual Worlds". For more information contact, Kerstin Radde-Antweiler at

Monday, November 13, 2006

Going Into Godmode in Left Behind

A colleague just forwared me an interesting article from WIRED magazine. Going Into Godmode in Left Behind is a review of an interesting new Christian video game based on the Left Behind series focused on the book of Revelations. You too can join the tribulation force to battle the one-world government, just remember to not let your "spirit ranking" run low or you might be seduced or destoyed by the evil mineons of the anti-christ. Also check out Left Behind Games

A Long Hiatus...

Well it has been over four months since my last post. This was due to the fact my last post came right before a speedy retreat had to be made from Haifa due to Hezbollah firing rockets at the city. I spent the last 2 weeks of my time in Israel at a friend's parent's house in Jerusalem and left at the end of July minus most of my clothes and research material which were still in Haifa. Finally in October I was able to get most of my things back. Recovering from this eventful summer combined with a busy teaching schedule means I feel haven't had much time to even spit some weeks, let alone blog. But the semester is wrapping up and there is light at the end of the tunnel, so I hope to now get back to the business at hand…Looking for religion in the realms of new media.