Mashable looks at how smart phones are changing worship:
There are plenty of recognizable figures in the digital universe. And if recent trends are any indication, religious icons may soon edge into the spotlight.
Other religions, Abrahamic and onward, have embraced digitization — in the form of apps, social networks and day-to-day practices. In the app market, there’s an iQuran, iTorah and Book of Mormon; an Islamic Compass provides Muslims with accurate prayer times and directions; a Buddhist Meditation Trainer shares quotes, exercises and tranquil soundtracks. And an upcoming Google Glass app called JewGlass translates Hebrew and locates nearby synagogues and kosher restaurants.
Gruenewald (founder of YouVersion’s Bible app) agrees. When he attended a Christian conference in Australia four years ago, one of the speakers asked attendees to hold up their Bibles. “There were about 20,000 people there. I looked around the room, and thousands — thousands — were holding their phones and Kindles up in the air. I knew from that point that the context was going to change forever.”
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