March 7, 2009 – CORP Director Debra L. Mason was interviewed about technology use by churches for an article, “PTL*: Praise the Lord, Local church invites prayer requests via text message,” appearing in the Columbia Daily Tribune on March 7, 2009.
“I think faith communities need to use whatever technology exists to communicate with their parishioners,” said Debra Mason, director of the Center on Religion and the Professions. “As they try to engage younger churchgoers, they need to be on the technology that those churchgoers are using. And that means text messaging, Facebook or Twitter.”
Mason provided information about the role of technology in churches and faith outreach, types of technology and trends.