February 16, 2010

Is the iPhone becoming an object of worship?

by David Masters

The Christian faithful need not shun the latest technology thanks to a plethora of religious applications for the Apple iPhone.

The applications, dubbed the “apps of the apostles” by Christian website the Ship of Fools, include a Bible verse reader, a virtual church organ, and a Hallelujah button.

“I think the ones that will succeed are those that fulfil a genuine need, but are also imaginative,” Stephen Goddard, co-editor of Ship of Fools, told the Telegraph.

He added that the applications provide a simple way for believers to keep in touch with their faith.

Other apps featured on the site include the BibleShaker, which provides a Bible verse on a chosen theme when the iPhone is shaken, and the Mizrach Compass, which always points towards Jerusalem.

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