When the Internet Greeted Pope Francis

Building Patheos has been the great professional project of my last four years, and I’m a big believer in its purpose and in its future.  But it’s pretty astonishing to consider how far we’ve come already — which points, I think, to the great need for a credible, high quality marketplace of religious ideas online.  That marketplace, Patheos, now reaches all around the world.

Our partners at Avalon Consulting are experts at big data, and they put together a really interesting heat map showing internet reaction to the announcement of Pope Francis.  Many thanks to them for sharing this with us:

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About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering