You’ve heard of heart monitors and devices that enable doctors to keep track of brain activity.
Did you know that you can keep track of the activity in your soul?
Apparently, that’s the premise behind SoulPulse.org – an ongoing research study conducted by a team of sociologists and psychologists. Even noted pastor and author John Ortberg is one of the team members supporting this. According to the website, SoulPulse “explores the role of spirituality in everyday life and how it relates character, health, well-being, and daily circumstances. It also gives participants a way to grow personally by learning more about their own spirituality.”
SoulPulse primarily relies on collecting data through smartphones or tablets (or email, if needed) as participants record how they’re feeling from one moment to the next. This data is then matched to their profile, creating an understanding of any trends that show when they’re most apt to connect with God or experience a fruit of the Spirit. After fourteen days, a summary report maps out the trends so people can better understand which activities best foster spiritual awareness.
ABCNews.com covered the story. noting the spiritual journey of the project’s head researcher Bradley Wright, a University of Connecticut Professor and author of “Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites… and Other Lies You’ve Been Told,” The website itself also adds in its FAQ section, “SoulPulse is open to all people regardless of religious belief. Participants who don’t believe in God can respond about a higher power or whatever is holy to them.”
What do you think of this?