"Using a computer for online religious activity... could become the
dominant form of religion and religious experience in the next century."
- Professor B Brasher, author: Give me that Online Religion (Jossey-Bass).
FRIVOLOUS NONSENSE OR POWERFUL EMERGING TREND?
Although the Internet first grew in USA and northern Europe, it is now
no longer a toy for the rich Westerners. Users in China are expected to
reach 100 million in 2003. Only one country in the world bans Internet
usage - N. Korea.
A report by the Barna Research Group projects that within this decade
as many as 50 million individuals may rely solely upon the Internet to
provide all of their faith-based experiences.
According to the Barna website, "...if the research projections hold true,
even the least appealing of the 11 Net-based faith alternatives tested
(online worship) would likely attract some 30 to 35 million adults. The
most attractive option (listening to religious teaching online) would likely
draw more than 100 million adults."
HE TRAINS MY FINGERS FOR BATTLE
Psalm 144:1 says, "Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands
for war, my fingers for battle." In my case, as an Internet Itinerant, He trains
my FINGER (singular) for battle. I'm a one -finger typist and, for some odd reason,
God has chosen me for this online ministry. Since 1999, millions of people
have been reading these messages - whether by subscribing, forwarding or
reading them as others have posted them on their won website or published
them in magazines, printed and electronic.
As you know, I have a new Website (www.YourTown4Jesus.com) which
is really blessing people across the globe! Here's what others have said...
YAY! Very cool, looks great!
- Kathy Goodman, Scotland
I congratulate you for this great achievement. CONGRATULATIONS
- Brother Israel Ikpeka, Nigeria
WOW!! Mike, that's pretty cool! I like it, I like it!!! CONGRATS!! It's
definitely more pleasing to the eye than the other design.
- Gerrianne Waring, Texas
I love the new website. It's like upgrading from a Ford Escort to a Lexus...
You ain't seen nuthin yet. Keep up the good work
- Tommy Musick, Texas
I visited your web site and thought it was great!
- Dr. Eddie Salyer, Texas
The site has received nearly 7,000 hits in its first sic days. It has a built-in statistical data feature that reveals some
fascinating statistics. For instance, people from Sweden, Japan, Pakistan,
Germany, Brazil, Singapore, Canada and others have visited the site,
nearly 10% of those spending from 30 minutes to over an hour once they
When you get to the website, PLEASE sign up for the RSS (really Simple Syndication). The plan is
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Be strengthened in your faith and give glory to God!