• Saturday, as anybody who knows me has already heard, we rolled out a new website, Christian Hub. It’s pretty much an automated site, bringing together links from all over, not only FPress’s sites, but many others by saints and servants. I’m pleased with the initial response.
• Having spent a few hours putting this site together and searching out good brotherhood spots, I was struck by how many church and ministry websites aren’t up to snuff technically. To be more specific, by providing RSS feeds, through which titles and links can be picked up and shared. So yesterday’s FMag editorial, “Don’t Get Stuck,” takes off from that sad fact.
• Will talk more today to the owners of a new restaurant on the plaza, where I’ve been lunching lately, about doing a website for them. From what I can tell, it’s a family project mom and pop and son. I like that.
• Bible reading this week is 1 John, Monday through Friday, one chapter each weekday. Why not pick up and start reading with us, using the plan for slow readers?
• Did I mention the July issue of Bulletin Digest arrived in the mail? Seems I did. I pray for the success of the magazine.
• Last night after Vicki picked me up, we went by the vet’s and got the dogs where they’d been left earlier. As I waited on Vicki in the car, I popped open the laptop and caught a signal from the technical school across the street. I typed in the vet’s URI on the sign but nothing came up. I locked up the car, went inside and asked the owner if she didn’t have a functioning website. She called up a holding page that was all she had. She’d paid half the setup fee one year ago to someone and still has no website. I told her I’d do it for the other half. We’ll see what happens.

PHOTO: Building (painted green) for rent the church is considering. It’s next to my office and faces a plaza with major bus stop (covered area). My office is accessed through the second white door with round blue sign over it.

• Since yesterday I’m filling in for Richard Mansel on Forthright Magazine, and have been for Barbara Ann as well on BrotherhoodNews.com. They’re both headed to FHU Lectureship where our Forthright Press will have a book exhibit, which we’ve offered to share with Clarity Publications and Gospel Opportunities Evangelism. Be sure to visit our booth there!

• Also, Richard’s grandmother died on Wednesday, so he drove from Ga., to Florence, Ala., yesterday for visitation and the funeral. We’re praying the Lord comfort the family. Continue reading

Richard Mansel, with whom I have more than one connection, was interviewed today about his congregation’s website by his local newspaper, CoastalCourier.com. Some of his comments:

“In a military community with military members, deployed members can visit the Web site and keep up with what is going on in the church. … Writing is my passion. I have these words on the inside that need to come out. … The Web site should be active and updated. Churches can also post CDs and DVDs of sermons. The Internet allows you to present your sermons to the masses. Some people enjoying reading the sermon, listening to it on audio, or watching the sermon.” Continue reading