Category Archives: Internet Ministry

-Facebook Now Has a Billion Users: Implications for a Worldwide Harvest

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Facebook now has over a Billion users which includes nearly half of all those on the Internet worldwide.  According to a LA Times article Facebook execs are shooting for the rest:

"We’re not a company that is just trying to add more people," said Chris Cox, Facebook’s vice president of product. "What we are trying to do is build a service that everyone in the world can use."

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It is amazing how the Internet has become a part of the lives of so many people in so little time. Here is just one social network that is now touching over a billion people worldwide in over a hundred nations. The fact that it has happened in only 8 years is really shocking. It took Christianity over 1900 years to reach a billion souls.

From a Christian perspective, the Internet has the potential to become the new ‘Roman Road’ that can even provide access to people in lands where missionaries are not allowed to go. Now people can come to Christ and receive Christian and Biblical teaching on the Internet even if they live in countries like Saudi Arabia where Christian churches are illegal.

The potential for using the Internet and social networks like Facebook for spreading the Gospel is astounding. It gives me real hope for taking the ‘good news’ of Jesus Christ to every nation and for a worldwide Christian harvest and revival in this generation.            *Top

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-Internet Evangelism Day

Sunday May 15 is Internet Evangelism Day.

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The organizers of the day offer more than 20 eBooks for free plus lots of other resources on doing ministry on the Internet.

The titles include:

  • NetCasters: Using the Internet to Make Fishers of Men by Craig von Buseck
  • God Space: where spiritual conversations happen naturally by Doug Pollock
  • Effective Church Websites for Emerging Generations by Frank Johnson
  • Several books by church communications trainer Yvon Prehn

Check out the full list here: Free Internet Evangelism Day Books

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-Internet the Key to Fulfilling the Great Commission?

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Here’s is an observation made by Walt Wilson, founder and CEO of Global Media Outreach during a recent conference at Biola University:

“By 2015 there will be WiFi everywhere on the face of the earth.”

“We are the first generation in all of human history to hold within our hands the technology to reach every man, woman, and child on the earth by 2020. Our generation has within its grasp everything that is required to fulfill the Great Commission.”

The Internet is changing everything. No this is not an exaggeration and I happen to believe that in spite of all the controversy God is behind it all. Just like the Roman peace, road system, and universal use of the Greek language made it possible for Christianity to spread across the known world in the first generation. Today the internet is doing the same thing in this generation—actually making it possible for folks to begin to talk about fulfilling the Great Commission of taking the Gospel to every nation.

Right now I know of several Christian ministries that are targeting unreached cultures and people nations through the Internet—places where it is impossible and illegal for missionaries to go. Nevertheless people in those nations are coming to Christ and new churches are being planted.

It is pretty incredible how the Net has made the world a much smaller place. The Islamic autocrats can no longer keep their folks from finding out the truth about Jesus. One Click with the browser and you can get the best Bible teaching of all time no matter where you live. In fact my blogs including this one have been visited by folks from nearly every country on Earth—196 to date. We are living in exciting times.               *Top

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Bishop Weeks Seeks New Wife on the Web!

image Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III, is seeking his 3rd wife on the web. The good Bishop is going to document his effort in 10 streaming video “Web Episodes” of his reality show “WHO WILL BE THE NEXT MRS. WEEKS” on his website.

Thomas is the ex-husband of televangelist Juanita Bynum.

Response: I really did think that this was some kind of joke at first. All I can do is just shake my head and wonder how any part of the American church has come down to this in my lifetime.            *Top

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An Anniversary Belatedly Observed

The 2nd Anniversary of this blog went unnoticed while I was flat on my back nursing some kind of bug.   Charismatica Blog started two years ago on April 2, 2006.

 image_thumbThis actually makes me a ‘tweener’ in the blogosphere. The ‘ancient sages’ came before 2003, the ‘mature’ webloggers started in 2004-5, then came the popular deluge of blogs starting in 2005-6 -‘the adults’. The path was already well worn when I started in 2006, yet so much has happened since in the blogosphere it will be interesting to see what comes next–we are really still at the beginning of this web genre.   

This was actually my 2nd blog. I started blogging at ANSWERS For The Faith a month earlier on March 5, 2006.  My original idea for CHARISMATICA was to make a website with referral links (See: “Referral Pages: Revival Ministries-links”) to all the different ministries that had come through my home church at one time or another. Ministries that I wanted to keep up on.

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