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WEB EVANGELISM BULLETIN

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W-E-B Issue 171~ June 2009
Monthly ISSN 471-0323

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USING POPULAR CULTURE
CONFERENCES
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AVAILABLE
FREE STUFF FOR EDITORS
EVANGELISM: ANSWERING OR POSING QUESTIONS
CHURCH CMS SYSTEMS REVIEW
BLOGGING AND SOCIAL NETWORKING
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
WEB EVANGELISM HELP IN NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES
TIPS
WEB DESIGN: WHAT DO THEY THINK OF YOUR SITE?
TAILEND

"Human beings ... too often think they're flying when they're only falling" - Windell Berry


USING POPULAR CULTURE

Suppose God sent you a letter. And in it, He offered you a gift - a simple evangelistic approach similar to the parables that Jesus used. Something that would engage with people's interests, and employ a common language and experience. Would you want to use it?

Our new page also includes valuable personal viewpoints on the subject from David Buckna, Dave Bruce, Tony Watkins and Leslie Hand.
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/popular-culture.php


CONFERENCES THIS YEAR

The Christian Web Conference at Biola University (Southern California) 11-12 September looks better and better, with more speakers booked, and some podcasts now available on the homepage. Accommodation is available separately at the nearby Holiday Inn:
http://www.christianwebconference.com/

There are also other conferences which cover wider issues of effective communication in a modern world, and are therefore valuable to a web evangelist or communicator:

Robert McKee Story Seminar, 17-19 July, San Francisco:
http://www.visualstorynetwork.com/events/robert-mckee-story-seminar

Story-Chicago, 28-29 October. 1500 attendees will learn from a range of effective communicators and thought leaders:
http://www.storychicago.com/

Cultivate Conference, 27 October, Chicago - covers broader issues of communication:
http://www.cultivateconference.com/

There is synergy between Story-Chicago and Cultivate, and their dates mean you can attend both:
http://www.web-evangelism.com/offsitelink?b09june-cultivate

REACHING JAPANESE - next of RJC's regular conferences:
Southern California, September:
http://www.rjcnetwork.org/?page_id=287
MidWest US, October:
http://rjcmidwest.wordpress.com/

CHRISTIAN ARTISTS - Europe-based arts people may be interested in the Christian Artists Seminar 1-6 August in Rotterdam:
http://www.christianartists.org/

The Luis Palau ministry is launching a new Creative Arts Alliance at their November Innovative Evangelism Conference (at which there will also be a web evangelism track:
http://www.palau.org/nga/conferences/2009_innovative_evangelism_conference/

See also our new Open Letter to Christian Artists:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/christian-artists.php


CONFERENCE SPEAKERS AVAILABLE

We offer speakers for conferences, bible colleges and mission consultations on a worldwide basis:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/speaker.php

Colleges and seminaries may be interested in our suggested curriculum for digital evangelism:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/curriculum.php


FREE STUFF FOR EDITORS

One of the great thing about the Web is the easy sharing of material to republish. Here are three useful sources of free articles for any editor (online or print) or blogger. Please add other resources that you know of:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/621


EVANGELISM: ANSWERING OR POSING QUESTIONS

The Web is primarily a relationship builder. If it connects my computer to yours, then it connects me to you, your thoughts to mine. Everything else is just the nuts and bolts:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/595

Presentations that starts people thinking about issues are quite rare. Check out this one-minute video clip, and add your suggestions:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/617

The mismatch of evangelistic materials:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/evangelism-problems.php


CHURCH CMS SYSTEMS REVIEW

David Gillaspey has created a searchable list of providers of CMS church website creations systems. If you have additional suggestions for his list, contact David:
http://www.web-evangelism.com/offsitelink?b09june-cms


BLOGGING AND SOCIAL NETWORKING

Making your page attractive and readable:
http://www.blogdesignblog.com/blog-design/how-to-blog-design-style-guide/

You can now have a 'real' Facebook name, rather than an ID of numerals (on a first-come first-served basis, so grab them quickly). Thus you can be facebook.com/susansmith or facebook.com/baycommunitychurch. Read more:
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=90316352130

More about blogging for evangelism:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blogging.php

Add our Digital Evangelism Issues blog headlines to your own website:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blogsyndicatecode.php


THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

THE MICHAEL JACKSON PHENOMENON - three thoughts on his sad demise - and how he reportedly found God three weeks ago:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/688

19TH CENTURY NEWSPAPERS - the British Library has digitized 2 million pages from 49 titles of 19th century British newspapers. Not free to access, but an incredible resource:
http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TIPPING POINT - the number of children aged 5 to 9 in UK who own a mobile phone has just passed the 50% mark:
http://www.web-evangelism.com/offsitelink?b09june-mobilechildren

MOBILE PHONES - How to Cross the Digital Divide, Rwanda-Style:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/24/AR2009062401533.html

ONE SIZE FITS ALL - European manufacturers agree to make a single type of charger and socket for all mobile devices from 2010:
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article6604898.ece


WEB EVANGELISM HELP IN NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES

SPANISH: WebEvangelismo.net is a Spanish/bilingual resource center for hispanic churches, organizations and ministries. Based in Puerto Rico, it has resources in Spanish, including videos, widgets, animated graphics, PowerPoint presentations etc.

This 'Ministerio de Web Evangelismo' ministry also offers computer training and consulting in a variety of topics including: Windows, MS Office, Internet, webpage design/development, web evangelism strategies and tools, and also offers streaming hosting. Samuel De Jesus, Founder and Director, serves as a community leader and recruiter for online missionaries in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic (working with Global Media Outreach www.globalmediaoutreach.com) and he is available as a speaker Christian events, to explain web evangelism and the use of technology in churches; and contribute articles for blogs and other publications.
http://www.WebEvangelismo.net

PORTUGUESE: a number of IE Day resources are available at the Avivamentoja site, a Brazil-based youth ministry. Paul Cull hopes to add further pages in due course:
http://www.avivamentoja.com/pmwiki.php?n=Recursos.IEDay

JAPANESE: IE Day pages are also being produced by Abraham Lee of Asiams.com in Japanese:
http://www.gospel-house.com/gospel-house-ministries/e-vangelism

NETWORKS: a key way to enhance and synergize digital evangelism in a country or region is to set up an informal network.
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/building-networks.php

MENTORS NEEDED: large web evangelism teams need spare-time mentors to reply by email to inquirers. TruthMedia and Global Media Outreach both need mentors, including those fluent in non-English languages:
http://www.GMOJoinUs.com/ - needs Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Swedish, Arabic, German, and Urdu
http://truthmedia.com/engage - similar range of languages needed


TIPS

- non-techies look away now

FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE for up to 10 users:
http://hotconference1.myinternetools.com/

TWITTER - if you run multiple Twitter accounts, SpliTweet will help you:
http://splitweet.com

ANIMATED MINITABS - nice little Javascript:
http://javascript.internet.com/navigation/animated-minitabs.html

FIREFOX 3.5 - is out now:
http://www.geekword.net/firefox-3.5-to-be-released-on-tuesday-as-firefox-3.5-rc-3-released

BREADCRUMB TRAIL - it can be a added bonus to show visitors where they have been, and how that page fits into the overall site structure. This Javascript displays where they have been already:
http://www.willmaster.com/library/javascript/visitor-page-view-history-breadcrumbs.php

OPEN LETTER TO MICROSOFT - just one version of Windows 7 please:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=1755&tag=nl.e101

SEARCH GOOGLE MAIL - searching your Gmail account by a range of dates:
http://www.netdummy.com/2009/06/23/searching-your-gmail-account-by-a-range-of-dates/

UNDO UNDO SHORTCUT: just as CTRL+Z undoes a previous action, CTRL+Y reverses that in most programs, if you decide you were in error.

MENU KEY: on Windows keyboards, next to the right-hand CTRL key, there is another key. This has the same effect as mouse right-click.

REMOVE OLD UNWANTED DRIVERS that cause problems:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=731

MOBILE APPLICATIONS - Sitepoint Tribune links to a range of recommended iPhone tools:
http://www.sitepoint.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?id=2&issue=448

PAGE SPEED - latest Google webmaster tool measures your page loading speed and suggests ways to increase it:
http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/

READABILITY is a simple tool that removes the clutter on a website so you can read the main content in the size you want. It is a bookmarklet that you click on, within your browser bookmarks, which automatically changes the way a page displays:
http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/

GMAIL - be a Gmail ninja and use it effectively:
http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/so-you-want-to-be-gmail-ninja.html


WEB DESIGN: WHAT DO THEY THINK OF YOUR SITE?

People make very rapid assessments of people, situations, magazine covers, websites - just about anything. Learn more about the concept of website credibility:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/654


TAILEND ô¿ô

Watch Slovenian choir Perpetuum Jazzile simulate raindrops and a storm:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ip-N0H1Ig

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