Thursday, February 24, 2011

Christmas in February?

When is it too early for a Christmas song? I hope it's never to early to ponder the wonder of God becoming Man.

I love the words of this song, discovered today (and the music).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Few Helpful Christian Resources

Have you discovered the wealth of great Christian resources available on the internet?

Bible Gateway has over 20 English Bibles and many in other languages, (which some people have found useful when talking to a person whose first language isn't English).

You may be satisfied with the translation you usually use, but it can be helpful to use a variety of translations. If you prefer a translation in simple contemporary English like the CEV (Contemporary English Version) or Good News Bible, it can be enlightening to also read the passage in a more formal version such as the NASB [New American Standard Version) or ESV [English Standard Version).

There is a search facility and link to Bible Gateway on the right of this page.

What is Christianity About?
If you are looking for an explanation of the core message of Christianity, you can't beat Two Ways To Live. The site is easy to navigate and is available in Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish and there is also a simple version in English for children.

Questions About Christianity
All About God is a site with answers to many questions people ask about Christianity and includes links to other pages if you have even more questions. We are not saying we have read anything on all of these pages, or agree with everything on the pages we have read, but we can say that the site is generally reliable.

Avoiding Distractions
Some useful internet sites are loaded with advertising, and you may find it easier to use the resources if you install a pop-up filter, or ad blocker, or both.

If you use the Firefox browser, Adblock Plus will automatically get rid of a lot of intrusive material for you. There are also ad blockers for Internet Explorer, but they don't seem to work quite as well.