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"Internet will be an authentically human place when Christ's face can be

seen and His voice heard, for if there's no place for Christ, there won't be
a place for man. God bless all those who work with this purpose in mind
(John Paul II).

The Web – a Unique Medium

The Internet has become a 21st century Roman road, marketplace, theater,
backyard fence, and office drinks machine. Web evangelism gives believers
opportunities to reach people with the Gospel right where they are, just as
Jesus and Paul did.

The Web’s explosive growth has been remarkable. In ten short years, it has
jumped from being a minority hobby for computer enthusiasts to a
communication medium used by nearly 1000 million people worldwide.

The world impact of the Internet and the digital revolution will be as
far-reaching as the invention of the printing press.

To use the Web effectively, we must understand its nature as a medium. Each
time a new means of communication is developed, people initially think of it
in terms of a previous known medium. Thus, TV began as radio with pictures,
but was soon viewed as a different medium in its own right, as people
learned its potential.

Linear versus non-linear

Many mediums are linear – they communicate a message along a single line.
Radio and TV are essentially linear (although these days, interactive TV can
give the user some control). Fiction books, videos and tracts are also
linear. However, a newspaper is non-linear – it contains multiple messages,
not linked together sequentially. Users can move around as they choose.

The Web is also non-linear. A website is not (usually) a single page of
text, but offers choice between a range of pages and maybe other interactive
options too.

Pull versus push

Outreach literature is a ‘push’ medium. For instance, people offer tracts
into others’ hands. Radio is largely a push medium – within a limited range
of available stations, the user listens (or turns off).

The Internet however is a ‘pull’ medium. It draws people in – but only
within the channels on which they wish to be drawn. It is therefore like a
reference library rather than a literature distribution program. There is no
automatic audience for a website.

Interactive and two-way

One of the greatest attractions of the Web is its interactivity. The user
controls completely what webpages appears on his or her monitor. Each person
will have a unique route of personal choice though any website, and across 4
billion webpages around the world.

The two-way nature of the web means that the user is no longer a passive
recipient. When you listen to radio, the experience is one-way – unless you
can phone in or write a letter. But the Web makes it easy for users to
express opinions and interact with webmasters by email or instant messager,
and discuss a site with other users by bulletin board, blog response form or
chat room. At last, “my opinion counts”.

Just as a newspaper aims to build loyalty among its readers, a website can
generate a ‘sense of community’ - the feeling that users can identify with
the site. Successful sites understand how to create this intangible mood.

Implications of the Web’s properties as a medium

It is a mistake to regard the evangelistic potential of the Web as merely
‘tracts on a screen’. Such a perception will greatly limit its potential for
outreach. Instead, we must understand the Web’s nature as a medium and learn
how to work with its inherent strengths. Only then can we begin to use the
staggering opportunities it offers us.


Organizations using web for evangelism:

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Campus Crusade for Christ, International
Chinese Evangelism Resources
The Coaching Center
Probe Ministries
Campus Crusade for Christ Australia
Christian Leadership Ministry
Rusty Wright
Worldwide Challenge
SOON Gospel Literature
Ben Haden Ministry

Does it work?

There is no magic bullet in evangelism, discipleship, or anything else. At
most times and places, people only move upwards in their spiritual journeys
if they have relationships with Christians and see the life of Jesus modeled
in others. You may have read the book The Gospel Blimp [widely available new
and secondhand] which develops this principle within a fictional story. The
Gray Matrix [www.web-evangelism.com/gray-matrix.php] is a useful tool to
help us understand spiritual journeys.

The Internet is unique in its ability to reach people. It is a ‘pull medium’
just like a reference library, it draws people in, but only on the basis of
their interests. Rarely do people accidentally find pages they are not
looking for. If you have zero interest in, say, hockey, when did you last
accidentally find yourself on a webpage about hockey? Probably never!
website does not have an automatic audience. It is unlike radio or
literature, which can be defined as ‘push mediums’.

It is the only medium which can target any affinity group of people,
on the
basis of ethnicity, geographic location, culture, hobby, felt
need or
interest, anywhere in the world. The Web can reach out to
people such as
‘Jay’ - an imaginary but typical non-Christian.

God can use the Web alone to bring someone to Him. More often,
it will be
just one element in a chain, as this story
[htechnology.ccci.org/stories/athiestgirl.html] of an atheist girl
demonstrates. However, the testimonies below show how effective
the Web can

Very early on, the Church became a strong Internet player under John
II. It understood the intrinsic value of its vast collections of art and
texts, and gradually made much of it available online - thereby drawing in
Catholics and non-Catholics. Almost immediately, the Holy See created
versions of its Website in many languages and was among the first major
worldwide institutions to use database-and-object technology online to
publish, moving quickly away from the flat html pages of the mid-90s.

Moreover, the Pope understood the power of networked communication,
especially for the young. He pushed the Church to adopt technology, to
communications. Here's a quote from one official statement on World
Communications Day (2002):

For the Church the new world of cyberspace is a summons to the great
adventure of using its potential to proclaim the gospel message...I dare to
summon the whole Church bravely to cross this new threshold, to put out
deeply into the Net....

Note the humor in the pun. The Blogging Friar Jack calls John Paul
"the most
media-savvy pope ever." As late as last year, in failing health,
continued to urge the Church to invest in - and embrace - the Internet.
Speaking to a group of French bishops, he commented:

Your conference and numerous dioceses have well understood the positive
character of this change, proposing Internet sites directed especially to
young people, where it is possible to be informed, to be formed, and to
discover the different proposals of the Church. I cannot but encourage the
development of these instruments to serve the Gospel and to promote dialogue
and communication. (From CCC site).

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Hello, Dolly! - clip

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Theme From Peter Gunn - clip

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The Way We Were

You Do Something to Me



A Foggy Day



Arrivederci Roma

Theme from Moulin Rouge II

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Sleepy Lagoon

My Foolish Heart

Lisbon Antigua

La Mer

April in Portugal

Because of You

Poor People of Paris

Unchained Melody

Stranger on the Shore


Maple Leaf Rag

Voices of Spring

Emperor Waltz

Radetzky March

Water Music (Excerpt) George Frideric Handel

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The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert

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So Rare

Mona Lisa

Ghost Riders in the Sky

Walk, Don't Run

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The Happy Wanderer

Down Yonder

Midnight in Moscow

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Autumn Leaves

My Foolish Heart

Don't Know Much





Close To You

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Sing A Song

Yesterday Once More

We've Only Just Begun

Goodbye To Love

Only You

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By II

As Time Goes By - Original

After Loving

San Francisco

Stranger In Paradise

Mrs. Howdy

Rags To Riches

The Good Life

Hello Dolly

All Of Me

Thank Heaven For Little Girls

Beyond The Sea

Everybody Loves

Return To Me

That's Amore

Autumn Leaves

Love Me With All Your Heart

If I Give My Heart To You

Autumn Leaves II

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See The USA

My Prayer

You Always Hurt

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Love Me Tender

Its Now Or Never

Old Shep

Dont Be Cruel

When I Fall In Love

When I Fall In Love II

When I Fall In Love III

A Fool Such As I

You'll Never Know


I'm Yours

Wish You Were Here

Lady Of Spain


It's Magic

Secret Love

This Magic Moment

My Prayer

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Great Pretender

Harbor Lights

Little Darlin'


No Other Love

Magic Moments

Till The End Of Time

Dont Let The Stars

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Back In The Saddle

You Always Hurt

When I Fall

When A Man

True Love



In The Mood

A Taste Of Honey

The Lonely Bull

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This Guys In Love With You

What Now My Love

Three Coins In The Fountain

You've Gotta Have Heart


Stranger In Paradise II

Love Is...


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Thanks For The Memories

Too Young


Never On Sunday

Yellow Rose Of Texas


My Little Corner

Speak Low

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Be My Love

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Chances Are

Not For Me To Say

Stranger On The Shore

I'll Be Seeing You

Cherry Pink


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Last Date

Naughty Lady

Til I Kissed You

All I Have To Do Is Dream

Dixie Land Band

Ghost Riders In The Sky

The Happy Wanderer


Santa Catalina

Band Of Gold

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The Wayward Wind

P.S. I Love You

Harbor Lights

Ebb Tide

Lime Light

Green Door

My Heart Cries

Down Yonder

Silvana Mangano Anna

Does Your Chewing Gum?

Grand Night For Singing

Purple People Eater

Orange Blossom Special

I'll Get By

'Til Then

Katie At UNC

Love Letters

As Time Goes By

Cheek To Cheek

Mission Impossible

The Way You Look Tonight


Glad To Be An American

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

How Great Thou Art

Have Thine Own Way

Beyond The Sunset

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He's Got The Whole World

Peace In The Valley

How Great Thou Art II

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El Paso

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Sixteen Tons

Which Doctor?

Wonderful! Wonderful!




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Donna Reed

Father Knows Best


Gomer Pile


Have Gun

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Only The Lonely

Beyond The Sea


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* * * Four Important Things To KNOW: #1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) have sinned & fall short of the glory of God. #2) For the wages of above (see #1) are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation from God, & damnation) but the Gift (free & at no charge to you) of God (Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is Eternal Life (Heaven) through (in union with) Jesus Christ (God, Lord, 2nd Person of The Trinity, Messiah, Prince of Peace & Savior of the World). #3) For God so greatly loved & dearly prized the world (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) that He even gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone, anywhere, anytime - while still living) believes (trust in, relies on, clings to, depends completely on) Him shall have eternal (everlasting) life (heaven). #4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, & THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American, Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist, Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through) ME (no other name). *** This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice - - - (Rev. 3:20) {Please note that church membership, baptism, doing good things, etc. are not requirements for becoming a Christian - however they are great afterwards!!!} *** Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction (Hell, damnation, eternal punishment), and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness, forever with God), and only a few find it.

But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

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