Not Just Bibles
A Guide to Christian Resources on the Internet


v. 1.92
Part 1 of 7
October 10, 1997
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1. Mail Based Services: A-B

The primary source of interaction/information relevant to this guide is mail-based services. Many discussion groups also have related anonymous ftp servers or USENET news groups. Services that do not support discussion are marked [MR] for mail reflector. For the convenience of our World Wide Web users, we have installed a direct e-mail link at the head of each entry in this guide. Please use care to follow instructions in the corresponding SUBscribe section. For help with listserv and majordomo commands send an e-mail message with HELP in the body (no subject).

All resources in this guide (ie. ftp, gopher, www, etc.) are accessible via email. For more information, courtesy of Dr. Bob Rankin, send: SEND USENET/NEWS.ANSWERS/INTERNET-SERVICES/ACCESS-VIA-EMAIL to [email protected].


ADVANCE [MR] [new 6/96]
Mail: mailto:[email protected]

Desc: Praying for Unreached Peoples and Persecuted Believers, Advance is a free publication distributed by Mark Kelly from Kainos Press, Richmond, VA 23229, and distributed through the Brigada group here on the network. (See the Mail-based Services section of this guide.) This is an exceptionally informative newsletter that is presented in the following sections: The Gospel for Every People; The Persecuted Church; Spiritual Forces of Darkness; Rejoice!; Networking; Front Lines; etc. An outstanding resource for missions.
Sub: To subscribe use the listowner's address above; apply the following instructions -
Include SUBSCRIBE ADVANCE in your personal note to the list owner, Mark Kelly.
Web Archive: http://www.xc.org/Brigada/advance/advindex.html


AG-NEWS [MR] [new 10/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: This official one way distribution list provides periodic news items about the Assemblies of God, and daily updates during next month's biennial General Council in Indianapolis. This is a one-way list (no discussion, only news), and the distribution will be low in volume. Feel free to let yourfriends know about this service.
Sub:
Assemblies of God Web: http://www.ag.org/
AG News and Information Services: http://www.ag.org/info/index.html


AGAPE [MR] [new 5/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: AGAPE is a Christian Magazine produced by the Christian Macintosh Community on eWorld online service in an effort to encourage and properly equip believers to share their faith (1 Pet. 3:15). Subscriptions to AGAPE are available via e-mailing [email protected], Miss [email protected], or [email protected]


AGAPE [revised 2/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: A Christian net of belivers who talk about the Bible and other things plus fellowship. It is a private net, but you can subscribe if you agree to disagree peacefully and with Jesus in mind.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE AGAPE Your E-MAIL Address
Digest Subscription: SUBSCRIBE AGAPE-DIGEST Your E-mail Address
Related Web Site: http://www.infochase.com/religion/destiny/index.html


ALIVE 93-5 CHRISTIAN MUSIC DATABASE
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: This automated database of the Alive 93-5 music library contains over900 albums and 8000 cuts and is updated twice a week.
Note: To obtain search instructions send HELP to the above address.
Gopher+ Client: gopher.mc.edu/ (11/lnr/christian/alive935)


APOLOGETICS-LIST [new 2/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: An email distribution list for the discussion and debate of Christian theism. It is supplemental to, and yet separate from, the Undernet IRC (Internet Relay Chat) #apologetics channel (chat room), where live online interactions occur, and the #apologetics Forum, a World Wide Web-based Usenet-like bulletin board method for discussion and debate. Most of the theistic debaters connected with #apologetics are presuppositional apologists. (80 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE apologetics-list
Related Web: http://mcu.edu/apologetics/


APOLOGIA [revised 5/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Apologia is a moderated forum for the exploration of Biblical Christian apologetics. As this description implies, the Bible will be viewed as the standard and held to be absolute. Any discussion relating to the responsible defense of the Christian faith is appropriate. Very highly recommended. (180 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE APOLOGIA-LIST Your E-MAIL Address
Apologia Web Site: http://users.why.net/think/apologia/


APOLOGIA REPORT [MR]
Mail: n/a

Desc: Apologia Report serves professionals in religion (graduate/ undergraduate educators, ministers, missionaries, journalists, media professionals, Christian bookstore managers, as well as students of Christianity and other religions). Apologia Report has been formed by three senior researchers formerly affiliated with the Christian Research Institute (CRI). Published by an evangelical publisher, known simply as Apologia, the report targets the wide spectrum of religious issues which have an impact on orthodox Christian faith. The report covers an extensive range of topics, including cults, the occult, world religions, aberrant theology, new religious movements, spiritual trends in modern culture, and general apologetics. Former CRI researchers Dr. Ron Rhodes and Paul Carden will also contribute to the publication, with the publication's editor, Rich Poll. Rhodes has authored several books on new religions and other topics related to apologetics, the defense of the faith. Carden directs an international apologetics-centered ministry network with outreaches to the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Poll sifts through the key tools religion professionals use to remain current in their fields of specialization as they relate to defending Christian faith. The annotated bibliographic format of Apologia Report provides summaries and reviews from many academic journals and popular periodicals, the online universe, books, broadcast media, software, CD-ROMs, unpublished monographs, and other news sources. Having written a similar research bulletin, FYI, for a private audience through the Christian Research Institute during the last decade, Poll's work is known to a number of professionals in Christian apologetics. -- Adapted from the announcement. Apologia Report is supplemented by ARNotes. Sample copies of ARNotes are available from the page noted below. Very highly recommended.
Sample Issues: http://apologia.org/main/mainpages/ARsample.html
Subscribe Page: http://apologia.org/main/mainpages/SubscrForm.html
ARNotes: http://apologia.org/main/mainpages/ARsample.html


ARP-CHURCH [new 4/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: ARP-CHURCH is a moderated internet discussion list devoted to news and issues related to the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church around the world. Especially designed for members of the denomination, but those with an interest in the denomination are welcomed to participate. Discussion includes: Denomination news (various levels), issues of interest in or to the denomination (such as local and world evangelism, discipleship, youth ministry), history of the denomination (as it relates to current issues (not a genealogy discussion list), theology as it relates to current issues in the denomination (will be limited to the ARPC denomination), and announcements of internet resources of interest to the Christian faith or of general interest.
Sub: To subscribe use the listowner's address above; apply the following instructions -
Not currently an automated list. To subscribe, send your personal e-mail note to the list moderator, Ken McMullen at the address above. In the body of the message type: subscribe arp-church your name.


ASA DISCUSSION LIST [new 4/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Sponsored by the American Scientific Affiliation, and hosted at Calvin College, ASA is a fellowship of men and women of science and disciplines that can relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. The discussion list centers around this these principles.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE ASA Your E-MAIL Address
Archive: http://www.calvin.edu/~grayt/mailasa/


ASK THE PASTOR [MR] [new 7/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: A weekly column by Pastor Walt Snyder of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Past issues have dealt with a wide array of subjects including, baptism, original sin, humor, and beer (as well as much more). A sampling of articles includes: Parents -- The First and Best (or Worst) Teachers; A Gathering of Saintly Women; Life's Olympic Stuggles and God's Olympic Peace; A Coldy Frosty Question on a Hot Summer Morn; and, Faith, Hope and Charity: the Supreme Virtue. Questions are also welcomed from the Xrysostom Home Page.
Sub: To subscribe use the listowner's address above; apply the following instructions -
Include SUBSCRIBE ASK THE PASTOR in the body of your personal note to Pastor Snyder.
Subscriptions also available at [email protected]
Archive: members.aol.com/ (walts9/askthepastor/)


ASPECTS [MR] [revised 12/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Aspects is an excellent monthly devotional journal by one of today's best writers, David Lampel. The articles are thoughtful, original and comprehensive in nature. A sampling of recent articles available on line includes: Seeds of Encouragement; Falling Down: Living Without Training Wheels; Empty Words; I Have Seen the Light; Dirt Under the Fingernails; Tabernacle; In Christ; An Exchange of Affections; I Lift Up My Voice!; and, Taking Pleasure in the Lord. Aspects is one of many projects, including His Company, dramatic presentations for presentations in your church, In Unison, another limited series topical devotional of excellent quality, Seeds of Encouragement, a large series of encouraging note cards one can send their friends and acquaintences, and David's latest newsletter, Reflections by the Pond, an informal exploration of life as applied by the Holy Spirit. (PLEASE be careful to supply the correct information (noted below) in your subscribe request.)
Sub: To subscribe use the listowner's address above; apply the following instructions -
Please be sure to include (SUBSCRIBE ASPECTS YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS) in the body of your personal e-mail request.
Web: https://christian.net/pub/resources/text/aspects/aspects-home.html
FTP: iclnet93.iclnet.org/ (pub/resources/text/aspects/)
Seeds of Encouragement: http://dlampel.com/seeds/seedindx.htm


ASSEMBLY OF GOD [new 6/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Topics of interest to Assembly of God church members and friends.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE AOG Your E-MAIL Address


ATHENA [MR] [new 5/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Bring brought to the internet by Zondervan and Harper Collins. For the first time in an online forum, Mary Lefkowitz, author of Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse To Teach Myth as History, and Martin Bernal, author of Black Athena, will debate, with participating scholars, modern ideas of the origins of western civilization, the fate of academic standards, and current threats to academic freedom. This debate will run from April 22nd through the month of May and will be sponsored by BasicBooks.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE ATHENA
No other words or characters should be included in your message.


B-GREEK (BIBLICAL GREEK STUDIES CONFERENCE) [revised 10/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: An electronic conference designed to foster communication concerning the scholarly study of the Greek Bible, open to all who are interested in studying the Greek New Testament text is. The list will assume at least a working knowledge of Biblical Greek. Members of this list vary greatly in their knowledge of Greek, theological viewpoints, and in just about every other way. If you are interested in what the New Testament or Septuagint says in the original Greek, and if you can appreciate and learn from people whoaren't just like you, then B-Greek is the place! (260 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE B-GREEK Your E-MAIL Address
Subscriptions are also available from the main web page.
Digest Subscription: SUBSCRIBE B-GREEK-DIGEST Your E-mail Address
B-Greek Web Site: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek/
Archive of B-Greek Logs: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek/archives/index.html
Gramcord Institute Support: http://www.gramcord.org/


B-HEBREW [revised 4/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Hebrew Old Testament. Assumes at least a working knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. (248 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE B-HEBREW Your E-MAIL Address
Digest Subscription: SUBSCRIBE B-HEBREW-DIGEST Your E-mail Address
Gramcord Institute Support: http://www.gramcord.org/


BALM IN GILEAD NEWSLETTER [MR] [revised 5/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Newsletter of the Balm in Gilead Ministries.
Sub: To subscribe send your personal note to Walter Hoye III at the address noted above. Include SUBSCRIBE BG NEWSLETTER as the subject.


BAPTIST BIBLE FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL OPEN [new 3/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Issues relating to Baptists. (50 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BBFI-O Your E-MAIL Address
BBFI Web Site: http://www.bbfi.org/


BIBLE STUDY MAILING LIST [revised 8/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: This site has been extensively augmented. The owners' desire is that Bible Study will become an on-line Christian community searching the Scripture for truth. It is a forum that is conducive to Christian growth augmented by providing Biblical truth in a loving manner to those with sincere concerns about their Christian walk. More detailed guidelines have been published on the soc.culture.christian.bible-study usenet group. A Bible Study Staff is now available to assist with Bible questions, do limited research, and field prayer requests. Recommended. (219 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BIBLE Your E-MAIL Address
Digest Subscription: SUBSCRIBE BIBLE-DIGEST Your E-mail Address


BIBLE TALKS [MR] [new 2/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Bible Talks is a weekly Biblical newsletter which is available via e-mail. (25 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE bibletalks-list
Related Web Page: http://metanet.net/bibletalks/


BIBLESTUDY-L [new 6/97]
Mail: listserv&listserv.indiana.edu

Desc: A list that is purposed to exchange Bible study lessons, BibleStudy-L also serves as a general discussion of Biblical topics. The list serves to to help each other have a better understanding about the Bible, Jesus' teachings, and God's message. The list owner notes subscribers keep in mind that different religious groups may interpret the Bible in different ways; "There were problems in the church I grew up in over using one cup versus several cups, as an example." Feel free to discuss these diverse views, but don't argue about them. Help each other. BibleStudy-L follows structured lessons, in the Lesson Plan, noted below.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BIBLESTUDY-L Your Firstname Your Lastname
Lesson Plan: http://www.isc-durant.com/lbaa/bible.htm
Subscribe Page: http://copper.ucs.indiana.edu/~stephenl/#christ


BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP DISCUSSION GROUP [revised 10/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: The Eldership Discussion Group exists to stimulate discussion in the area of Biblical church leadership by: Promoting Biblically scrutinized thought and interaction, identifying and connecting those interested in such discussion, providing a resource for locating relevant published information,disseminating effective strategies of churches pursuing eldership governance, and assisting those who desire to become part of an elder led fellowship. (45 subscribers)
Note: More descriptive information, subscribe and unsubscribe instructions, and posting guidelines can be found at the related web site.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE EDG Your Firstname Your Lastname
Related Web: http://userzweb.lightspeed.net/~kdelong/EDG.html
Keith DeLong's The Renaissance: http://userzweb.lightspeed.net/~kdelong/index.html


THE BIBLICAL EXAMINER [MR] [new 6/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: An Examination of Biblical Precepts Involved in Issues at Hand - Luke 3:9. A publishing Ministry of the Linden Baptist Church, Linden, Indiana, USA, Pastor Ovid Need, Jr. A sampling of articles available at the time of our survey includes: Safety in the Land; Sinful Enquiry - A Choice, Life or Death; Against a Powerless Faith - Soveriegn Grace - Women and Wives; and, Export/Import - Unconditional Love or Covenant Relationship (Exo 19:5, 6) - Occult ABC (About UFOs).
Sub: To subscribe use the listowner's address above; apply the following instructions -
Provide your e-maila address and ask the list administrator to add you to The Biblical Examiner
Archive/ Subscribe Page: http://www.tctc.com/~tbe/used.htm
Home Page: http://www.tctc.com/~tbe/


BIC-L [new 3/97]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: BIC-L is a list hosted on the Messiah College server. The mailing list exists for the discussion of topics of interest to the Brethren in Christ.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BIC-L Your Firstname Your Lastname
Subscriptions are also available from the BicPage below.
BicPage: http://www.dprint.com/silverdale/bic_page.html
BicNet: http://www.dprint.com/silverdale/bicnet.html


BOC-L (THE BOOK OF CONCORD) [new 3/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Forum for the pastoral, theological and historical discussion of the Book of Concord. Discussion will center around BOC text file that are intended to be discussed, beginning April 2, 1996, and will continue until text files are fully posted.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BOC-L YourFirstname YourLastname
aFTP archive: ftp.ecn.bgu.edu/ (pub/archive/boc-l/)


BONHF-L (LIFE & THOUGHT OF DIETRICH BONHOEFFER) [new 3/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Featured will be a variety of discussions, including Close readings of key texts; Assessments of Bonhoeffer's place in modern theology; Analysis of Bonhoeffer's activism in light of his theology; and Evaluation of Bonhoeffer's impact on post-modern theology. Scholarly and faith-grounded contributions are appropriate.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BONHOF-L YourFirstname YourLastname


THE BRIDGE [MR] [new 4/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: An occasional newsletter by Pete Holzmann, aimed at ministry executives who need to understand enough about information technologies to make informed decisions.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE PUB-BRIDGE Your E-MAIL Address


BRIDGE-FEED [new 10/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: An e-mail support group for eating disorders. The group approaches the issue based on Biblical and spiritual principles only. Nutritional and educational material is provided. Open discussion allows for emotional and spiritual growth. Welcomed are all who are interested, allowing for all programs in other formats not limited to OA, AA, Therapy, books, etc. This program may be and is recomended to be used in conjunction with all other programs presently being used.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BRIDGE-FEED Your E-MAIL Address


BRIGADA CONFERENCES [new 6/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Brigada is a large network that is focused on international missions. It provides a large number of conferences and distribution lists focusing specific regions of the world, needs, prayer, issues, and so forth. To understand why we cannot include a full group description of this immense network in this little space, check out Brigada's list of conferences at the link below. Highly recommended.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE [name of list] Your E-MAIL Address
List of Brigada Conferences: http://www.xc.org/Brigada/brigconf.html
Brigada Home Page: http://www.xc.org/Brigada/


BRIGADA TODAY [MR] [new 6/96]
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: A weekly bulletin with news and information about the Brigada "family" of mission networks. Includes timely news related to missions. It normally is distributed on Friday mornings. Highly Recommended. (2800 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BRIGADA Your E-MAIL Address
Web Archive: http://www.xc.org/Brigada/btbackis.html


BSTUDY-L
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Moderated discussion among members who believe that the Bible is God's Word and that it can be used to deal with today's problems. (140 subscribers)
Note: Listserv retrievable archive contains logfiles.
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BSTUDY-L Your Firstname Your Lastname


A BYTE OF TORAH
Mail: [email protected]

Desc: Weekly discussion of Old Testament passages from a Jewish perspective. (788 subscribers)
Sub: To subscribe send the following to the above address -
SUBSCRIBE BYTETORAH Your Firstname Your Lastname
Back issues: israel.nysernet.org (1/Selected Gateways to many resources/NY - Israel project/Jews and Judaism/Devrei Torah/commentary/bytetorah)



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