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RTB Creation Conference June 24, 2000. R E A S O N S T O B E L I E V E. Creating a Christian Apologetics Website. Mark Ritter. Richard Deem. Sword and Spirit Ministries. Evidence for God From Science. Purpose.

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RTB Creation Conference

June 24, 2000

REASONS

TOBELIEVE

Creating a Christian Apologetics Website

Mark Ritter

Richard Deem

Sword and Spirit Ministries

Evidence for God From Science


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Purpose

This workshop is designed to give you the information you need set up your own Christian apologetics website. YOU can do it!


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Types of Christian Apologetics

  • Science

  • History

  • Archeology

  • Philosophy

  • Cults/World Religions


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Sources of Apologetics Materials - Books

  • Scaling the Secular City- J.P. Moreland

  • Christian Apologetics - Norman L. Geisler

  • Reasonable Faith: Christian Truthand Apologetics- William Lane Craig

  • Handbook of Christian Apologetics-Peter Kreeft, Ronald K.Tacelli

  • Evidence That Demands a Verdict -Josh McDowell

  • The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ- Gary R. Habermas

  • Come, Let Us Reason: an Intro toLogical Thinking- N. Geisler & R. Brook


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Sources of Apologetics Materials - Internet Websites

  • Reasons To Believe(www.reasons.org)

  • Leadership University(www.leaderu.com)

  • Origins(www.origins.org)

  • Stand To Reason(www.str.org)

  • Day Star(www.daystarcom.org)

  • Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry(www.carm.org)

  • Institute of Biblical Defense(www.biblicaldefense.org)

  • Miami Christian University Virtual Library(mcu.edu/library/apologet.htm)

  • The Errant Skeptics Research Institute(www.errantskeptics.org)

  • Tekton Apologetics Ministries (www.integrityonline15.com/jpholding/tekton/)


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Sources of Apologetics Materials - Internet Websites

  • Sword and Spirit(www.swordandspirit.com)

  • Evidence for God From Science(www.godandscience.org)

  • Jude3.org(www.jude3.org)

  • Christianity and Science Resource Center(www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/4264/relsci.html)

  • Ultimate Christian Apologetics Website(www.home.earthlink.net/~gbl111/)

  • The Big Question(TheBigQuestion.com)

  • Christian Apologetics(www.ccel.org/contrib/exec_outlines/ca.html)

  • God, Genesis and the Big Bang(www.kiva.net/~kls/index.html)

  • Sean's Christian Apologetics Page(members.tripod.com/~vantillian/main.html)


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  • God’s Love

  • Prophecy

  • Prayer

The heavens declare the glory of God

Evidence for God

from Science

  • Cults

  • Theology

  • Apologetics

  • Design

  • Creation

  • Evolution

GodAndScience.org



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Webmaster Tools

  • HTML editors

  • FTP clients

  • Clip art and graphics (for interest)

  • Animations

  • Java and javascripts (“cool” effects)

  • Miscellaneous

    • Site search engines

    • Discussion boards

    • free polls

    • counters


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HTML Editors

  • Commercial

    • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 (www.microsoft.com)

    • Dreamweaver (www.macromedia.com)

    • Hot Dog (www.sausage.com)

    • Homesite (www.allaire.com)

    • NetObjects Fusion (www.netobjects.com)

  • Non-Commercial (Free!)

    • 1st Page 2000 (www.evrsoft.com)

    • Cool Page 2.5 (www.3Dize.com)

    • CoffeeCup HTML (www.coffeecup.com)


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FTP Clients

  • Commercial

    • FTP Voyager (www.ftpvoyager.com)

    • CuteFTP (www.cuteftp.com)

    • WS_FTP Pro (www.ipswitch.com)

    • Bullet Proof FTP (www.bpftp.com)

  • Non-Commercial (Free!)

    • WS_FTP LE (www.ipswitch.com)

    • FTP Explorer (www.ftpx.com)

    • LeechFTP (stud.fh-heilbronn.de/~jdebis/leechftp/)


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Clipart and Graphics

  • Clipart.com(www.clipart.com)

  • Andrew's GraphXKingdom(www.graphxkingdom.com)

  • IconBazaar(www.iconbazaar.com)

  • A-1 Clipart Archive(www.free-graphics.com)

  • Barry’s Clipart Server(www.barrysclipart.com)

  • Absolutely Free Clipart(www.allfree-clipart.com)


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Animations

  • Animfactory (www.animfactory.com)

  • IconBazaar (www.iconbazaar.com)

  • Animated Gifs Library (www.animatedgif.net)

  • Animation City (www.animationcity.net)

  • Web Developer (www.webdeveloper.com/animations/)


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Java and Javascripts (“cool” effects)

  • DynamicDrive (www.dynamicdrive.com)

  • The Javascript Source (javascript.internet.com)

  • Java Boutique (javaboutique.webdeveloper.com)

  • The Applet Depot (www.ericharshbarger.com/java/)

  • DuckWare - Multimedia Java Applets and Applications (www.duckware.com)


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Miscellaneous

  • Site search engines

    • Beseen (www.beseen.com)

    • My Computer (www.mycomputer.com)

    • WhatUSeek (intra.whatUseek.com)

  • Discussion Boards

    • Beseen (www.beseen.com)

  • Free polls

    • FreePolls.com (www.freepolls.com)

  • Guest books

    • guestworld.com (www.guestworld.com)

  • Counters

    • My Computer (www.mycomputer.com)


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Domains: Going, going...

  • Advantages

    • Easy to remember (i.e., mysite.com)

    • Shows “serious” site

    • Ranked higher by search engines

  • Names

    • “.com” - for-profit company

    • “.org” - non-profit organization

    • “.net” - network

  • Single name domains are nearly all taken. Select a short two word name or abbreviation

  • Lookup: www.qwho.com

  • Registration: discountdomainregistry.com


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Web Hosting - where your pages live

  • Domain Hosts - $0 - $300/month

  • Domain Forwarding $0 - $50/year

    • www.namesecure.com

    • www.discountdomainregistry.com

  • Free Servers (banner ads or popups):

    • www.freewebspace.net (lists of hosts)

    • www.freesitex.com/domain.html (list)

    • www.freeservers.com (domain with banner)

    • www.portland.co.uk (no ads, restricted number of transfers/month - small site, low traffic only)


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Publicize Your Site

  • Search Engines - Must submit your site

  • Webrings - Link to similar sites

  • Banner Exchange - Display a banner and others display yours


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Search Engines -Tips to get listed high

  • Text content is everything

    • Use a relevant, descriptive title

    • First sentence should summarize your page (many search engines use the first line as the page descriptor)

  • Meta tags are essentialon every page

    • <title>Your Title Here</title>

    • <meta name=“KeyWords” content= “apologetics,etc.”>

    • <meta name=“Description” content=“Type a brief description of your page here”>


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Search Engines - Submit your site

  • Northern Light (www.nlsearch.com)

  • AltaVista (www.altavista.com)

  • Snap (www.snap.com)

  • HotBot (www.hotbot.com)

  • Microsoft (www.msn.com)

  • GO Network (www.go.com)

  • Google (www.google.com)

  • Yahoo (www.yahoo.com)

  • Excite (www.excite.com)

  • Lycos (www.lycos.com)

  • Euroseek (www.euroseek.net)

  • Christian Submit! (www.christiansubmitit.com)

  • CrossDaily's SubmitAll (submitall.crossdaily.com)


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Webrings

  • Bible webring(http://nav.webring.org/hub?ring=bible)

  • Evangelical Christian Webring(http://nav.webring.org/hub?ring=evangelical)

  • Ring of Great Commission Christians(http://nav.webring.org/hub?ring=greatcom)

  • Apologetics? - start your own!


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Banner Exchange

  • Christian Banner Exchange (www.cbx2.net)

  • CGX2000 Banner Exchange (cgx2000.com)

  • Christian Banner Network (www.chrbanner.com)

  • Christian Banner Exchange Network(www.cben1.net)


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Summary

  • Select a topic that you are familiar with

  • Gather the tools you need to do the job

  • Gather apologetics information from books and the Internet

  • Sign up for a domain name and/or website host

  • Create your pages

  • Submit your site to search engines

  • Prayerfully answer e-mails directed to your site


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Conclusion

Anybody can make a Christian apologetics website - even YOU!


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