[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/september/ft.gif[/img]Here is the article that was featured in the September/October 2004 magazine of 'Faith Today' which is a cross-canada 50k viewership Chrisitan evangelical magazine.[b][url=http://www.sermonindex.net/pdf/faithtoday.jpg]Classic Preaching on the Web (jpg format) 1.57 MB[/url][url=http://www.sermonindex.net/pdf/faithtoday.pdf]Classic Preaching on the Web (pdf format) 7.82 MB[/url] [/b]
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I personally really enjoyed doing the phone interview with the Faith Today editor Karen Stiller, there was a great job of professionality and Christ-likeness in their appreciate of Christian Ministries in Canada and the way the interview was done. I am very glad the emphasis that was put in print and wasn't watered down.I praise God for the opportunity to have this interview done and exposure on the magazine, pray that more opportunities will come like this one.
Great article! Only one negative thing- no smile. One day I'm going to see you smile. :-P In Him, Chanin
Here is some of the article as it appears on the www.christianity.ca site:---[b]Classic Preaching on the Web[/b][i]Enthralled with the rich sermons of the great preachers of the past, a young computer technician from Toronto has captured 4000 of them for web site visitors.by Karen Stiller[/i][b]"If[/b] the preacher is full of the fire of God, then people will gather just to watch him burn," said the famous preacher and churchman John Wesley.These days some people aren't gathering but downloading, to witness classic preachers burn again with the fire of God. It's happening on www.sermonindex.com, a web site created by Toronto computer technician Greg Gordon (and he's also sharing the sermons freely at www.christianity.ca). Gordon thinks that the preachers of yesterday have something to say to the people of todayand he wants to make it free and easy for listeners to mine those sermon gems.Gordon started "exploring old messages and old books" after being left dissatisfied by some contemporary preaching. Stirred by his discoveries, Gordon designed a web site committed to the "preservation and propagation of classic preaching in its audio form for this generation and the next. I felt I needed to share what I was finding with others."[img]http://www.christianity.ca/church/sermons/2004/images/09.000.jpg[/img]The site provides free access to more than 4,000 taped sermons of mainly "classical preachers from the pastmen of renown." Visitors to the site are asked to consider making a donation to offset the costs of accumulating and distributing the taped sermons. Gordon estimates more than half a million sermons have been downloaded since the site's inception in December 2002.Although it is not Gordon's goal for his site to replace going to church to hear a local preacher, he concedes that some of his clients are "people disillusioned with Christianity. They are out of church for a while and are being fed."Not surprisingly, the main visitors to the site are preachers "looking to be fed and inspired somewhere." It is an inspiration that Gordon hopes will spark a revival in today's church: his primary goal for building sermonindex.com. "The site's emphasis is revival. We want people to take these teachings and apply them to their lives," explains Gordon. "It's healthy for Christians to look into Church history. There's a heritage of God's people we shouldn't neglect." The preachers on the site speak "more powerfully, more stirringly," according to Gordon. It is a stirring that he hopes will help today's Church be more passionate and committed in the faith.Karen Stiller is the associate editor of Faith Today.[i]Originally published inFaith Today, September/October 2004.http://www.faithtoday.caUsed with permission of the author. Copyright © 2004 Christianity.ca.[/i]