By Christopher Mann
I am not aware of a church that intentionally hosts pornography.
I am aware of many churches who have changed their URL from www.OldChurchDomain.com to the new and improved www.CoolerChurchDomain.com, and then let OldChurchDomain.com lapse into the open market of URLs, where anybody can buy it. Usually, business-minded folks will scoop up these kinds of URLs because they're betting that among the 1,000 or so discarded URLs they buy, there are a sufficient number of former owners who just forgot to renew these domains, and they're willing to pay the (legal) scalping fees of $3,000, $5,000, $10,000 or more to get those URLs back. It may sound slimy, but they're playing by the rules, and its all legal.
But there are many wicked businesses who buy these discarded domains for keeps and push massive amounts of porn. So for years to come, these sites are hosting and hooking new generations of porn addicts. If we're upset with factories polluting cities with toxic "brown fields" after decades of use, we're also upset with the short-sighted churches empowering pornographers to leave brown fields on the internet.
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Institute will teach pastors, staff and volunteers how to repurpose sermon content into blogs, books and more for deeper ministry impact.
Fort Wayne—ReSermon Institute announced a new seminar to teach pastors how to repurpose sermon content into other media like podcasts, editorials, social media posts, books and more. The seminar is open to pastors, staff and volunteers involved in helping their respective ministries serve the greater northern Indiana and Ohio communities.
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