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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Charles E. Whisnant
part two

Let me list a few ways in which people use their talents and gifts and express their thinking. And ways they accomplish this.


My brother has an email in which he writes a paragraph each day of some philosophy he has about living out the Christian life.

Albert Mohler, professor of a Seminary, and teacher in a church, uses the web to communicate his Christian viewpoint on some event in our culture.

Phil Johnson, Dan Philips and Frank Turk have a blogger called teampyro in which they address important issues facing the church today. As to date they have had over 1.4 million to view the sight.

Pulpit Magazine, a web with the Shepherd Conferences and John MacArthur, Jr.
Nathan Busenitz

ExpositoryThoughts is a group of preachers who address issues in the church, and is for pastors and leaders. Paul Lamey, Matt

John Hendryx has Monergism.com, a web site he has dedicated himself to provide the

Reformers doctrines. This site I have been going to for four years. He provides, I would say, over a thousand articles and sermons from the Reformers.
And where John and John Samson write.

Tony Capoccia of has provided material since the beginning of the www. He has sermons from the evangelical viewpoint, such as John MacArthur, Jr. There are manuscripts of John’s sermons. Tony provides sermons from Charles Spurgeon, Whitefield, Watson, Edwards, Ryle and transcripts from the Shepherd’s Conference.

Phil Johnson has a web site that is a web log, a list of links of other web sites. He provides links which provide doctrinal studies, church studies, etc. Phil’sBookmark

Phil Johnson has The Spurgeon Archive. Sermons of Charles Spurgeon. What a project.

Preachers, ministers and pastors who have radio and tv ministries now have web sites. Like Grace to You by John MacArthur, Insight For Living by Church Swindoll, In touch by Charles Stanley, David Jeremiah’s Turning Point.

You have Christian leaders, such as James Dobson Focus on the Family, and Dennis Ramey on Family Life Today. Then the late Larry Burkett on Money Matters.

You have Christian women, such as Joni Earickson Tada who has not only a radio program but a good ministry to the handicapped.

Many good News outlets are now on the www. Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute, an evangelical apologetics group in Charlotte, N.C.

You have Barna Research team designed to research the lives of Christians.

On a daily basis I could receive a hundred different emails if I choose.
Daily Devotions from Chuck Swindoll, Charles Spurgeon, Oswald Chambers, and Tozer, and even pastors of churches not as well known as these have a weekly devotion sent via email

Ray Pritchard has an e mail list of 3900 to which he sends out his sermons. He is not pastoring now, and this is a good means of communication with others.

John Stott ministry is done by a group of people daily. Biblestudy@john stott.com

Jim Bublitz works out of his home. He is not a pastor, but he loves the truth. He has a great web site.

Blogger a site for what is called blogspots. They are free and you have a chance to write your thoughts and have others who desire to write and make comments.

A place where students in Edinburgh Scotland and write reports on Puritans.
I don’t know who controls CROSSWALK, but it’s one of the better sites You could spend all day on this sight.

Sola Scriptura Ministries International. Table Talk Magazine. Good books, etc.
A site that lists conferences and is used to promote sola Scriptura.

Church Growth Institute, received via e mail provides a daily devotion, and resources for church growth any ministry.

E mail daily provides a ministry of short quotes from Reformers. A group of people who work hard doing this. Very good.

You know the phrase that I have not liked "Follow your heart"? There is some truth in that, because it’s the desire of my heart to know the Lord, and to communicate what He is saying to others.
Personally, I like the one-on-one in person communicating, but when it’s not always possible, the medium of the web is okay. May the Lord open the means He will allow me to use.
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