Internet Resources

Web Resources for Ministry

For study, research, multimedia, cultural analysis, and more…

http://www.bartleby.com/quotations/ – 87,000 quotes for all occasions.

www.bible.org – Free New English Translation plus many study helps, such as multiple dictionaries and downloadable study tool bar.

www.bible.cc/ – Online Parallel Bible with 9 English and 28 other languages plus 5 Greek versions, 4 commentaries, lexicon word studies

http://www.bible.com/ – The bible online, bible search, bible courses, bible study, devotionals and answers.

http://bible.christianity.com/ – Bible Study Tools

www.bible.crosswalk.com/ – Study and sermon helps, illustrations, parallel and interlinear Bibles (28 English version) and much more!

www.biblegateway.com/ s – Twenty English versions of the Bible plus 71 other languages, dictionaries, study helps, audio Bibles, foreign language ebooks (downloadable PDF files), and much more.

http://www.bsreview.org/ – A neutral site that specializes in reviewing features and performance of Bible software.

www.ccel.org/ – Christian Classics Ethereal Library (sponsored by Calvin College) with reference books, classical authors, 66 versions of the Bible, numerous commentaries, and about anything you could ask for in biblical research, including an excellent search engine.

www.ccmag.gospelcom.net/ – Christian Computing magazine and Christian Audio/Visual magazine (free online edition)

www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/docs/ – The CIA’s current information on countries around the world—great source for missions materials.

http://www.crossbooks.com/ – Bible Explorer online.

www.ctlibrary.com/ – Subscription-based collection of nearly 16,000 contemporary magazine articles, archived from Christianity Today and elsewhere.

http://dictionary.reference.com/ – English dictionary.

www.eagleforum.org – Pro-family movement.

http://www.etymonline.com/ – Online Etymology Dictionary.

www.famous-quotations.com – A place to find over thousands of quotes on just about any topic.

www.fcachurches.net – an online publication of the FCA with topically arranged articles, ministry tools, and interactive forum. Included: private members area (directory, available positions, etc.)

www.gospelcom.net – collection of numerous ministries and resources

www.higherpraise.com/illustrations/a.htm – Basic topical list of illustrations and stories.

www.historychannel.com/speeches – Recorded sound bytes and more of important speeches in history.

www.historymatters.gmu.edu – Networks a number of history sites with searchable illustration potential.

www.historynet.com – Great stories from history with searchable illustration potential.

www.humanevents.com – Conservative underground.

http://hymntime.com/tch/ – Over 7,700 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations,

www.kairosjournal.org/ – Free site offering thought-provoking articles, ideas, and cultural trends in church ministry—requires registration restricted only to ministry people.

http://www.newsmax.com/ – News source.

http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/ – Archived news stories accessible in grid format.

www.pastors.com – Part marketing, part resources for pastors from Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church.

www.preachingtoday.com/ – Subscription-based illustration and sermon resource site.

www.quotationspage.com – A place to find over 24,000 quotes on just about any topic.

www.quotationz.com/ – A place to find over 65,000 quotes on just about any topic.

www.quotegeek.com – A place to find nearly 5,000 quotes on just about any topic.

www.quoteland.com – A place to find thousands of quotes on just about any topic.

www.quoteworld.org – A place to find over 15,000 quotes on just about any topic.

www.refdesk.com – A one-stop center for secular or generic research (news, quotes, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and so on).

http://www.rhymezone.com/ – Rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, spell checker, and word finding tool for poets, writers, et al.

www.sermoncentral.com/ – 87,000 free sermons, illustrations, and drama—with contributions from online users so quality varies depending on the contributor.

www.sermonillustrations.com/ – Basic topical list of illustrations and stories.

http://www.studylight.org/ – Multiple Bible study resources to deepen your walk with God.

www.the-next-wave.org/ – Online magazine targeting issues related to the emerging church.

http://www.theooze.com/main.cfm – Conversation for the journey, dedicated to the emerging Church culture.

www.unbound.biola.edu/ – Bible study resources with dozens of parallel Bible possibilities (11 English versions; 98 other language versions—from Afrikaans to Xhosa and including several Greek and Hebrew texts).

http://www.webster.com/ – Merriam-Webster Online

www.willowcreek.com – Drama and other “service builder” resources for developing sermon themes.

www.withreach.com/ – Has own agenda but also a great cross-reference of blogs and commentaries by church leaders.

www.wordsearchmedia.com – DVDs, short digital video clips for downloading, sermon illustrations, worship background video, teaching lessons

Richard Doebler

rich@cloquetchurch.com