Using the Internet for Good

The internet is an incredibly powerful tool for good and for ill. It can be and is used to cultivate covetousness, lust, greed, idleness, idolatry, false teaching, and ungodly friendships and relationships. However, I don’t think the Devil invented the internet. There was sin before the internet and there will be sin after. When used rightly, the internet is an incredible communication and information tool where seemingly limitless resources are available, mostly free of charge (except for the cost of your high speed or dial up connection). However, one must be discerning.

Here are some of my favorite sites:

http://www.monergism.com (a great resource of mostly reformed writings old and new. There is a wealth of information here. This is one of the sites that I visit most. No fluff here, just meat – that is rich and deep sound doctrine).
http://www.reformation21.org (online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals)
http://www.byfaithonline.com/  (online magazine of the PCA)
http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/bio/contempreform.html  (Hall of Contemporary Reformers, except for one, James White, I have been deeply impacted by all of the men pictured in this website. Click on the caricature to find a wealth of good stuff).
http://desiringgod.org/  (Desiring God, John Piper, the most significant living mentor in my life)
http://www.9marks.org/  (a great resource for pastors and church leaders)
http://www.epm.org/  (Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Randy Alcorn, author of the Treasure Principle and Purity Principle)
http://www.crown.org/  (Stewardship site. Go here and click “Tools” and take the Personality ID, it will take 2 minutes but it is very interesting.)
http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/books/onlinebooks.html  (Free online books – a lot of good old books, but some new ones too)

AUDIO/VISUAL
http://www.eeinternational.org/dykfs/  (Evangelism Explosion evangelism e-tract)
http://www.albertmohler.com/radio_list.php  (Al Mohler’s daily radio program. Insightful commentary on contemporary issues, very biblically informed and interesting).
http://www.pfm.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=BreakPoint1   (Breakpoint, Charles Colson’s commentary)
http://www.churchplantingcenter.com/media/Video/mcquilken.WMV  (an amazing, tear-jerking audio of Robertson McQuilken, who resigned as president of Columbia International University (SC) to take care of his wife who was stricken with Alzheimer’s Disease. See article at: http://www.ciu.edu/articles/livingbyvows/  .
http://www.generousgiving.org/page.asp?sec=39&page=127  (GIVING WARRIORS VIDEO CLIPS. Inspiring stories of people who lived “the generous life”. Very moving and powerful. A MUST WATCH.)
http://www.kids4truth.com/hometwo.asp  (KIDS4TRUTH) very good short animations about CREATION, and many others.

These sites above are not the coolest, cutting edge stuff, but they are all good stuff for your heart, mind and soul. Next time you have some free time, instead of playing internet games or surfing the sports pages, surf the sites above and grow in your knowledge and in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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One Response to Using the Internet for Good

  1. Shirley says:

    Thank you for that great list. I will keep this.

    Check out my site. Think you will like it, and although it is quite different, you may want to add it to your blogroll. I’ve only been blogging for a couple of months, but have had an incredible response. I’m wanting my site to be a witness of the good life of living for God. Again, thank you for your work.

    Blessings,

    Shirley

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