Summer 2024

Using the Web to Spread the Word

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations . . .” Matthew 28:19

Many years ago I was asked to write a feature story about Arnold Palmer for a local newspaper. In anticipation of the interview, I spent several hours at the library one Saturday afternoon, poring over books and magazines to get as much background information as possible so as to be quite knowledgeable during the interview. The librarians were very helpful as they tracked down various publications for me. It really wasn’t that long ago—maybe 15 years.

And yet now, all I would have to do is search the Internet, and within 30 minutes I could print out everything I need. The Internet has certainly made life easier and saved a lot of time for people. Just about anything we want to know can be found at the touch of our fingers. However, more important than finding information on sports figures, computers and the Internet have given people in countries around the world the opportunity to learn about Jesus. Bible studies, sermons, guides and more are all available to those who are seeking. Jesus has commanded us to spread the gospel throughout the world, and computer designers and engineers have made it possible to do just that.