I am writing in response to your question. I would like to continue to receive the print copy as well as have access to the online edition. I enjoy the paper and the articles are enjoyable and sometimes even convicting!
Pastor Mark Poorman
Woodcrest Baptist Church
As a subscriber of your Pulpit Helps Web-based service, I would definitely vote for #1, though I would add that the online version is sufficient.
Thanks so much for all you do!
Yes, I would like to receive a digitized copy, AS WELL AS a print copy.
Thank you and God bless you!
P.S.: I enjoy Pulpit Helps very much!!!!
Pastor Harry Bultema
I am in favor of digitization! There was something in the April edition that I would have loved to easily reformat and print for my people. It would be a great tool.
Gerald R. Feulmer
Yes, the digital version...If you want to discontinue the print version, that will be okay.
Preston A. Taylor
Mirando City, TX
I say PRAISE JESUS, YES!!
My answer is # 1—(Yes, I would like to receive a digitized copy as well as a print copy.) I love my paper copy of Pulpit Helps but I have longed for a digital copy from day one. I strongly feel that if I didn't have all my digital resources (Bible software, commentaries, etc.), I could not be as effective as a minister. The complete Pulpit Helps in my e-mail box could only add to my ministry in my opinion. Thank you for even considering this exciting, new prospect.
In regard to your editorial "Is it time to digitize?" My answer is number 2: No, I only want to continue to receive the print copy and have access to the on-line edition.
Thanks, and keep up to great work.
2) No, I only want to continue to receive the print copy and have access to the online edition. I love my Pulpit Helps. While I do use the internet constantly, I drag my Pulpit Helps to work, on trips, to bed, and many other places I don't take my computer or don't have access to the internet.
My husband is the pastor of our little church, and I use many of the articles, the quips, and the sage sayings in my weekly program that I hand out at church.
I do enjoy doing the Bible PuzzleWords—first by memory, then looking up the references to make sure.
My husband (a pastor) reads the articles and illustrations also. It is a profitable and understandable magazine. God's blessings to you.
I vote for this newest version. Confessedly, I preferred what we had but since we have to find a new supplier, this one is challenging, time consuming, and maybe "fun." It requires extreme accuracy, else you'll come up with more letters than needed to obtain the hidden mystery word.
I work them all, never giving up. I vote for this one. Thanks much.
You asked us to vote on this: I'm not a puzzle word person, so don't really care. However, I will pass it on to church folk who are. What I really miss is Abraham's Question Box. It was most helpful when the questions and answers came in the same issue. I often used them in bulletins under our feature of "Bible Knowledge." Would love to have more.
I want to thank Wayne Edwards for his outstanding article on "Older Christians Are leaving the Church" in the March, 2006, issue. He said what Paul told young Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:2-4: "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
We don't need to reinvent the wheel; we just need to master its use.
John D. Lewis, pastor
Village Baptist Church, San Lorenzo, CA
P.S. Also, I want you to know how much I enjoy your publication. As a Southern Baptist pastor for over 40 years I can honestly say yours is one of the best papers being published. I read each and every article and truly enjoy every issue.
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Editor's response: Thank you. We are honored by your words.
For years I received Pulpit Helps from you and the other day I came across a Nov., 2001, Issue. At 75 years now my mind is slowing up a lot, so I want to say to you and the staff: THANKS for your paper. For years it blessed my heart. God bless you.