Following up on some earlier comments: I got the idea for using Movable Type for the church website from Heal Your Church Website ï¿½ the newest entry is a suggestion on what to do in lieu of an “under construction” church webpage ï¿½ whose owner does it for his own church, Redland Baptist Church, Rockville, Maryland, in the suburbs.
I’m amazed how few churches use this powerful tool for church website. Indeed, when I made a Google search last week to get ideas back home, I noticed there were more bloggers named Church, or mock churches, or even church camping and youth groups that used Movable Type than churches themselves.
Even funnier, I noticed that many of the few that did use MT were of the “church of Christ” variety, the “Restorationists” who are the Disciples of Christ’s conservative kin. These are the people who won’t use musical instruments in worship because they’re not mentioned in the New Testament, but (as a Disciples seminary classmate pointed out) will definitely use electricity (and Movable Type) without biblical warrant. (“Restorationist” is a term also used within Mormon and Universalist traditions, meaning different things in each case.)
Only two of the other MT using churches have sites worth mentioning, so for your convenience:
- St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. (just a couple of miles from UNMC)
- Higgins Lake Baptist Church, which loses points for not making it obvious where it is. (Higgins Lake, Michigan, it turns out.)
14 October 2003. Since porn sites seem to spam from this entry, I’ve closed the comments