Back in Business

Dear ADvindicate readers,

I would like to wish all of you a merry Christmas—as we take few days to celebrate what God did for us back in Bethlehem, may you each experience the joy of renewed gratitude for the blessings that God, in Christ, gave us, and for the sure fulfilment of Jesus’ promise to come again and receive us unto Himself.

You may have noticed that the comments are back up. It took longer than it should have, for which I apologize. Our website domain expired (we had forgotten to update some expired credit card information with a third-party provider), which caused the entire website to go down for a few hours. We “fixed” the problem by using the domain for a few days, but is back, along with its comments.

I was unable to devote more time to the problem because of finals week at the university. Normally, when I know I won’t have time to work on ADvindicate, I schedule articles to publish ahead of time. As the webpage was expired, however, I ended up not being able to do this. We’re back in business, however.

One more item I would like to mention is our financial status. As of the November 29 article, “Sustaining our Ministry,” $550 have come in. We are grateful for the support, and this money will go towards the miscellaneous expenses associated with operating the website. It is not enough to pay for editing or writing, however, so until more money comes in, we can only publish articles that have been donated to us. Please keep us in your prayers, and if you believe our ministry is worth supporting and have been blessed with the means to help, please prayerfully consider donating.

We believe that there is a need for an online ministry where truth is upheld without heed to popularity or convenience, while at the same time, vitriol and mockery are never used as tools to back up an argument or silence opposition. The great temptation for all who believe they are supporting the truth is to put down, however subtly, those who disagree. In stooping to the level of disrespect, however, one alienates rather than instructs. We do not wish to entertain the choir—we wish to reach the world for Christ.