Imporant Apologetics Index update
- Hi Folks,
Apologetic Index is moving to a new server. While Gospelcom has been a
wonderful and gracious host, our move to a new web site hosting company will
enable Apologetics Index to expand in a number of areas. For example, later on
this year we expect to add online forums, streaming audio (of apologetics &
countercult related material), and possibly an interactive news publishing
The web site move, expected to occur within the next two weeks, has been much
prayed over. Janet and I have also consulted a number of fellow Christians, and
have taken their wise counsel into account.
The move itself should, for the most part, be transparent and relatively
That said, here's how you can help us:
=== LINK UPDATES
There *will* be an important LINK change. Currently, whenever you type the
http://www.apologeticsindex.org url into your browser, the address rolls over
into http://www.gospelcom.net/apologeticsindex/(+ the name of the page you are
visiting). Therefore, countless people have the gospelcom.net/apologeticsindex
URL bookmarked, instead of the site's real address: apologeticsindex.org
Gospelcom will redirect visitors for a period of 4 months (twice their normal
forwarding period), which will give search engines and web masters the time to
find the new Apologetics Index URLs.
NOTE: If your web site currently links to Apologetics Index, please change the
URL(s) immediately as follows:
http://www.gospelcom.net/apologeticsindex/(+ the name of the page, in case you
are deep-linking. Ex: http: http://www.gospelcom.net/apologeticsindex/s48.html)
http://www.apologeticsindex.org/(+ the name of the page, in case you are
deep-linking. Ex: http: http://www.apologeticsindex.org/s48.html)
If you are linking to Religion News Blog, or to an article in Religion News
Blog, follow the same procedure, except with these links:
http://www.gospelcom.net/apologeticsindex/rnb(+ the name of the page, in case
you are deep-linking. Ex:
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/(+ the name of the page, in case you are
deep-linking. Ex: http: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/archives/00003651.html)
Your updated URLs will help search engines and others to find, index and/or
bookmark the new site.
Our primary email address will remain: ahein@...
If your email gets bounced during the transfer period, use ahein@...
instead. You can also reach me via Yahoo Messenger at ID: aheinholland
(Free Messenger: http://messenger.yahoo.com/)
=== Financial Support
Our new web site host is relatively inexpensive. However, the actual move
entails some initial costs (mostly one-time set-up fees for our 16 domain names)
that we would appreciate help with. If you would like to make a donation, please
follow this link:
Once the new site is housebroken, some of the additions we have in mind will
also bring with them extra costs (e.g. the purchase of a professional online
forum package), and possibly some extra file space for the streaming content we
have in mind.
Over the past few months Janet and I have seen a big increase in the number of
people who contact us via the web site with anything from requests for
information to serious counseling needs. In addition, information from the site
is used in many of our personal counseling appointments with current and former
members of various religions, cults, sects, and abusive churches.
We appreciate your prayers! If you would like to receive our ministry email
newsletter (mailed about once every six weeks), please ask for it by writing me
Anton and Janet
ApologeticsIndex.org / ReligionNewsBlog.com