"Christians and the Internet" newsletter CATI, Vol. 1, No. 30: July 28, 2000. _______________________________________________________________ TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. MY NAPARC-PLUS WEB DIRECTORY, PART ONE: OPC CONGREGATIONS 2. SOME T-SHIRT SLOGANS FOR COMPUTER NERDS 3. ONE WAY CATI READERS CAN HELP CATI: OFFER SUGGESTIONS! 4. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION FOR THIS NEWSLETTER _______________________________________________________________ Unless otherwise indicated, all material in this newsletter is Copyright (C) 2000 by Barry Traver, All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce material from this newsletter, contact Barry Traver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission is hereby granted, however, to pass along this issue to others, provided that (1) no changes are made and (2) it is passed along in its entirety. To subscribe, write to email@example.com, including "Subscribe to CATI" in the Subject line and including in the body your real name and the email address to which you wish CATI sent. _______________________________________________________________ 1. MY NAPARC-PLUS WEB DIRECTORY, PART ONE: OPC CONGREGATIONS NAPARC stands for "North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council." Following is the basis of the Council: "Confessing Jesus Christ as only Savior and Sovereign Lord over all of life, we affirm the basis of the fellowship of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches to be full commitment to the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God written, without error in all its parts and to its teaching as set forth in the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dordt, the Westminster Confession of Faith, and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms...." Here are the member congregations: Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Korean-American Presbyterian Church Orthodox Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church in America Reformed Church in the U.S. Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America I'm in the process of putting together a directory of churches in conservative Reformed denominations (primarily those in NAPARC) that have Web pages. To addition to the six NAPARC denominations, I also intend to include in my own directory congregations that belong to the United Reformed Churches in North America, a denomination which holds similar convictions. The first installment to the Web directory of churches is a list of congregations in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church that are on the Internet. (Please notify me of any errors that need to be corrected or additions that should be made in the list. Thanks!) Here's the denominational home page for the OPC: Orthodox Presbyterian Church http://opc.org/ As an ordained minister in the OPC, I may be not without bias, but I think that Webmaster Stephen Pribble has done a rather outstanding job with this Web site. For example, note these helpful resources on the site: Directory of Churches in the OPC http://opc.org/directories/congregations.html New Horizons (the monthly magazine of the OPC) http://opc.org/new_horizons.html Ordained Servant (helpful material for elders and deacons) http://opc.org/OS/Ordained_servant.html Original Trinity Hymnal: Complete Lyrics http://opc.org/misc_items.html Original Trinity Hymnal: Concordance http://opc.org/books/TH/index.html Professing Your Faith (communicant church membership course) http://opc.org/cce/communicant.html And (based on helpful information from the OPC Web site) here is my list of OPC churches that have Web pages: ALASKA Wasilla Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Wasilla, Alaska Stated Supply: Richard J. Venema http://www.alaskaopc.org ARIZONA Phoenix: Calvin Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Phoenix, Arizona Pastor: Wayne A. Buchtel http://www.users.uswest.net/~wbuchtel/ CALIFORNIA Antioch: Delta Oaks Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Antioch, California Pastor: Martin R. Ban http://www.jps.net/elad/index.html Berkeley: Berkeley Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, California Pastor: Richard M. Lewis http://opc.org/berkeley/ Bonita: Bonita Presbyterian Church, California Pastor: Michael D. Dengerink http://www.bonitaopc.com Costa Mesa: Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Costa Mesa, California Pastor: Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. http://www.grace-opc.org/ Eureka: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Eureka, California Pastor: Andrew J. Preston http://www.covenantopc.com/ La Mesa: New Life Orthodox Presbyterian Church, La Mesa, California Pastor: George C. Miladin http://www.lsvillage.com/newlife La Mirada: Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, La Mirada, California Pastor: Donald G. Buchanan, Jr. http://calvaryopc.org Long Beach: Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Long Beach, California Pastor: Daniel H. Overduin http://www.faithopc.org/ Mission Viejo: Redeeming Grace Presbyterian Church , Mission Viejo, California Pastor: William J. Baldwin http://www.redeeminggrace.com/ Modesto: Grace Church, Modesto, California Pastor: P. Shaun Bryant http://www.graceopcmodesto.org Novato: Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Novato, California Pastor: Richard C. Miller http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/6240/ Rocklin: Reformation Fellowship, Rocklin, California Pastor: Michael DeLozier http://sites.netscape.net/rockfellowship/homepage San Fernando Valley: Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Encino, California Pastor: C. Lee Irons http://www.redeemeropc.org San Francisco: First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, California Pastor: Charles A. McIlhenny http://www.svcg.com/OPCSF/Index.htm San Jose: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, San Jose, California Pastor: Jeffery A. Landis Assoc. Pastor: Calvin R. Malcor http://www.covenantopc.org Sonora: Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, Sonara, California Pastor: John Vroegindewey http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/oak/ Temecula: Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Temecula, California Pastor: Ben K. Wikner http://www.temeculaopc.org Vista: Harvest Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Vista, California Pastor: Mark A. Schroeder http://www2.4dcomm.com/bgmoore/hopc/ COLORADO Denver: Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO Pastor: Leonard J. Coppes http://www.denverprovidence.org/ Fort Collins: Emmaus Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins, CO Pastor: Archibald A. Allison http://www.geocities.com/Athens/4548/ DELAWARE Wilmington: Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware Pastor: Robert W. A. Letham Assoc. Pastor: S. Edd Cathey http://www.eopc.org/ FLORIDA Hialeah Sharon Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Hialeah, Florida Pastor: Jeffrey K. Boer http://www.forministry.com/33015SOPC Key West Keys Chapel, Key West, Florida Pastor: William V. Welzien http://keys-christians.org GEORGIA LaGrange: Covenant Presbyterian Church, LaGrange, Georgia Pastor: A. Boyd Miller, IV http://www.covenantlagrange.20m.com Marietta: Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Marietta, Georgia Pastor: John Fesko http://www.genevaopc.org/ ILLINOIS Batavia: Covenant of Grace Church, Batavia, Illinois Pastor: James R. Megchelsen http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/3878/cog.htm Hanover Park: Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Hanover Park (Chicago), Illinois Pastor: Douglas B. Clawson http://my.voyager.net/gopc-hp/ New Lenox: New Covenant Community Church, New Lenox, Illinois Pastor: Bruce H. Hollister Associate Pastor: Alan D. Strange http://www.flash.net/~holliste IOWA Des Moines: Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, Des Moines, Iowa Pastor: Rodney T. King http://www.gracereformed.org/ INDIANA Evansville: Covenant Community Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Evansville, Indiana Pastor: Michael R. Shipma http://members.xoom.com/ccopc/ LOUISIANA New Orleans: Christ Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, Louisiana Pastor: Russell J. Hamilton http://www.ForMinistry.com/70118CPC1 MAINE Topsham: Merrymeeting Bay Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Topsham, Maine Pastor: Gordon H. Cook, Jr. http://www.mbopc.org MARYLAND Bowie: Trinity Reformed Church, Bowie, Maryland Pastor: Gerald S. Taylor http://www.bcpl.net/~whites/Trinity Burtonsville: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Burtonsville, Maryland Pastor: Robert L. Myers Assoc. Pastor: Mark Sumpter http://members.aol.com/CovPresMD Columbia: Columbia Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Maryland Pastor: Allen H. Harris Associate Pastor: Stephen B. Green Assistant Pastor: Timothy W. Flora http://www.cpc-opc.org Frederick: New Hope Presbyterian Church, Frederick, Maryland Pastor: Richard N. Ellis http://www.fredweb.com/NewHope/ MASSACHUSETTS Boston: Peace Presbyterian Church, Boston, Massachusetts Pastor: Robert H. Tanzie http://members.truepath.com/peacechurch/index.html Ipswich: First Presbyterian Church, North Shore, Ipswich, Massachusetts Pastor: Charles M. Wingard http://www.opc-ipswich.org [Addition:] North Andover: Merrimack Valley Presbyterian Church, North Andover, Massachusetts Pastor: Dan Korzep http://www.transformingvisionministries.net/Merrimack.html MICHIGAN Brighton: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Brighton, Michigan Contact: Elder Dennis Pfleger http://www.iserv.net/~graceopc/copc/ Farmington Hills Oakland Hills Community Church, Farmington Hills Pastor: Ralph A. Rebandt II http://users.churchserve.com/mi/ohcc Grand Rapids: Harvest Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Wyoming, Michigan Pastor: Dale A. Van Dyke http://www.iserv.net/~dalevan/harvest/ Holt (Lansing area): Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Holt, Michigan Pastor: Stephen A. Pribble http://www.iserv.net/~graceopc/ Kentwood: Meadow Springs Community Church, Kentwood, Michigan Pastor: Gerald J. Neumair http://www.iserv.net/~meadow/ Metamora: Pilgrim Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Metamora, Michigan Pastor: Peter Stazen II http://www.lapeer.lib.mi.us/Churches/PilgrimPresb/index.html Royal Oak Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Royal Oak, Michigan Pastor: Jeffrey B. Wilson http://www.popc.org NEVADA Battle Mountain: Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Battle Mountain, Nevada http://www.homestead.com/battlemountainopc/index.html NEW HAMPSHIRE Jaffrey: Jaffrey Presbyterian Church, Jaffrey, New Hampshire Pastor: Stephen A. Migotsky http://www.jaffreyopc.org/ NEW JERSEY Bridgeton: Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Briegeton, New Jersey? Pastor: Neil J. Lodge http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/copc Cherry Hill: Cherry Hill Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Cherry Hill, New Jersey Pastor: Peter J. Puliatti http://www.cherryhillnjopc.org Glassboro: Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Glassboro, New Jersey http://www.providenceopc.org/ Hackettstown: Church of the Covenant, Hackettstown, New Jersey Pastor: Ronald E. Pearce http://opc.org/local/covenant/ Ringoes: Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Ringoes, New Jersey Pastor: Albert W. Steever, Jr. http://www.calvary-amwell.org. Stratford: Stratford Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Stratford, New Jersey Pastor: Martin L. Dawson Sr. http://www.stratfordopc.org/ Toms River: Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Toms River, New Jersey Pastor: Geoffrey L. Willour http://expage.com/page/redeemeropc West Collingswood: Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, West Collingswood, New Jersey Pastor: Howard Currie http://www.iopc.org Westfield: Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Westfield, New Jersey Pastor: Stanford M. Sutton, Jr. http://www.westfieldnj.com/gopc Wildwood: Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Wildwood, New Jersey Pastor: James A. Zozzaro http://www.chapelopc.org/church.htm Boardwalk Chapel, Wildwood, New Jersey Director: Jon W. Stevenson http://www.chapelopc.org/chapel.htm NEW YORK Lisbon: Lisbon Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Lisbon, New York Pastor: Laurence W. Veinott http://www.northnet.org/lisbonopc Schenectady: Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Schenectady, New York Pastor: William J. Gorrell http://www.capital.net/~calvary/ Syracuse: Hope Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, New York Pastor: Gerald P. Malkus http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/8261 NORTH CAROLINA Charlotte (area): Matthews Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Matthews, North Carolina Pastor: T. Nathan Trice Teacher: George W. Knight III http://members.aol.com/mattopc/ NORTH DAKOTA Carson: Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Carson, North Dakota Pastor: W. Vernon Picknally, Jr. http://www.wrtc.com/carson/page10.html OHIO Columbus: Grace Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio Pastor: Larry E. Wilson Assoc. Pastor: Stephen W. Igo Assoc. Pastor: Joseph A. Keller http://graceopc.home.mindspring.com/ Dayton-North: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Vandalia, Ohio Evangelist: Charles Jackson http://www.daytonopc.org/ Dayton-South: Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio Pastor: Michael F. Frangipane http://www.daytonopc.org/ OKLAHOMA Norman: Grace Presbyterian Church, Norman, Oklahoma Stated Supply: William H. Doerfel http://www.two-age.org/church/graceopc.htm OREGON Grants Pass: Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Grants Pass, Oregon Pastor: Larry D. Conard http://www.faithgp.org/aboutus.html Portland: First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon Pastor: Jack L. Smith http://www.teleport.com/~mkmcconn/1stopc.htm PENNSYLVANIA Broomall: Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Broomall, Pennsylvania Pastor: Timothy G. Walker http://www.faithopc.homestead.com Grove City: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Grove City, Pennsylvania Pastor: Gerald C. Dodds http://homestead.com/covenant_church Gwynedd: Gwynned Valley Presbyterian Church, Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania Pastor: Edward N. Gross Assoc. Pastor: Michael A. Obel http://www.goodnews2u.org Hatboro: Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Hatboro, Pennsylvania Pastor: George R. Cottenden http://www.forministry.com/19040TOP Indiana: Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Indiana, Pennsylvania Pastor: Douglas W. Snyder http://www.yourinter.net/faithopc/ Middletown: Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, Philadelphia Pastor: Arthur J. Fox http://www.calvaryopc.com Philadelphia: Pilgrim Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pastor: William C. Krispin Teacher: Barry A. Traver http://www.forministry.com/19128popc Reading: Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Reading, Pennsylvania Pastor: David J. O'Leary Discipleship Coordinator: Timothy A. Sharadin http://www.forministry.com/church/Home.asp?SiteId=19601COPC Tannersville (Stroudsburg or Poconos): Pocono Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Tannersville, Pennsylvania Pastor: Thomas A. Foh http://www.wso.net/popc TENNESSEE Chattanooga: Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee Pastor: Robert Y. Eckardt http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/3193/home.html Cookeville: Faith Presbyterian Church, Cookeville, Tennessee Contact: Curtis Armstrong http://www.public.usit.net/cpa5509/ TEXAS Abilene: Covenant Presbyterian Church, Abilene, Texas Pastor: Robert A. Lotzer http://homestead.juno.com/ralotzer/covpres.html Austin: Providence Presbyterian Church, Pflugerville (Austin), Texas Pastor: F. Allan Story, Jr. http://www.austin-opc.net Fort Worth: Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas Contact: Gary W. Davenport http://www.opcfw.com/ Houston: Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas Contact: Coleman Simpkins http://www.providenceopchouston.com/ Plainview: Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church, Plainview, Texas Contact: Paul Holloway http://www.covenantgrace.com San Antonio: Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Texas Pastor: Jack J. Peterson Assoc. Pastor: Christopher H. Wisdom http://www.graceopc-sat.com/ Tyler (Flint): Tyler Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Tyler, Texas Pastor: John H. Johnson http://pentium2.gower.net/Community/topc/ UTAH Salt Lake City: Christ Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City, Utah Pastor: D. Jason Wallace http://www.christpres.net VIRGINIA Bristol Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Virginia Pastor: Robert D. McCurley http://www.trinityreformed.net Dayton: Berea Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Virginia Pastor: Timothy H. Gregson http://home.rica.net/berea? Leesburg: Bethel Presbyterian Church, Leesburg, Virginia Pastor: George C. Hammond http://www.forministry.com/20175bc Vienna: Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Vienna, Virginia Pastor: Albert J. Tricarico, Jr. Assoc. Pastor: Hailu Mekonnen http://www.joypals.com/graceopc.htm WASHINGTON Pasco (Tri-Cities -- formerly Kennewick): Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Pasco, Washington Pastor: Todd S. Bordow http://www.cbvcp.com/covenantopc/index.html WEST VIRGINIA Morgantown: Reformation Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Morgantown, West Virginia Pastor: Lawrence Semel Assoc. Pastor: Robert L. Broline, Jr. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/3218 WISCONSIN Janesville: Christ Presbyterian Church, Janesville, Wisconsin Pastor: David W. King - firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ticon.net/~cpcopc/ Madison: Madison Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Fitchberg, Wisconsin Pastor: Eric D. Bristley http://www.prorege.org Menomonee Falls: Falls Presbyterian Church, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Pastor: Cornelius Tolsma http://www.execpc.com/~tolsma Zoar: Menominee Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Zoar, Wisconsin http://www.execpc.com/~tenclay/zoar/zoar.htm Future issues of CATI (D.V.) will highlight other conservative denominations in the Presbyterian and Reformed traditions. I hope you find this information helpful. (Again, please let me know of corrections or additions that should be made. Thanks!) ________________________________________________________________ 2. SOME T-SHIRT SLOGANS FOR COMPUTER NERDS Strictly speaking, this item is "just for fun" and has little to do with "Christians and the Internet," but to be on the Internet, you need to have a computer, and Christians -- who realize that God is greater than technology ("to err is human: it takes a computer to really mess things up!") -- may enjoy the following humor, some of which dethrones computers from the godlike status some people in our society have given them. For these "Nerd T-Shirt Slogans" I'm indebted to Micky Plant, a LangaList reader. They appeared in the most recent LangaList, which you'll find at this address: The LangaList: July 31, 2000 http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2000/2000-07-31.htm 1. Cannot find REALITY.SYS. Universe halted. 2. Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes. 3. Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are. 4. My software never has bugs. It just develops random features. 5. C:\WINDOWS C:\WINDOWS\GO C:\PC\CRAWL 6. C:\DOS C:\DOS\RUN RUN\DOS\RUN 7. <-------- The information went data way -------- 8. Best file compression around: "DEL" = 100% compression. 9. The definition of an upgrade: Take old bugs out, put new ones in. 10. BREAKFAST.COM Halted...Cereal Port Not Responding. 11. The name is Baud......, James Baud. 12. Access denied--nah nah nah na nah nah! 13. C:\> Bad command or file name! Go stand in the corner. 14. Bad command. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaay.... 15. Why doesn't DOS ever say "EXCELLENT command or filename!" 16. As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing. 17. Southern DOS: Y'all reckon? (Yep/Nope) 18. Backups? We don' NEED no steenking backups. 19. E Pluribus Modem. 20. ... File not found. Should I fake it? (Y/N) 21. Ethernet (n): something used to catch the Etherbunny. 22. A mainframe: The biggest PC peripheral available. 23. Does fuzzy logic tickle? 24. A computer's attention span is as long as its power cord. 25. 11th commandment - Covet not thy neighbor's system. These slogans help us, I think, maintain a sense of perspective concerning the limited powers of technology. Computers are not altogether trustworthy or infallible, but our God is (and so is His Word, where you'll find not "nerdy slogans," but "great and precious promises" -- see 2 Peter 1:4). Enjoy! ________________________________________________________________ 3. ONE WAY CATI READERS CAN HELP CATI: OFFER SUGGESTIONS! Have you discovered a Web site (or more than one) that other people may find helpful or enjoyable? Share that information! Send your suggestions to me at email@example.com, and the sites may be included in a future issue of CATI. For example, recently two different CATI readers sent me notes about some useful sites either containing sermons in RealAudio or providing step-by-step instructions on how pastors can go about making their sermons available on the Internet so that people can listen to them on the Web. (I hope to share that information with you in an article on RealAudio and MP3 in the next issue of CATI!) One topic in which I'm interested at the present time is good Internet sites for kids, but feel free to offer any suggestions you may consider helpful. And let me know if I may mention your name as the source of the information or comment, because it is my policy not to mention names of people who contribute suggestions unless I have specific permission from them in advance to do so. Thanks in advance for your thoughts on possible future material for CATI! --Barry Traver, Editor of CATI ________________________________________________________________ 4. 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