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Date for ezine: 07-10-2009
Subject for ezine: Partners in the Good Fight


Father Dave's Partner's Ezine

Partners in the Good Fight

When one man dreams, it is just a dream, but when we all dream together, it is the beginning of a new reality.

Dom Helder Camara



Welcome Fighter

There seems to be a great degree of turmoil and pain in every corner of the globe this week!

In the north, Barack Obama is fighting for his political life, trying to bring in health-care reforms that (to most of us non-American observers) don't appear to be much different from what the rest of the developed world already has in place.

In the South, we've been hit by tsunamis, earthquakes and flooding.

Two Sundays ago the Philippines received one month's rainfall in a 24-hour period - killing hundreds and leaving nearly half a million people homeless, while in Indonesia, an earthquake claimed even more lives! Simultaneously, tsunamis have wreaked death and destruction across the Pacific Island nations of Samoa and Tonga.

In the East tensions continue to rise as the Israeli Prime Minister,  Benjamin Netanyahu, snubs the US demand to halt settlement expansion, thus adding fuel to the already-raging fire of moral outrage that burns across the Arab world.

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Of course the natural response for many of us to these tragedies is simply to despair and say, ''well, there's nothing I can do about any of that'. But that is simply not true!  None of us is powerless any more - not in this age of globalisation and the Internet.

When we see need, we can contribute to the appeals (such as this appeal for the Philippines, run by the Anglican Board of Mission).  And where we see injustice abounding, we can blog about it!

Don't underestimate the power of the Internet to disemminate truth and spread justice. I can say with pride that through my Internet efforts over the last 10 years I have managed to expose one corrupt company that was preying on the elderly and the mentally ill (such that numerous victims received compensation), I've played what I believe is a significant role in peace and justice work worldwide, and I've shared the Gospel of hope with countless souls across the planet.

My chief focus with my online work now is to equip YOU with the tools to do the same - to give you an online platform from which you can spread the word, work for peace, and share your passion with the world.

That's the whole idea of our member site - www.fighting-fathers.com.  It gives you the ability to create blogs, podcasts and multi-media presentations that you can share with the world, as well as stage tele-seminars and online video-chat meetings  And here is my promise to you: whatever you publish on fighting-fathers.com I will promote for you!

If you write a blog about the war in Afghanistan or upload a podcast of a sermon youv'e given, I will tell my 10,000+ Twitter followers about it and I'll publicise it in this ezine.  This means that, in addition to the 1000's  of people who normally crawl www.fighting-fathers.com to look at our new material, you'll receive 100's if not 1000's of extra visitors, probably within hours of me Tweeting about your work.

So please put me to the test: Join fighting-fathers.com (if you haven't already) and publish your thoughts, and let me help you share your passion with the world.  Why?  Because together we can make a difference!  I believe it!  Are you willing to give it a shot?


 





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The PC Speed Up System is a series of video tutorials, designed for beginners, to help secure and speed up your PC.

Topics covered include:
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And the big question: can you sign up for a free trial membership at www.fighting-fathers.com, download the software and then cancel the membership, thus paying nothing? And the answer is absolutely. Just do it!


Father Dave What's News

What you see to the right is actually my Twitter Feed of my most recent 50 posts.  
These posts report on just about everything that our Fighting-Fathers.com members have been up to. I also use these posts to recommend sermons, articles and videos that I've published and ones that I've found on the web and highly recommend.

Please use my Twitter Feed to promote your own work. If you create a blog on our member site or even just post to our forum, I will publicise your contribution through my Twitter feed, which usually means a few 100 extra people viewing your work within a few minutes of it being Tweeted about.
Virtual Pulpit: Sex in the Bible!

The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.  My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice.

My beloved speaks and says to me: "Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Song of Solomon 2:8-13
/Father Dave
When it comes to the church's attitude towards sex words such as 'uncomforrtable', 'disapproving' and 'conservative' come to mind. And yet there is an entire book in the Bible devoted to celebrating the joys of sexual love, where the tone is anything but disapproving and uncomfortable!

Not surprisingly, many in the church have wondered what to do with the 'Song of Songs'.  Click the play button below and form your own conclusion.

You can download the MP3 version of this sermon (and all the sermons of the Fighting Fathers) from the Fighting Fathers Sermon Library.  Alternatively, you can read this sermon here.




Video of the Week: 'About Men' (2nd installment)

This is the second segment that I've extracted from my recent TV appearance on the documentary 'About Men'.  

This section features (amongst other things) a rather inglorious appearance by me at the front door after having just been woken from a nap. The focus though (thankfully) is elsewhere - on one of the young lads of Holy Trinity Gym who is training for his first fight.

If you've never trained with us at Father Dave's Fight Club, this will give you a small glimpse of what you're missing out on.

And if you'd like to see the first segment that I extracted, click here.  There's one more to come!
To keep up to date with Father Dave's video uploads, subscribe to my video channel here.

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Let me conclude today by letting you know that I've been pouring plentyh of hours into improving our Fighting Fathers Member Site - simplifying the way it works and increasing benefits for members.  Here's what I've accomplisehd over the last couple of weeks:
  • Where possible, I've made all sermons and other podcasts downloadable from the video/MP3 area.

  • I've eliminated the problem of members needing more than one password. From now on your regular member's username and password will give you access to all members benefits.

  • I've created a general software library in the 'Members Benefits' area that now has over 70 useful programs and 16 ebooks (with plenty more to come). All are completely FREE downloads.

Please do check out the new software library that I've created.  As I've said above, my goal is to help you build your online platform so that you can share your message with the world, and you'll find that each item in the software library is designed to help you do that.

Over coming weeks, I plan to continue to build up the member benefits, including offering you your own free website on your own domain name!  Stay tuned and I'll update you as I finalise my plans.  But keep in mind that existing members will be the first to benefit, so if you haven't joined www.fighting-fathers.com yet, please do consider it. 

Until next we meet, may the Lord bless and strengthen you for the work to which you have been called.

Yours in the Good Fight,

Dave

www.fatherdave.org

P.S. If you're free to join us for our weekly online web-chat, we meet every Sunday in the Fighting Fathers Video Web-chat room. We meet at noon, Greenwich Mean time, which translates as 10pm Sydney time, 8am USA East Coast, 5am on the West Coast, and ... you can work out the rest.

P.P.S. If you missed out on the last ezine, you can access back issues here.

P.P.P.S. If you haven't done so yet, please do me a favour and download and install my special RSS notifier from here. It solves the problem of my emails to you not getting through.







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