Subject for ezine:
Partners in the Good Fight
Father Dave's Partner's Ezine
in the Fight
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
to be with you again, and especially as I have a rather important
invitation for you today. I'd like to invite you to join me
for an online video-web chat on fighting-fathers.com
this Sunday night at 10pm.
Now, of course, when I say 'Sunday
night' I mean 'Sunday
night if you happen to be living on the East Coast of Australia'
(or somewhere with a similar longitude). If you're living on
the US West Coast, it's actually the crack of dawn on the same morning.
Either way though, you're welcome to join us if you can manage it
Here's a simplified time-zone breakdown:
Night 10pm, Sydney time, is
Sunday afternoon, 1pm in London and
morning 8am in Richmond, Virginia and
Dawn of the
same morning (5am) in Reno, Nevada
I think you
can work out the rest of the times from there.
Now ...if you don't know how to join an online web-chat:
From the sidebar on the left,
click the link that says 'Web
Click 'Launch Web Video Chat'
and ... if there's no one there, you probably mixed up your times.
Oh, and in
case you're wondering what I want to chat to you about, I'm hoping that
this Sunday's meeting will be the preliminary get-together for a weekly
online discussion group, the content and format of which we will decide
upon on Sunday night.
do a weekly Bible study or hold a philosophical discussion on the Meaning of Meaning?
Or perhaps we should just drink beer and watch a few fights together?
It's up to you, but if you want to have your say, you will
need to join me on Sunday.
he is indeed my least favourite Iranian President, I'm not
convinced that Mr
Ahmadinejad'sspeech this week at the
international conference on racism was as 'hateful' as the New York Times
suggested. I've reprinted the speech in full here so that you can decide for
who recall the dubious antics of 'financial
adviser'Roy MacDonald, it seems that he is
up to his old tricks again. Heather McGarry has contributed her saga of woe, as a warning to
those who would do business with 'Onelife' to do their
due diligence first!
And our old
friend Eileen Flemming (OFF) has shown
enormous self-control when interviewed on Iranian
TV recently, alongside Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Mairead
Maguire, and British lobbyist Charlie Wolf. I'll
leave you to watch it for yourself, but I can
assure you that her problem was not with Ms Maguire. Be sure
to give your feedback to Eileen directly through our member
keep contributing your ideas, stories, poems, pics and videos to the
member site, and be sure too to add your events to the members' calendar as well. If you
post your events to www.fighting-fathers.com, I can
both tweet about them to my 2000 Twitter
friends and will publicise them through this ezine (which reaches
another 2000 people).
Virtual Pulpit: Jesus Shows us His Scars!
Thomas, one of the
twelve, who was called the Twin,
wasn't with them
came. So the other disciples kept telling him, "We have seen the Lord!"
But he told them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, put my
finger into them, and put my hand into his side, I will never
Thus begins the
well-known story of 'doubting
Thomas' - a story about a man who seemed to be obsessed
with the idea of touching the injured
parts of Jesus' body!
What was behind
macabre obsession? Why did he so want to touch Jesus' injuries, and did
he do it when he got the chance?
Click the play button below to hear my thoughts on the subject, but be
warned that I lost the first three minutes of the audio due to
microphone problems. The positive side of that, of course, is that the
sermon has been reduced to a sleek twelve minutes (and one second)!
you'd like to read what the audio leaves out, you'll find the written
version of my sermon here.
I mentioned in last week's ezine that our brother in San Fransisco, -
Father Labib Kobti - was behind an appeal to call on the Pope to visit
Gaza during his scheduled tour of the Holy Land next month.
Labib asked all of us to put together video appeals that can be posted
on YouTube, in the hope that the Pope
(or one of his minders) will get
to see it. And even if no one in the Vatican see it, the videos will
start to generate a buzz about the idea, and hopefully that buzz will
reach Pope Benedict?
Anyway, as you can see, I've now completed my video, and it took me
less than an hour, once I'd put my mind to it.
now is the time for you to
put together your video and upload it to YouTube. And when you
do, let both me and
know about it, through a private message on the member site.
a new column today that I hope will become a regular monthly feature.
It's the Recommended
Webmaster's Resource', and it's
for all you budding Internet gurus and for anyone who is trying to make
the most of their online work.
This one comes with a video introduction from Todd
Gross. He's not really a Fighting Father yet, but I have high
he's recommending is Exit Splash - a new
harnesses the exit traffic from your website/s. It's the
brainchild of scripting genius Dave Guindon, and it officially launches
on April 21. Click here to check out Exit Splash.
My offer: if you order Exit Splash via any of these
links, I'll throw in a free copy of any one of the items on www.softwareresales.com
that takes your fancy. Just email me and let me know which
item you'd like after you've made the purchase.
I let you go today, let me thank you again for your kind words of
support regarding the baby. If she's awake on Sunday when we go to air,
I'll try to give her a spot on the webcam.
note please that you DON'T need a webcam in order to join in on our
web-video chat, though it is an advantage. If you
don't have a webcam, you will be able to see me and all of those who do
have one but we won't be able to see you. So long as you have
a microphone though we should be able to hear you.
course, you don't need a microphone either if all you want to do is
listen in, and you can always type in your input, but this does put you
at an enormous disadvantage. My suggestion, if you haven't got one, is
head out to the shopping mall tomorrow and grab
a cheap $5 plug-in mic, and have you say.
look forward to seeing and hearing from you on Sunday.