Theological & Biblical Informatics

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Search the Arabic Bible Online (Smith Van Dyke)
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Search the ASV Bible (The Four Gospels) Online
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Theological and Biblical GeoInformatics - A Proposal

By Dr. Maged N. Kamel Boulos, (Related Paper)
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and related technologies like Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are a rather new information management vehicle. GIS go beyond conventional database and spreadsheet tables. They help us discover and visualise new patterns and relationships. They allow different information layers to be matched, interlinked, queried and analysed together, thus producing new knowledge (spatio-temporal analysis). In the setting of a church or parish, GIS can help pastors and Church leaders manage their flocks. GIS can assist in assessing people needs (spiritual, social, etc.) and determining factors affecting them. With GIS, ministry progress can be tracked and workloads can be divided efficiently and effectively among priests and servants (into service areas tailored according to individual priest capabilities and location). GIS also allow resources (human, financial, printed material, equipment, etc.) to be planned and allocated wisely. Thanks to GIS, maps and driving routes can be drawn with extreme precision for visitations and preaching. Using GIS (e.g., through a Web-based interface), individuals can quickly find the nearest church/ministry centre that is able to fulfill their needs, especially when they travel away from their primary residential location. Finally, GIS can also help in studying biblical geography, nations and history, and even in mapping the Christian Web or cyberspace.

Selected Web URIs:

When God Closes a Church Door, He Opens a Browser Window
Virtual Chapels in Second Life
The Church must learn to cope with computer culture - by His Holiness Pope John Paul II
Message of the Holy Father for the XXXV World Communications Day - 2001: "Preach from the housetops": The Gospel in the Age of Global Communication
Internet Uniting Church in Latin America (Zenit, 9 March 2001)
Vatican Preparing "Ethics in Internet" Document (Zenit, 12 March 2001)
"Ethics in Internet" Document (Zenit, 28 February 2002)
"The Church and Internet" Document (Zenit, 28 February 2002)
Baptizing the Internet
Pope Shenouda III Organization & Information Technology Center - Coptic Orthodox Church
OrthodoxWiki, a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit
Theological Markup Language (ThML)
Harry Plantinga's PowerPoint presentation on ThML at the Bible Technologies Conference (2001)
Bible Technologies Initiative
Bible Society Machine Assisted Translation
Computer-Assisted Theology
Computer-Assisted Bible Analysis
Theology in a Digital World
Christianity and Computer Science
God and Computers Lecture Series by Donald E. Knuth, Prof. Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming (Stanford)
Christian podcasting
Online Bible to help you read, search and study the Bible on your WAP device
Bible for Palm and Pocket PC
Free Arabic Mobile Phone Bible software
Free Bible atlas that harnesses Google Maps (a mashup)
Mapping Centre for Evangelism & Church Growth
Global Mapping International Christian leaders access to mission information
Christian Computing® Magazine
DigiTracts and CyberTracts - Interactive Gospel Presentations (E-Vangelism)
Holy Pimoly (Coptic cartoon - Computer animation)
Did Jesus Use a Modem at the Sermon on the Mount? (Poem)
The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (coordinated and sponsored by the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton - a Catholic Marianist Institution)
Lumen Vitae Online - Formation catéchétique et pastorale à distance (a free French distance learning service)
A Guide to Web Evangelism - Detailed Resources for Online Christian Gospel Outreach - Biblical Studies Blogs
Download Microsoft® Reader with ClearType and read the King James Bible in Reader eBook Technology (.lit files)
Microsoft® Reader with ClearType

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