Archives for January 2008

What is RSS and what is a Feed?

You’ve seen the link to an RSS feed like this one before, right?

RSS feeds make it easy to track when your favorite websites are updated without having to go and check each site one at a time. Feedly is a favorite tool of many for this purpose. Just register for a free account and give Feedly the link to the RSS feed of the website you wish to follow and Feedly will show you new content whenever it is available. All you have to do is log in to your Feedly account when you wish to see what’s new. There are also Feedly apps for mobile devices.

Here are a couple of resources that will help you understand RSS feeds.

  • What Is RSS? RSS Explained — at
  • Also helpful is the article What is RSS? at
  • And this brief video is just what you need if want a quick and simple explanation of “RSS” or “feeds
    Video: RSS in Plain English

The Baptist Testimony – Volume 54 Number 1 January 2008

The Word Has It

“Strengthen me according to Your word,” Psalm 119:28
Ken Floyd
MARBC State Representative

January's Word: “Church”

“So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.” Acts 16:5

The Need for a Pioneering Vision and Spirit

Some three hundred and fifty years ago, a shipload of pioneers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year, they established a town. The next year, they elected a town government. During the third year, the town government revealed plans to build a road five miles west into the wilderness. [Read more…]

MARBC News & Notes – January 2008

You can also download a PDF of the January 2008 Baptist Testimony
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GRAND RAPIDS, North Park Baptist Church (Joe Daniels) – North Park Baptist Church held a service of worship and commitment as they met on Sunday evening December 2, to install Pastor Joe Daniels as their new Lead Pastor. For the last 2 1/2 years Pastor Joe has served at North Park as Pastor of Outreach and Student Ministries. At the end of October 2006, former Senior Pastor Ken Floyd, concluded his ministry at the church to assume the MARBC State Representative role. As the search committee moved ahead on looking for a new leader, it became apparent that God already had him on staff at the church. This was affirmed by both the church board and a very strong vote of the congregation, leading to the calling of Pastor Joe. The service began with Associate Pastor Tom Rohrer calling the congregation to worship. The charge to the church was made by Rev. Bill Crowder, Director of Church Ministries and Publications at R.B.C. Ministries. The charge to the candidate was made by Rev. Barry Grahl, grandfather of the candidate. Pastor Joe followed with his heartfelt response in words of love and commitment to the congregation God has called him to shepherd. The congregation was lead by Deacon Chairman Larry High in reading a covenant of commitment to lovingly honor, follow, and serve along side of their new Pastor. Three of the deacons led in prayer over the candidate as pastors and deacons laid hands on Pastor Joe to dedicate his ministry to the Lord. The service was closed in prayer by Rev. Bob Allen, father in-law of the candidate. A great time of fellowship followed in the church fellowship hall. [Read more…]