The Crossring Team have been discussing recently how we can better integrate our online community presence with the realities of offline life. We aim to build a community of Christian believers who are united around the gospel and the Bible, as our Mission Statement puts it, “in discussion and mutual encouragement”. Thursday 1st September marks a refocus on that aim with two new initiatives.
Firstly, we are pleased to announce the return of the Discussion Forums. We hope the forums will become the hub of the Crossring community, where Christians and others from around the world can meet to discuss tricky issues, ask questions, and share fellowship. We want to provide a safe, non-threatening space where Christians and non-Christians alike feel they can ask their questions and venture replies.
Secondly, we are directing our Daily Readings towards a more rounded lifestyle of prayer and Bible reading. As of 1st September, we will be following a Bible Reading plan, reading a passage of the Bible each day and meeting online to share its challenges and lessons with others, and to hear how God has been speaking to others through his word. We will continue to publish a short Daily Reading each day, but now they will be reflections on a verse or two from the day’s wider reading. We hope these devotions will be a helpful prompt to prayer, praise and discussion amongst readers.
We will be following the popular Search the Scriptures scheme, full details of which can be found on our Bible Reading Plan page. We hope you will join us as we read through Luke, Genesis and some of the Psalms over the next few months.
The Crossring website will feature each day’s Bible passage along with the Daily Reading, but you can also subscribe to our daily e-mail list if you would find it helpful to receive them that way. If you wish to subscribe by RSS, our Daily Readings have their dedicated feed at http://crossring.com/readings/feed/. Finally, if you are on Twitter you can follow us @Crossring.
I hope to hear from you in the Forums!
Ali grew up in London, but is currently at university in the North East of England. He helped to re-launch Crossring in 2009, and has acted as Managing Editor of the website since then. He occasionally dabbles in photography and web development - he also designed and maintains the Crossring website.
Crossring is a community of Christians who meet together online in fellowship around the Christian faith and the Bible.
As part of our active lifestyle of prayer and Bible reading, we are currently reading a small section of the Bible together each day and sharing our responses to it with each other. We also publish a short devotional thought on a key verse or two from each day's passage to prompt prayer or reflection.