We are glad you found us!
Allow us to introduce CHURCHandWORLD.com to you:
Every day except Sundays we post a new issue with news about
For whom? Lay and clergy leaders in U.S. churches,
from grassroots to national leaders, as well as missionaries
all over the world, and anybody else who wants to be well-informed
about the life and mission of the Church of Jesus Christ
in the world.
We give two broad categories of news in each issue:
General news about the Church, including denominations,
organizations and movements of Christians, in the U.S. and
around the world.
News about the interaction of the Church with
(E.g. the interaction with other religions; issues of church
and state; how the Church is viewed by outsiders; the impact
the Church has on the cultures and vice versa); how the
Church does mission in the world; how to help the poor effectively;
persecution of Christians; developments in science to which
Christians need to find an ethical response, and much more...)
AT THIS TIME WE MOSTLY LINK to what others have put on the
web.PLUS we post unsolicited letters, opinion pieces, columns,
hymns, prayers, etc.sent to us by readers.
Our different editions
Currently we have 3 editions, and plan to add many more.
Those 3 are:
Edition for those denominations
and groups for which we don't have a special edition (we
might have at a later stage).
Church (U.S.A.) Edition, aka as Presbyweb,
Methodist Church Edition
All denominational/group editions contain the same news
as the General Edition, PLUS they also give you "All
the National (and International) News" of that particular
denomination, "from left to right," official and
unofficial, in detail.
The edition for the Presbyterian Church (USA) has
been in existence since May 1998 under the name Presbyweb.
CHURCHandWORLD.com is built on the editorial formula
developed and matured over the years for Presbyweb.
Who pays for CHURCHandWORLD.com? We are (fiercely) independent
from any denomination, organization, or group. Our independence
is very important for our mission. Therefore, we ask our
readers to pay an annual subscription fee. Yes, on the Internet!
And people Do subscribe. It just goes to show that they
find this web publication worth the expense! This
is a site people want to pay for! After all, "it
is the quick and easy way to miss nothing."
THE FIRST MONTH IS ALWAYS FREE, NO STRINGS ATTACHED (only
registration is required), so you will have ample opportunity
to learn first-hand what CHURCHandWORLD.com has to offer.
will expose you consistently to voices from the entire
spectrum, whether we agree with them or not. So
always something to like,
always something to dislike,
always something to ponder.
will notice quickly that we rarely insert our own opinions,
and never without clearly warning you, and you better believe
that we don't leave out opinions we don't like. We just
want to know and make known what's out there on those countless
web pages we monitor every day, searching for news and information
we think you might be interested in.
Note: We link to what we find when
we find it. Which means that many days there is no balance
on our site! That doesn't bother us at all. We don't try
to manufacture "balance", as it would mean (temporarily)
withholding an article until we find a piece from the other
side which we don't know will ever come. We don't ask people
to write a countering article, either. If there is "balance"
on our site, it is over time. Who knows what we will find
tomorrow! Those who are most passionate about an issue,
are likely to produce more news and a greater variety of
opinion pieces, and if they do, they will get more press
on our pages. All our readers are invited to send us letters,
opinion pieces (and columns, and links to articles and blogs),
and we are very generous in our acceptance policy.
for yourself to what this editorial policy leads. Try
us out, bookmark the page of the edition you prefer to see
on a regular basis, and come often, if not daily!
choose an edition:
Anybody with a free trial or paid subscription will always
to all other editions without extra costs
Cornelder, general editor
aim to chronicle the life and mission of the Church
of Jesus Christ