While the Internet is littered with pornography, CrossDaily.com
(http://www.crossdaily.com/) shines the light on Web sites that approach sex from a Christian perspective. In the May 24, 2000, edition of CrossDaily's online newsletter The Christian Web (go to http://lists.crossdaily.com/ to subscribe), CrossDaily reviews three sites that talk about sex from a Christian perspective:
http://www.safesitesyellowpages.com (under construction)
(Congrats to Chr Computing Mag for tackling the subject. CCM Special Issue Fall 2000)
The latest issue of Justin Long's Reality Check newsletter (April 24, 2001) addresses an interesting topic - sex, the Internet and the 10/40 Window. Justin comments that there are many structures of sin that hold the people of the 10/40 Window in their grip: abuse of women, abuse of children, child labour, drugs, disease, and sexuality. Of these, sex on the Internet is starting to come to prominence. Justin cites a new study which found that 80% of all Arab-language Internet traffic goes to sex sites. The suggestion is that the cultural controls imposed on people living in the Arab world make them hungrier to explore the world of dot-com sexual thrills. What are the implications of this for mission work, especially within the Arab world? Justin is keen to start sharing ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like text copy of this issue of Reality Check, let me know: BobHall@cmd.org.n.