This Blog Will Sunset June 30, 2018

If this is news to you, see the post Simplifying.  Although this blog will remain accessible until mid-2018, I will not be doing any more posting to it.  All my writing is now focused on books, which you can learn about here.

The “Heaven” Book Now Available as Podcast on iTunes

My book – The Biblical Case for Everyone Going to Heaven – is now published as a podcast and listed in the iTunes Directory.  Here is what the listing looks like: iTunes.

You can most easily find it by searching from your iOS device on “mike gantt,” where it will show up next to my other podcasts.  You can also find it by searching on the title of the book.

For those of you with Android devices, the podcast has been submitted to Stitcher but has not yet been listed.  That will probably happen in the next few days.  I don’t plan to send out an announcement about that, as it should happen as a matter of course.  If it doesn’t show up for you in the next couple of days, please post a comment to this post and I will follow up with Stitcher.

I remind you that whether you have an Android or an iOS device, you can download the “Mike Gantt app” from the app store.  With this app you will have access not just to this book, but to every podcast I have produced and will produce.  Moreover, every podcast episode I publish goes to that app before it goes anywhere else.  Therefore, no matter what your smartphone or other device, the best way to receive every audio teaching I release – and the moment I release it – is through the “Mike Gantt app.”  (By the way, I am not proud of the app’s name, but I am willing to take responsibility for what I say.)

Ministry Newsletter Covering All My Blogs, Podcasts, Books, Etc.

Since my ministry activities include multiple blogs, podcasts, and books, I have decided to produce a periodic newsletter which will cover all these and related activities – in case there are any of you who want to keep up with it all.  I’m calling it Mike Gantt’s Ministry Newsletter.  It won’t be fancy.  It will just explain my overall view of things from time to time – but a minimum of monthly.  You can sign up for it on the right-hand side of this About page.  (And this is the only place on all of my blogs that you will be able to sign up for it.)

Note that my various blogs will allow you to sign up for an e-mail notification of each new blog post, but this newsletter sign-up is different.  Although I allow anonymous comments on my blogs and anonymous sign-ups for the blog post e-mails, for this ministry newsletter I wanted it to be a little more personal, which is why I ask for a name.  It should go without saying that I’m not going to use your information for any purpose other than the purposes I just stated for the newsletter, and that I am never going to try to sell you something or obtain a donation or anything else from you.  I just feel that I should provide a way for interested people to know more about the thinking of the person behind these various forms of content I am providing.

I do not expect many people to sign up for this newsletter, but for those want to keep up with all that I am doing in this ministry, this newsletter will provide a cohesive view of my activities and make sure that I don’t take on anything new without your knowing about it.

Service Post-Mortem

It appears that the transition from my old web hosting provider to the new one is complete, except for the mopping up.  That is, I’ll probably spend the next few days or weeks refining the presentation of the pages because many of the settings were altered slightly, but the major problems appear to have been resolved.  If you notice any other problems, please bring them to my attention.

Anyone following the blog through the WordPress Reader were not transferred over.   Apparently, there was a technical obstacle to that which could not be overcome. Anyone subscribing by e-mail, however, should have been effectively transferred.  Again, if any problems, let me know.

As I complete the finishing touches on the transition, I look forward to working on the additional capabilities that this new environment provides so that I can bring you more awareness of His grace.  Thanks for your patience.

 

Service Update

We are in the midst of the migration from one web hosting provider for this blog to another that I announced a few days ago.  The only change you should notice from this change is that the web site address for this blog will change from

http://blogforthelordjesusreferenceshelf.wordpress.com

to

http://blogforthelordjesusreferenceshelf.com

That is, “wordpress” is being removed from the URL.  That should not create issues for you, because if you enter the old address you’ll automatically be forwarded to the new one.

Nevertheless, some issues have arisen.  For one thing, if you are signed up for an e-mail or RSS feed for each post you may not have received yours this morning.  They are working on that.  For another, some links are broken, such that if you click on a link, it may not take you to the proper page.  Also, you may run across duplicate posts or comments.  They are working on that, too.

If you encounter any other problems, please leave a comment about it below so that I can bring it to the attention of the folks that are working on this transition.

Over the past four years, I have written 6,733 posts and pages.  I should not therefore expect to transfer this much data, along with all the comments attached to these posts and pages, without a few issues.  I hope for your understanding.

Service Announcement

In order to be able to support some additional services I want to provide you, I am switching web hosting providers.  This change will be take place over the next few days.  It may take as long as a week to complete.

We always hope transitions like this will be smooth, but there is a chance there will be some service disruptions.  For example, there may be an occasion or two when the web site is unavailable.  More importantly, there may be delays or omissions in the e-mail delivery of posts for those of you who are signed up for that.

Let’s hope for the best.  But if there are difficulties, at least you have been forewarned.  I will report to you when the transition is complete.

I need to send out this notice for each of my five blogs because I don’t have access to the e-mail addresses and therefore don’t know who is signed up for more than one blog.  Therefore, I apologize if you receive duplicates of this notice.

God bless you.

Mike