Taking a Break!

Hello faithful visitors! I’ve really enjoyed all the interaction that has been happening on postvhs, and I’m looking forward to a lot more in the near future! For now, though, I’m going to take a little break. What’s happening is that I’m getting married and I want to be able to give Angela all my attention through the wedding and the honeymoon. I’ll start posting again around July 25-26. I don’t want to make any promises, but rest assured that we’ll be back before July is over! Thanks for being “faithful customers” and for making this site a success! See you soon!

Sincerely,

Benjamin

Published in: on July 7, 2010 at 9:45 am  Comments (2)  
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The Future of Christianity, Post-VHS

Hi faithful visitors! I know this isn’t a video — but if you’d please take a few moments to read this, I’d really appreciate it!

Well, it’s been almost 3 months since I started Christianity, Post-VHS, and so far it has been a very interesting project. We’ve averaged around 100 page views per day and about 50 of those have been from unique visitors to the postvhs home page. As far as traffic goes, that’s quite successful for being in our third month. I think it’s been a worthwhile endeavor thus far, but I also think that it’s time for an evaluation, and I’d love to involve you — since you apparently find postvhs worth visiting!

I’m just going to throw out a few ideas and you can let me know what you think of them, or if you have any ideas of how to flesh them out.

1. Conversations. I really like the fact that this has been almost exclusively youtube/vimeo videos, and this site is very clear in its purpose. Yet, I’d like to continue to encourage discussions of important theological, social, and ecclesiastical issues through some means. I’m hoping to somehow integrate the aspect of a continuing discussion into this site.

2. Themes. I’ve been considering having daily themes (i.e. Monday is humor day, Tuesday is epic fail day, etc.) So far it’s been all random, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I suppose it doesn’t all have to be super organized, but I’d like to continue to provide a good variety and perhaps putting myself in more of a box could help.

3. Helpers. I’m really hoping to get more help on the finding videos side of things. Anyone have any ideas on how to motivate people to help more?

4. Forums. I’d really like to get livejc.com going. It was a project that I started a long time ago, and I just recently re-uploaded the forum software. I’m just trying to figure out what the best way the two sites can be integrated or cooperate.

5. Giveaways. Do you guys enjoy them? I had less than 20 entries in the last giveaway. I’m hoping to get more publicity out of them.

Finally, it’s important that you all realize that I am getting married to Angela the love of my life on July 10th and therefore I will be taking a break from posting. I am very proud of the fact that I haven’t missed a day of posting, yet, but that is going to change — and for good reason. She is far more important to me than this blog! Our honeymoon lasts until July 25th so don’t expect anything until then.

Please post your comments on my proposed ideas and feel free to add your own thoughts!

Published in: on July 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm  Comments (2)  
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Congratulations, Winners!

To claim your prize, please email me your address.

Seth Pye is the winner of Finally Alive!

David Ketter is the winner of Rescuing Ambition!

Published in: on June 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Follow POSTVHS.COM on Twitter!

Hello faithful readers… or should I say, “watchers”? I just wanted to let you all know that you should follow postvhs on twitter, because at some point in the next few months I will be holding a giveaway contest open to anyone who follows us on twitter — keep your eyes open!

Click here to see our twitter page.

Published in: on June 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Rescuing Ambition Giveaway #2

So I’ve still got a few left from when I bought a bunch of copies of Rescuing Ambition from the Westminster Bookstore. This book is written by Dave Harvey, who also wrote When Sinners Say I Do, and it looks great! This is the second giveaway of this particular title. You can see the previous winner was by clicking here.

I will randomly select the winner of the second copy in a few weeks, on June 30. Here is how you can enter:

1. Simply comment on this post. (It’ll take about 20 seconds)
2. Post a link to this giveaway on twitter (be sure to include “@postvhs” in your tweet).
3. Post a link to this giveaway on facebook (and send me an email link to it with “postvhs entry” in the subject line – davenporter@gmail.com)
4. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog (and send me an email link to it with “postvhs entry” in the subject line)

Each person may enter up to four times for this giveaway, once per method.

Sorry: open to US residents only.

Published in: on June 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm  Comments (9)  
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Rescuing Ambition Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Kyle Richey who won a copy of Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey!

Kyle Richey on his epic mount.

Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time around — there will be plenty more giveaways! ย For now, check out our Finally Alive giveaway which you may still enter!

Published in: on May 26, 2010 at 8:01 am  Comments (1)  
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Reformed Podcasts and Resources

I took the time to put together a list of resources (podcasts, blogs, videos, books, etc) that would be beneficial for anyone of the Reformed faith (or seeking to learn more about the Reformed faith) to immerse themselves in. ย Click here to check it out, or use the link on the sidebar.

FREE GIVEAWAY: Rescuing Ambition

So I couldn’t resist. I just put in my order for a certain number of copies of Rescuing Ambition from the Westminster Bookstore. This book is written by Dave Harvey, who also wrote When Sinners Say I Do, and it looks great!

Why am I telling you this? Because I’ll be giving away some copies of the book over the next few months.

I will randomly select the winner of the first copy in two weeks, on May 26. Here is how you can enter:

1. Simply comment on this post. (It’ll take about 20 seconds)
2. Post a link to this giveaway on twitter (be sure to include “@postvhs” in your tweet).
3. Post a link to this giveaway on facebook (and send me an email link to it – davenporter@gmail.com)
4. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog (and send me an email link to it)

Each person may enter up to four times for this giveaway, once per method.

Published in: on May 12, 2010 at 7:38 pm  Comments (11)  
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Blogroll

I’m hoping to fill up POSTVHS.COM’s blogroll a bit. If you want to exchange links, please email me (davenporter@gmail.com) – be sure to put “postvhs” somewhere in your email so it gets through my spam filter. Please show me where you’ll link back to us as well.

I reserve the right to add/reject your site based on my arbitrary decision. However, I will likely judge your site based on its content, theology, usefulness, & representation of the Gospel.

If for some reason I don’t feel I should post your site on the main page (i.e. I’m at odds with some of your theology or practice), I will have a separate links page that I will be less stringent about since I will be able to post a disclaimer along with the link. I will be forthright about why I choose to do what I do, even if it’s simply because “I don’t like your blog”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So email me and let’s work something out.

I prefer a linkback to http://www.postvhs.com with the title, “Post-VHS” or if you have room, “Christianity, Post-VHS”.

In case you care, I currently get an average of 70 views per day, which is probably closer to 100 if you count my own! Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Published in: on May 2, 2010 at 10:56 am  Leave a Comment  

Domain Name

Just to let you all know, postvhs.com now points to this site! ๐Ÿ™‚

Published in: on April 29, 2010 at 10:17 am  Leave a Comment