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August 2021 EDW Report

August was a big month for the Evangelical Dark Web but not because it was our biggest month. In fact, I don’t believe it came close to July. However, August featured the launch of a new site, off of the WordPress.Com platform and onto our own. This effort was undergone with the intention of avoiding being dependent on Big Tech’s good graces as much as possible while growing the site’s capabilities. But an explainer on the new site below.

August, in the world of Evangelicalism was quite scattered. Major world events like the fall of Afghanistan took center stage. Otherwise the biggest issues involved Big Eva shilling for both Big Government and Big Pharma on masks, vaccines, and lockdowns. September looks to be more of the same. But we have some major political events like the California Recall to look forward to and the heartbeat personhood bill in Texas to discuss more of.

Quick Stats

Discernment

The goals of Evangelical Dark Web’s discernment ministry in August were met, though this was not as obvious as I’d like it to be. With the site change, there was more transparency added to the verdicts portion. Evangelical Dark Web delivered on exposing the Evangelical Covenant Church’s embrace of the homsexulity. Additionally, we made major updates to the verdict on Grant Hartley originally written in 2019. The plan was to initially make this a post, but that was scrapped when we saw it was #1 on DuckDuckGo. Best not to mess with that.

One of the major focuses moving forward as we shift from Docent Research Group, which now has it’s own page with the stories covering it, to the Revoice Movement. This was kicked off exposing Bekah Mason and updating Grant Hartley. The conference is next month, so the goal will be to expose more of it’s speakers and organizers.

Videos

This was another successful month on YouTube. The channel’s number one video was finally released from a fraudulent copyright strike. There were no streams, but I did get feedback on best times to stream from the audience. Streams were on hold on the account of having a baby. But now that the baby is born, this can happen once more.

“Patreon” System

Evangelical Dark Web finally unveiled it’s tier subscription service. A lot of competitors have this (a term of endearment in this case) and for good reason. The purpose of this is not to make the founder of this site rich. This is a labor of love and will remain that way. Rather the purpose of this is to build a war chest. I have great admiration for what people like Jon Harris of Conversations That Matter are doing in supporting a new decentralized infrastructure for the church to navigate the fallen institutions all around us and crafting professional documentaries telling important stories. Consider joining. This will allow access to all the Evangelical Dark Web has to offer.

Site Changes

The new host means that this site now exists in an entirely different ecosystem. And while the migration created a brief setback, things are generally back up to speed. If you are an email subscriber, you will notice that the newsletter is now done via RSS feed rather than by the post. This will be more convenient for you as we may have more than one daily article in the future. Unfortunately the commenting system isn’t as smooth anymore. The theme is far more customizable for use. Furthermore, Evangelical Dark Web lives up to it’s name as well as modern demands for a dark mode.

 

No Retreat,

Ray

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