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Christianity Today was an early adopter of the Internet, having launched in October 1994. Beginning as "Christianity Online," an early content provider for America Online, many improvements and innovations over the years to ChristianityToday.com and its wide array of sister sites have earned the nonprofit ministry several awards and recognition. ChristianityToday.org now functions as the ministry's "home," while ChristianityToday.com serves as Christianity Today magazine's web presence.

Scroll through this page to see how far we've come!

Christianity Online on AOL, version 1 (launched October 4, 1994):

Christianity Online on AOL, version 2 (launched November, 1995):

Christianity Online on AOL, version 3 (launched October 1, 1996):

Christianity Online on AOL, version 4 (launched November 1, 1997):

Christianity Online on AOL, version 5 (launched November 2, 1998):

Christianity Online on the Web, version 1 (launched March, 1996):

Christianity Online on the Web, version 2 (launched November, 1998):

ChristianityToday.com, version 1 (launched October 2, 2000):

ChristianityToday.com, version 2 (launched August 8, 2006):

ChristianityToday.com, version 3 (launched February 22, 2010):

ChristianityToday.org, version 1 (launched February 16, 2012):

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jan Brown

May 08, 2012  1:21pm

I remember them all...

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Edward E. Plowman

May 08, 2012  1:10pm

Just wondering: Are there any plans to digitize CT content prior to 1999 (beyond the handful of "classic" articles placed online)? Billy Graham founded the magazine in 1956 to be, in effect, a "respectable" evangelical counterpoint to theologically liberal-oriented Christian Century. CT's news content over those early years constituted authoritative raw material for historians analyzing the development of modern evangelical Christianity. CT was one of Billy Graham's most significant contributions to the evangelical movement, which in large measure he helped to define. It would be (and presently IS) a colossal shame not to have this repository available to generations of Internet search engine users. Early news editors/writers included David E. Kucharsky (brought in from UPI), Richard N. Ostling (who went on to become one of the nation's foremost religion writers at Time magazine and the Associated Press), Russell Chandler (who went on to become religion writer at the L.A. Times), and others. News coverage in those early years was at a professional level. It was part of Graham's vision of respectability and credibility for the magazine. What needs to be done to make this repository available for Internet purposes? In http format (as per the CT classic items), NOT as clunky, unsearchable page images...! Ed P.

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