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Click here to see the Nov 17 issue of The Messenger Digital. Click here for the Nov. 24 issue. (Note: Search for the Messenger Mobile App in the Apple and Google App Stores.)

As the Baptist Messenger prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012, the publisher and editorial staff announced the availability of Messenger Digital, a fully digital edition of the printed publication.

“The Messenger Digital is a powerful new communication tool, designed to deliver the same quality content in an enhanced way,” said Messenger editor Brian Hobbs. “This publication is launched as a complement, not substitute to our printed publication.”

More information about Messenger Digital is available at baptistmessenger.com. Also, there are Apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Below are some frequently asked questions about Messenger Digital:

Why launch the digital version now? With the arrival of smart phones and tablet computers, it only makes sense to harness the latest technology to deliver our product. Effective November 2011, Messenger Digital is available at baptistmessenger.com, in the Apple Store and through your email address.

How does it work? The Messenger Digital will include the same great content as the printed Messenger. Yet the digital version has additional features, such as a powerful search engine and social media sharing capabilities. It is viewable on laptops, desktops, tablet computers and smart phones, in a very user-friendly option.

How do I get it? The digital edition can be emailed to subscribers (for whom the Messenger has email addresses on file) each week. In addition, subscribers may visit baptistmessenger.com to download the latest version. If you are an iPhone , iPad or Android user,  search for “Messenger Mobile” in the Apple or Google stores.

How much does it cost? The Messenger Digital is available at no additional charge to individual and church group subscribers. If you are a current subscriber, the Messenger office will need your email address (please send your name, email and home church to subscriptions@baptistmessenger.com). If you are not a subscriber, but would like to subscribe, visit baptistmessenger.com/subscribe today, or call 405/942-3800.

Will this replace the print edition? No. The digital comes as an addition to, not in replacement of, the print edition. In fact, The Messenger staff is seeking to strengthen its print edition in a variety of ways, including introducing news racks at select, strategic locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Broken Arrow and eventually other communities.

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Brian Hobbs

Author: Brian Hobbs

Brian is editor of The Baptist Messenger.

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  • John Farley

    I know a lot of people who have no use for the internet. Particularly retired folks, but not all retired!
    Some have cut home costs by dropping internet service. For me the internet is just a convenience. I can live with or with out it. I like getting things in the mail. I spend way less each month mailing my bills than the monthly internet cost. And it employs a lot of people. Companies want internet payment or direct withdrawl to save them money. I do not know of anyone a company has reduced their bill by the price of a stamp or paid for their internet service to be able to pay online. I am a deacon at my church and when I need to be informed of something right now, I get an e-mail instead of an instant phone call! An e-mail I may not see for hours or days. Alexander Bell had the right idea.

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