Hot Link: David's Homepage
Twenty-year-old David Hollander isn't just your typical computer whiz. Sure, he's into HTML and dreams of being a professional Web page designer, but he's also big into sesquipedalianism. That is, he likes big words—like omphaloskepsis and contumelious.
But David didn't create his page just to showcase his design talents or his vocabulary. "I want my visitors to see first and foremost that I am a Christian," he says, "and second to get a good laugh or two. I find that many non-believers visit the What I Believe' section. I receive many responses."
The highlights of David's page are the fun stuff, including neologisms (made-up words, like blorf: "to jump into a box of foam peanuts"), and the spiritual stuff, including The Prayer Chain—an area with message boards and chats where students can share their prayer requests and praises. It's definitely worth a visit.
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From sports to music, trivia to Bible study, chances are there's a chat you'll dig. Check the schedule for topics and times.
Not every conversation has a point. Not every message board does, either! So don't go here unless you're looking for silliness and all-purpose fun.
Sites to See
Here's where to find more information on the topics covered in this issue. J.I. Packer (page 46)
Ben Zoba and his buddies got to meet this famous theologian in person, but not everybody is so lucky. This site lets you read up on ol' J.I. with a biography, bibliography, and quotes on important topics. You can also order his books here.
Alcohol Abuse (page 42)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA is one of 18 institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the federal government. Its site offers a lot more information than you'd ever know what to do with, but the "FAQs on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism" are quite helpful.
Teen Challenge World Wide Network
With more than 120 centers in the United States and more than 250 worldwide, the Teen Challenge Network has helped thousands of teens and adults deal with addictions. At its Web site you'll find a description of the program, testimonials from former addicts, and general info on the problems created by substance abuse.
Roller Coasters (page 30)
Ken Denton takes his coasters seriously. He is a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts, after all. On this site he lists the 243 (and counting!) he's ridden and reviews his favorites in the wood and steel categories. You can even check out some coaster photos and video clips, if your browser can handle them.
Newsboys (page 22)
This dynamic, graphically intense Web site will tell you just about everything you need to know about the Newsboys. Find news and updates, band bios, photos, downloads, video clips and audio for "Entertaining Angels" and "WooHoo," among other things. Warning: This site is not for the technologically impaired. High-powered browsers only.