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The City Innovated Church Tech Had a 10 Year Life Span — October 5, 2019

The City Innovated Church Tech Had a 10 Year Life Span

There once was a popular church in Seattle with lots of people and they built a digital platform called The City to engage churchgoers. That was 2006. And it was a beautiful vision—

The City is driven by a compelling vision emanating from Matthew 5:14.

Having recently left his job at Amazon.com to become a pastor in his church, Zack Hubert was wrestling with ways of harnessing technology to facilitate the growth of a rapidly self-organizing and expanding church. He was inspired to create the original concept for The City after this passage in the Bible that says, “a city on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Since inception, we at The City have been driven to make it easier for churches to connect newcomers, build deeper community, equip leaders and unleash people to serve and make a lasting impact on their world with the Gospel.

The City has grown and is now being used by churches and organizations all over the world. As The City continues to grow, so does the vision, and we feel blessed to be along for the ride.

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back when iBelieve.com closed in October 2000 — October 4, 2019

back when iBelieve.com closed in October 2000

One early Christian community on the internet was iBelieve.com, launched in June 2000. Their vision statement was:

About iBelieve.com
Our Vision: We seek to be the preferred internet gathering place for Christians worldwide to come, experience, and grow in their faith.

However, by October 20, 2000, iBelieve.com suspended operations due to lack of funding.

Dear iBelieve.com members and visitors,

Despite a tremendous launch and site traffic that ranks as the leading Christian community on the Internet, iBelieve.com has not been able to secure additional funding to continue to keep the site up, and we are forced to close our virtual doors effective immediately.
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As you know, iBelieve.com has worked hard to create the leading Christian site on the Internet – a place where believers of all denominations could come, experience and grow in their faith. With 550,000 members, more than 2 million unique visitors, and 60 ministry partners, we have consistently exceeded our business and ministry objectives…except one: raising additional funding. Like many Internet companies, we were unable to raise capital given the current market conditions, and we are left without options.

Our prayer is that God has used iBelieve.com, in some way, to touch your life. We hope you have been encouraged, challenged, informed, and entertained along the way. Thank you so much for the feedback and encouragement you have provided to us over the past months.

We’d like to end our time on the Internet the same way we started… by giving glory and praise to our great and awesome God who holds all of history and the most intimate details of our lives in the palm of his hand….

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Here are two great features you will recognize from ePrayer.org: Daily Devotional and Prayer Request System. …

May God bless you!!
The iBelieve.com Family

After closing its virtual doors, they shortened their notice in January 2001 to —

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H MART AND INSTACART PARTNER TO OFFER SAME-DAY DELIVERY — June 20, 2019

H MART AND INSTACART PARTNER TO OFFER SAME-DAY DELIVERY

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H MART AND INSTACART PARTNER TO OFFER SAME-DAY DELIVERY

Now offering delivery from 65 store locations in as fast as one hour

June 20, 2019 – Instacart, a North American leader in online groceries, today announced an expanded partnership with beloved Asian-American grocer H Mart, adding same-day delivery services from an additional 59 stores across 12 states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, California, Texas and Massachusetts.

“We’re proud to partner with H Mart to bring their loyal customers a new way to have groceries and everyday essentials – like kimchi, fresh seafood and specialty ingredients – delivered from the store to their door in as fast as an hour,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President of Retail at Instacart. “H Mart is a household staple for many busy people and families and a great addition to Instacart’s marketplace. We’re excited that our expanded partnership allows H Mart customers to have the groceries they need delivered from the retailer they love.”

“H Mart is excited to partner with Instacart to deliver top quality Asian groceries to our customers,” said Brian Kwon, President of H Mart Companies Inc. “We hope that delivery of our fresh, delicious and healthy food will bring much joy and many smiles to our customers, families and friends.”

H Mart customers across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, California, Texas and Massachusetts can begin shopping by going online to https://www.instacart.com/store/HMart or opening the Instacart app on their mobile device. From there, customers select their city and store and can begin adding groceries to their Instacart grocery cart. An Instacart personal shopper will pick, pack and deliver the order within the customer’s designated time frame—in as fast as one hour or up to five days in advance.

For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $3.99. With an Instacart Express membership for $9.99/month or an annual fee of $99, customers get unlimited, free delivery on all orders over $35. First-time customers of H Mart on Instacart can enter the code HMART10OFF at checkout for $10 off their first order of $35 or more.

About H Mart:

H Mart is the largest Asian supermarket chain in America and is the pioneer of Asian food in America. Starting in 1982 with a single store in Woodside, Queens, H Mart has grown to include more than 67 stores across the United States. H Mart is America’s premier Asian food destination and provides groceries and everyday essential needs as well as upscale products. H Mart offers a full line of Asian foods with a broad range of Western groceries to complement its full scale offering to that of a traditional supermarket. H Mart is also known for its innovative new food halls which are an extension of over 35 years of providing eateries in its stores.

H Mart is recognized as one of the fastest growing retailers in the National Retail Federation’s HOT 100 RETAILERS (#13 H Mart). Supermarket News has listed H Mart as one of the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents in the United States & Canada.

About Instacart:

Instacart is a North American leader in online groceries and one of the fastest growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup service bring everyday essentials and fresh groceries to consumers in the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Instacart has partnered with the most popular national and regional retailers such as Albertsons, ALDI, Costco, CVS, Kroger, Loblaw, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sprouts and Wegmans, among others. The Instacart marketplace offers more than 300 retailers and trusted local grocers that customers love. The company’s cutting-edge technology powers some of the world’s biggest retail players by supporting their e-commerce marketplace and delivery solutions. Instacart also offers an Express Membership program, giving customers unlimited free delivery from available stores on orders over $35. For more information, please visit www.instacart.com.

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Instacart
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Does InsomniaX work with macOS Mojave? — May 29, 2019

Does InsomniaX work with macOS Mojave?

When transferring large files, there are times when I want to close the lid on my MacBook Pro laptop. It’s running on Mac OSX Mojave 10.14.5 and after several minutes of research, there’s not a built-in function to disable laptop sleep. Apple may have very good reasons for that.

But there are times when we can manage the risk of a closed lid with a running laptop.

Here’s the solution. Install and run the free utility InsomniaX- Keep your Mac awake the easy way. I downloaded it from download.cnet.com/InsomniaX/3000-2094_4-97713.html – but, it’s an older piece of software that was last updated 3 years ago, i.e. 2016.

However, there are 2 caveats:

Installing InsomniaX On OSX 10.12 and afterward

It seems that on systems with gatekeeper active, the kext module is not correctly loaded, if when the option Disable Lid Sleep is pressed the icon doesn’t change you are most likely affected. In that case use the following workaround [ed.note: Spotlight > Terminal]:

  1. Disable Gatekeeper: sudo spctl --master-disable
  2. Launch InsomniaX and enable the option disable lid sleep, fill out the administration password prompt if needed
  3. Rejoice, InsomniaX should be working and the kext should now be trusted by the system
  4. Re-Enable Gatekeeper:
  • Either use: sudo spctl --master-enable
  • Or change the selector in Preferences->Security & Privacy->Generic back to AppStore & Signed Apps (Or even the more strict AppStore Only)

Thank You Andrew James

Thank you Andrew James for creating this very awesome utility!

Asian pastor leading Whites? — May 18, 2019

Asian pastor leading Whites?

In years past, Korean pastors like myself were told that few white people would sit under a non-white pastor. This has largely proven true with only a few exceptions here and there. But a new generation is rising…one that not only is more tolerant of other (non-white) perspectives, but is actually seeking them out so as to enrich their own. What this means for us is that whereas in the past a truly multicultural church was mostly wishful thinking, the possibility of such a thing is much more likely now.

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