Helps Dallas Christian College Reach Out to Students at a Distance

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011

Distance learning has become more and more popular throughout educational facilities around the world. Recently, with the help of web-based video conferencing solutions, the staff at Dallas Christian College has been able to take their education and training programs online.

Integrated into their online education program, video conferencing services are used as a virtual tutoring center. Students click a link on the college?s help page and from there they are able to engage immediately with a live online tutor. In addition to a virtual tutoring center, the instructors at Dallas Christian College are able to use the features within the product to hold ?virtual? office hours and meet with students outside of the normal classroom hours. Some of the features the instructors are taking advantage of include built-in VoIP audio, showing PowerPoint presentations and the displaying of up to sixteen live video streams in a meeting.

As an added bonus, with many of their instructors scattered across the country, provides a means for these instructors to participate in regular faculty meetings without actually having to be physically present at the college. According to Bruce Long, Associate Dean – Distance Learning, Dallas Christian College, ?I conduct regular professional development sessions for my online instructors through It only takes about an hour, because there is no travel time?.

One of the major factors as to why Dallas Christian College chose the services was the flexible licensing. Rather than requiring them to purchase a license for each user, provides the college with a site license allowing them to create multiple logins for each one of their users. Bruce Long continued to say ? allows me to provide video conferencing for my whole team–at a price that fits the budget of our small college?.

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Spanish Language Christian Computer Game Las Par?bolas Interactivas Set to Reach New Market for Christian Game Developers

Corvallis, OR (PRWEB) August 24, 2006

GraceWorks Interactive is pleased to announce the release of Spanish Language Version of The Interactive Parables, Las Parábolas Interactivas. This is the first Spanish-language release for the company and is set to challenge and expand the existing market by appealing to the rapidly growing number of spanish-speaking Christians in the United States and around the world. The English language version is currently available in religious bookstores nationwide and both versions can be purchased online at:. or

Interactive Parables has been Family Approved by The Dove Foundation and also received the Family Friendly Gaming seal of approval. The Spanish language version was made possible through the translations efforts of volunteer translators Alejandro Garcia-Flores, Alfonso M. Camacho Ortiz, and Jennifer Perry.

“Too many companies, Christian or not, neglect the Spanish-speaking market. This often leads to fewer sales and a diminished experience for players,” says translator, Alfonso M. Camacho.

Las Parábolas Interactivas joins a growing group of religious software for the Spanish-speaking community. Other notable releases include the Bible Encyclopedia’s iLumina: Vive la Biblia, and the Beginners Bible series, which is also available in English and Spanish. Las Parábolas Interactivas marks the first time that an American game localized for that market.

“It makes both spiritual and moral sense to create a Spanish-language version of Interactive Parables,” adds Producer and Owner of GraceWorks Interactive, Tim Emmerich. “We were blessed by the hard work of our translation team and look forward to introducing interactive Christian gaming to new audiences.”


A 3D World Spanning 20 Levels with 24 Lessons from the Parables


In the game, the player experiences a 3D world filled with keys, power-up stars, fiery darts, ice to slide on, zeppelins to fly on, and more. While navigating the world and collecting items and points, the player is answering questions based on the lesson chosen. This full integration of the learning and fun experience is a powerful combination. For a list of lessons, see and

Las Parábolas Interactivas uses the original lessons crafted and guided by W. Gregg Strawn, a minister in Corvallis, Oregon, for 25 years. Given Gregg’s experience, the Bible content is rock solid.


Media Respond Positively to Interactive Parables:


Family Friendly Gaming

“Interactive Parables is exactly what a video game should be. It is deep fun that not only challenges, but also educates and enriches at the same time. Kudos to GraceWorks Interactive, we are looking forward to more good games from them in the future. We highly recommend this game.”

Christian Centered Game Reviews:

“Graceworks Interactive sets an shining example for all other video game development companies to follow with their recent release of Interactive Parables”

GraceWorks Interactive has also partnered with Jeff and Natasha Spicer to do the Russian Translation, which will be released within a year. Their next lesson set will focus on one of the gospels and will ship initially in English in 2007.


Pricing, Abailability


Las Parábolas Interactivas, produced and published by GraceWorks Interactive, is priced at $ 14.95. The game will work on any Windows-enabled (98 and later) personal computers with a basic 3-D video card that supports DirectX version 8 or later. It will be available at many Christian retail stores across the U.S. as well as from at web sites.

About GraceWorks Interactive:

GraceWorks Interactive is involved in the development and distribution of Christian Games. We are committed to growing the community of Christian Game Developers as God directs and blesses. For more informations visit

About W. Gregg Strawn:

W. Gregg Strawn has been a minister for over 25 years serving both youth and congregations. He is the author of the main lessons found in Interactive Parables.


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Using Christian T-shirts To Reach The Culture

We live in a culture in which slogans and sayings appear all around us. And T-shirts are probably one of the biggest marketing tools ever invented. There’s no reason Christians shouldn’t be part of this marketing trend with Christian T-Shirts.

After all, we’re in the marketing business. Christ followers are commanded by Jesus to take the message of the Gospel to the whole world. Call it what you want… witnessing, evangelizing, sharing your testimony.

It’s all marketing.

We have a message the world desperately needs to hear and thanks to a culture in which T-Shirts are everywhere and carry all sorts of messages, we have an opportunity for lifestyle evangelism. The diversity of T-Shirts imprinted with Christian messages is astounding. So is the creativity. Bold colors, trendy designs and stylish looks are as easy to find as a visit to the local Christian store or online Christian shopping site.

Remember Paul’s visit to Athens as described in the Book of Acts? He was culturally in tune with his audience. He was not of their world but he was in it and he used references to the cultural styles of their day to bring home the message of Jesus Christ and salvation.

It is the same with us. There are Christian T-Shirts that have Bible verses. Others are parodies of popular cultural icons, or TV shows, or advertising sayings. “Jesus Rules,” reads one trendy black T-Shirt. “Jesus died for My Space in heaven” reads a blue one that capitalizes on the popular social networking site My Space.

There are Christian T-Shirts that are geared for bikers and elaborately decorated T-Shirts depicting Christ on the cross. Some are in camo appealing to hunters and sportsmen. And Christian T-Shirts now come in every color in the rainbow, from neon to pastel to solid black.

There are surveys out there that claim that the average Christian T-Shirt is read by 3,000 people during its lifetime of wear. That’s pretty astounding. Most of us don’t get a chance to share the Good News with that many people in a lifetime, unless we’re a pastor or church professional.

All of us who follow Jesus, though, are to be his messengers. Wearing Christian T-Shirts lets us do so in one of the most amazingly effective ways imaginable as we make our way through the Athens of our world.

Paul would be proud.

The author publishes the Online Christian SHopper (, a Web site specializing in Christian T-Shirts, Christian jewelry and Christian audiobooks