Beginners thread for CCEL forums

Welcome!!!! We are glad that you have visited this discussion group, and hope this will be a positive experience for you. Please feel to email me, Ken Verhulst ( at any time. Better yet, Feel free to post any questions you have in this discussion forum.

The purpose of this forum it to help and teach beginners ....
(1) what discussion forums are all about
(2) How to participate in online discussion forums
(3) To post questions about forums and hopefully have them answered here
(4) To provide practice using online discussion forums
(5) To provide a transition for users into CCEL's traditional online discussion groups (provide information about new forums and existing forums that are being operated on CCEL.

We may post some 'sample' discussion topics in this practice forum, but the primary purpose of this forum is not to discuss theological and book-related issues as we do in our other forums. Our primary purpose here is to provide a practice forum for folks to get their feet wet in the online discussion forum world.

This is the place to Practice posting, to practice reading posts, and to practice responding to posts.

So, RESPOND TO THIS FIRST THREAD BY INTRODUCING YOURSELF. Write a few sentences telling us about who you are and/or about how you first discovered CCEL.

To Make Your First Post, users need to subscribe and be logged onto CCEL.

See instruction below on How To Join a Discussion Group.

Click 'Reply' (below), enter your message, and click on submit. It's that easy.

Joining a Discussion Group

There are two ways to join discussion groups:
1) email me ( and I'll send you an electronic invitation.
2) Follow these steps:
-Log onto CCEL
-Click on the ‘COMMUNITY’ tab near the top of the CCEL home page
-Click on ‘Discussion Groups’ button found near the top-left of the Discussion group page
-You should see at the bottom of this new page a list of all of our discussion groups. Next to the name of the discussion group is a link to ‘subscribe.’ Click on the link.
-Once you have clicked on this link, a moderator will need to add you to the group. This normally takes one to two days.