ReligiousResources.org is developed and maintained by Susan Brumbaugh and Stan Taylor, good friends and co-owners of Aphids Communications, L.L.C.. Susan is the primary manager of the directory's content and structure; Stan concerns himself primarily with the technical aspects of the site.
Susan first published a site called Religious Resources on the Net in April of 1995 as part of the web site she was developing for her local church in Boulder, Colorado. It has grown from a one-page listing of less than 50 entries to a fully-developed directory containing over several thousand entries. For two years, Susan hand-edited changes to the web site. Because the number of entries was growing so large, and the organization had become so cumbersome, she asked Stan if her could develop a tool to make maintenence of the site an easier task.
In 1997, Stan imported the listings into a flat-file database system and developed Perl scripts to access it. In 2001, he moved the database into MySQL and ported the application functionality from Perl to PHP. Because of Stan's work, Susan can make changes to the directory much more quickly. Another advantage of the current implementation is that it is really easy to create new categories, change old ones, and move things around. Because each URL is stored in the database separately, you can pull up each entry in a number of ways. Each of Stan's new designs has made the directory more powerful and flexible.
This web site is an index of links to sites maintained by other people. There are some sites that we think are wonderful and agree with completely, and there are others we're listing with clenched teeth. Although Christian sites are heavily represented here, this is a site containing religious resources, so you will also find non-Christian material here. Please do not send us hateful e-mail or try to convince us this is wrong. If you prefer not to visit certain sites, don't follow the link. The content of a site is generally fairly clear from the title and/or the description.
Because we do not maintain the content found on sites listed in this directory, we can not be responsible for them. If you find errors or disagree with what you see, please send e-mail to the contact listed on the page where you find the problems. In many cases, we've listed the contact e-mail along with the details for a particular site.
There are also a number of commercial sites listed here. By including a listing, we are not endorsing the products or services offered by any particular company or organization. Please research any company thoroughly before you make a decision to contribute or spend money on a service or product. Be particularly careful about giving out your credit card number or other personal information over the Internet.