Illuminate Christian Marketing Conference

Once again, I have to apologize for the delay in getting the lessons done. I’ve been very busy lately outside of my Internet marketing life, which is why I haven’t had a chance to post any new lessons in the past week.

I don’t feel the need to share everything I’ve got going on, but just to give you a taste…

I’m executive producing a CD and have been spending quite a bit of time in the recording studio. Also been busy with family stuff. A couple nights ago during the middle of our oldest daughter’s birthday party, our son fell and broke his arm. Those of you who are parents know how it hurts to see your kids get hurt.

Earlier this summer he broke his other arm, so now that he’s broken both of them I trust that he can live the rest of his life without needing to break any more!

So again sorry for the delay of the lessons, but rest assured I have NOT given up on the project. I will be finishing the series and posting each lesson as they are completed… I’ve just come to the realization that it will have to be at my own pace.

OK, so today I need to let you know about something cool.

Next month (October 10th-12th) the first ever Christian Internet Marketing seminar is going to happen!

(I know I have readers of many different faiths, so if this doesn’t apply to you, don’t get offended and just don’t worry about it.)

I think this is very exciting, because it’s something that the industry has needed for a long time. I’ve gone to several Internet marketing seminars over the past few years, and it seems like at every one of them someone says… “hey they should do something like this specifically for Christian marketers…”

But up until now it had been all talk, and nobody had taken the initiative to make it happen.

Now a young man by the name of Alejandro Reyes is making it happen. If you’re not familiar with Alejandro, he’s an up and coming marketing star who is becoming well known in the affiliate world, and made over $100k in his first year online.

He’s put together a fantastic lineup of teachers for the seminar, and it’s going to be a great event. The list of speakers includes Joel Comm, Jermaine Griggs, Jeff Mills, Paul Counts, Gary Zelesky, John Di Lemme, Ruddy Ortiz, Wade Tonkin, Jason Marshall, Sanyika Calloway, Monikah Ogando, and Eric Farewell… plus plenty of VIP’s in attendence.

PLUS… I’ll be there 🙂

I want to support this event, and I think there will be some great networking opportunities, so I’m planning of being there along with my wife.

When it comes to doing business, it’s great to be able to network and do joint ventures with “like minded” people.

Now don’t get the wrong idea…

Just because this is a “Christian” event, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be a church service or something. It’s going to be packed full of REAL money making strategies to improve your business and your life.

Alejandro and the other teachers are truly passionate about helping you find success, and I think this is going to be a wonderful environment for you to learn in.

So it’s going to be a great event, but here’s where it gets even better…

It’s DIRT CHEAP!

I don’t think you will find a more affordable Internet marketing seminar of this caliber anywhere on the planet. So if you’ve been wanting to go to a seminar, but finances were holding you back, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Just to give you some comparison…

One seminar that I’ve attended in the past a couple times is the Underground Seminar. I typically pay about $2,000 for my ticket to that seminar PLUS Yanik always picks hotels that are in the $200-$350/per night range.

The price of the Illuminate Christian Marketing Conference is a crazy $197 (price goes up at the end of the month), and the hotel rooms are only $129.

I’m telling you, that’s as cheap as it gets.

I encourage you to take a closer look and reserve your spot at:

Click Here for Illuminate Christian Marketing Conference

After this, I will not be going to any more seminars this year, so this would be a great chance for us to meet and you can ask me any questions that you may have about Internet marketing.

I would love to see you there.

Have a great day!

262 comments on “Illuminate Christian Marketing Conference

  1. Wayne

    Hi Tom:

    What EVIDENCE do you have to support your comments:

    “Their lives are identical and by the way mythical.

    Wake up, it’s a nice dream but that’s all it is.”

    … or are you simply trying to add more controversy to this blog?

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  2. Joan

    I would have no problem with you promoting a marketing seminar for a specific type of business, since every business has it’s own needs, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out what Christian marketing is. Or do you think only Christians market ethically? Open your eyes, Eric and see that’s there’s a whole world out there made up of wonderful, different religions. Contrary to the religious right’s belief, this isn’t a Christian country.

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  3. Joan

    “Too tolerant.” Now that’s good Christian thinking! Way to go, Dawn. Fire and brimstone all the way!

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  4. Richard

    Thanks for the invite.
    Sorry I can’t come it sounds like fun.

    But I will pray for you.

    Richard

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  5. Michaela

    Thanks Mark, I open this subject on purpose, hoping that all of us plus Eric will comment and some good ideas will surface.
    The reality is years and years of hype sink this beautiful industry. People are more suspicious then never.
    I just read a comment in a blog. A person is selling a product, an army of affiliates adv. as well and each of them offers some FREE staff. Somebody ask a person: Did you buy the product; it really is a good one? The answer was, I know, I want to buy it but I wait to see who will offer the most FREE staff. You see, it is already a mentality. Guess who will be that person, a guru, you as a beginner never will offer the most FREE staff to make that person happy.
    In spring 2008 I was looking to a product, was a good one though, it was an eBook 22 pages for $9.75. The seller had a selling page of 34 pages (more then the eBook itself, repeating same info 3-4 times) and the seller also offered 8 Free products.
    Isn’t this ridicule? why you need 34 pages to convince somebody to buy a 22 page eBook, and why offer 8 free product for an eBook which cost $9.75.
    The pattern use to be you sell a product and offer an OTO. In the case I commented it was a semi-free product, and 6 attempts to convince people to buy something else. Sure you can say NO, but why a have to spend 20 min reading all the loopholes, and following step by step procedures, and be careful maybe somebody will put in a membership without my request… you got the point.
    In 2-3 weeks a lot of you will have the first eBook written, how many Free staff you intend to give away?, you really are prepare to write a sale page longer then the book itself? I think those are legitimate questions.
    Michaela

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  6. Cliff

    Sorry to here about the complaints. I will not be joining you for your Christian crusade, but this is my choice. That being said, those of this world who are of religious faith, I stand with a beer in hand and toast to you all and may you all be blessed.

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  7. Jonathon

    It’s your blog, you pay for the hosting so therefore, you can write whatever you want!

    Thanks for giving the heads up on the conference!

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  8. Tom

    Eric,
    I am a Christian and took no offense to doing what you are called to do. You have a duty to take Christ into your Marketplace and you can not seperate your faith from your work life. I applaud you.
    It is too bad that tolorance in this country is misunderstood as freedom FROM all religion rather than freedom OF religion. You have a right to practice your faith as you wish in this country which was founded on the Christian faith.
    The intolorant “christian bashers” have issues of thier own to deal with and they are the true victums (of their own problems) not us Christians. I pray for them because Christ loves them as well. They are over sensitive and react incorrectly in situations like this. The only difference is that now you have many Christians that will stand up to them where 10 years ago there would be no posts on this blog like this (you have 100’s of comments). There would be only silent Christians and now we are more united, more brave, and more outspoken. I believe because 911 showed us that we can not accept all religions and faiths unconditionally, some evil acts of others need to be stopped. I can’t any longer accept all beliefs and the resulting actions of violence that their beliefs result in. Thus, I believe Christians are more outspoken, united and brave. Christians are not called to pray for their enemies and forgive. That makes a big difference in this world.

    Eric, continue to hold Christian Web Marketing seminars! And don’t be afraid to bring your faith of Christ’s forgiveness and prayer for your (and our) enemies into your marketplace!!! We stand with you.

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  9. Gary

    Eric, I am one of your recipents of Eric’s Tips. They are great,keep them coming. I also got the e-mail about the Christian seminar. I knew that I would not be able to attened but will be waiting for information about it when youare finished. NOW to the point of this e-mail! Living in “The Lake of the Ozarks” for sometime now, I guess one could consider me as somewhat of a “REDNECK”. I have a few sentences for those who were offended by your e-mail.
    (1) It never occured to me to be offended by the phrase “One Nation Under GOD”.
    (2) I never protested about seeing the “10” Commandments posted in public places.
    (3) I still say “Christmas” instead of “Winter Holidays”.
    (4) I still bow my head when someone prays.
    (5) I treat our armed forces veterans with great respect, and always have.
    (6) I have never burned an “American Flag” nor do I intend to.
    (7) I know what I believe and I’m not afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.
    (8) AND, I place my hand over my heat when the play the “American National Anthem”!!!

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  10. Nadine

    Hello Eric

    I can’t say I am surprised. But that surely doesn’t mean I agree. When you say christian or
    anything with religion in it some take it personal.

    They act as if you are single-ing out
    the christians from the non christians. I took
    it to mean you are an ethical person with morals and Godly principles.

    So this Christian
    Internet Marketing Conference is going to be above Board!. I agree with the lady who said:
    Funny how some people take offense if you say Christian.

    Some of your readers took it personal as if you were personally condemming them. I know that was not your intent and it was big of you to apologize. But you can’t apologize for having strong faith.

    But you did
    let everyone know you intended no harm. No one
    is perfect and you do a really good job. You are part of the reason I finally got my blog up. Keep up the good work.

    Warm Regards
    Nadine

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  11. Sherif

    Eric
    I see no problem from mentioning a Christian Conference. I took it as a great new idea and passed it to a friend who I think might be interested. I think christian like any other organizations need to do fund raising and this is the way to do it.
    I would even encourage people from other faiths to attend, because they can learn some principals that they can even apply to different religions. So you don’t have to be a christian to attend. I guess anyone is welcome and you can’t beat the price. I wish I could come myself.
    Best of luck in this conference.

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  12. Erika

    Hi Val
    Nice to know that there is another South African following Eric’s Tips.

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  13. Scott

    Hi Eric,
    I can’t believe that people are complaining about your mentioning the Christian Conference.

    Don’t they realize that you are a person too, and you have other interests besides marketing and as such, you may mention such things in passing?

    I’d be disappointed if you didn’t. It shows you are human and not ALL business ALL the time. I really like it when you talk about your family or your interests. I think is makes you more interesting and not one dimensional.

    Scott

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  14. Scott

    Hi Eric,
    I can’t believe that people are complaining about your mentioning the
    Christian Conference.

    Don’t they realize that you are a person too, and you have other interests
    besides marketing and as such, you may mention such things in passing?

    I’d be disappointed if you didn’t. It shows you are human and not ALL
    business ALL the time. I really like it when you talk about your family or
    your interests. I think is makes you more interesting and not one
    dimensional.

    Scott

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  15. Peter Maritz

    Hi Eric

    I want to commend you, Alejandro Reyes and the other Christians involved in this conference. I wish it was in South Africa 🙂

    I find it refreshing whenever Christians unashamedly confess their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strive to live lives of integrity because of that faith. No true Christian despises or looks down on non-Christians – after all God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son.

    As a 72 year old pastor, trying to make extra money on the Internet for the benefit of aids orphans, poor and needy people in South Africa, and not simply for self enrichment, I must say that the majority of Internet Marketer’s who have committed to “help you get started” have, in my experience, only one thing in mind – to enrich themselves. I know there are some wonderful exceptions and I am proud to be associated with some of them.

    My respect for you has increased immeasurably because of your stand for Christ.

    Keep up the good work my brother.

    Peter Maritz
    http://wifi-10505pm.ItsYourNet.com

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  16. Teddy Freeman

    Eric,

    You most certainly did NOT offend me. You should not have offended any one else either. You have put in your blog that you knew there were many different faiths that read your pages and if you were not a Christian then not to worry about a conference.

    Warm Regards,

    Teddy Freeman

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  17. Teddy Freeman

    Very Good post my friend, Very Good indeed.

    Teddy Freeman

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  18. Lisa Preston

    Hey, Eric –

    Wow. You have far more patience than I. I don’t generally entertain ridiculous statements like some of those I’ve read here today, and frankly would simply ignore those with such narrow-minded comments.

    I remember when I was talking to Alejandro a couple of months back, he had mentioned the conference to me – I thought it was a great idea. He is a Christian, and has connected with other marketers who share the same values… and what he wanted to do was bring together people of like-minded views to exchange ideas, share and educate each other in a positive and uplifting atmosphere.

    Not all conferences have defined their focus this way. Some use technology as a focus, or internet celebs as the draw. You’ll find niche-specific conferences about everything under the sun. I’ve participated in conferences geared specifically toward women, some with an entirely sales-oriented focus, and many that were very cerebral and motivational.

    This conference just happens to be one devised by a marketer who happens to be a man of faith, and chose to bring THAT joy into his work… and share it with others.

    Comments I’ve seen here… geez. You’ve gotten every extreme. You are a Christian who happens to be a marketer. Informing your readers about a conference that you feel would benefit their business is what you are supposed to do! If you’d promoted an event that focused on NLP or some other specific with a focus on mindset, no one would bat an eye.

    I hope the conference is a raving success, and I truly hope that you continue doing exactly what you do – exactly how you’ve been doing it… with a very obvious and open focus on your faith.

    Warmest regards,
    Lisa Preston

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  19. Graeme Sutherland

    Hi Eric,

    I would love to make it to the Christian Marketing Conference, but I’m afraid it’ll have to wait until my online endeavors pay out.

    Keep up the good work!

    Pressing on…

    G

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  20. Greg Hamlin

    Eric,

    Thanks for sharing about the conference. You and I met and had lunch together at the last Underground Seminar. I’m the guy whose working on a product in the health niche about how to overcome panic attacks.

    Before the underground conference started I prayed that God would enable me to not get lost in the sea of unknown faces. At the very first workshop you strolled in with your backpack and sat down next me. When you introduced yourself as “Eric” I already new your last name!

    I will pray for your son and for your family. Watching our kids suffer… well, it’s just beyond words. It’s a very helpless feeling. It helps a very small amount to know that you can begin to teach them about suffering and how to deal with it.

    As for your announcement about the Christian marketing conference, thanks so much for sharing about it openly. I am puzzled why some would have a problem with this. Even if someone is from another faith or not faith at all I would think that they would realize that “Christian” is also a niche market. Why wouldn’t a serious business person want to learn as much as possible about what makes different people tick even if it’s something that they disagree with. I think many people are overly afraid of controversy. I think it is partly because people don’t often know how to disagree strongly AND maintain a sense of mutual respect.

    I’m going to look into it to see if I can go to the conference.

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  21. Virginia

    I’m an atheist and proud of it. A christian marketing seminar? Well I’m not surprised, considering that this evil religion uses irrational arguments and emotional appeals on ignorant people to pick their pockets. Eric has the right to promote whatever he wants on his own web sites and blogs, and I have the right to ignore

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  22. Sabrina O'Malone

    Michaela,

    You raise some excellent points. I got most of the way through registering for Stompernet when I decided against it.

    And that begs the question why would someone who wanted the DVD set, wanted the magazine and could afford it choose not to sign up?

    The hype, freebies, and the long term commitment made me leary of getting myself into something that would at the very least require presence of mind to get out of…and even in the best case scenario, would end up costing me several hundred dollars a year to continue.

    Your point is well taken. It’s the old “The first one’s free, but the rest will cost you.” pitch. And even though you can opt out anytime; you’d better hope you remember to do it, and better hope it’s easy to do.

    You aren’t the only one tired of the hype, and reluctant to grant long term access to your wallet… 🙂

    Sabrina

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  23. Marv

    Regarding the shipping charges for stompernet. Stompernet will reimburse those charges. If you cannot find the reference anywhere ,email stompernet to ask how but they will as of last Friday. Marv

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  24. Brent

    Hi Eric,

    I was surprised to see all the negative comments relating to people being offended by a Christian marketing conference. I thought it was hilarious how a couple people could create this much strife when all you are doing is trying to help people learn this business. The world is taking things way to personally! Those that responded negatively “completely missed” the whole point of what you were trying to do. Keep up the good work Eric. Those that can act like adults and see the forest through the trees are the ones that appreciate what you do.

    All the best!!

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  25. Jeff B

    Hi Eric,
    Fortunately, you don’t have many bad comments, as was my first impression after reading your email.
    I think those people are, firstly, missing the boat.
    I’ve been to quite a few Christian conferences of many kinds, including “Worship” Seminars.
    When it comes to the modern Christian movement,
    it is as much a business and industry as it is about religion, although some would dispute that, but it’s true. No matter what the purpose of the conference, there is always, as in any seminar or meeting, the section to buy books, cd’s videos, T Shirts, etc. Most of the churches are most concerned with growth, which they equate with evangelism, and there is a vast amount of material, and speakers on how best to do this. This translates into a lot of periphial areas, including lights and sounds. Info on how to structure a ‘worship service’, programs of all sorts, and I could go on.
    Heck, at the worship seminar, typically you will not just be having workshops on the various aspects of it, but featured are the companies that maybe even sponsor some of the artist with certain equipment, but also supply and feature various equipment and software, and also have their own section demoing and promoting microphones, keyboards, monitors, software, et al.

    But those who are trying to disparage this are forgetting what is one of the prime rules in getting into marketing. That is- when choosing a market, the last thing you should do is base your decision on your personal preferences, and what you think the ‘market’ should want, or need- as opposed to finding out what market is buying, and demanding.
    That is one of the cardinal rules, and those who ignore that invariably find themselves struggling, if not failing.

    Lastly, and sadly, and ironically, those who are anti-Christian, however they couch it, are the ones who claim to be ‘tolerant’ and ‘open minded’ but are simply laying bare a latent bigotry of their own.

    My Thoughts, and best wishes to you Eric, and good look with your endeavor at this conference.

    Being a musician myself, I am not free to attend, but again to the rest of the commenters, don’t have blinders on when it comes to marketing opportunities.

    Peace,
    Jeff

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  26. Michaela

    My fellow internet marketers, I cannot believe what I am reading.

    Religion is personal, Eric didn’t say give up your fait and follow me, didn’t him?

    IM Conference is as any other IM Conference, the difference is it cost less then a usual IM conference (which is around $2000). This is positive; some of you look it over as a negative aspect of it!
    Don’t want to go, just don’t; you are the one who are losing. Eric didn’t say everybody must go, didn’t he?

    Eric is sincere and honest and shares his ideas with us, HELLO! This is POSITIVE!
    Do you prefer to see him coming full of hype and lie to us?

    Let’s talk about IM for a change, put questions, and try to learn as much as you can, tell us your accomplishments, your problems and so on.
    Let’s react as a good community of Internet Marketers.

    Michaela
    Don’t bother to answer, I am not reading anymore your comments, from now on I am reading only the lesson comments.

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  27. Jim

    Jackie,
    You are greatly missing the point.
    What I saw in Eric’s blog was an invitation for Christians who are marketers to get together. I didn’t see anything about self-promotion or read into that they are looking to “impress” others.

    I get emails and promos daily (as I’m sure you do) that talk about this seminar or that. It’s plain and simple, it’s just another seminar with a targeted market. It’s unfortunate that that is offensive to you.

    Just a question, What is a follower of Christian teaching? My guess is most of the people that are interested in attending this conference would be Followers of Christ, which would include his teachings, but much more than that too.

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  28. Jim

    ????evil religion uses irrational arguments and emotional appeals on ignorant people to pick their pockets???? Wowza–I’m glad I’m not part of that religion, it sounds bad!

    Thanks for ignoring.

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  29. Colin Noden

    It is ironic that one of the goals of using social media is for people to get to know the ” real person” they are doing business with; but here you get burned for doing so.

    Congratulations Eric, on presenting this aspect of yourself and for extending the invitation. This seems a natural extension to your proclamation at the beginning of this series of lessons. You told us you were not going to do Internet Marketing the old way any more.

    I hope you have a fun time. Colin

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  30. ronald

    Hi Eric, If people are that mad about you posting it, than get ready for the real deal. The time is coming you are for God or not, there is nothing wrong with your blog. Some people just don,t get it, we are about to see the beginning of the end, as long as you know where you stand is all that counts.

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  31. Frank

    Good grief, leave the poor man alone! He’s trying to do some good in the world!
    There are good and bad Christians as there are in every other religion (and among atheists and agnostics too.) And there is no reason to be “proud” of being an atheist Virginia. It doesn’t imply any special intelligence, knowledge, or skill on your part.
    You are way over the top with your “evil religion” comments. It also indicates you don’t know the history of the western world very well if all you select are what you consider the bad parts (of which, I’ll grant you, there are many!)

    And yes, you have every right to ignore his remarks as I have the right to object to your feeble, vindicative, and erroneous ones.

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  32. Brenda

    Eric, I registered for Illuminate 2008. Thanks for letting me know about it. I look forward to meeting you. The seminar sounds outstanding AND it’s close to my home. Yeah!
    Brenda

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  33. Ed(on the hill top!)

    i’ve got to fes-up and own that i am totally clueless to what you are referring to in mentioning ‘internet marketing’. i’m not just a newbee…i’m a bumbee-densewit-nitwit about such things.can you recommend an ‘internet marketing for dingbats’ or ‘dummies'(complt idiots)series that i might check out in the library?seems that everyone taking this course has a clue except mu…a clee ‘cept me(?) ed.

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  34. Ed(on the hill top!)

    hey eric,
    read the comment virginia made about christianity being an evil way. christians, please pray much for the wretch, as she is facing a christless eterity and will never taste ice cold lemonade,water or tea again.she’ll remember them though!ed

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  35. corline

    Eric, Your blog is great with such helpful information. I always enjoy receiving it and learn a great deal.

    As for the Christian marketing seminar – what a great idea and service to the Christian community. I would love to attend but I am in the very, very beginning and novice stage that I feel I am not prepared for it.

    Your information reaches across the board and anyone from any view point in life can gain from it. Being involved in the Christian marketing seminar is just one avenue of what you have to offer. It was put very well that most people would not be offended. Please continue to keep all of us informed with great information.

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  36. oluwafemi

    Hi Eric,This is the greatest promotion of all. Will not be their cos of the distance.Please keep it up.

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  37. Michaela

    You are 100% right Colin.
    Web 2.0 suppose to have a human face, make us closer, friendly, know and understand each other, and finally improve our business doing so.
    If some of these offensive remarks will be posted in Twitter, Squidoo lenses, dig, blogs and so on, the accounts of people making offensive remarks will be closed now.
    We are using the beauty of Web 2.0 to insult each other? It is incredible, it really is!
    Regards
    Michaela

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  38. Jon

    When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

    I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

    I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

    Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

    I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

    A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination – Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this?

    Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

    Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

    I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? – Lev.24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

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  39. Fred

    Well done Eric, never mind the negative comments, the promotion of the seminar hardly smacks of bible bashing. -:) For the record, I am a christian myself, sorry cannot be there due to distance (I am in Oz). And another thing, what most people tend to forget is that christians or christian influence is responsible for most of the wonderful institutions we have today that serve society. i.e Hospitals, Schools, aged care, refuges, etc. I am not pointing this out to mean we need a christian influence on the internet, (though it may not be a bad thing) but certainly people should not have preconceived ideas about attending a christian based seminar. Go for it I say. Regards, Fred

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  40. Jim Crabb

    Eric, I have enjoyed all of your lessons so far, but I must chime in on the few that find promoting a Christian Event as distasteful and crass or that being a Christian is a bad thing. It seems to me the best thing that these few could have done is just say no thanks to the seminar. I’m sorry that they seem to have something missing in their make up. I wish I could be there, but other obligations keep me from it. Jim

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  41. Mark

    Ron,That is very good. You should read the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. Such as chap 8:13 “He has made the first obsolete.” and later in chap 10:9 “He takes away the first that He may establish the second.” You were quoting the old law written to a different people for a different time. Yes, we learn from it but as stated in Hebrews we are now under a different law. Just thought that I would clear that up for you.

    THANKS ERIC FOR ALL YOUR GOOD WORK. KEEP IT UP AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT.

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  42. fungus

    Let me guess, you evolved from a monkey?

    am I right?

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  43. Lucifer

    Great ill be there, can i market my goodies?

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  44. Brett Schaefer

    Eric,

    I’m sorry for the flac you’ve received in regard to mentioning the “Christian Marketing Conference”.

    My personal sentiment is that mentioning a “Christian Marketing Conference” is not a pitch for:
    1. Joining a church
    2. Accepting Christ as your saviour
    3. Request for tithe
    4. Etc..

    My understanding is that it is simply a conference that focuses on marketing from a Christian standpoint.

    To feel the need to remove the term Christian for the sake of pleasing a few people seems to embark very closely a denial of who you are and what you believe in. I would think that by now most individuals who’ve been on your list for some time would be well aware of your beliefs.

    Being a Christian and living a Christian life is not paramount to forcing it down anyone’s throat. It is unfortunate but Christian / Christianity and Jesus are two words that can cause a fair amount of disagreement in our society.

    You are a Christian and are attempting to live your life accordingly and it can at various points take a certain level of bravery in this day and age to step up to the plate and proclaim one’s believe.

    That is my take and I stand by it-

    My hat is off to you Eric…good job.

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  45. Minister Chris Smith

    Dear Eric,

    I believe that it is a good idea and a GOD Idea for Christians to get together to network and fellowship together as far as business is concerned. Like GOD Almighty said in His Word in part that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”, and if this Christian Conference will empower Christians with the knowledge to be successful as an internet marketer, then keep on keeping on promoting this Christian Conference because the Body of Christ needs this now, In JESUS Precious name, Amen.

    One Love, Minister Chris Smith

    Love of Christ Ministries
    c/o Chris Smith
    13110 Quiet Canyon Dr.
    Victorville, CA 92395
    (760)265-6674

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  46. Dora Kok

    Hi Eric,

    Just started to open my emails after an absence of a few days due to heavy load of work in the office. Yes, I work fulltime and today I found your emails buried beneath the hundreds.

    I’m sorry to hear about your kids but I hope they have completely recovered as I’m sure they have for our good Lord is our Healer and nothing is impossible with Him.

    Eric, don’t be upset over those negative comments you received but keep up the good work for Christ. Putting Christ in the marketplace and you will be blessed abundantly. A good way to evangelize too!

    Much as I would love to attend the Christian Conference the distance is preventing me from doing so as I’m from Asia.

    God bless.

    Dora

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  47. Michael

    Eric,
    Your post was very enlightening and heartfelt. I for one think it was a spectacular thing. You keep doing what you think is right and all else will follow. Remember, you can’t please all the people all the time, but you can please the people who are in tune with your message!

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  48. Trish Jones

    Eric,

    Been thinking of doing the same thing for a loooong time bro. I think your guy on the video made the point that it wasn’t just about people trying to get money out of you which sadly is what some of these seminars have become.

    People don’t get so upset about Women’s seminar but they whine and whinge and a Christian seminar. I’m sure you didn’t expect to get all good reviews. This is the kinda thing that is bound to happen when Christians come out from behind the bushel and decide to let their light shine.

    Let it shine bro!!

    Trish

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