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Crosswalk.com

Crosswalk.com was acquired by Salem Web Network on October 4, 2002 for a reported $4.1 million. Crosswalk.com's slogan is "The Intersection of Faith and Life" and portrays the site's mission of "offering the fresh and compelling biblically-based content to Christians who take seriously their relationship with Christ. Crosswalk.com is built around four primary content areas – Faith, Family, Fun and Community. Each category is further subdivided into areas of significance to many Christians, including Bible Study, Devotionals, Marriage, Parenting, Music, etc."

History

Crosswalk.com was originally founded in 1993. The first publicly traded Christian organization, its Web site received a rating of “Best of the Christian Web” for 1998 and 1999.However, after taking a hit in stocks from $12 per share in July 1999 to $1.44 per share in August 2000 and less than 60 cents per share at the end of 2000, Crosswalk.com was dropped from the Nasdaq National Market and placed on the SmallCap Market.

Salem Web Network's acquisition of Crosswalk.com created a flagship site which drives most of the network's 60 million monthly page views and 6 million unique users. Crosswalk.com's sister site is Christianity.com

Crosswalk.com is now stated as being the "nation's largest Web Advertising venue targeting the Christian audience"

Content

Channels

Crosswalk.com has different channels of interest including;

Each channel has resources, articles, polls, and discussions for the individual interests.

Crosswalk's News & Culturesection features daily world news updates from Religion Today journalists

The Blogs section on Crosswalk.com provides intriguing conversation with ministry leaders concerning today's hot topics. Bloggers include;

Crosswalk.com includes a free devotional section with topical devotions including; Favorite Pastors, For Women, Spiritual Growth, Classics, Lifestyle, Family, Bible Reading, and more. Devotionals are contributed by popular ministry leaders including

The site features movie reviews and music reviews including both popular new release movies and music as well as Christian movies and music. The movie articles, that include all rating categories, give a detailed description about the movie, how it applies to the Christian worldview, and cautions. Music and book reviews also discuss the new release in light of a Christian worldview and also includes artist and author interview.

Resources

Crosswalk.com offers interactive Bible Study Tools, featuring a large amount of Biblical content for personal Bible study. The site features 29 Bible translations (7 contain the Apocryphal books), 12 commentaries, 4 concordances, 5 dictionaries, 2 encyclopedias, 2 lexicons (1 Hebrew, 1 Greek), Biblical maps, sermon helps, sermon illustrations, and more.

"Overall, Crosswalk.com Bible Study Tools offers a fabulous library for the serious Bible student, unparalleled on the Internet. I strongly recommend it. http://bible.crosswalk.com/"

The site features a Christian community section for fellowship, sharing life's events and interests, and asking questions. They have Forums for various topics and concerns as well as Christian chat

CrosswalkPlus section offers 10 CD quality Web Radio stations commercial free. Stations include Top 40, Rock, Praise, Mix, Kids, Southern Gospel, Classics, Urban Gospel, Hymns, and Inspirational. The service was announced December 1,2005.

Other resources include Prayer requests, a Directory for Christians to find products, services and ministries, [http://www.crosswalk.com/eCards/ Ecards, Shopping, Podcasts and Audio from pastors, authors and speakers, Crosswalk Mobile, and more.

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