OurZion Supports RSS

Mar 23, 2012   //   by zike   //   Zion's Blog  //  No Comments


You may have noticed that little orange symbol up in the right corner of our OurZion banner.  That symbol represents that our website publishes an RSS feed.  RSS is an acronym that stands for “Really Simple Syndication”, and allows folks that are interested in posted messages on our website, to be notified of the content without having to visit the site directly.  Users can essentially subscribe to a website.

Do I Require Special Software?

Well, that depends. In most cases no. Many modern Mail programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird support RSS, and an RSS can be easily added to these email programs.  Also many Internet browsers also allow you to subscribe to an RSS feed.  If you have current versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox you’re all set. Alternately some people choose to use what is known as a newsreader or news aggregator to subscribe to RSS feeds.  The simplest one to get going is Google Reader.  The best part is that it is free. We like free.

Why Subscribe At All?

The main reason to subscribe to feeds is to save time. By adding subscriptions to sites with topics or blogs that you’re interested in one convenient location (if they support RSS), saves you the trouble of having to go to each site individually.  If you’re anything like me, I have quite a broad set of interests, so RSS works very well for me.

So, experiment a little – have fun!


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RSS Daily Bible Reading

  • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
    ​Third Sunday after EpiphanyI mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though […]
  • Jeremiah 20:14-18
    ​Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed! Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, saying, "A child is born to you, a son," making him very glad. Let that man be like the cities that the LORD […]
  • Jeremiah 20:7-13
    ​O LORD, you have enticed me, and I was enticed; you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me. For whenever I speak, I must cry out, I must shout, "Violence and destruction!" For the word of the LORD has become for me a reproach […]


  • ELCA Presiding Bishop responds to reported racist comments January 12, 2018
    I am very disappointed and disturbed by the remarks that President Donald Trump is reported to have said yesterday – and confirmed by others who were present – in the context of a discussion about immigration. Regardless of the context, references of that kind have no place in our civil discourse and, if true, reflect racist […]
  • A Christmas message from the ELCA presiding bishop December 14, 2017
    CHICAGO – In her Christmas message, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), reminds us that Advent is a time to be present and still, to be aware of the promise to come.​
  • ELCA presiding bishop responds to decision to move U.S. Embassy in Israel December 6, 2017
    CHICAGO  – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has issued the following statement in response to the decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. December 6, 2017I am deeply disturbed to learn of the Trump administration's plans to move the U.S. Embassy […]
  • Lori Fedyk elected treasurer of the ELCA December 5, 2017
    CHICAGO – Lori Fedyk, a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Libertyville, Ill., was elected to a six-year term as treasurer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by the ELCA Church Council at its November meeting. Her term will begin Feb. 1.Fedyk has been employed by Lutheran Life Communities in Arlington Heights, […]
  • ELCA Church Council’s fall meeting looks to the future November 15, 2017
    CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2017) – The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met at The Lutheran Center in Chicago, Nov. 9-12. The council, which serves as the ELCA's board of directors, focused on the goals of ELCA Future Directions 2025 and the church's priorities around congregational vitality and leadership.The council, addressing […]