Where is the regular website?

On January 28, 2015 our website — jcstudies.com — was the subject of a cyber attack from outside of the United States. The invasion was intentional and sophisticated. We’ve taken down the regular website as a preemptive measure. In it’s place we’ve put our story on jcstudies.com in simple, secured html.

Be aware that email addresses have been compromised. These criminals are sending out emails to you copying language from this page in an attempt to steal your credit card information. Please be cautious and discerning.

1) We have not and will not solicit funds from you to help rebuild the website by clicking in an email.

2) JCStudies.com cannot be hijacked. It is us, the only legitimate url (web address). Everything else is a scam … beware.

The attack originated in Indonesia, a hotbed of antisemitism in Asia.

In January we published materials recounting the history of antisemitism and new forms of hatred and persecution of Jewish people raging around the world today.

Coincidence?

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” ~ Ephesians 6:12

The Rest of the Story

A series of divinely orchestrated events led to the problem’s early detection. That coupled with the quick thinking and skillful guidance of our web guru, Chris Chernesky, kept this from being much worse.

No credit card information was stolen because we didn’t store financial data.

“So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear;
what can man do to me?’” ~ Hebrews 13:6

Our Response

On Monday, January 26th, the ministry set aside $5000 to present to Christ Church in Jerusalem to care for poor believers in their parish. No matter what it costs to restore jcstudies.com we refuse to use any of this offering. That is our response to those who shamefully mistreat us. We will care for the needs of others!

The Next Chapter

The work of the ministry is thriving with a fresh slate of dynamic teachers joining us in 2015. The new year begins with our Spring Feasts Seminar—The Transformative Power of the Exodus Yesterday, Today and Forever—on March 7th. Registration and information are available at Eventbrite, including a new live streaming attendance option.

There’s no money in the budget for getting our website live again but that’s where faith comes in. Early estimates are two to three weeks until we are fully functional. Can you help us get jcstudies.com back online?

If you’re able to donate today, click on the button below to give securely through our partners at Stripe.* Thank You!

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,
for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!”
~ Psalm 115:1

James Whitman, President, Center for Judaic-Christian Studies

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Clicking the blue button takes you through a simple, secure donation process controlled by Stripe.com. They’ve pioneered a new and better way to insure internet security. I’m excited to partner with them professionally and personally—my family made the first donation! ~ James

If you need anything, call us (937) 434-4550 or write us at thecenter@jcstudies.com.

* For the technically minded, here’s more information:

Stripe is an innovative third party credit card processing company. All card numbers are encrypted on disk with AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines. None of Stripe's internal servers and daemons are able to obtain plaintext card numbers; instead, they can just request that cards be sent to a service provider on a static whitelist. Stripe's infrastructure for storing, decrypting, and transmitting card numbers runs in separate hosting infrastructure, and doesn't share any credentials with Stripe's primary services (API, websites, etc.).