Elders & Deacons
What is XML and Pod?
XML / RSS Feed
http://churchofchriststm.org/ offers XML / RSS feeds for audio
sermons. By subscribing to an XML / RSS feed you can have the latest
content delivered directly to your XML enabled website or desktop.
Benefits of RSS
- You control which RSS channel you would like to view.
- You only view headlines and descriptions, making it easy for you
to scan topics.
- The link will take you directly to that article or broadcast.
- You are alerted when the site is updated.
Help Getting Started with a News Reader
You need to install an RSS feed reader (see our list of popular
RSS readers below). Once you have a reader installed, subscribe to
any RSS feeds by copying the xml url into your reader. To subscribe
to the channel, right-click on the XML icon on the website and
choose Copy Shortcut. Switch to your reader and follow the menus to
add the channel (see specific reader documentation). Once you have
subscribed, your reader will automatically check the channel for
Popular RSS readers
Podcasting is much like an RSS Feed (see above), except instead
of receiving new content to read, you receive new audio content to
listen to with an MP3 player. A Podcasting receiver automatically
downloads new MP3's as they are added to
http://churchofchriststm.org/ which can then be directly added
to your portable MP3 player or played on your desktop using an MP3
Help Getting Started with Podcasting
You need to install a Podcasting Receiver (see our list of
popular Podcasting appplications below). Once you have a receiver
installed, subscribe to any Podcasting feed by copying the xml url
into your reader. To subscribe to the channel, right-click on the
PodCast icon on the http://churchofchriststm.org/ site and choose
Copy Shortcut. Switch to your receiver and follow the menus to add
the channel (see specific application documentation). Once you have
subscribed, your receiver will automatically check the channel for
The format used is RSS 2.0 with enclosures.
Popular Podcasting Application
We encourage you to use our XML feeds, so long as you provide
proper attribution and links back to http://churchofchriststm.org/.
The http://churchofchriststm.org/ XML feeds are also available for
syndication on your web site.