Kingdom Seeking Commenting Policy

Thank you for reading my blog and taking the time to comment on occasion.  I hope what you and everyone else reads here help in some small way to get us thinking about the Christian faith in a way that leads to missional living as disciples of Jesus Christ.

My basic view of blogging and subsequent commenting is dialogical conversation.  That is, we are in dialogue with each other for the intended ideal stated in the first paragraph.  I do not mind comments that disagree with either me or any other commenter.  I figure if we are able to put our thoughts down in written form then we are big enough to handle disagreements in a Christ-like manner.  Since the nature of a blog is a conversation and not a formal address, I regard your comments as “thinking out-loud” rather than a comprehensive and always coherent statement…please see my comments as the same.  This blog is a Christian blog and I do hope that comments would reflect a Christian character.

Recently I have had to delete a couple of comments because of vulgar language, which I neither believe to be helpful to this cause nor necessary and encouraging.  So with that in mind, I thought I would state clearly two types of comments that will be deleted.  I will delete any comment that…

  • Contains vulgar and off-color language, or any remarks used to discriminate others or belittle them as a person created by God.
  • Contains slanderous accusations or gossip.

I know most of you reading and commenting on this blog would never leave such comments and I apologize that you are being reminded of something you would never do in the first place.  Unfortunately, it is always a few that necessitate stated rules for everyone to follow.  So again, thanks for reading and commenting.  I hope you all have a blessed day, for it is the day the Lord has made.

2 responses to “Kingdom Seeking Commenting Policy

  1. An irenic and sane policy. Let us seek the Lord while He may be found, and love one another as we seek to become like Him, obey Him, and love our neighbors

  2. A refreshing outlet. Usually when i state the thoughts that I do, in e-mails and such, to members of the oversight committee they get deeply offended, and I am misunderstood At a business meeting it can be hard to get a word in edgewise, and even if I do it is hard for me to make my points. I do much better in writing. Noone has to agree with me, but if I do not give my own input than what use am I? I believe it is our obligation. One example is after I had broadcast our church website all over the internet along with my articles, cartoons, and blogs, and when John Clayton was visiting, –I shockingly discovered our website was down, and nobody was using it. I had been for a long time been asking people to go to our church website, –and it was dead. I commented,–e-mailed to everybody on the oversight committee: “Isn’t anybody evangelizing?” This really got people upset. It wasn’t my intention to imply that people weren’t working hard for the church. I bring this up only to show you how much I appreciate this forum, and it’s conditions and purpose. Now I no longer need to be afraid to communicate my thoughts, as they are now actually encouraged. We all need a voice. We don’t have to agree with everything, but we can learn from one another. Just like you stated. Thanks, Rex! –dc 😎

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