Comment Guidelines Rationale
We adopted WordPress a few years back in order to streamline the implementation of new content. We also hoped that productive conversations would develop and that the site would become more interactive.
This occurred and then, a couple years ago, Tim passed away. Tim wrote the articles, moderated the more theologically difficult comment conversations and answered the tough questions. Without Tim, the comment conversations spiraled a bit out of control. Authoritative voices arose (and continue to arise) that, at times, did not necessarily agree with Scripture. People started posting phone numbers, email addresses, asking for help with all sorts of deeply personal problems that I’m not qualified to answer . . . In short, I couldn’t keep up.
Because our original intent was simply to share the good news of Jesus Christ to the world and to be a light in a dark place, and not to be a public forum in need of constant moderation, I have decided to curb the comment conversations and simply focus on the content of the site. I still have articles from Tim to post, as well as a myriad of poems and testimonies.
I have also teamed up with a trusted friend from my church who is helping me restore a bit of order to the comment conversations. He may also help answer questions from time to time. He has been a great help to me as we discuss the future of the site. His name is Nathan.
We will still allow comments on the site, but all comments must adhere to the following guidelines. We hope this doesn’t upset anyone and hopefully it will serve to remove any distractions from the Good News we’re attempting to share.
- Comments are limited to 1,000 characters.
- Discussion relevant to the content is encouraged. Do you agree? Disagree? Do you have a question about the content?
- Comments are limited to 300 characters. Multiple comments posted in order to circumvent the 300 character limit are treated as spam.
- Comments with links are automatically treated as spam.
- If you want to post a link, submit a request here.
- Do not post email addresses or phone numbers.
- Do not ask for help regarding personal issues.
- Do not give personal advice or act as a counselor.
- Do not endorse or link to authors, preachers, videos, books, etc.
- Be nice.
- Keep in mind that you can subscribe to the comment conversations.
- Questions? Post a comment or contact me and we’ll do our best to respond.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Ephesians 4:29 (ESV)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Colossians 4:6 (ESV)
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
Colossians 3:8 (ESV)