Comments Policy/PR Info

Comments Policy

A Special Note about Comments:  There are no perfect people, no perfect churches, and no perfect ministries. Often in our zeal to point out the errors and faults in others, we fail to consume the good that could make a lasting difference in our lives. Let’s each put aside our natural inclinations to criticize, being willing, rather, to analyze with wisdom and discernment. Recognize and dismiss those things that do not bear witness, but embrace those that are truth!  We realize that we may write things here that may be viewed as critical of someone else's viewpoint.  If we say something that offends you then by all means comment and express what you have to say. If we feel that what you state is something that needs to be addressed privately we will e-mail you and make every attempt to deal with the issue in a calm and appropriate manner.
  1. We welcome blog comments.
  2. All Posts are moderated to protect from spam and Flaming.
  3. We will always be open and listen to what you have to say, and willing to discuss it in a reasonable manner. 
  4. Our desire is that this place would be a safe place for people to share their journey's without fear.  If we choose to quote from something that you say in a comment we will make every effort to ask your permission before sharing it.

    I hope this can be a place where we “seek understanding” before critiquing, where we are quick to listen and slow to speak, where we judge others charitably not critically, where we encourage and build up each other rather than tearing down and destroying each other.
    I would encourage commenters to consider carefully the following commands and principles regarding our speech:
    “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt” (Col. 4:6).
    “By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt. 12:37).
    “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom. 12:10).
    “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” (Eph. 4:29).
    Speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:1525).
    “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless” (James 1:26).

    (Thanks to Justin Taylor for the basic information for the comment policy.)

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