I want this blog to be a place of conversation, but to keep the peace and maintain a sense of order, some things need to be said.
Because of the large amount of spam comments I have received in the past, I have made the decision to not allow anonymous comments any longer. In order to comment, you must sign in with one of the following log ins Google/Gmail, LiveJournal, Wordpress, TypePad, AIM, or OpenID. If you do not have one of those, you can either email me your comment at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note which post you are discussing) or sign up for an account at one of the above websites.
You won’t have to complete a Captcha (I hate those!) to post a comment, and comments are not moderated, but I reserve the right to delete comments. This is not so I can keep only the comments I like and agree with. This is to avoid spam and offensive or other negative comments. If I decide a comment does not further a discussion, whether it is spam or it is offensive and unproductive, I reserve the right to remove it. I have no problem discussing with you why a comment was removed, but I hope that this will not be an issue on this blog.
I plan to cover a wide range of topics related to God, theology, the Bible, and Christian life in general. I realize that sometimes these topics can become controversial, and I ask that any discussion be respectful and thoughtful. Argumentative debating is discouraged, but respectful discussion of ideas and opinions is welcomed. I want to be able to leave all comments that are posted, but I realize that sometimes things get out of hand. The decision to keep or remove comments is based on maintaining an edifying environment for all readers and commenters.
I hope this makes clear what my thoughts are regarding comments, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact me via my profile.