Earlier, a comment came in from Johnny Robertson, a church of Christ television evangelist whose program is often, but not always, the subject of discussions on this blog. Among things, Mr. Robertson wrote:
“You rebuke Randy for “unethical” behavior and yet you say nothing about the statement made about me.”
“I try and demonstrate the lust for power and wealth that is clear in “unchecked” systems of religion. You on the other hand let people on here slander me and say all kinds of liable toward me.”
We don’t pretend to be unbiased with this blog, but we do want people – regardless of whether we agree or disagree with them – to feel like this is “safe” ground. That is the best way to allow discussions and conversations to be productive.
We, the administrators of this blog, request the following action be taken by all blog commenters:
• Be as factual as possible in what you write about each other.
• Avoid making personal comments or accusations about other commenters.
We remind everyone that the purpose of this blog is not to pull down any individual – but to be a place where civil discourse can occur centered around an exploration of the doctrine and methodology of “hyper-conservative” churches of Christ.
Mr. Robertson, we apologize for any offense you have received while visiting this blog. We will be more vigilant in the future for your sake and for the sake of all blog visitors. We hope that you will also resolve to do the same thing when posting.
After all, the point of any blog written by and for Christians (even those with whom we disagree – maybe especially those with whom we disagree?) is to glorify Christ.
The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:7-11