These guidelines are not exhaustive, but they’re intended to help understand our approach to user-posted content. It all boils down to being polite, courteous, and Christ-like in the way we communicate online.

In our view, a good comment

  • is directly related to the original post.
  • is concise and easy to follow.
  • is friendly and polite in tone and language, even when you strongly disagree.
  • contributes something new and positive to the discussion.
  • has clear authorship—that means using your real name.

And avoids

  • making derogatory remarks and/or personal comments about others.
  • dominating the discussion.
  • undermining the church or its ministries. Constructive criticism is welcome.
  • posting under false pretenses—including for commercial gain.
  • posting primarily to advertise or solicit funds.

Moderators aren’t perfect, but we try to make the best decisions we can for the good of the whole community. A moderator’s decisions are final and comments may be removed without further explanation. Discussions about why a comment was or wasn’t removed will be deemed off topic and removed.

If you have questions about these comment guidelines, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] .