Discussion at Called to Communion

Oct 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Before we launched Called to Communion, the team discussed at length how we would make our vision explicit. We didn’t want to be just another group blog, and we didn’t want to be an apologetic website where parties argue back and forth to no end. We want to achieve something more.

Now with the nature of blogs and open commenting, a website like this can only tend to take on a life of its own, and this was no surprise. But we also consider it our duty to preserve our vision by influencing the direction that ‘life’ is taking.

We have decided to move Called to Communion into a new phase, if you will, and begin a more proactive approach to comment moderation. In order to do this, we have decided to moderate every comment.

What this will do is limit the number of comments that are approved because we will only accept comments that are directly addressing the issues raised in a particular post. We will also steer the conversation to keep it on track. Of course, all of the old comment guidelines still apply.  Additionally, it may be helpful to review an early post by Tom Brown entitled “Ecumenical Rules of Engagement.”

So moving forward, we invite everyone to participate in our e-zine/group blog by pulling up a chair at our table. Let us seek the truth together in humility and in charity.  Please be patient with us if your comment is not immediately approved.  We will try to personally inform you if we decide to disallow your comment, but if we fail to do that, feel free to contact us and ask for an explanation.  Thank you all for helping us make Called to Communion a truly ecumenical effort.

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