Comment Etiquette

This site is a Christian site, although non-Christians are cetainly welcome here. Please conduct yourself in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord. Even though this site will explore some controversial issues, this can still be accomplished in a charitable manner.

If you’d like to communicate privately with me, rather than in the comments section, feel free to email me.

If you are in doubt about whether or not a comment you wish to post may violate the rules, please email me first about it.

I try to maintain a PG-rating here. No coarse, crass, or foul language.

No ad hominem attacks. For those of you who are not well versed in logic, this means no personal attacks. It is perfectly fine to state facts or ask questions, but they must be based on fact and not just meant to tear someone down.

No badgering or harassing.

Please stick to the subject of the article.

Any comments that appear intended to derail or sabotage may be deleted and the commenter placed in moderation.

Do not cross-post comments from one article to another. Once you start or participate in a comment thread, stick with that thread and that article.

Please use the same name every time you post here. If you have a valid reason for needing to use more than one name please notify me in advance by email.

Do not use “anonymous”, “anon”, “guest”, or other such terms for your name.

Do not impersonate anyone else by using their name or a malicious play on someone else’s name.

Aliases are permissible. Pick a creative moniker, but please use that same name when you comment here later. The same applies to email addresses.

The comment form asks for your email address and your web site or blog, if you have one. The email address must be provided, but a web site address is optional. You do not need to provide your actual email address if you don’t want to. You can use a fake address, but it’s appreciated if you do use your real email address, in case I need to contact you for clarification.

Only add links that would really add to the value of the conversation. If it does not clearly pertain, I will delete it, or I may mark it as spam. Be aware that if several of your comments are marked as spam WordPress will then automatically place mark anymore of your comments as spam, which means no one, including me, will ever see them.

I reserve the right to edit comments for obvious spelling or grammar errors or for disobeying the rules. I will not change the content meaning of any comment.

I reserve the right to reject any comment; however, I will approve any comment that follows these rules, even if you are in direct opposition to this site. A healthy debate is a good thing, but please remember that we represent the Lord here.

Repeat violators may be placed in moderation.

II Tim. 2:22-26 Pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses andescape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

John 13:35 “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;

Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.

Romans 14:19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

Galatians 5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

Galatians 5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

Colossians 3:12-15 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

James 4:11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren.

James 5:9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door!

I Peter 3:8-9 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.

1 Peter 5:5 Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

2 John 1:5 And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another.

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6 Responses to “Comment Etiquette”

  1. Morgan Farmer Says:

    Isn’t it amazing how what starts out to be so perfectly wonderful ends up being the perfect nightmare? Looking back now you see all of the warning signs from ‘the first day’ and are amazed that you did not run like crazy the first time you saw Beall doing her nails. Been there done that too sweetie….

  2. Worsham Says:

    I have read the material here and on Ministrywatchman about your troubles Doug Phillips and BCA. Are you willing to attempt to reconcile with them through the use of Christian Conciliation? Peacemaker Ministries has many trained reconcilers (to include four in the San Antonio area and one in Boerne) who would be willing to assist you in such a reconcilation attempt. Let me know if you are interested and I can put you in touch with Christian Conciliation Services of South Texas. Think of what a gem it would be in the Crown of Jesus if all of you could reconcile Biblically!

  3. Jen Says:

    Thank you, Worsham. We did offer that to Doug Phillips, but he responded by threatening to sue us instead. This will be part of my story later.

  4. MEC Says:

    I want to commend you for what you are doing. I have family members that attend his church. My family and I are very concerned for them. It is a disturbing group. May Jesus expose the truth. That is my prayer. Just wanted you to know I am praying for you and your family. May Jesus protect you all.

  5. LPR Says:

    I’ve just found out about this mess and have read your whole site, your dh’s site, and looked over the Watchman site as well. Repeatedly I find references to web sites by *former interns* and to a site by Matt Chancey. However, I can’t find these sites anywhere. I’d certainly like the opportunity to view the sites in question in order to clearly understand all that has transpired. Could you please give me the addies for these sites?

    Thank you
    LPR

  6. Jen Says:

    LPR – sure. You may see the lies and false accusations at mrsbinoculars.com and stillfedup.blogspot.com and tiredofthecrap.blogspot.com.


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