What is the blog for?
The blog is just a central point for recording our activities. It will be a convenient place to click to remind us of where we are in the plan, and will include encouragement and useful additional information about what we’re reading. I hope to invite members of the church to contribute posts to the blog to assist us in keeping focussed.
The blog is also a place where we can discuss what we are reading, if we are that way inclined! …
Online discussion is fraught with potential problems, and for this reason, there will be guidelines drawn up to ensure we get the most out of it. Key points for now:
- All comments must be moderator approved, and will not appear immediately
- Commenting is first and foremost for those signed up to the plan
Paul R. offers a useful summary of what the blog is for, highlighting some likely issues of contention:
It is to provide an online environment for sharing thoughts and comments arising from following the reading plan. Any posts should be intended for the encouragement of those participating, or for the contribution to a shared learning experience. At St Silas we hold to certain orthodox positions regarding the authority of scripture and interpretation on passages relating beliefs central to Christianity, such as those statements found in the Apostles’ Creed. This blog is not intended for debate on the origin and authority of Scripture or for questioning traditional doctrine. While we recognise that these are important areas, and that there is a place to debate why we believe what we believe, avenues other than this blog are available for those who would wish to pursue this, while allowing those who are keen to build on their Scriptural understanding to do so.