October 2008

Last weekend one of our regular contributors, Corrie Marnett, attended the True Woman ’08 Conference in Chicago and I am opening this thread for her to share her experiences there and her response to some of the discussion at the CBMW booth.  Take it away, Corrie…..

We have decided to close the comments on both Palin posts. It greatly saddens us to do so. The personal attacks and incendary language have continued, even after requests to stop. The main purpose of this blog is to discuss women’s roles in the twenty first century from a Christian perspective. While the posts on Mrs. Palin were an interesting side note to that, it has become clear that the pursuit of discussion has not been fruitful, or edifying, to the body of believers. While it is true that we sometimes touch on difficult topics that are hard to face, we have managed to do so in a manner which strives to be gracious, even as we disagree. This has not been the case in the political posts. We do not want to censor this blog. We desire for transparency, safety, and openness, where all can speak their mind without fear of attack or rudeness. This blog is open for all to see, and no comments have been deleted unless we have deemed it absolutely necessary and have stated as such in plain view. We beg you, brothers and sisters in Christ, to carefully consider what you comment and post here. Our readership is huge…there are many observing this blog who do not comment. Please consider how your comments witness to those who are reading here…

“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:14-26
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