Thursday, October 26, 2006

Hey, Christian Political Bloggers!

I keep forgetting to tell you about the new blogroll that I've joined. It's Philophronos Blogging and it's a joint effort by a liberal blogger, Henry Neufeld of Threads from Henry's Web and Laura of Pursuing Holiness. It's a blogroll that calls Christian bloggers to remember that we are Christian bloggers:

Christian bloggers should purposefully express our political beliefs with gentleness and respect, with the intention of setting the example for non-Christians. We're not all going to agree. We don't need to agree. But we can debate the issues in such a way that the debate glorifies God and points people to Christ. We're challenging Christian bloggers who write about politics to write at least one post a week until the election - and hopefully after it - that adheres to the following guidelines.

  • Consistent with 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and Ephesians 4:15
  • Assume goodwill and good intentions for our political opponents
  • Wherever possible list supporting reasons why they have good intentions
  • Negative statements are not personal and are factual
  • If negative statements are conclusions, the facts that led to the conclusion are referenced
  • Negative statements support the argument and are not gratuitous
Go here to read more about it and to join.