I recently changed my comment policy. I used to close comments on posts after 45 days. Since I am unable to regularly check this email account as I care for my two young sons, I am opening up comments on older posts as a place for folks to dialogue.
I moderate the first post of initial posters for the same reason I lock my doors at night. The Internet provides both darkness and anonymity, and trolls abound. If you want to curse or fight, direct your wrath towards Al-Qaeda or Healthcare.gov.
More or less, I use the same principles moderating comments on the Internet as I would at my own home: I allow respectful — even heated — disagreement, but I disallow verbal abuse.
I refuse to approve any comment which uses ALL CAPS to scream at people, or a comment which attacks someone personally. Christians can do better than that.
I may go hours without checking my email, especially when I’m asleep. Thanks for your patience as I clear initial comments.
Welcome to the conversation. Your voice matters.