A note to our readers

We absolutely love the fact that we can come here and write brief essays and post items that we believe deserve a hearing. It is only rarely that someone who disagrees with us (which we don’t mind) raises their disagreement to an unchristian level. It is disagreement that sharpens thought but when we are told that what we believe is “of the devil” then we are no longer under the assumption that we are Christian brothers and sisters having a conversation. Folks who say such things have shown that they are beyond the minimal reach of this blog and should seek help as soon as possible from their church’s leadership.

This blog is almost three years old and along the way we have made mistakes and misteps, usually in the comments of sporadic posts. However, a while back I decided to put that sort of sophmoric behavior behind us and press on with posts that we collectively thought might prove useful to some.  So with this in mind I want to ask everyone to take a deep breath and step back from their computers for a while. If blogging “makes” you angry then blogging is not your problem, your heart is your problem. If a person can’t get over the fact that we do not necesarrily follow the status quo of their theological world then our blog will only continue to disappoint them.

In the end this is not a blog democracy. All the contributors here are pastors, husbands, fathers, and citizens and we refuse to let the behavior of some affect any of the relationships with those institutions. All the men who write here are accountable to elder boards, churches and the closest of relationships, their wives. We would ask our readers to respect that before questioning the calling and wisdom of men they do not know and have never met.

It is a joy to write about the things we love and have devoted our lives to for many years. When I began this blog I simply hoped that this would be a clearing house for anything that might encourage and aid we who preach the Word. I hope we will not lose sight of that goal.



3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andrew on July 5, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Fabulous post! The apostle Paul would have been delighted to read it.

    I think John Macarthur wrote that we Christians are called to be evangelists and not detectives .. how true. May God continue to richly bless you as you continue doing what you’re doing.

  2. Brethren

    Thank you again for the continued work you men do in your churches, with your families, and on Expository Thoughts wordpress blog. And with an attitude to glorify the Lord.

  3. Posted by John on July 8, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Amen! Well said. “Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 1:13). It is imperative that we hold to the truth. It is equalliy important HOW we hold the truth. Press on!

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