Thanks for joining Theologica.
One thing that I want to make sure of is that the conversations here move in a meaningful way. It is very difficult to moderate the question "What is meaningful?" but we will take liberties to do so nonetheless.
What is Meaningful?
1. Not closed minded
. If you already know everything, this is probably not the place for you. Hundreds of people together who already know everything yet differ about what they know can quickly detract from meaning. (Me and my wife do this all the time.) In other words, if you have an agenda to use this forum as a highly visible teaching venue to promote aberrant teachings without intending to learn in community this is not the place for you.
2. Not self-promoting
. We don't mind you letting others know about how smart you are, but do so sparingly.
3. Not characterized by mass amounts of cut-and-paste proof-texting
. We all love the Bible, but just posting Scriptures one after the other often become counter-productive.
4. Not characterized by mass amounts of cut-and-paste from other places
. You can repost something you have posted somewhere else, but do so in the appropriate places. If it is really long and article-like, it is a blog. If it is short and meant to create discussion or ask questions, it goes on the forum.
You are kind, gentle, respectful, and understanding, accurately representing opposing parties, even when you disagree. As hard as that seems, buffet your tongue (or keyboard) here.
6. Not slanderous.
All slanderous content naturally violates #5. You will be quickly and eternally (relatively speaking) banned from the site for slander.
7. No Spamming.
Spamming can be starting multiple posts or blogs one after the other. Posting cut-and-paste material on everyone's personal pages also qualifies. We are not limiting the amount of posts that you can contribute or how much interaction you can have with each other (this is
a networking site), but we will identify spam and delete it nonetheless (we have secret spam decoder rings). Please do not spam the blogs either. Limit yourself to one blog post per day.
8. Perpetual Venting Bitterness
. You know what this looks like. If you don't, we will let you know. I know we all have to vent sometimes, but don't become a "venter."
9. Not disruptive.
The purpose of Theologica is to generate meaningful discussion within the members and under the purview of the moderators. That being the case we want to maintain a spirit of respect between members and moderators in regards to identity, user name, avatars, personal information, and content. Note: Causing confusion and disruption includes (by its very nature) trolling
You will not get banned for bad theology. Everyone is welcome to be wrong. Hopefully our community will be able to engage the bad theology meaningfully.
For a complete guide to perfect theology consult someone of the post-mortem variety. If none are available, please realize that you are limited in your understanding. If you don't realize this, please start your own site.
The formers of Theologica identify with historic Christianity, believing in the centrality of the person and work of Jesus Christ. We will moderate with His glory in mind.
Anyone who holds to historic Christianity, can blog here. Those who don't please stick with the forums.
Welcome and may God be glorified in how we conduct ourselves.
To report issues or ask questions, please look to the footer of this site for the appropriate links.
For more about how to conduct yourself on the internet see Blogging to the
Glory Shame of God