Our comments section of the blog has, for many years, been largely gender restricted. We have chosen, arbitrarily (or as we have said, at the Lord's direction), considered it to be an assembly, as a virtual kind of church, and that has apparently served its purpose.
Now, in this season marked by transition, we are changing the policy to open comments to whomsoever the platform will permit. Propriety will continue to factor into our decisions about publishing comments (with due respect given to 1 Timothy 2:11-12).
The comments section is not going to become a trash heap where it's open season for abuse or where promotions of conflicting alternate views are welcomed.
It's for the support of the work we do here as we touch on a diverse range of topics.
It's for the service of those of us who are genuine in our desire to find and honor The Truth.
It's for the cultivation of faith, hope and love.