ABOUT THIS BLOG: Updated: 17th October 2010
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The ‘Random Thoughts’ Blog has been hosted on two other sites, but has now been long settled at WordPress.com. I am very happy with what is on offer here for Blogging and I highly recommend WordPress.com if you are considering starting a Blog or moving a Blog. The team at WordPress.com are always seeking to improve their product and it just keeps going from strength to strength.
This Blog, as the name suggests, is about all manner of things. It is a place where I leave posts on a whole range of subjects that have captured my attention at the time. I do however tend to post more on various Christian topics of interest, which is because I am a Christian.
The content on this Blog is a mix of original material and material that I glean from other sites that I find of interest. I do not always agree with everything that I publish here, though any original material is an expression of my thoughts on the particular subject being dealt with.
I post a lot of material from Compass Direct News and the Christian Telegraph (just two examples), which is material that is obviously not put together my me. You will find in these articles plenty of information that I do not agree with. So why do I post them? Generally I post them to allow my readers an opportunity to get a feel for the sort of thing that is happening ‘out there,’ especially in relation to persecution of anyone that goes by the name of Christian. I do not generally agree
with the designation of everyone described in these articles as Christian actually being Christian – at least not in the Biblical understanding of being a Christian.
I do not therefore endorse all of the views expressed in the various articles that I post from other sources and this should be understood before condemning me for the views held therein.
I reserve the right to post articles of my choosing, whether they be original articles or articles from elsewhere that I have permission to post. This is my Blog afterall, and not that of those who wish to vehemently disagree with me in the comments that are left (more on comments below). It is also a Blog maintained by a Particular Baptist, which is a person very closely aligned with those known as Reformed Baptists (though I would argue with some different understandings at some points).
You should therefore expect my thoughts to come with that direction of perspective and I make no apology for that.
I should also add at this point that I am not paid for any content that is posted on this Blog. What I endorse therefore, is endorsed because I like the product or service, such as WordPress.com. I do not accept payment in any form for comments on this Blog. If in the future I do so, that will be clearly stated on the post concerned – but I doubt that I ever will accept payment in any form.
I welcome comments to articles posted in this Blog. Feel free to disagree with my perspective, with the knowledge that I am unlikely to change my viewpoint. I am a convinced Particular Baptist.
I will remove comments that I feel need to be removed and the criteria for that I reserve the right to decide – again, it is my Blog. I will remove all spam, comments that contain abusive and unacceptable language, blasphemous comments and that which is needlessly offensive.
I will not, generally speaking, get involved in debates with those that leave comments on the Blog. Others may like to argue with them, but I have found that in most cases the comment makers have no intention of engaging in reasonable discussions – just to espouse their own viewpoints and mock those who do not agree with them. Commenters can therefore have their viewpoints and I will have mine. You are free to have them and I respect your freedom to have them. I also have a right to mine.
Having said the above I need to acknowledge that there is another kind of commenter, the one who is genuinely appreciative of what is posted and likes to say so and/or leave some constructive thoughts of their own experiences and understanding. These I acknowledge as being posted from time to time on this Blog and I thank you warmly for them.
I will try and give my own honest reflection on matters I comment on in this Blog, consistent with my own strongly convinced position as a Particular Baptist, having arrived at my current place of understanding as a result of my many years of reading and studying the Word of God, which is my only rule of faith and practice and which I believe is clearly epitomised in the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.