Comment Policy

Comments are welcome. I love to hear the various opinions and views of my friends. That’s one reason I started this blog. Opinions on politics and religion vary widely and are rooted in the very foundations of our belief systems. As a result, discussions can quickly become personal. My desire is to foster a vibrant community of people willing to discuss the issues facing Christians in America that adds value to the blog. To this end, here is the policy for making comments:

  • Do your comments add value to the discussion? If you find your only goal is to belittle, disparage, or otherwise denigrate the post or author, don’t submit your comment. Comments that do not add value will be deleted.
  • Are your comments on topic? If you’re revved up enough to comment, by all means, interact with the ideas in the post. Tell us what you think about the topic and why. Just stay on topic.
  • Disagreement is perfectly acceptable as long as you are civil. Be passionate but polite. For instance:
    • Exclamation points are fine! ALL CAPS ARE NOT.
    • Profanity is discouraged. Judicious use of strong language is acceptable.
    • No name calling.
  • I am ambivalent about links and signatures, if your comment is relevant.  Spam will always be deleted.
  • Comments are moderated by me. All comments are reviewed to prevent spam and hijacking. I try to do this as quickly as possible. I reserve the right to edit, change, or delete portions or all of your comment if it does not comply with this policy. I will not change the meaning of what you wrote.
  • Limit your length. In most cases, your comment does not need to be longer than my post. Consider 250 words or so a good guideline. Choosing your words well will likely strengthen your argument. If you want to post a longer thought, consider publishing on your own blog then posting an excerpt and link in the comments.

If we all follow these few rules I am convinced we can have a productive and meaningful discussion.

I am indebted to the following pages as inspiration for good examples of blog comment policies:


Rev Nev and 2010

It’s that time of year again. The end and the beginning. People are reminiscing and planning. The year 2009 is gone and all we can now do is reflect on it. And so we find dozens of lists about the best movies, best blogs (RevNev in 2010? I can dream), and worst mistakes by the president everywhere. Ideas about what to expect for the coming year abound. New Year’s resolutions are being made left and right. And so, dear reader, this time seems as good a time as any – and better than most – to let you in on what I am hoping happens at RevNev.com in 2010.

1. Regular posts - Blogging is a lot harder than it looks especially when dealing with such important subjects. My initial goals for posting were way too idealistic leading me to not post anything at all sometimes. Turns out this is common for blogging novices. In 2010, I resolve to post something substantive at least once a week.

2. More links – I also hope to include at least one post per week of links to articles that interest Christians. There is a lot of good information out there that Christians of any persuasion should be reading if they want to keep up with the political discourse. Part of the goal here is to serve as a place to find that information.

3. Different perspectives – I’ve enlisted the help of several of my friends who I believe have insightful things to say about the political universe from a Christian perspective. While they all agree on the fundamentals of the faith they do not agree on everything. In fact, if they ever met in real life I could not guarantee a happy result. But that’s what I like about it.

4. More discussion – Hopefully as we progress we will generate a larger audience from both sides of the aisle. I hope to provide interesting content relevant to Evangelicals interested in politics. The last election showed they are looking for a different kind of engagement in politics, no longer willing to support rather blindly one party. While I’m a conservative politically and religiously and will advocate conservative policies and values, I recognize the two are not always compatible. That should give us plenty to talk about.

5. Better discussion – Politics and religion are taboo subjects for a reason. They generate a lot of heat. Discussion on this site should be marked by a mutual respect for others while remaining open enough to allow for vigorous debate. Some of the recent discussions have been less than edifying on both ends. Let’s agree to offer mutual respect going forward.

6. Book reviews – As a way of offering resources to Christians I am hoping to start reviewing books germane to our subject matter. Look for that coming in the first quarter.

7. Humor – Be funny. I’m too serious about this stuff. One of the charming things about me is my sense of humor. It never seems to come out in political and religious conversations, for some reason. That’s got to change.

Well, there it is. That’s what’s on my mind for RevNev.com. I’d love to hear what you think. What suggestions do you have for the site? What would make it easier to navigate? What kinds of issues are you interested in seeing discussed? Leave a comment below.

For All Your Graphic Arts Needs

You may have noticed the brand spanking new logo adorning the top of the site. That logo is thanks to my talented sister, Katie Hommer, who holds a degree in graphic arts among other things. She’d love to do freelance work for you if you need a logo or pamphlet or even an entire marketing campaign. You can contact her below. Like the logo? Leave a comment.