[CS-FSLUG] Administrative note: A Christian community is shutting down.

Ed Hurst ehurst at asisaid.com
Thu Mar 27 08:30:37 CDT 2008

David McGlone wrote:

>> How shall they believe if they have no teacher?
> I humbly agree.

Taking off the list mod hat, here.

I want them here. We might *need* them here. It will change the list,
perhaps in tone, surely in character. That might be good.

It might not. This may not be the place to teach them. It's not fear to
note things like this have imploded in other places. It's not about
whether God can do it, but does He intend to here and now.

Then comes the question whether we will rise to the occasion and make it
work. It will be more work in the long run. Not because we would welcome
rowdy folks -- that's really not much work. It only takes a minute or
two to remind folks where the boundaries are, and another minute or two
to block someone from the list who won't observe them.

It will be work because everyone will get more traffic, probably more
threads, and we will not have quite that insulation we now have. And
will they feel they have to pay a virtual "eye-tax" plowing through our
redeemed verbiage with their spiritually dead souls? Those who deem it
too much will agitate for more tech talk, and we have to decide if such
appeals are even permitted.

You'll surely think of things I didn't, but I suppose it's possible our
host and the moderator could create an "associate membership" category,
wherein one need not assent to any statement of faith, but must
recognize such rules the list itself, and rules their participation.

What I won't tolerate personally is the statement or implication there's
something wrong with leaving that door closed. Just as surely has Jesus
opened His ministry to all the damned on earth, He also took time to
pull away and rest, and teach His disciples in private. Part of what we
decide now is whether this list operation is closer to the former or latter.

Ed Hurst
Associate Editor, Open for Business: http://ofb.biz/
Applied Bible - http://ed.asisaid.com/index.html
Kiln of the Soul - http://soulkiln.blogspot.com/

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