Blogs - This is your personal space. This is where you should post thoughts that are not intended for extensive further discussion. Observations from personal study and events that have occurred in your life belong here. Unless your post ends with questions or makes it apparent that discussion is to follow, it should probably be a blog. As discussed later, blogs are limited to those who hold to historic Christian beliefs.
Forums - This is for open discussion relating to the topic posted. Dialogue is encouraged to stay on topic, so if a side conversation begins, open a new discussion. This is where the majority of the activity has taken place so far. Topics should remain general in nature, while in depth discussion on narrow topics should take place in groups.
Groups - This is a place to congregate with people who have similar interests and positions in order to have open discussion. The conversation in here is not required to remain on topic, so it is more ready to follow rabbit trails. This is where you should go if you want to gather with a particular group of simple church friends. There is also a private group opened that two people can go to in order to have a one-on-one conversation with no outside interruption.
Events - This is available to anyone that wants to post an event that you think the members of simplechurch.com may be interested in.
Our Rules of Engagement:
Please take some time to become acquainted with the conduct we
expect on this site. Our purpose at simplechurch.com is that the
conversations move in a meaningful way.
With that in mind we've established the following ground rules:
1) Be open minded, the "wisdom from above is open to reason"
2) No self-promotion (we won't allow you to sell your vitamins here)
3) Please don't cut-and-paste huge amounts of proof-texting
4) Be a peacemaker for "blessed are the peacemakers"
5) No personal attacks
6) No spamming
7) No hijacking threads with long "my way is the only right way" rants
We hold to a historic view of Christianity. If you're looking for a debate on theological issues, there are other great sites for exploring those things.