Laura (Pursuing Holiness) and I started discussing civility in debate about politics in a couple of comment exchanges and have continued via e-mail. As a result she proposed the idea of a blogroll and aggregator to support civil debate. In particular, we are challenging Christians to follow Christian principles in speaking the truth in love.
This is not a request to give up convictions. Rather the plan is to express those convictions with civility. This is not going to make your communication of your convictions any less effective. Insults and negative personal comments often help rally the people who support you, but your opponents are not likely to be persuaded by them in any case.
The actual requirements of this blogroll are in Laura’s post. I fully endorse those and hope that others will join in.
Let’s become better informed voters together!