We liked the commenting and trackbacks policy at Get Religion so much, that we decided to base our own policy on theirs (with their kind permission, of course).
We deeply appreciate most of the comments we receive at the Emerging Scholars Blog, including those that challenge our arguments or help change our minds. We strive to write our posts in a civil tone, and we expect nothing less of our readers.
We ask four things of you.
Engage the post for what it says. If you see an error, point it out. If you disagree with us, help us see things from your perspective.
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