News from the Admin

newsWelcome to 2016, dear readers! I’m really excited about this new year. I have plans for some fresh, hard-hitting content–mainly continuing the “God is not Mocked” series I began a few months ago. The next post will likely cover church membership covenants. You will not want to miss it. ūüôā

I thought I’d start this new year off with some things you’d like to know:

1. Blog Comment Policy
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Every comment on this blog is moderated. First-time comments are withheld¬†from publishing until I approve them. After the first comment is approved, a reader can automatically publish subsequent comments. If a reader posts¬†several comments in a short time frame–or includes outside links–comments¬†go back into holding for approval. This is because WordPress thinks you might be a spam bot.
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I only have a few rules for comments:
  • No victim-blaming, victim shaming, rape apologia or abuse apologia
  • No name-calling or insults directed at myself¬†or other readers
  • No baiting or mischief
  • Show basic respect for others
I am the sole proprietor of this blog, and comments are allowed at my discretion. I reserve the right to delete or edit comments that are out of line with my comment policy. If I think someone is intentionally stirring up drama in the comments section, I may revoke their commenting privileges.
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I realize that comment tone can get a bit snarky when disagreements arise, and that’s ok. Just keep it respectful as much as possible. Take the new purity pledge. ūüôā
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2. Facebook Policy
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My personal Facebook page is reserved for friends and family only.¬†If you’d like to connect with me on social media, please follow the Revolutionary Faith Facebook page or my account on Twitter. You can also email me through my blog contact link. I love building community with you, so feel free to reach out.
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3. Response Times on Comments and Emails
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I read every comment on this blog and every email that comes to my inbox. I feel honored by your responses to the things I publish.
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However, in addition to writing here, I¬†work a full-time job and have small children that need my attention¬†in the evenings. This means my response times can be¬†slow and erratic. I’m going to attempt to be more vigilant in responding to comments and emails this year, but please don’t be offended if a few (or several) days slip by without a response.
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4. Suggestions for Book Reviews
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I’m going to try to do a book review series in 2016. One reader suggested Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans. I’m also¬†looking at doing Mark Driscoll’s Confessions of a Reformissional Rev. If there’s another book you’d like to see reviewed, suggest it in the comments!
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5. New for 2016: A Call for Submissions
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Revolutionary Faith has been live for three years now, and I’ve never had a guest post. I think it’s time to rectify that.
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Here’s what I’m looking for:
  • Posts from Christian women who experienced the grace and peace of God through divorce or similar situation, even when your church was less than supportive.
  • Posts from Christian men who¬†have been¬†harmed by complementarianism, purity teachings, and “biblical manhood” doctrine.
  • People who have¬†left fundamentalist churches or communities but still retain faith in God.
  • Posts by¬†Christian¬†women of color or intersex/transgender folks, and the issues you are facing in church and¬†living out your faith.
If you have another subject you think would be a good fit for this blog, email me and ask about it.
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To start out, I will be looking to publish about one guest post per month.
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Guidelines for submissions:
  • Between 600 and 1,200 words
  • No profanity, if possible
  • No anonymous submissions. If you don’t want to use your real name, please choose a pen name. Let me know if you are using a pen name.
  • Original submissions only.
  • I reserve the right to edit submissions for length and clarity, and to choose blog titles. If you aren’t comfortable with being edited, please don’t submit. (Don’t worry, I’m a good editor. ūüôā )
  • Submission is no guarantee of publication. If I feel that your post is not right for this blog, I will try to give suggestions for other places it may be published.
Remember, the name of the blog is Revolutionary Faith. This means your submission should have a faith-based perspective that ultimately encourages others.
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Email submissions to april (dot) kelsey (at) hotmail (dot) com. Put “RF Submission” in the subject line, followed by a suggested title. I will let you know if it is accepted and when it will be published.
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I’m looking forward to great things in 2016!
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3 responses to “News from the Admin

  1. April, fantastic laying out of your boundaries (and as a writer of a blog I happen to agree with all of them!). I hope the coming year brings good things and I am looking forward to your posts!