The Christian Review — A Guide to Readers and Writers

Deal W. Hudson

Published December 20, 2014

We’ve received much positive feedback over the past few days since the launch of The Christian Review, including a number of inquiries from potential contributors. The “more the merrier” is our attitude toward both writers and readers.

Rather than publishing a style sheet or mission statement, we offer this somewhat light-hearted list of what we would like The Christian Review to be and not to be.

The Christian Review will not be:

1. A platform for airing predictable grievances with the White House, the Congress, the political parties, or politics in general.
2. A forum for the same worn out stories about the Vatican II Church, liberal bishops, the USCCB, or guitar music (well, maybe complaining about guitar music is OK.)
3. A grouchy, cranky, or screechy hangout for joyless Catholics and other depressed Christians.
4. An exhibition of Christian kitsch, whether pictorial or verbal.
5. A place where the old saws of faith and spirituality are repeated as if they had some sort of talismanic power.
6. A vantage point from where Christians can look down and declare judgment upon the unsaved, the unenlightened, the unconverted, or the unbelieving (however criticizing bad taste is always fair game!).
7. A virtual political messaging machine for the GOP, as if it is always right and the Democrats always wrong, or as if God is on the side of one and not the other.
8. A “conservative” voice harassing its readers with party-line, or Fox News, talking points.
9. A Victorian parlor where Christians avoid talking about certain “forbidden” topics, or if the “forbidden” is mentioned everyone pretends not to know anything about it.
10. A hothouse for dank, poisonous rants about the state of the world, the end of civilization, or the imminent Apocalypse.

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