- Respect Jesus and one another
- Focus on the most widely accepted source document about Jesus (the Bible)
- NOT coerce or push others to convert to their religion or way of thinking
- NOT push religious or denominational biases
- NOT push religious practices
- NOT criticize or judge others (including government leaders or nations)
- DO discuss personal experience and application (not just academic)
- DO focus primarily on Jesus and Jesus’ own words
- DO make authoritative assertions about Jesus from his direct quotations. The most commonly recognized authentic material about Jesus is defined as the Bible’s Old and New Testament. Note: These documents are shared in common across the greatest number of people as the generally accepted source documents pertaining to Jesus or quoted by Jesus. Near the time of Jesus’ life, these documents were debated and selected as the most authentic of Jesus’ life. We do not want to extend this debate, as it distracts from focused learning of Jesus.
- NOT make authoritative assertions about Jesus from materials outside the Bible’s Old and New Testament, the most generally accepted source documents pertaining to Jesus. Additional material leads to division and confusion, rather than learning from common ground. If you want to debate what should be included in the source documents, you are welcome to do so at some other platform.
Failure to comply with these ground rules may result in revocation of your account to participate. All material may be monitored for potential ground rule violations.