Ethics: Blogger Writes Ethics Posts Based on True Stories

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What would you do Wednesday!

A blogger writes a weekly ethics post from a Christian perspective. The ethical and moral issues covered concern the Christian life and range from individuals to family and from church in general to church leadership, etc.

One day while reading the weekly ethics post you stumble upon a situation that sounds familiar. As you read, you realize it sounds familiar because the details are somewhat similar to something that happened in your own church that involved you. However, the details are vague, some changed, and nothing close to a real name of either persons involved or of a church are given.

As you poke around the website, you learn that sometimes people submit situations to this blogger seeking advice. At times, the blogger even states when a post is based on a real life situation.

A few minutes later, you get an email from a fellow church member. He sent you a link to the ethics post you were reading. He writes, “I submitted the story about our church to get an outsider perspective from other Christians.”

What would you do?

  • Read the insights given and maybe even contribute.
  • Complain in the comment section revealing unknown details.
  • Complain in the comment section demanding the post be taken down.
  • Attempt to contact their pastor without contacting them first.
  • Find their church and stand up at the start of service and call out the blogger.
  • Or…

Here I blog…

Mark

p.s. The above post may or may not be based on a true story.

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The above article was posted on November 13, 2013 by Mark Lamprecht.
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1 nvahalik November 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

Ethicsception!

2 Cathy M November 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm

If I were part of the problem being discussed, I hope I’d be helped by the feedback.  It might be difficult to suppress my knee-jerk reaction to be defensive or offended, but I hope I’d be teachable if I’m in error, articulate if I’m not, and sensible enough to know the difference.
So… Probably:Read the insights given and maybe even contribute.

3 JoshuaBreland November 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Get downright belligerent in the comments section and defend the poor guy you are trashing. 🙂

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