The CP Blogs section is looking for bloggers who will spur Christians and non-Christians alike to engage in intelligent and thoughtful conversations that will enrich their lives by challenging or bolstering their worldview. We also expect bloggers to understand and respect the Christian Post’s Statement of Faith as well as adhere to the CP Blog, iPost Terms and Conditions of Use.
Yes, please click the “Register” link at the top of the Christian Post home page before creating a blog account with CP Blogs
CP bloggers are welcome to write about non-religious and secular topics as well as Christian subjects as long as they adhere to the CP Blog, iPost Terms and Conditions of Use.
However the CP Blog Team asks bloggers who want to level criticism against a particular public figure, pastor, leader and/or ministry to post such criticisms as an op-ed or letter to the editor rather than a blog. Bloggers seeking to publish an op-ed or letter to the editor must email email@example.com. Please put “Letters to the Editor” in your email’s subject line. If approved the letter will be posted within 48 hours.
CP RESERVES THE RIGHT, BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION, TO DELETE, MOVE, OR EDIT ANY CONTENT ON CP, CP BLOG AND IPOST, INCLUDING TERMINATING USER ACCOUNTS THAT VIOLATE THIS AGREEMENT or which are otherwise objectionable as determined by ChristianPost.com in its sole discretion and without notice.
While the CP Blog application form asks bloggers to select whether they plan to write daily, twice a week, bi-weekly, monthly or bi-monthly, you are welcome to submit blogs as frequently as you like.
If the “Blog Admin” link is not visible after registering your account, the account has not been activated yet.
Please allow the CP Blog Team 1-2 weeks to process your registration. Also keep in mind that completing the registration form does not guarantee that you will be approved as a CP Blogger. The CP Blog Team reviews all applications and approves bloggers at its own discretion. The CP Blog Team will notify approved bloggers via email.
CP bloggers are encouraged to login on the CP Blog webpage rather than on the Christian Post homepage.
Logging into Christian Post through personal Facebook or Twitter accounts allows registered readers to comment on CP articles and blogs. However a blogger must login using his/her registered CP account username/email address and password in order to access the Blog Admin page.
While it is not mandatory to add a picture to your blog submissions, the most popular blogs often feature colorful pictures and interesting titles that capture the readers’ attention.
Standard picture sizes are 240 x 240 pixels for square pictures, 240 x 320 pixels for vertical rectangular pictures and 320 x 240 pixels for horizontal pictures.
Yes. The CP Blog team encourages bloggers who wish to feature a video in their blog to embed the video from another video-sharing website such as YouTube, GNLi or Vimeo.
It depends. CP bloggers may indirectly promote their businesses, books, websites etc. if it is in the context of thoughtful discussion and/or information. However the CP Blog team does not allow direct solicitation, press releases, or spamming in the blog and/or comment portions of the blog page. Material and/or accounts believed to be violating this admonition may be removed indefinitely.
CP Bloggers currently cannot make these changes on their own. Please contact Blog@christianpost.com with your request.
Yes, CP Blog has a set of Terms and Conditions of Use which also applies to iPost. They are as follows:
Welcome to CP Blog and iPost! As used in these Terms and Conditions, the term "Web site" refers to the Web site located at http://Blogs.ChristianPost.com/ as well as online content featured on iPost (http://ipost.christianpost.com/).
As a CP Blog and/or iPost account holder, your use and/or access on either Web site constitutes an automatic acceptance and agreement with the following Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions prior to becoming a CP Blogger and/or iPoster. Additionally these Terms and Conditions may be modified at any time. Continued use/ access to the Web site by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Web site.
Christianpost.com, through its forums, provides users an opportunity to post content to the Web site. ChristianPost.com does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, or agree with content posted by users (user-generated). User-generated content is provided to the reader(s) as a service for noncommercial, personal use and may be used for information purposes only.
CP RESERVES THE RIGHT, BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION, TO DELETE, MOVE, OR EDIT ANY CONTENT ON CP, CP BLOG AND IPOST, INCLUDING TERMINATING USER ACCOUNTS THAT VIOLATE THIS AGREEMENT OR WHICH ARE OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE AS DETERMINED BY CHRISTIANPOST.COM IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE.
Opinions expressed on either Web site are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Christian Post. The Christian Post, CP Blog and iPost Blog do not assume responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions in user-generated materials. The Christian Post and CP Blog do not vouch for the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of texts, graphics, and links of any submission accessed from or via either Web site.
CP, CP Blog and iPost do actively monitor and review content but are not responsible for the content nor do they necessarily endorse it. Users may report abuse or submit comments and complaints, which CP will review and take appropriate action considering all the circumstances and information provided.
CP reserves the right to not accept, to remove material and/or to terminate user accounts that is deemed to benefit or promote the author through an intentional and frequent focal point and theme of critiquing pastors, leaders, churches and ministries to the point of defamation. CP, CP Blog and iPost will not tolerate material deemed to criticize pastors’, leaders’, churches’ and ministries’ characters rather than a methodology or system of principals, rules or methods for regulating a given discipline. Materials criticizing the methodologies of pastors, leaders, churches and ministries must cite evidence from an official record and/or source.
Any bloggers seeking to level criticism against a particular pastor, leader and/or ministry cannot be posted on the blog section. Unless directed to do otherwise, bloggers must instead seek approval to post such criticisms as an op-ed or letter to the editor. Bloggers seeking to publish an op-ed or letter to the editor must email firstname.lastname@example.org. If approved, it will be posted within 48 hours. Please put “Letters to the Editor” in your email’s subject line. Again,CP reserves the right to remove material and/or terminate the accounts of bloggers deemed to have violated this policy.
CP Bloggers and/or iPosters acknowledge that they are using either Web site at their own risk.
You are solely responsible for the accuracy of all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, messages, or other materials posted or transmitted in a ChristianPost.com forum from your account, whether transmitted publicly or privately. As such, you agree that you will not post or transmit any content that is unlawful, groundless, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory towards any pastors, leaders, churches and ministries, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, harassing, offensive, spiritually destructive and/or divisive or indecent, including without limitation any kind of transmission constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national, or international law, or infringe upon another's copyright or trademark.
You agree that you, not Christian Post, CP Blog or iPost, are entirely and solely legally liable for all content that you upload, post, or otherwise transmit via the Web site if the contents of your submissions are found to be unlawful, groundless, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory towards any pastors, leaders, churches and ministries, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, harassing, offensive, spiritually destructive or indecent, including without limitation any kind of transmission constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate and local, state, national, or international law, or infringe upon another's copyright or trademark.
CP BLOG SHEPHERD LEADER AT HOME GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN
ELIGIBILITY: The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway is open only to individuals who are legal residents in the 50 states of the United States and are 18 years of age or older. Participants do NOT need to be fathers to win. Employees and contractors of ChristianPost.com and/or their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) are not eligible.
SPONSOR: The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway is being held by CP Blog in collaboration with Crossway.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:
Participation in The Shepherd Leader Giveaway constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of CP Blog are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in the Official rules.
ENTRY PERIOD: The start and end dates of The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway is from June 13 to June 17, 2013.
ENTRY: To enter The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway, participants must follow CP Blog on Twitter (@cpbloggers) and tweet how you or a loved one is a leader in the home including the hashtag #theshepardleader in your message. This Submission will result in one (1) entry. Entrants may submit only one (1) leader statement. However participants may enter additional times by tweeting about the contest using the hashtag, #theshepherdleader. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.
DRAWING: At the conclusion of the Entry Period, CP Blog will select the names of the potential winners in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Five winners to be selected in The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway will be posted on CP Blog site. The odds of being selected as a potential winner depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Potential winners will be contacted via Twitter Direct Message and will be asked to provide their full name, age and mailing address between June18-19. If a potential winner does not respond within the time frame stated, CP Blog may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received during the Entry Period. Limit one (1) prize per household per giveaway.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POTENTIAL WINNERS: By accepting a prize, the winner consent to the use of his/her name, image, likeness, photograph, voice, and biographical material for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes by CP Blog, and its designees, including but not limited to the posting of winner’s name or other online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Limit one (1) prize per household per giveaway.
PRIZE(S): The prizes available to be won in The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway will be one of five (5) copies of Tim Witmer’s The Shepherd Leader at Home. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by CP Blog, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsors in its sole discretion. The winners are responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, CP Blog may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. CP Blog reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the giveaway entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the giveaway; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the giveaway or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in The Shepherd Leader at Home Giveaway or receipt of any prize.
GIVEAWAY RESULTS: CP Blog will announce the winners on June 20, 2013.