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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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.
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.