I am posting this in respons to the now closed thread ( http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=33401 ) and with the approval of the moderator who closed the thread. I am posting it here so that anyone can enter the discussion. I have recently been aware of a debate involving the value of Christian discussion boards. Some have said that they are simply a waste of time, others have said that they are evil or "disgusting" because of the occasional bit of rancor or debate. The topic has been discussed the in the IFB publication "Frontline" magazine and a resolution concerning them was passed at the FBFI (Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International). The question before us is this - do the benefits outweigh the negatives on Christian discussion boards or vice-versa. Are they a waste of time, or are they a place for positive fellowship and ministry? Below are my own feelings from the closed thread. What do you think folks?