1) Unfortunately, some people’s comments have been blocked by my new spam system. Often it can be anything up to a few days before I get around to de-spamming them, by which time your insightful and wise comment may be buried under dozens of new ones. Sadly, I am not sure how to stop this from happening. Please accept my apologies if you are one of those who has been affected.
2) Good discussions in the comments after my posts are one of the things that I enjoy most about blogging. The people who have commented on this blog in the past have helped to correct and sharpen my thinking in a number of areas. Frequently the material in the comments section is significantly better than the original post and serves to clarify matters considerably. In general I try to give a proper response to all of the comments that are addressed to me. Unfortunately, there are occasions when the sheer quantity and length of comments does not allow for this. There have been a lot of comments over the last few days and, whilst I promise to respond to as many as I can, it is quite possible that I will be unable to. If I do not get around to responding to your comment, I apologize. You may raise some very good questions, but I may not have the time to interact.
3) In the past all comments made on my blog were forwarded to my e-mail. At the moment this system seems to be playing up. Consequently many comments in older posts may go unnoticed. If you have made an important comment in an older post, it might be helpful to post a comment informing me of this in the comments of the latest post, so that I know of its existence.
4) I have responded to a number of comments in older posts over the last couple of days. This morning, for example, I posted another lengthy response to comments following my John 6 post.