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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?

For Christianity.stackexchange.com, my religious background:

  • Grew up in a Protestant, evangelical, nondenominational "Bible Church" (-1990)
  • earned a M.Div at a Baptist Seminary (2008) and pastored a very small Baptist church (2004 - 2008)
  • Served in an Episcopal Church, and yes I did that site. (2008 - 2013)
  • Back to a Baptist church that has a true passion for breaking down the barriers of church so as to focus on the original mission of the church - namely to bring Jesus to a dying world.

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Welcome to C.SE! When you get the chance, please find out how we are different than other sites. In particular, we aren't really looking for the "Truth" of things here - rather we are seeking to understand what important theologians have typically said. Please understand this question will likely get closed, because you are looking for a personal application or advice - and we're really more about understanding extant theologians here instead.
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Note: Personally, I agree with various Popes that pacifism is not inherently Christian, and in fact disengages one too far from the struggle for justice. That said, I'm trying to represent the Pacifist argument fairly.