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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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comment What does it mean “ Jesus is only son begotten not made”?
A better duplicate is How should I understand the emphasis on 'begotten not made'
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reviewed Reviewed Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
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comment Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
This doesn't answer the question. It starts from the premise that miracles are false, and therefore Paul couldn't quote from a story that hadn't been invented yet. From that, it goes on to suggest a conspiracy theory that resulted in the Gospels. Sounds like a logically strained argument.
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comment Which person of the Trinity walked in the garden of Eden?
Is it clear yet that I'm not saying "This is the answer," but rather "an" answer you'd likely hear?
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comment Where was God prior to creating the ***Heavens*** and the Earth?
I was trying to make this a doctrinally scoped question. Absent that, this is too much of a truth question and thus off topic.
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comment When was the idea of all humans worth equal incorporated into Lutheran Christianity?
Fyi "all men are created equal" is less of a colloquialism than a quote from the Declaration of Independence.
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comment Where was God prior to creating the ***Heavens*** and the Earth?
Why are you assuming that God is contingent on time or space?
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comment How Does the Copper Serpent Relate to Jesus?
BRONZE not copper
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reviewed Reviewed Does the Bible ever say that the Ark of the Covenant flew or levitated?
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comment When was the idea of all humans worth equal incorporated into Lutheran Christianity?
I don't think that "Lutheran" is particularly useful here. I think that "Christianity" would suffice. Luther himself didn't particularly dwell much on the subject of the worth of the individual.
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