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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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reviewed Leave Closed Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
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comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
Strongly related: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/19368/…
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reviewed Close What is life in Heaven going to be like?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is “your peace” in Matthew 10?
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comment Where did the idiom “asking Jesus into your heart” come from?
Of course he could have gotten it from somewhere. Crowd sourcing an answer here- hopefully someone else can find something earlier. Still, I've set a bar now that is at least 150 years, so others will have todo more work to beat it.
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reviewed Reopen Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from?
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reviewed Looks OK What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
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reviewed Close Where did the Young Earth Creationist doctrine originate?
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reviewed Close Ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible?
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reviewed Reviewed Is it hypocritical for Paul to circumcise Timothy in Act 16:3?
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reviewed Reviewed How is original sin transmitted?
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comment Why was Paul annoyed with the loud slave girl in Acts 16?
Are you fishing for a reference to the messianic secret? Personally, I think Paul was just that: annoyed at a girl constantly interrupting him.
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comment Are Hebrews the Habiru?
What I would like to see is a salient quotation in the body of the question.
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comment Are Hebrews the Habiru?
@mawia I disagree on it better at history. There is a doctrinal component. Also, even if something might be "better" somewhere else (and I don't think that the case here) doesn't mean it is off topic here.
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comment Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from?
Shopping list questions are off topic
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27
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
26
revised Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
added 165 characters in body
Jul
26
accepted Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
Jul
25
reviewed Leave Closed Jesus, the law of moses and the gentiles