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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 Approve suggested edit on Why is it not a sin when God asked Moses to lie to Pharaoh?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
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reviewed Close Are there Christians who believe Jesus was an ideology and not a person?
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reviewed Reviewed How did John the Baptist have the “spirit and power of Elijah”?
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comment How did John the Baptist have the “spirit and power of Elijah”?
Welcoem to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This is a good summary, but it would have been helpful to take it a little further
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reviewed Reviewed Interpretation of the scripture “One Lord, one faith, one baptism?”
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reviewed Reviewed What's the point of the second commandment?
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reviewed Leave Open Why is it not a sin when God asked Moses to lie to Pharaoh?
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reviewed Close What is the Biblical definition of Marriage?
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reviewed Leave Open Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
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reviewed Close According to Christian Zionists, how does the Bible support Israel's land claims near the Mediterranean?
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comment Does the Bible indicate whether Solomon is in heaven?
I don't normally do "Great answer" comments, but you've consistently hit exactly what we do here - well sourced, well reasoned, well written. I just wanted to give you a most hearty "Welcome aboard!"
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comment Where did Baptists get their name and what do they believe?
You know, I commented on the Trail of Blood before I followed the link. I called it!!!!
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comment Who is/ are the Magisterium of the CC and what power do they have?
If you google this, your answer will be immediately obvious: it is the entire church hierarchy. Even the Pope is part of it.
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comment If every stone of the temple was thrown down how is the Wailing Wall still standing?
I'm arguing the fence around the house isn't part of the house. Furthermore, Benjamin has already done a very good job of pointing out that Jesus was specifically referring to the buildings - not the platform on which they stood
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reviewed Reviewed Where did Baptists get their name and what do they believe?
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comment Where did Baptists get their name and what do they believe?
Welcome to C.Se in any event. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites.
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comment Where did Baptists get their name and what do they believe?
As a Baptist minister with an M.Div from a Baptist seminary and a keen interest in Baptist history, I have to say, you've drunk the Kool-Aid. You started well by admitting the Anabaptist Reformation was different than the Lutheran one - but then you bought into a very discredited "Trail of Blood" rehetoric. We Baptists can trace our lineage through Menno Simmons and John Smythe - but not the Montanists. We aren't a remnant, we are reformation, too...
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reviewed Leave Open If every stone of the temple was thrown down how is the Wailing Wall still standing?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the scientific effectiveness of “street preaching” as a method of evangelization?