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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.

Nov
9
comment Why does John 1 say “the Word was with God” and not “scripture was with God”?
@gideonmarx I've taken the liberty of updating Radz's very good answer - the quick answer to your question is that 'understanding', 'scripture', 'divine communication', and many other terms could be substituted, but that historically 'the Word' or 'the Living Word' are probably the best translations.
Nov
9
revised Why does John 1 say “the Word was with God” and not “scripture was with God”?
added 151 characters in body
Nov
8
reviewed Leave Open What is a “child of God” from a scholarly perspective?
Nov
8
reviewed Close How did the Crusades affect the King's power?
Nov
8
comment How do missionaries communicate to people in foreign countries without previous exposure?
@Anonymous Check out christianity.stackexchange.com/a/16151/1039 It explains how missionaries go about bringing the Gospel to cultures that haven't heard...
Nov
8
comment In which denominations is naturism unacceptable?
Wow... My first foray into answering here...
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed To what do the seven churches of Revelation refer?
Nov
8
comment To what do the seven churches of Revelation refer?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. As it stands, however, this is an excellent first answer (+1), and really gets what we do here. Welcome aboard!
Nov
8
reviewed Close Does God consider nudity a sin?
Nov
8
comment Does God consider nudity a sin?
possible duplicate of In which denominations is naturism unacceptable?
Nov
8
reviewed Close How do missionaries communicate to people in foreign countries without previous exposure?
Nov
8
reviewed Close What is the basis for saying rock music is sinful?
Nov
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are sermons from The Second Book of Homilies still read in Anglican Churches?
Nov
7
comment Was Catholicism the first denomination?
Also, not to pile on but Gentiles and Genitals are very different things...
Nov
7
comment Was Catholicism the first denomination?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. If I could encourage to become a better student of church history, I'd like to do so. You would do well to get a better sense of the various movements.
Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed Was Catholicism the first denomination?
Nov
7
revised Was Catholicism the first denomination?
Gentiles and Genitals are very different things...
Nov
7
comment Was Catholicism the first denomination?
That's nobody's business but the Turks...