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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.

Sep
24
comment What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity?
Welcome to C.SE, and +1. This is a good summarization of the JW position. By scoping it as a JW response, you answered accurately for that tradition. I'm hoping that others will follow my lead in not voting for the content (b/c truthfully, we don't have a lot of JW's, and personally, I do disagree with the position), but your answer does a good hob of explaining how JWs deal with the objection.
Sep
24
comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
(By the way, I'm not the downvoter. I didn't upvote, but I didn't downvote either)
Sep
24
comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Your user profile just says "Please Delete Me." I'm assuming you want your user profile deleted.
Sep
24
answered Commandment about idols and idolatry in OT
Sep
24
revised Commandment about idols and idolatry in OT
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Sep
24
comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Wow, 39 minutes between joining the site and saying "Please Delete Me." It's almost as if you wanted a ask-and-run...
Sep
24
comment Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Dang, you beat me to it!!!
Sep
24
reviewed Looks OK Can you proof trinity by Jesus's words alone?
Sep
24
reviewed Reviewed Does the Bible make any allusions to life on other planets?
Sep
24
comment Does the Bible make any allusions to life on other planets?
Welcome 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 start. It's very chatty and "forum-like," almost to the point of not answering the question (ahem), but by linking to a sermon and trying to brinng it back to theology, I can definitely see that you are trying! In the future, I'd suggest a little more heft in the sources you use, and better explanation of what denomination "Pastor Doug" would speak for. All in all, it's ok
Sep
24
revised What were the early Christians officially persecuted for?
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Sep
24
answered What were the early Christians officially persecuted for?
Sep
24
answered How many children did Adam and Eve have?
Sep
24
accepted To whom does Pope Francis confess?
Sep
24
asked To whom does Pope Francis confess?
Sep
24
comment Under Catholic dogma can someone publicly rebuke the Pope like Paul rebuked Peter?
@JayarathinaMadharasan Paul's rebuke was directly about the dogmatic teaching in Acts 10 & 15. Peter had proclaimed it as dogma that Gentiles didn't need to worry about clean and unclean, and yet, here he was backsliding.
Sep
24
comment Who is to administer The Holy Sacraments
Good news, you don't have to wait for a good answer. There's already one on the question listed!
Sep
24
comment Who is to administer The Holy Sacraments
possible duplicate of In light of the fact that Donatism is heresy, why do most churches require a priest to bless the elements?
Sep
24
comment Do most Christian scientists have a Literal Creationist viewpoint?
Completely unsourced. By the way, Francis Collins, director of the NIH is in your very small minority. Grant you, not YEC, but he is a creationist.
Sep
24
reviewed Reviewed Do most Christian scientists have a Literal Creationist viewpoint?