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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
7
comment Was Catholicism the first denomination?
That's nobody's business but the Turks...
Nov
7
comment Why is it that so many Churches have a problem with Halloween but not with the other pagan holidays?
@Joshua So, here's my issue with your question - it doesn't really seek to gain knowledge, but rather discussion. We are very academic here - we ask questions that have answers. This reads much more like a polemic - Halloween is bad (and I may or may not agree with that) - How could anyone be so stupid as to... If you were to change the tone, I'd retract my VTC. As it stands, however, no...
Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed Is there any Christian group that takes Matthew 23:8-10 literally?
Nov
7
comment Is there any Christian group that takes Matthew 23:8-10 literally?
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 an interesting answer, and probably even right - but it doesn't do a very good job of connecting itself back to the question.
Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed How can we apply relying on Jesus in situations where it appears we have to rely on ourselves?
Nov
7
comment How can we apply relying on Jesus in situations where it appears we have to rely on ourselves?
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 strange answer to a strange question. I'd suggest maybe trying a more answerable question for your first.
Nov
7
revised How do Christian theologians view and/or use Jewish commentators?
edited title
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reviewed Close How do Christian theologians view and/or use Jewish commentators?
Nov
7
reviewed Close Why is it that so many Churches have a problem with Halloween but not with the other pagan holidays?
Nov
7
reviewed Leave Open What biblical verses have been used to justify or even inspire working women?
Nov
7
comment Was Catholicism the first denomination?
+1 I think you are hitting the right academic questions and answer the specifics. My goal was to answer for the layman - and your answer is very, very good.
Nov
7
accepted What is the biblical basis for ascribing theological worth to “human dignity”?
Nov
7
comment Was Catholicism the first denomination?
Why the Downvote?
Nov
6
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
6
comment Do we know which sea Jesus calmed?
Or the Med :) except, as BenMiller points out, the Gerasenes are only on the Sea of Galilee
Nov
6
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Under what circumstances does God act on His anger?
Nov
6
comment If God's nature includes being without origin how is it his Son, with an origin, is equal to that nature?
Yes, the incarnation is the putting flesh onto the pre-existant Son.
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revised Was Catholicism the first denomination?
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