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Michael went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2015. He considered this his favorite hangout. I know he would have wanted to leave you an explanation for his lack of activity on this site.

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
17
comment What are the different names of God in the Bible and what do they mean?
El Shaddai is typically considered a name, and not just a title.
Nov
15
revised What did God mean by having dominion over animals?
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Nov
15
revised How did Moses write the events which happened ~2000 years before him?
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Nov
15
comment How many Christians believe there is time in Heaven?
It is perfectly legitimate to link back to another commentator on the site, especially if it cites a claim.
Nov
15
revised How many Christians believe there is time in Heaven?
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Nov
15
comment How many Christians believe there is time in Heaven?
When we've been there, ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing God's praise, than when we first begun...
Nov
15
revised How did Moses write the events which happened ~2000 years before him?
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Nov
15
answered How did Moses write the events which happened ~2000 years before him?
Nov
15
reviewed Leave Open Why (and when) did the Apostles stop requiring exactly twelve apostles? Why was James not replaced?
Nov
15
reviewed Reviewed Why did early Christians in Acts still go to the Jewish temple every day?
Nov
15
comment Why did early Christians in Acts still go to the Jewish temple every day?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites.
Nov
15
comment Why did early Christians in Acts still go to the Jewish temple every day?
Typically one would use the term "Gentile" to describe non-Jews, rather than Pagan.
Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
Depends really on the Christian you are talking too. For more liberal Christians, there is no problem. For more conservative ones, they'd probably ask, why so little faith? As one of the conservative ones, I've answered way too many questions about the flood - and I think it stands up.
Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
This is also highly relevant: Who decides if a verse is to be read literally or metaphorically?
Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
possible duplicate of What is the Roman Catholic position on literally reading the Flood account in Genesis?
Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
What does it mean to read the Bible literally? has a lot to say about this.
Nov
14
revised Was Jesus command to watch in Matthew 26 just for that night or was it a general caution for the Church?
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Nov
14
comment Was Jesus command to watch in Matthew 26 just for that night or was it a general caution for the Church?
I like this, because you are using a good hermenutical approach - don't just assume every verse applies to all generations.
Nov
14
answered Was Jesus command to watch in Matthew 26 just for that night or was it a general caution for the Church?
Nov
14
reviewed Leave Closed Why doesn't God stop suffering?